An Effective World Order
[T]here is a separate and critical need for programs like
this one—programs devoted to the real nitty gritty of law
enforcement against international cartels, where front-
line enforcers can meet one another and try to solve
common practical problems.
—Former Assistant Attorney General Joel Klein, commenting
on an international workshop for antitrust regulators1
A DISAGGREGATED WORLD ORDER, IN WHICH NATIONAL GOVERNMENT institutions rather than unitary states are the primary actors, would be a networked world order, a globe covered by an increasingly dense lattice of horizontal and vertical government networks. Yet how exactly would these networks create and maintain world order? How, in short, can they help us solve the world’s problems?
Recall the definition of world order put forward in the Introduction: a system of global governance that institutionalizes cooperation and contains conflict sufficiently to allow all nations and their peoples to achieve greater peace, prosperity, stewardship of the earth, and minimum standards of human dignity. Describing the structure of this order