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Globalization, Governance, and Democratic Participation

The world has changed radically in only a few decades, which has had an important consequence for the legal regulation of our national societies. A report presented in 1995 by the Commission on Global Governance, entitled Our Global Neighborhood, revealed that the international community was, at that time, aware of the revolutionary change introduced by the process of globalization. In 1998, James Wolfensohn, director of the World Bank, at the instigation of the economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, proposed—without success—a new vision for development in the twenty-first century. Stiglitz and Wolfensohn's idea was to implement strategies linking economic policies and information with various structural and social aspects in society. They pleaded for a Comprehensive Development Framework, a balanced, human-integrated process resting on a ...

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