The Architecture of World Governance
The UN Reform and the Alterglobalization Movement
Setting up an Arbitration Tribunal on Debt: An Alternative Solution?
Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
Rethinking Global Governance
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
The Future of Global Governance
Structure of Global Governance: Explaining the Organizational Design of Global Rulemaking Institutions
The UN and World Governance
The UN: Which Reforms for What Future?
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Does Global Governance Ensure That the Global Public Interest Is Served?
Political and Institutional Governance
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
Global Environmental Governance: Elements of a Reform Agenda
Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
Decent Work as a Goal for the Global Economy
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
Like a Rainbow Nation
World Governance Index (WGI)
The New Republic Will be Democratic and Socially Oriented
Governance of the World Banana Trade
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
The current system of governance is no longer adapted to the challenges of tomorrow’s world. Its architecture must be based on a new vision of the world and on universally acknowledged principles so that its legitimacy is accepted by all.
The rudiments of global governance have been instituted in the course of the past 50 years. At the same time, however, interdependences among the world’s societies and between humankind and the biosphere began to develop at a much faster pace.
Present global governance, which has remained founded on relations among sovereign states, is not equipped to take up the challenges of today’s world and in addition, suffers from lack of legitimacy. A new architecture is necessary. It should be founded on principles applicable to every level of governance and on the thinking and innovations that have appeared over the years and in the greatest variety of domains.
These include six dimensions:
developing ethical and constitutional foundations for legitimate governance;
establishing of a global community;
defining common foundations for the management of the different categories of goods;
regulating trade and the pace of evolution;
organizing relations among the different levels of governance and among players;
renewing discussion, decision making, auditing, and management methods.
The 36 proposals offered here give these different dimensions a concrete form of expression.