Socially unaccountable global governance

Undemocratic global political governance
The absence of socially accountable and democratic political governance at the global level has emerged as the fundamental weakness of the present world configuration. This absence has two consequences. Firstly, it reduces the ability of local, national and regional forms of political governance to have influence and control over economic, social and political events and processes. Secondly, it makes it impossible to reconcile the interests and operations of economic globalization (led by competing forces acting in search of the maximization of their profit and power) with the interests and operations of the globalization of human affairs (as represented by the comparatively weak international institutions of the emerging civil society, academia, labour and government). The result is, especially in the traditional parliamentary democracies, a fundamental crisis of legitimation for the state which is not compensated by the increase in legitimation of the new forms of economic world governance based on liberalized and deregulated market forces.

2. If the New World Order becomes completely operational, overall policies will be set by non-elected, corporate-dominated commissions; the world's economy, information, and working conditions will be managed directly by multinational companies (megacorps); governmental functions will be reduced to administrative matters and police-management. And all this will be enforced globally by an elite-dominated strike force built around the US military and NATO. The USA has a unique role in this scenario only partly due to its position as the dominant military power. It also reflects the fact that, compared to other First- World countries, it is the most thoroughly captured by megacorp interests. And the US people, in their habitual credulity, are the most effectively mesmerized by media mythology fed them via television. Most will continue to believe they live in the best and most democratic country in the world.

(B) Basic universal problems