A Just World Order
Only governments bear the political imprimatur that is
bestowed by political accountability. Neither multina-
tional corporations nor international bureaucracies are
a substitute. Addressing the most complex challenges
posed by globalization requires the direct accountability
carried by the representatives of sovereign nations.
—Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, former Canadian
Finance Minister and Chair of the G-201
A SEARCH FOR THE ARCHITECTS OF WORLD ORDER IS A POGO-LIKE QUEST: they are us. No hypothetical leaders or experts sit outside the world on some Archimedean platform, able to design and implement new global structures. Rather, heads of state, ministers, judges, legislators, heads of international organizations, civic and corporate leaders, professors, and pundits all make the choices and participate in the processes that design a blueprint of world order at any given moment and give it continually evolving substance.
Chapter 4 outlined the structure of a disaggregated world order based on horizontal and vertical government networks coexisting with