Issues / Democracy & Governance
Some call the present era one of U.S. hegemony. Others, especially in Europe, call it empire.
Slouching Toward Johannesburg: U.S. is a Long Way from Sustainability
The United Nations will hold the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), an international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, ostensibly to create a new model of sustainable development that integrates economic development, social justice, a
The dynamics of the system of deregulated, finance-driven global capitalism are the central problem of the current economy.
Under Bush, it is becoming increasingly evident that the U.S. can cause more damage to multilateral organizations by staying in them and shaping them to its ends.
The Bush administration would be wise to be gentle with the fabric that binds our world together.
It is high time that the primacy of national health policy over international agreements, including the WTO, be restored.
Until a strategy is grounded not in the elites but in the ordinary citizens and is based on basic human needs, then any project for renewal is subject to a wide variety of destabilizing forces, not least when elites seek to duck out from the commitments t
At the UN and elsewhere, the U.S. has mounted a campaign to purge international civil servants judged to be out of step with Washington in the war on terrorism and its insistence that the U.S. have the last word in all global governance issues.
This essay considers Thabo Mbeki's analysis of globalization, his strategy and demands for global-scale and continental socioeconomic progress, and his preferred alliances.