“Critically Evaluate the Case for and Against Global Governance.”

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Mulley (2008) defines global governance as “government-like activities in the international system”. Over the past eight decades, it has been possible to witness the growth and development of the various institutions and organisations that compose modern global governance. From the creation of the United Nations to the establishment of the European Union, global governance has had a major influence on politics and on our everyday lives. The purpose of this essay is to examine the different aspects of global governance and attempt to critically evaluate arguments for and against its existence. Therefore, this essay begins with the case against global governance by questioning the role of global institutions systematically focusing on some of the major failures of the international system, such as the managing of the world financial crisis of 2008. It then moves on to evaluate whether the current international community is able to face challenges such as “growth of global inequality and global warming” (Jayadev, 2010). Subsequently, the successes of the various bodies of global governance such as the United Nations Social and Economic council and its Millennium development goals and the benefits of the Single European market will be discussed. Moreover, the essay will analyse some current trends, such as the global warming agreement reached recently in Cancun Mexico, “which give cause for cautious optimism” (Mulley, 2008). Ultimately, this essay constructs a balanced analysis of the positive and negative arguments on global governance and will eventually evaluate whether the arguments proposed reach a coherent and plausible conclusion

2.0 Arguments against:
After outlining the structure of this paper, this essay will begin by evaluating the arguments against global governance. Firstly, it will analyse the classic argument of the governance dilemma. Boyer et al, (2007) describes the governance dilemma as the “increasing need of more...
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