Globalisation and Governance
Along with development of international linkages of production processes and the liberalization of goods and financial markets, substantial imbalances and problems occur on a global scale: The social inequality between and within countries grew, the use of resources increased and pollution together with climate change worsened while democracy was weakened. Frequently national and international politics are not meeting the request to regulate and control appropriately. Within international organizations, power relations are often undemocratic and they happen to be not reflecting current political and economic conditions. Especially, the poorest developing countries are not represented in several committees and bodies. SÜDWIND has been consistently engaged in studying power relations within large committees and bodies in the last years. As a consequence, several reform proposals have been made.