global governance

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JAMES BROWN - z3258877

What do you understand by the term 'global governance'?

I understand 'global governance' to be the governing of world affairs by various intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations (UN), non-governmental organizations such as Greenpeace, states themselves and Multi National Corporations or MNCs. These various entities seek to find common ground on world affairs and international relations, generally with a view to creating prosperity in a global scale with cross state interaction and problem solving being at the forefront of their ideologies. IGO's such as the UN and some NGOs, seek to make decisions that represent the interests of several states in a broad context thus making decisions on behalf of a global governing united institution. NGOs and MNCs play a differing role in global governance that is more independent and specific but nonetheless still play a powerful hand on the world stage.

Other IGO's such as the Associations of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seek to promote prosperity in their general region and may in conjunction with organizations like the UN draw up strategies and treaties that benefit the region as a whole and promote global security. These institutions however, are effected by more than what meets the eye to the point where scholars were intrigued to address the "incongruence between the written purposes of International organizations and their practices… and compelled to address the "politics" and "economics" of international organizations" (Pease, K. 2014. pp. 4).

Global governance, which is heavily influenced by IGO's, is also greatly affected by the presence of NGO's, and Multi National Corporations (MNC's). These are all types of International Organizations, which take part in global governance. These institutions exist in place of a world government. They are organizations that bring together interests of often very...