Global Governance could be an umbrella term for all activities to end global social problems such as poverty, war and etc but what is compromised or gained under this umbrella? Would what is gained or compromised be ‘just’ to us? Would it be a step towards institutionalization of power and resources or would it be a step towards equality and justice? This is the question that the following post rather pessimistically view and analyze this term … Enjoy!
Foucault once described governmentalityin the sense of power not only in terms of hierarchical, top-down power of the state. He widens our understanding of power to also include the forms of social control in disciplinary institutions (schools, hospitals, psychiatric institutions, etc.), as well as the forms of knowledge. Power can manifest itself positively by producing knowledge and certain discourses that get internalised by individuals and guide the behaviour of populations. This leads to more efficient forms of social control, as knowledge enables individuals to govern themselves. In recent years this sense has extended into the global arena.
Global governance as a term has been bandied about by academics and policy makers in think tanks across the world for years. Global Governance or world governance is a movement towards political integration of transnational actors aimed at negotiating responses to problems that affect more than one state or region. It tends to…
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