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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Mar 18 – Global Governance: Promise & Challenges Global governance & the international system  MANAGING the global system  Anarchic international system – realism o It’s about relative power o 0 sum composition o My gain is for your loss o Your gain is someone else’s loss o Conflict prone international system o Balance of relative power o Hegemon  League of Nations and collective security o You as a country cannot invade another country o If you invade another country, the rest of the unallied world will band together to attack you  Neoliberal institutionalism o We live in an anarchic international system o No such thing as world gov’t o Gov’t & nation states behave in a way that reflect international issues o Interdependence o Allows for a positive sum outcome o Functionalism  Cooperation o Institutionalism of rules and norms  Over a process/period of time of learning  International organizations and regimes o Bretton Woods o European monetary UN System of States  To maintain international peace & security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace…  To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples… o We live in a system of states and states are sovereign o All states enjoy (in principle) the equal rights of sovereignty  To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character… and  The UN works to foster international co-operation  To be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends (UN Charter, Ch1, Article 1) Global Risks  Collective/common (climate change)  Borderless world (global health) Mar 18 – Global Governance: Promise & Challenges o Disease knows no borders - -“  Uncertainty (technology)  Human security (Genocide) o Old theories that try to explain interstate war doesn’t matter anymore  New global risks & global governance “We recognize that we can no longer meet the challenges of the 21 century economy with 20 century approaches. We have learned, time and again, that in the st 21 century, the nations of the world share the same interests” US President Barack Obama, on the G20 Features of global governance 1. Absence of global gov’t 2. Collective fate and commons (financial crisis) 3. Functional specialization (WHO) o International health practices have been created o Product of collective decision making 4. Participatory (UN General Assembly) o About global participation o In the past, global agreement tended to be about the great powers
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