Global View - Globalization & Governance
Last updated 10/13/2006 at Noon
In an era of rapid globalization in which far-reaching decisions are being made in international forums and organizations, civil society, public opinion, the media, and parliamentarians who take on global roles play an increasingly prominent part. Today’s big issues are very different from those the world faced when the United Nations was born. Nations are no longer as unified by the imperatives of preventing future world wars, rebuilding devastated states, and making colonies independent.
Globalization, new information technology, and the low cost of all forms of communication also mean...