By Jeffrey A. Hart

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It is quite certain in most people’s minds that governance is not government…. But beyond that negative A relational contracting approach 33 stance, the concept of global governance needs to be clarified, amplified and, if thought desirable, made operational. (emphasis in original; Desai 1995, 7) The Commission on Global Governance (1995, 2) defines their subject as “the sum of the many ways individuals and institutions, public and private, manage their common affairs. ” Oran Young (1994, 15), in turn, defines governance as the establishment and operation of social institutions (in the sense of rules of the game that serve to define social practices, assign roles, and guide interactions among the occupants of these roles) capable of resolving conflicts, facilitating cooperation, or, more generally, alleviating collectiveaction problems in a world of interdependent actors.

He traces the ascent of this global rationality to the development of state power, employing Michel Foucault’s critique of liberal philosophy, and Paul Virilio’s analytics of “speed” to trace how globalism as a technical achievement (the contraction of the world’s distance) is linked to the decentralization of political governance and the birth of industrial society. What Douglas suggests is that “global governance” stands at the endpoint of the disappearance of state power. But unlike other authors (for example Kobrin and Cerny in this volume), he conceives of “disappearance” as an extension, rather than abrogation of modern practices of social power.

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