or Trans Pacific Partnership,
is an example of what can go wrong when no attempt is made to democratize
decision making in global governance. On-going rounds of trade negotiations are
taking place under a self-imposed gag pact even though 600 corporate
leaders (with the help of their lobbyists?) are involved. So it seems that
citizens around the world have been locked out of affecting the "rules of the
road" for the near future of globalization but only "corporate citizens" have an
The silver lining in this on-going controversy is that
many people may come to realize that global governance continues to take shape
(UN, WTO, IMF, TPP, etc.) but people will be poorly served unless they work
for citizen representation in these institutions.
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