Constrained representation of global interests

Other Names:
Lack of autonomous world-level actor to clarify world interests

There is no autonomous organization or individual able to identify and clarify world interests. The United Nations is obliged, by its very nature, to reflect the collectivity of individual state interests. Only symbolic figures like the UN Secretary-General and the Pope can formulate world interests (although the former is constrained by the practical politics of being elected by governments to function in an intergovernmental setting and the latter is hampered by a religious heritage that is weighed down with roles and doctrines). The dominance of the state is partly expressed by filling the field of political action so completely that no other actor orientation toward reality can achieve prominence.

Related Problems:
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Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST