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A Herceg, a Kalmár és a Polgár a globalizáció örvényében
The Prince, the Merchant and the Citizen in the Whirlpool of Globalisation

Author(s): Jody Jensen
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: MTA Politikai Tudományi Intézete

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary Globalization is one of those profound contextual changes that requires in its wake the redefinition of other terms, like civil society, social change and governance which are the topics of this chapter. The discordant voices in the Globalization debate need to be addressed by a new repositioning of global players representing the Global Merchants, Princes and Citizens in the governance of globalization processes. These global players, each in their respective realms, must operate more transparently, with more accountability and in cooperation, consultation and dialogue (or trialogue) with each other if the challenges of global governance are to be addressed and a consensus on its governance reached. Changing the nature and path of globalization, by making it more inclusive and ethical, is in our best interests because it will be the key to a more secure and better life for more people. There is a fundamental role in these changes for Global Civil Society, but civil society alone is not enough. The appeal to mobilize for change requires the formation of new and broader strategic partnerships between different sectors of global stakeholders.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 33-50
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Hungarian