By Janelle M. Diller – The threats to human and worker rights accompanying the global coronavirus pandemic reinforce the need to prioritize inclusive sector-wide dialogue and action among governments, business, workers and civil society in global value chains, aided by international standards and organizations.
By Dhruv Sharma & Kit De Vriese – This piece discusses the ever-rising obstacles to global governance in the context of the reactions to the coronavirus pandemic by the WHO, the international community, and particularly the US, and identifies the potential ways forward.
Let’s Think Beyond Kyoto, Paris and Social Movements: The Legal Responsibility of Private Actors for Climate Change
By Gor Samvel – In the post-COVID19 world, neither a state-centric Paris Agreement, nor social movements will be sufficient to deal with climate change. The pandemic, most probably to be followed by an economic crisis, presents us with a historic choice about the future diversity and sustainability of our energy sources.
By Naghmeh Nasiritousi – It is not a question of either or, the Paris Agreement is necessary but needs to be strengthened with complementary initiatives.
By Urs Luterbacher – Why leading by example sometimes does not pay, and why a return to the principles of the Kyoto Protocol is necessary.
By David Sylvan – Liberalism may yet need to be in our future, despite claims we are moving toward an illiberal international order.
By Michael N. Barnett – Liberalism was never critical to global governance, and the future of global governance might not depend on liberalism.
By Peter M. Haas – Insights from STS scholars might enhance the legitimacy of science or lead to its outright rejection.
One theme, different perspectives. A more nuanced debate on global governance.
By Annabelle Littoz-Monnet – How can we think about the legitimacy of science without making claims to its impartiality?
By Peter M. Haas – In the face of post-truth challenges, how can the political authority of science in world politics be defended?