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The Future of Global Governance

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 currently prominent perils posed by terrorism and proliferation, there are a vast array of serious threats to human well-being: environmental degradation, new and resurgent infectious diseases, dire poverty, economic instability. Addressing these effectively requires the cooperative efforts of national governments, intergovernmental organizations, business, and civil society. Can we still hope for such effective cooperation?




Ann Florini

Former Brookings Expert

Professor of Public Policy - School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University


James B. Steinberg

Former Brookings Expert

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University

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