US and Europe’s Attitudes Towards Global Governance: The Case of the North-North-Incoherence

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Our planet is currently in the process of transforming into a “global village” where everyone and everything seems to be interconnected physically, as well as virtually. Thus, the occurrence of an idea and a phenomenon of global governance in the modern world is rather commonsensical than striking. Despite the overwhelming power of globalization that, as it had been believed in its incipient phase, had been expected to introduce the same standards and values everywhere, it caused reappearance of nationalistic ideas and manifestations of sovereignty in the number of countries. This undoubtedly is an act of willingness to maintain the identity and dissimilarity. However, global governance is not intended to take away the sovereignty of the…show more content…
It has to be remembered that the United States of America’s approach towards multilateralism undergoes changes depending on the fact if the administration was democratic or republican. Very much in the 1990s, but already in the 1970s, American government supported multinational corporations in the promotion of free trade regimes. However so called “corporate globalization” seemed to be unable to solve the problems of purity and developing countries. 1999 is frequently perceived as the breakthrough point of the unilateral trend in the post-Cold War era when the US Senate did not ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Under the Bush administration the United States refused to sign among others the Kyoto Protocol . Thus, it is noticeable that the era of the Cold War and the Bush administration’s foreign policy unilateralism did not bring the nations together, but barely divided them, also in case of Euro-American cooperation. Barack Obama’s administration is aware of the fact that America has lost its hegemonic status and is actually trying to enter the path of sincere cooperation with its restoration of the Global Poverty Act of 2007 and Obama-Biden foreign policy priorities: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), global denuclearization, increasing global funds for AIDS and for education, reduction of greenhouse gasses emission etc. clearly intended for global

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