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Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
Rethinking Global Governance
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
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?
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Foundations for Biocivilization
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Persistent corruption in low-income countries requires global action
Proposals for a New World Governance
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World Governance Index (WGI)
From the Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG) to the World Democratic Forum (WDF)
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Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
For Global Reform, a Social Democratic Approach to Globalization
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
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The IMF, the World Bank, and Respect of Human Rights
World Governance of Ressentiment*
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
Conceptualising Global Democracy
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
As China becomes an increasingly key player in the future of globalization, this article traces the evolution of Chinese thinking about the modernization of society and the country. It examines the key moments of China’s political history and the debates and standpoints that have developed within Chinese society.
But although modernization was initially an involuntary choice forcefully imposed by the Western world, China has since undergone a great many trials and tribulations to make it her own. The adventure of modernization is as perilous as ever, but has now become a voluntary choice decided on by China with determination, convinced that she can resuscitate her glorious past to light up tomorrow’s world.
However, China first needs to shed light on her own path by switching constantly between tradition and modernity in search of an "alternative modernity," even if it means reviving certain values that are not associated with modernity. These values include altruism, solidarity, sympathy, compassion, empathy, loyalty, harmony with nature, and an attitude of responsibility toward others.
China obviously does not have a monopoly on these so-called pre-modern values. Nevertheless, a number of negative effects of modernity spring from the cult of self and individualism by destroying the old social structures, and the fact that Confucianism epitomizes the concept of relationship with others means that it should be able to help revive people’s awareness of their responsibilities to others in the search for the common good. China needs to make her ancient civilization a source of inspiration for this ‘alternative modernity’ — an alternative that needs to be forged in the melting pot of modernization and globalization — and to harness her survival and future to humanity’s shared destiny.