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Global democratic corporatism: Earth governance beyond states
Gale, F (2008) Global democratic corporatism: Earth governance beyond states. In: Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 2-4 July 2008, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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Our image of the global system shapes our assessment of the possibilities for meaningful action in fundamental ways. For much of the post-war period, the dominant image has been of a world divided into separate, formally equal, sovereign nation-states. This image of the global system envisages politics as occurring within states because it is only there where the full range of social relations exists between individuals constituted as a demos. By contrast, international politics taken literally is an oxymoron, since the absence of a global demos means that individuals can only relate to each other in power terms, as bearers of their state’s sovereignty and ‘national interest’.
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|Keywords:||Forest Stewardship Council Global Democratic Corporatism Certification Labelling Governance Civil Society|
|Date Deposited:||17 Nov 2009 23:26|
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