Workgroup on Governance and Citizenship

14 Proposal Papers

Go !Conceiving Tomorrow’s City: What City Dwellers Say
This document is a summary of the work accomplished by the World Conference of Inhabitants held in Mexico in October 2000. This document is a summary of the work accomplished by the World Conference of Inhabitants held in Mexico in October 2000, which was the result of several years’ work in every continent aimed at giving a voice to ordinary inhabitants, especially those of poor (...)

Go !Family Farmers Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Family farmers, who experience every day the degradation of their conditions of production and existence, and who are conscious that their very survival is at stake, have been committing themselves for almost 10 years in a reflection at international level with partners from NGOs, research organisms, etc. This document is both a primary warning signal and a step within a process of (...)

Go !From the Conversion of the Arm Industries to the Search for Security
The repercussions of the geostrategic revolution brought about by the end of the Cold War are many, especially in the arms industry, as might be imagined. The fall of the Berlin Wall immediately caused a large number of people to think that converting the arms industry had become a real possibility. Although no miracle has occurred over the last ten years, real openings can be observed in (...)

Go !Land Policies and Land Reform
Many conflicts in the world are still more or less directly related to the issue of land. They can be grouped into three categories: insecure access to land or its resources; iniquitous distribution of land; and the claims of social and ethnic groups to exercise power over a territory. This leads to three central questions: the right to secure access by users; access to land resources to (...)

Go !Law and Global Governance
The purpose of this paper is to propose some themes to be debated about the future effects, problems, and perspectives of the recent experiences centered around issues of international law (the International Tribunals for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia and the "Pinochet" and "Milosevic" cases, among others). It deals with themes of concern for international organizations, associations, non (...)

Go !Local Authorities or Local Facilitation
Proposal Paper of the Socioprofessional Network of Local Authorities: Local Authorities or Local Facilitation All the important issues of the contemporary world, whether social, political, economic, or ecological, have an impact at a local level. Moreover, it is at the local scale, after the failure of centrally decided, sectoralized and uniformly implemented policies, that alternative (...)

Go !Principles of Governance for the Twenty-first Century
Common principles of governance applicable to both local management and global governance, resulting from the work of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World. Governance, from local to global, is at the heart of the changes occurring at present. Private enterprise, the market, national governments, and representative democracy are no longer appropriate to meet the needs of (...)

Go !Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
The current system of governance is no longer adapted to the challenges of tomorrow’s world. Its architecture must be based on a new vision of the world and on universally acknowledged principles so that its legitimacy is accepted by all. The rudiments of global governance have been instituted in the course of the past 50 years. At the same time, however, interdependences among the (...)

Go !Social Leaders in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Proposals
In this beginning of the twenty-first century, the concept of "training for social leaders" has introduced on the one hand, a less restricted definition of the role of people that activate different movements or social organizations; and on the other hand, it designates a vast and complex process of education and training for change. In the social movements of the past, the common (...)

Go !State and Development
The evidence is plain to see: neither the state nor the market alone is capable of building balanced societies that guarantee the values men and women need to live together. Globalization is easing governments away from absolute sovereignty, making them actors among others of global governance. The different directions explored in the State and Development Proposal Paper attempt to take into (...)

Go !The Military and Peace Building
Between the profession of war and the horizon of peace, the military institution has played a central role. Its function, its traditions and the very principles of its life - sometimes refered to as values - as well as the technical imperatives of its mission interact with all of national and international life. Thinking through the complexity of today’s world requires a reflection of the (...)

Go !The Territory, a Place of Relations: Toward a Community of Linkage and Sharing
The Territory, a Place of Relations: Toward a Community of Linkage and Sharing The logic of private enterprise and the market that dominates the current system of development ensures that trade for profit is practically the only basis for human relations. This phenomenon is aggravated by globalization, with the result that the territory is losing its role as an entity of integration. This (...)

Go !The Troubled Waters of Traditional Fishing
On the one hand, this Proposal Paper shows the importance of traditional fishing in human nutrition and on the other hand, it reports on the risks that this sector is facing as a consequence not only of development policies that marginalize it but also of the exhaustion of resources due to industrial fishing. The traditional-fishing sector contributes crucially to human nutrition and to (...)

Go !Urban Violence
No city could ever be inhabitable - that is, could be really inhabited by real inhabitants, and not just occupied by occupants - if it cannot offer to the people who live there some physical, psychological and social security. This postulate must be considered as the fundamental and unavoidable issue of any reflection on urban violence. If not, there is a strong chance that, once more, we (...)




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