Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century
Is there any hope for those who despair at the state of the world and the powerlessness of governments to find a way forward? "Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century" provides ambitious, but reasonable, proposals to give our globalized world the institutions of international governance necessary to address effectively the catastrophic risks facing humanity that are beyond national control. The solution, we will suggest, is to extend to the international level the same principles of sensible governance that exist in well-governed national systems: rule of law, legislation in the common interest, an executive branch to implement such legislation, and courts to enforce it. The best protection is unified collective action, based on shared values and respect for diversity, applying widely accepted international principles to advance universal human prosperity and well-being.
Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros is the Executive Director of the Global Governance Forum, a Swiss-based non-profit foundation. Previously, he was Senior Fellow at Georgetown University. He is an economist who has held a number of senior roles over the past three decades, as Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank, Chief Economist of the World Economic Forum and International Monetary Fund representative in Moscow during the 1990s.