Legal Principles of a New World Governance
The Democratic Legitimacy of Public-Private Rule Making: What Can We Learn from the World Comission of Dams?
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Another System of International Relations
Hearing on Neo-liberal Politics and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Great Together
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Theories of Global Governance
Military Ethics for a Better World
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Alternative World Water Forum
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Beyond 2015: Media as Democracy and Development
Towards a World Citizens Movement
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
World Governance Index (WGI)
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Proposals for a New World Governance
Political and Institutional Governance
The World Governance Index (WGI)
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
PMCs, Human Security and Global Governance in Global Public Sphere
Can We Close the Education Gap?
The Post-modern State
The setting up of the United Nations Human Rights Council with a responsibility for promoting universal human rights at this crucial moment in human history must be appreciated as long as it will manage to facilitate dialog and in the process breaking the strong bonds of Western hegemonic monologue and cultural imperialism.
The current universalism is not a product of democracy and consensus, but was largely created through conquest and violence. The main crisis in the current human rights regime is that it has taken the form of Euro-American neoliberalism masquerading as universalism, imposing its core values across the world as global values, and inevitably provoking contestation and resistance. Universalism should take the form of an achievement of progressive human efforts rather than a product of conquest and domination.
As the human globe reconstitute itself into a ‘global village,’ the emphasis on individual rights is no longer adequate and sufficient as the basis of peaceful human coexistence for this extended global family. The image of the human globe as a ‘village’ raises the question of the importance of communal rights if this village is to be habitable. It also raises the issue of values to underpin life in this village.
This village should be governed by the spirit of Ubuntu which emphasizes interdependence of human beings. Under Ubuntu there is space for the subaltern to survive. Ubuntu emphasizes the importance of empathy, sharing and cooperation.