By Susanna Cafaro, a full professor of European Union Law in the Faculty of University of Salento in Italy. Susanna is also a founding member of the think tank The Group of Lecce for fair global governance , and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.
an associate professor of EU Law in the Law faculty of Universita del Salento, Italy.
Many people react with suspicion and mistrust when they hear the two words global governanceand even worse when they hear about global laws or global constitutionalism.
I can understand them. They are afraid of an authoritarian, elitist system, going to limit the sovereignty of states and communities, to suppress self-determination, to flatten cultural identities. A real nightmare. Paradoxically, this is what happens with globalization in the absence of a global rule of law, what happens right now, when the forces of market and the pressure to competitiveness are left alone to govern processes and outcomes.