Global Governance 2025: At A Critical Juncture
Book Description: OCLC Number: 664588891 Excerpt: ...• For participants from the Persian Gulf region, the question is what sort of global institutions are most capable of inclusive power sharing. They bemoaned the lack of strong regional organizations. • The Indians thought existing international organizations are " grossly inadequate " and worried about an " absence of an internal equilibrium in Asia to ensure stability. " They felt that India is not well positioned to help develop regional institutions for Asia given China’s preponderant role in the region. • Russian experts we consulted see the world in 2025 as still one of great powers but with more opportunities for transnational cooperation. The Russians worried about the relative lack of " transpacific security. " The United States, Europe, and Russia also have scope for growing much closer, while China, " with the biggest economy, " will be the main factor in changing the world. • The South Africans assessed that globalization appears to be strengthening regionalization as opposed to creating a single global polity. They worried that the losers from globalization increasingly outnumber the winners. In addition to the shift to a multipolar world, power is also shifting toward nonstate actors, be they agents or spoilers of cooperation. On a positive note, transnational nongovernmental organizations, civil-society groups, churches and faith-based organizations, multinational corporations, other business bodies, and interest groups have been equally, if not more effective than states at reframing issues and mobilizing publics - a trend we expect to continue. However, hostile nonstate actors such as criminal organizations and terrorist networks, all empowered by existing and new technologies, can pose serious security threats and compound systemic risks. Many developing countries - which are likely to play an increasing role at the regional and global level - also suffer from a relative paucity of nonstate actors, that could...
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