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SOC-3010 Global Civics

Week 7 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

International Consumer Protection at the United Nations: Towards Global Governance?

Originally a component of state and national laws, consumer protection laws are operating at a more global level due to cross-border challenges. This article reviews these emerging laws and how they represent governance on a global scale. After you read this article, take some time to think about how these laws, after not just businesses but people as well.

Izaguerri Vila, A. (2020). International consumer protection at the United Nations: Towards global governance? Journal of Consumer Policy, 43(1), 91-103.

Fighting Financial Crime: Who Designs Global Governance and Who Does the Work?

Financial crimes occur everywhere, but a preponderance occurs across national borders. Money laundering and terrorist financing are examples. This article describes global cooperation, including its development, structure, and operations as a global governance mechanism. After reading this article, you will have a better understanding of the impact this issue has on global finance and the world.

Tsingoue, E., (2020). Fighting financial crime: Who designs global governance and who does the work? Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 13, 169-179.

Global Governance: Three Futures

The article explores three potential directions for global governance. These include fragmentation, stagnation, and transformation.

Kahler, M. (2018). Global governance: Three futures. International Studies Review, 20(2), 239-246.

From National Sovereignty to Global Government: Is There a Plausible Transition Path?

Global governance means, by necessity, a lessening of national sovereignty. The author reviews the prospects and potential of this pathway from a national political state to inclusion within a global one.

Read pages 78-106

Yunker, J. (2014). Beyond global governance: Prospects for global government. In J. Yunker (Ed.), Beyond Global Governance (pp. 78-106). New York, NY: University Press of America.

German FM on Globalization, Brexit

The European Union (E.U.) is seen as a model of what a global government could look like. In this video, the Foreign Minister of Germany comments on the spread of globalization and the challenge the United Kingdom leaves the E.U., known as Brexit.

Associated Press. (2017). German FM on globalization, Brexit. [Video]. USA: Associated Press.

The Need for a Global Government: Democracy in the Planetary Age

The fragmentation of the world into about 200 nation-states presents challenges for the successful future of humanity. The article discusses the need for a global government in a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, infrastructure and economics that transcend national boundaries.

Leinen, J., & Bummel, A. (2019). The need for a global government: Democracy in the planetary age. Cadmus, 3(6), 156-162.

Global Peace Index of Economies

Global peace is a contributor to and product of global governance. The article looks at the relative peace globally, by correlating economic measures in the development of a Global Peace Index.

Sarangi, U. (2018). Global Peace index of economies. International Journal on World Peace, 35(2), 7-25.