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Gale, F 2008 , 'Global democratic corporatism: Earth governance beyond states', paper presented at the 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’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Gale, F
Keywords: Forest Stewardship Council Global Democratic Corporatism Certification Labelling Governance Civil Society
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