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Rethinking Global Economic and Social Governance

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  • Ocampo Jose Antonio

    (Columbia University, IPD)

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This paper presents a new typology of global cooperation for development, based on three objectives: managing interdependence, furthering the development of societies, and gradually overcoming the asymmetries that characterize the world economic system. It then explores the nature of these asymmetries and proposes that the concept of "special but differentiated responsibilities" offers the best framework for handing the special issues of developing countries in the global order. Finally, it develops a five point agenda for improving global economic and social governance structures: creating a dense network of world, regional and national institutions; ensuring the equitable participation of developing countries in global governance; creating a Global Council of the broad UN system, based on representation by constituencies; guaranteeing a better coherence of the decentralized system that characterizes global arrangements in the economic and social field; and effective accountability for international commitments.

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  • Ocampo Jose Antonio, 2010. "Rethinking Global Economic and Social Governance," Journal of Globalization and Development, De Gruyter, vol. 1(1), pages 1-29, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:globdv:v:1:y:2010:i:1:n:6
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    1. Steinberg, Federico, 2014. "Gobernanza económica global: ¿Dónde estamos?/Global Economic Governance: Where do we Stand?," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 32, pages 891-910, Septiembr.
    2. José Antonio Ocampo & Natalie Gómez-Arteaga, 2016. "Accountability in International Governance and the 2030 Development Agenda," Global Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 7(3), pages 305-314, September.
    3. Vestergaard Jakob & Wade Robert H., 2012. "The G20 has Served its Purpose and Should be Replaced," Journal of Globalization and Development, De Gruyter, vol. 2(2), pages 1-19, January.
    4. Mayer Frederick & Gereffi Gary, 2010. "Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 12(3), pages 1-27, October.

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