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Non-state actors have always played an essential role in global regulation, but their role will grow considerably in this, the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Non-state actors play a key role in world governance in different domains.
For a better understanding and development of the role of non-state actors, this role should be studied in conjunction with the general principles of governance.
A- Non-state actors have always played an essential role in global regulation, but their role will grow considerably in this, the beginning of the twenty-first Century.
1) Non-state actors have always been important in world governance.
2) Developments in the theory of governance places growing importance on the role of non-state actors at every level of regulation.
3) In the modern-day world, non-state actors face ever-increasing opportunities, which are often difficult for them to assume.
4) Non-state actors, due to their vocation, size, flexibility, and methods of organization and action, interact with states in an equal manner; however this does not mean that their action is better adapted.
4.1. Some non-state actors have an international vocation.
4.2 The size of non-state actors is similar to that of many states.
4.3 Non-state actors have more flexibility than states.
4.4 The organization of non-state actors is better suited to the world’s realities.
4.5 Non-state actors have a better command of the Internet.
4.6 They are in a good position to be influential.
B- Non-state actors play a key role in world governance in different domains
1) Security and defense
2) International cooperation
3) The economy
5) The information society
7) The environment
C- For a better understanding and development of the role of non-state actors, this role should be studied in conjunction with the general principles of governance.
1) Legitimacy based on objectives, values, and methods.
2) Elements of democracy and of world citizenship.
3) The ability to design better institutional arrangements.
3.1. A more global approach to governance.
3.2. Contribution to the emergence of a world community.
3.3. Combination of different forms of regulation.
3.4. Ability to get all the different stakeholders around the table.
3.5. An efficient evaluation system.
4) Designing governance regimes that are suited to different types of goods and services.
5) Possibility of achieving a better articulation among the different scales of governance, from local to global.