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date: 12 May 2021

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This article explores the concept of global governance by looking at its analytical, theoretical, and normative implications. It argues for the importance of global governance in an age of globalization and contends that global governance should be understood alongside a possible continuum of governance ranging from international order to world government. The article also discusses the concept of a global governance complex that embraces states, international institutions, transnational networks, and agencies which function with variable effect and effectiveness to promote, regulate, and manage the common affairs of humanity.

Keywords: global governance, globalization, international order, world government, affairs of humanity

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