In the absence of global government, “global governance” is more of an experiment carried out by state governments co-existing and ruling the world, rather than a democratic, unitary or federal model, in which the world’s citizens enjoy direct representation. Drawing on the typical safeguards of separation of powers and judicial review embodied in domestic constitutions, this section is dedicated to critically reviewing the functioning and malfunctioning of what currently constitutes global governance, as well as proposing recommendations for alternative models better suited to tackling the global problems that transcend national borders.
Hence, the purpose of this section is to analyze the fragmented global governance experiments, and to research and formulate alternatives that promote the status of the world’s citizens vis-a-vis state-centric international law and governance. Consequently, with the aim of empowering global citizens, examples of global governance in addition to the federal model will be examined – such as the multi-level, supranational design of the European Union and other regional organizations. The United Nations will be the object of particular focus as the main global governance actor – both in terms of analyzing its achievements and shortcomings, and in examining its possible transformation through the incorporation of various international human rights declarations and covenants into the UN Charter.
In short, in this section, CUNCR welcomes research findings and policy recommendations in pursuit of alternatives to the existing global governance regime, in which rights-based global citizens, as opposed to states alone, are its interlocutors. Please submit your intellectual contributions here.