Global corporate mercantilism

Other Names:
Undemocratic global alignment of economic interests

Political power, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, has shifted from the military to the economic arena dominated by the structural adjustment policies imposed by the USA through a network international financial institutions and corporations, effectively forming a de facto world government. The result of this consensus, operating like an "invisible hand", is that apparently governing institutions are not the independent agents they are assumed and claimed to be. Regimes whose policies threaten this consensus are portrayed as radical and unstable enemies of progress, aiming to undermine global order and therefore eliciting legitimate counter-measures of an overt or covert nature.

Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
08.11.2017 – 16:18 CET