30. Global Governance
April 1, 2009 § Leave a comment
Yes and no. The problem is, we are so complex, the difficulty is that a single governance means who controls it, and who owns it? Governance by standard ooking institutions seems to me a carry over from nation state thinking, with sovereignty meaning total control of citizens.
Aalternative is much more psychological, assuming people are sovereign but are in groupings that are discretionary. Interesting choice?
The Council on ForeignRrelations proposes (this was 2008)
International Institutions and Global Governance Program
World Order in the 21st Century
A New Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations
May 1, 2008
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched a comprehensive five-year program on international
institutions and global governance. The purpose of this cross-cutting initiative is to explore the institutional
requirements for world order in the twenty-first century. The undertaking recognizes that the architecture of global
governance—largely reflecting the world as it existed in 1945—has not kept pace with fundamental changes in the
international system, including but not limited to globalization. Existing multilateral arrangements thus provide an
inadequate foundation for addressing today’s most pressing threats and opportunities and for advancing U.S. national
and broader global interests. The program seeks to identify critical weaknesses in current frameworks for multilateral
cooperation; propose specific reforms tailored to new global circumstances; and promote constructive U.S. leadership
in building the capacities of existing organizations and in sponsoring new, more effective regional and global
institutions and partnerships. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation.