From World System to World Society?

Alberto Martinneli

Abstract


In the paper, I first argue that we live in a fundamentally interconnected global order, integrated by complex patterns of exchange, hierarchy and solidarity among multiple global actors which are increasingly aware of their interdependence and common fate. However, a universal world society does not exist yet. I then discuss the role played by international collective movements, non-governmental organizations and epistemic communities in shaping a transnational civil society and an international public space. And finally I evaluate the main factors either favoring or hindering the institutions and values of a system of global governance.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2005.389

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