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Global Governance

Laudato Si, Westphalia, and a New Old Principle of Governance

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

History abounds with the problems of creating global governance. Think about how the League of Nations failed, giving way to the United Nations. Look at the establishment of the Eurozone, and the convulsions brought on by the Greek financial crisis. Getting people to the table is hard.

A Call for Just Security

Don Kraus | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Don Kraus

We are in danger of losing the most pressing global security and justice challenges of our times. That's what motivates a prestigious blue ribbon panel, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the former Foreign Minister of Nigeria and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

Reforming Soccer Governance: Tackling Political Corruption Alongside Financial Wrongdoing

James Dorsey | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The mushrooming governance scandal in world soccer body FIFA increasingly spotlights political in addition to financial corruption in global soccer.

A Better Approach to China -- and the World

Peter Schurman | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

Escalating tensions between the US and China, while ominous, offer a useful reminder that the artificial division of our world into separate nation-states may no longer serve us, and present a compelling reason to consider a better model.

Recession, Falklands Complicate Business Ties With Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Eric Ehrmann

Hoping to improve its flagging reputation in major financial markets Brazil is putting a business-to-business spin on this week's Brazil-UK strategic dialogue in London.

21st Century Global Governance: Rise of the Rest -- Cross-regional Networks

H.E. Yun Byung-se | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
H.E. Yun Byung-se

In an age of accelerating challenges, could a new type of cross regional, values-based partnership play a constructive role? One year ago, our answer was yes, and the result was the birth of MIKTA -- Mexico / Indonesia / Republic of Korea (ROK) / Turkey / Australia.

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

Were Last Week's US-China Breakthroughs a Step Back?

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Kyle Hutzler

The US has the unique responsibility of ensuring China's successful integration into the global governance system. That at times may come into conflict with the more limited set of truly bilateral issues the US may have with China, either directly or in support of its allies.

Bloomberg: 'People Care About Services, Not Ideologies'

The European | Max Tholl | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

As a former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg knows what challenges cities have to face today and how to respond to them. He told Max Thol...

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Facebook and the Future of Global Governance

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

Of course those who want to employ Facebook merely as a place to post photographs of grandchildren and hamsters are free to do so. But for those committed to doing something greater, there are several directions possible for the advancement of the next generation of Facebook. Some of those directions suggest a new vision of governance.

Activism and Regulation in Global Commerce

Daniel Diermeier | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Daniel Diermeier

Key insights from the recent Kellogg-Aspen Institute Leadership Summit We're living in a time when business has become the main driver of economi...

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

It's Not Just Europe: Who Can Bring the World to Its Senses?

Bob Herbst | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Bob Herbst

The political deficits of the European project, now more than a half-century old, are quite visible, and the Europeans have conducted a serious conversation about it for a long time. The comparative advantages of our American federal Union seem clear, even considering our current political dysfunction.

Guaranteeing Personal Security: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Guaranteeing Civil Rights, Political Rights, and Personal Security is a critical development goal. This post discusses indicators for personal security. 'Personal security' is an inherently context-specific issue, so at least some indicators should be designed from the bottom up.

Civil and Political Rights: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Given that civil and political rights targets aim to hold governments accountable for fulfilling international human rights treaty obligations, assessment should be external to government authorities, impartial, and conducted by legitimate international bodies.

Rule of Law and Access to Justice for All: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Empowering individuals and communities to assert and realize their rights can ensure that the law protects against government corruption and discrimination, and gives a voice to the least politically powerful, who might otherwise be ignored.

Open and Accountable Government for All: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Open and accountable government is a crucial aspect of socioeconomic development. Although open and accountable government may seem an abstract and immeasurable goal, it is indeed feasible to assess performance on these critical governance issues.

Combating Discrimination and Inequality: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

A clearer focus on combating discrimination and inequality in the post-2015 development framework would help ensure that the most marginalized and vulnerable groups are not left out and left behind in the pursuit of macroeconomic growth.

Setting the Bar and Measuring Progress for (New) Global Development Goals After 2015

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

In the last round of the Millennium Development Goals, governance and human rights issues were largely excluded, despite their critical importance to sustainable and equitable development. Of course, quantifying and evaluating progress on these complex issues is not simple.

Global Governance Gets a New Image

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Indra Adnan

If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.

Rethinking Global Development Goals

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

It is technically feasible and increasingly politically possible, on a global stage, to include governance and human rights goals and targets as part of post-2015 development priorities.

After the Millennium Development Goals: Where Do We Go From Here?

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Human rights and good governance are critical aspects of global development. A significant body of research over the past fifteen years has decisively demonstrated that good institutions are a critical ingredient in eradicating poverty and creating equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

The G20 is a Great Idea. Lets Make It Work!

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

This post is joint with Enrique Rueda-Sabater Moving from the clearly obsolete G7 to a broader group that reflects the reality of today's world makes...

Lula Must Not Undermine Brazil's Chance to Be the Next "Indispensable Nation"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

As it sits at a clear breakout point in its global ascendance -- and just before President Lula's upcoming trip to Tehran -- Brazil faces fundamental choices about the type of nation it wants to be.