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Addressing the Global Governance Deficit


  • Peter M. Haas


There is mounting concern about a global governance deficit for managing international environmental problems and sustainable development. This article reviews the proposals and justifications for reform, and suggests an alternative model of global governance based on diffuse networks of diverse actors performing multiple and overlapping functions. Some reform proposals are offered to improve the prospects of network-based global governance. Copyright (c) 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Peter M. Haas, 2004. "Addressing the Global Governance Deficit," Global Environmental Politics, MIT Press, vol. 4(4), pages 1-15, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:glenvp:v:4:y:2004:i:4:p:1-15

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