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Fair Coop, the Earth cooperative for a fair economy
¤ Fair Coop ¤ 17 September 2014
Fair.coop is an open global cooperative which organizes itself through the Internet and stays off-limits from nation-state control. read more

The Future of the Commons
¤ David Bollier ¤ 16 December 2011
Twenty-one thinkers and activists from around the world gathered at Crottorf Castle near Cologne, Germany, on June 25-27, 2009, to discuss their shared interest in the commons as a new paradigm of politics, economics and culture. It was a meeting without an explicit agenda, yet one that yielded extraordinarily rich results: a clearer sense of how a new discourse of the commons might be developed; how it could be used to confront the savage pathologies of neoliberalism; and how it could (...) read more

PMCs, Human Security and Global Governance in Global Public Sphere
¤ Kato Akira ¤ 26 March 2008
In analyzing the reasons why these non-state actors have been appearing in global political scene particularly since the end of the cold war, this essay considers their impacts on the traditional international security system, and the prospects of whether they are conducive to giving birth to human security in global public sphere. The author will try to grasp important issues in public security such postmodern terrorism, organized crimes, ethnic struggles, religious conflicts and so on, (...) read more

Does Global Governance Ensure That the Global Public Interest Is Served?
¤ Joseph E. Stiglitz ¤ September 2006
Globalization implies the emergence and development of global public goods. The major problem in the current international economic system of governance without government is that no effective means exist for assembling the necessary resources for financing these global public goods. The needs of international bodies such as the IMF, World Bank and WTO have never been stronger, but confidence in them has never been weaker. Globalization is progressing, and it results in greater (...) read more

The Right to Water as a Human Right
¤ Michael Windfuhr ¤ September 2003
Over the last two years, the right to water has received considerable attention both within the United Nations human rights system as well as within the work of non-governmental organizations. On the whole, the debate surrounding the content of obligations derived from the right to water is still in its early stages. Nevertheless, important progress has been made. The committee on economic, social, and cultural (ESC) rights derives the right to water as much from the right to food as (...) read more


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