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Expanding Governmental Diversity in Global Governance: Parliamentarians of States and Local Governments

Expanding Governmental Diversity in Global Governance: Parliamentarians of States and Local... Global Governance 16 (2010), 59–79 Expanding Governmental Diversity in Global Governance: Parliamentarians of States and Local Governments Chadwick F. Alger Almost no attention has been given to the expanding governmental di- versity in participants in global governance that has been stimulated by the impact of technological change on the global range of human activi- ties. The global reach of parliamentarians of States has roots in formation of the International Parliamentarian Union in 1889, and that of local gov- ernments in founding of the International Union of Local Authorities in 1913. This article first provides a brief overview of the inter-State organi- zations developed by each, with emphasis on those global in scope. This is followed by a brief overview of their present involvement in the United Nations system. When considering the possible future involvement of these two actors in global governance, the creation of both a Parliamen- tary Assembly and a Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in the forty-seven member Council of Europe merits serious attention. A widely shared goal of both inter-State organizations of parliamentarians and local governments is strengthening local self-government and local influ- ence on global governance. KEYWORDS: interstate organizations, parlia- mentarians, UN system, global http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

Expanding Governmental Diversity in Global Governance: Parliamentarians of States and Local Governments

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Brill
Copyright
Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
eISSN
1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-01601005
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Abstract

Global Governance 16 (2010), 59–79 Expanding Governmental Diversity in Global Governance: Parliamentarians of States and Local Governments Chadwick F. Alger Almost no attention has been given to the expanding governmental di- versity in participants in global governance that has been stimulated by the impact of technological change on the global range of human activi- ties. The global reach of parliamentarians of States has roots in formation of the International Parliamentarian Union in 1889, and that of local gov- ernments in founding of the International Union of Local Authorities in 1913. This article first provides a brief overview of the inter-State organi- zations developed by each, with emphasis on those global in scope. This is followed by a brief overview of their present involvement in the United Nations system. When considering the possible future involvement of these two actors in global governance, the creation of both a Parliamen- tary Assembly and a Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in the forty-seven member Council of Europe merits serious attention. A widely shared goal of both inter-State organizations of parliamentarians and local governments is strengthening local self-government and local influ- ence on global governance. KEYWORDS: interstate organizations, parlia- mentarians, UN system, global

Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Dec 19, 2010

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