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
Europe needs a Grand Strategy
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
Barack Obama - Yes we can
"Negative Growth": Rebirth of a Revolutionary Concept
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
The World March of Women Third International Action
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
The IMF, the World Bank, and Respect of Human Rights
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
Political and Institutional Governance
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Forging a World of Liberty under Law: US National Security in the Twenty-first Century
Dictionary of World Power
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
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.