The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World
Both the war against terrorism and the war in Iraq have spotlighted, and in some ways exacerbated, serious weaknesses in the existing systems for managing global issues. Yet the need for effective global governance has never been greater. In addition to the perils posed by terrorism and proliferation, there is a vast array of serious threats to human well-being: environmental degradation, new and resurgent infectious diseases, dire poverty, and economic instability. How can we both meet these threats and ensure that the systems of global decision-making legitimately reflect the wishes and interests of the people affected by those decisions?