Promise and Challenges
Globalization: world much smaller place…
Global governance and the international system:
-anarchic international system – realism (we somehow seem to acheve order
without an authority, global governance) , how much power does your country
posses relative to others.
Conflict prone international system, how we manage international system, balance,
Or they think we need a hegemon.
-League of Nations and collective security: doctrine of collective security, we live in
an anarchic international system, sovereignty is important, threat of threat of
punishment promotes relative peace and prosperity.
-Neoliberal institutionalism: not necessarily peaceful, believe we live in an anarchic
international system, no such think a world gov, also believe in interdependence, as
long as eco intertwined with one another promotes security and stability
Interdependence: by not cooperating loose
Functionalism: need to create rules
Rules and norms
-International organizations and regimes
European monetary system
Rules part of the euro zone need to demonstrate that no high debts…
UN system of states: not a world government, but closest thing to it.
-To maintain international peace and 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..;
-to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an eco,
social, cultural, or humanitarian character
-to be center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these
(UN charter, chap 1, article 1) Global Risks:
UN of states: something we all want to believe in…
We are experiencing them as new global risks
We live in a risk society, tremendous uncertainty, and global uncertainty
-Collective/ commons (climate change), as a nation, we might have good climate, we
will be affected by neighbors bad climate.
-Borderless world (global health): disease
-uncertainty (technology): cyber security
-human security (genocide)
New Global risks and global governance: new forms of global governance because
we are facing new kinds of global risks.
Obama: recognizes that need to new forms of global governance because cannot face
new challenges… (G20)
Features of global governance:
-Absence of global government
-Collective fate and commons (financial crisis)
-Functional specialization (WHO-1946, formed by global experts in health- create
health regulations) th
-participatory (UN General Asse