Global Governance

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Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, October-December

Blind Spots in Analyzing Africa's Place in World Politics
In discussions of sub-Saharan Africa's relations with the outside world, critiques suggesting that the continent's elites are simply the victims of structural pressures and hence bereft of responsibility for Africa's current predicament are common....
Citizenship, Political Violence, and Democratization in Africa
The denial of full citizenship rights to selected individuals and groups in Africa has triggered political violence. In many instances, these conflicts have slowed down the democratization process, which is essential for pulling Africa out of poverty...
Millennium Development Goals: Why They Matter
Many development goals have been set by the United Nations since the first "development decade" of the 1960s. What is new about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? First, an unprecedented assembly of the world's heads of state generated them when...
Modes of Regional Governance in Africa: Neoliberalism, Sovereignty Boosting, and Shadow Networks
The profound implications of globalization, regionalization, and the restructuring of the nation-state have made it necessary to transcend the conventional obsession with national government and recognize the emergence of new and revised authority...
Multilateralism and the Non-Aligned Movement: What Is the Global South Doing and Where Is It Going?
Final Document of the XIII Conference of Heads of State of Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (1) (Kuala Lumpur, 24-25 February 2003), 76 pp. Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner, ed., The Foreign Policies of the Global South: Rethinking Conceptual...
Private Sector Influence in the Multilateral System: A Changing Structure of World Governance?
One of the most significant changes in the multilateral system in recent years is increased private sector participation. There has been a substantial increase in both scale and impact of interaction as new forms of cooperation have emerged. These...
Social Capital Building as Capacity for Postconflict Development: The UNDP in Mozambique and Rwanda
In this article, I intend to conceptualize two postconflict reconstruction projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as efforts in social capital development in postconflict situations. I specifically focus on the UNDP's...
The Commonwealth(s) and Global Governance
The Commonwealth as an inter-governmental organization has not been studied with any reference to the growing literature on multilateralism. (1) The Commonwealth is a unique grouping, embracing developed, developing and least developed...
The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: An Innovation in International Standard Setting
In the last decade of the twentieth century, an explosion of civil wars brought a pressing new problem onto the international agenda--the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs), people forced from their homes by conflict, communal violence,...
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