Political and Institutional Governance
Expanding and Reinforcing the Objectives of the Kyoto Protocol: Inciting International Stakeholders to Engage in Greenhouse-gas Transparency
Political Oversight of the ICANN: A Briefing for the WSIS Summit
The UN Reform and the Alterglobalization Movement
Contesting Global Governance. Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements
Globalization, Post-materialism and Threefolding
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
3rd Dialogue Meeting between civil societies from China, Europe and South America
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
A new historical moment?
“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
Civil Society and the Legitimation of Global Governance
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies (G05) Conference Report
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
The Right to Water as a Human Right
The World March of Women Third International Action
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
World Governance. A Personal European View
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
FASE’s Commitment to a Sustainable and Democratic Amazonia
Decent Work as a Goal for the Global Economy
When Dreams Come True
Citizen participation in the process of state reform
PMCs, Human Security and Global Governance in Global Public Sphere
For a Democratic Cosmopolitarian Movement
The Great Together
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
Europe needs a Grand Strategy
For Global Reform, a Social Democratic Approach to Globalization
From the Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG) to the World Democratic Forum (WDF)
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
Proposals for a New World Governance
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
The UN: Which Reforms for What Future?
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the political and institutional dimension of global governance. They have been categorized according to four themes: the architecture of global governance; new roles of the state and territorial scales; reappropiation by citizens of politics; and legal principles for a new global governance.
Globalization, in these first years of the twenty-first century, is an irreversible fact, consolidated in all of its various dimensions: cultural, economic, technological, citizenship, ecological... Under these circumstances the construction of a responsible global governance that will make it possible to adapt the political organization of society to this new situation implies forming a democratic legitimacy at all territorial scales (local, state, regional, global).
For this legitimacy to come about, it is necessary to rethink and to reform, all at the same time:
the galaxy made up by the various international organizations, largely inherited as a result of World War II: a system of international organizations is needed, with greater resources and action capacity, more transparent, fairer, and more democratic;
the Westphalia system, the very nature of states as well as the role that they play, as compared with other institutions, and their relations with each other: states will have to share part of their sovereignty with institutions and bodies at other territorial scales, and at the same time all will have to undertake important processes of democratic deepening and of organizational responsibilization.
the meaning of citizen sovereignty in the different government systems, and the role of citizenship as a political protagonist: the sense of representation and political participation needs to be reconsidered, and the seed of a radical change in awareness needs to be planted, that will make it possible to move toward a future situation in which citizenship will have, in practice, the leading role at every scale.
How and in what measure have these challenges been approached recently? This file contains a series of discussions and proposals formulated in recent years around the political and institutional dimension of global governance. They have been categorized according to four themes: the architecture of global governance; new roles of the state and territorial scales; reappropiation by citizens of politics; and legal principles for a new global governance.
The architecture of global governance is approached on the basis of visions and general orientations, as well as of other more concrete aspects such as the nature and the structures of the organizations involved in global governance; the different visions of UN reform; proposals for new international institutions in the fields of environment and of debt; as well as new organizational processes.
As for the new roles of the state and of institutions at other territorial scales, documents have been included, among others, on the necessary adaptation to globalization by political bodies such as political parties; on the need for a more substantial citizens’ participation as part of state reforms; and on the role of institutions at intermediate, such as regional scales.
The documents on citizens’ reappropriation of politics highlights, among others, the role of non-state actors in general and that of social movements in particular, in the framework of alterglobalization and its strategies formed at meetings such as World Social Forums and potential emerging constructions such as citizens’ assemblies. The file also includes proposals and network-cooperation experiences among institutions such as the global parliamentary forum and simultaneous politics; the stand to take before international institutions such as the G8; and the fundamental theme of legitimacy.
Finally, in the field of legal principles, proposals have appeared such as the formalization of the Ubuntu principle as a reference model for governance, the democratic legitimacy of the international production of standards, the pioneering character of the symbolic suits brought against multinational corporations by the Permanent People’s Tribunal, an institution set up by civil society; and the need of a world constitution and a global social contract.
Documentary Base Files. 2008 September Extract (EN 50p.)