- 1 Introduction
- 2 Citations
- 2.1 Peter Pogany on the Transition towards a Third Thermo-Dynamically Stable World System
- 2.2 Nick Dyer-Witheford on Three Global Solution Tribes
- 2.3 Jose Ramos on Cosmo-Localism
- 2.4 A.J. Toynbee on the role of Small Scale within Big Scale
- 2.5 Brian Holmes on how market and state failure can lead to a commons resurgence at the global scale
- 2.6 Engage Global, Test Local, Spread Viral
- 2.7 Carl Schmitt on how a world state based on reciprocity would overcome perpetual war
- 3 Topics
- 4 People and Visions
- 5 Key Resources
World History as a Thermodynamic Process and the coming of a Third Global World System. Peter Pogany.
- A framework for Local To Global Public Finance
- Establishing Global Common Goods, a Global Resource Agency and a Commons Reserve Currency
- The Co-Governance and Co-Production of the Commons through Commons Trusts (i.e. Common Wealth Trusts) on the basis of Social Charters
- Replacing the scarcity-engineering of neoliberal markets by the abundance engineering of the commons, see the Abundance - Typology and the Wealth Typology
- The context for policy change: Four Future Scenarios for the Global System, from: GLOBAL MEGACRISIS. A Survey of Four Scenarios on a Pessimism-Optimism Axis. By William Halal and Michael Marien.
- Mark Whitaker's book, Toward a Bioregional State, proposes a global Bioregional Democracy based on Civic Democratic Institutions and a Commodity Ecology
Peter Pogany on the Transition towards a Third Thermo-Dynamically Stable World System
"His theory predicts that global society is drifting toward a new form of self-organization that will recognize limits to demographic-economic expansion – but only after we go through a new chaotic transition that will start sometime between now and the 2030s:
"History has recorded two distinct global systems thus far: “laissez faire/metal money,” which spanned most of the 19th century and lasted until the outbreak of World War I, and “mixed economy/weak multilateralism,” which began after 1945 and exists today. The period between the two systems, 1914-1945, was a chaotic transition. This evolutionary pulsation is well known to students of thermodynamics. It corresponds to the behavior of expanding and complexifying material systems.
The exhaustion of oil and other natural resources is pushing the world toward a third global system that may be called “two-level economy/strong multilateralism.” It will be impossible to get there without a new chaotic transition. No repeated warnings, academic advice, moral advocacy, inspired reforms, or political leadership can provide a shortcut around it. But if it took “1914-1945″ to make a relatively minor adjustment in the global order, what will it take to make a major one?”
- Peter Pogany 
Nick Dyer-Witheford on Three Global Solution Tribes
"The conjuncture requires an analysis that comprehends not just at the World Trade Organization and the Zapatistas, but also Al Quaeda (not to mention all the Christian, Hindu, Judaic theocratic fundamentalisms).
Sketching in the ashes of a global war scenario, I propose a triangulation between three points:
a) The logic of neoliberal capitalism. I call this the logic of the World Market. It interpellates a planet of market subjects: consumers.
b) The logic of exclusionary ethno-nationalist-religious movements. I call this the logic of Fundamentalist Reaction. It addresses a planet lethally divided amongst chosen peoples.
c) The logic of collective creativity and welfare proposed by the counter-globalization movements. I call this the logic of Species Beings. It speaks to a planet of commoners. A whole series of molecular energies are currently being attracted, apportioned and annihilated between these three molar aggregates."
- Nick Dyer-Witheford 
Jose Ramos on Cosmo-Localism
"Cosmo-Localization describes the dynamic potentials of the globally distributed knowledge commons in conjunction with emerging capacity for localized production of value. The imperative to create economically and ecologically resilient communities is driving initiatives for ‘re-localization’. Yet, such efforts for re-localization need to be put in the context of new technologies, national policy, transnational knowledge regimes and the wider global knowledge commons."
- Jose Ramos 
A.J. Toynbee on the role of Small Scale within Big Scale
“The present day global set of sovereign states is not capable of keeping peace, and it is not capable of saving the biosphere’s non-replaceable natural resources. What has been needed for the last 5,000 years, has become technologically feasible in the last 100, but not yet politically, is a global body politic composed of cells on the scale of the Neolithic-Age village community - a scale on which participants could be personally acquainted with each other, while each of them would also be a citizen of the world state.”
- A.J. Toynbee 
Brian Holmes on how market and state failure can lead to a commons resurgence at the global scale
"Minqi Li's claim is that too many formerly peripheral countries -- especially the giants, India and China -- have moved into the position of what the world systems theorists call "semi-peripheral" countries, supplying mid-range or partially elaborated products to the central, high-technology producers. The result is a declining pool of people to exploit, both in terms of labor and resources, and in terms of defenseless markets that must necessarily buy products from the center. When large percentages of the world population have access to at least mid-level producer technology, capital can no longer accumulate at the former centers, whose power declines. The current state of affairs in Western Europe and the US/Canada seems to bear this thesis out.
In such a perspective, the p2p ideas and those of everyone working on p2p and commons approaches become far more pertinent. When the centers of capital accumulation can off the fruits of very high technology to all of those, across the world, who rise into the middle classes, then there is scant likelihood of winning them over to a cooperative approach -- the powers of capitalist seduction are just too strong. Yet in a condition of long-term stagnation, coupled with environmental threats stemming directly and visibly from capital accumulation, alternative proposals may become much more attractive across a flattening global hierarchy."
- Brian Holmes, August 2014
"No matter how promising the design of a new system might be, it would be unreasonable to expect that a nation would abruptly drop an existing system in favor of a new one. Nevertheless, a viable, even attractive strategy exists by which new systems could be successfully researched, developed, tested, and implemented. I call it engage global, test local, spread viral.
Engage global means to engage the global academic community and technical sector, in partnership with other segments of society, in a well-defined R&D program aimed at computer simulation and scientific field testing of new systems and benchmarking of results. In this way, the most profound insights of science can be brought into play.
Test local means to scientifically test new designs at the local (e.g., city or community) level, using volunteers (individuals, businesses, non-profits, etc.) organized as civic clubs. This approach allows testing by relatively small teams, at relatively low cost and risk, in coexistence with existing systems, and without legislative action.
Spread viral means that if a system shows clear benefits in one location (elimination of poverty, for example, more meaningful jobs, or less crime) it would likely spread horizontally, even virally, to other local areas. This approach would create a global network of communities and cities that cooperate in trade, education, the setup of new systems, and other matters. Over time, its impact on all segments of society would grow.
Cities, big and small, are the legs upon which all national systems rest. Already cities and their communities are hubs for innovation. With some further encouragement and support, and the right tools and programs, they could become more resilient and robust, and bigger heroes in the coming great transition." (https://medium.com/@JohnBoik/an-economy-of-meaning-or-bust-2aa46457b649#.1i09j8lv3)
Carl Schmitt on how a world state based on reciprocity would overcome perpetual war
"Were a world state to embrace the entire globe and humanity, then it would be no political entity and could only loosely be called a state. If, in fact, all humanity and the entire world were to become a unifi ed entity . . . [and should] that interest group also want to become cultural, ideological, or otherwise more ambitious, and yet remain strictly nonpolitical, then it would be a neutral consumer or producer co- operative moving between the poles of ethics and economics. It would know neither state nor kingdom nor empire, neither republic nor monarchy, neither aristocracy nor democracy, neither protection nor obedience, and would altogether lose its political character."
- Carl Schmitt, cited by Kojin Karatani, Structure of World History, p. 305
Global Commons and Participatory International Systems
- Global Commons and Common Sense. Jorge Buzaglo. real-world economics review, issue no. 51  : policy proposals for a global governance of planetary commons
- Four Principles and Corollaries of Network Society and the New International Governance. By by Alexander Schellong, Philipp Mueller. 
- Hilary Cottam on Participatory Global Governance Systems: Winter 2010 (Vol.XXXI. No 4) edition of the Harvard International Review. 
- Philipp Mueller on Planetary Public Policy and Open Statecraft
- Steve Waddell on Global Action Networks
- Developing the Meta Services for the Eco-Social Economy: on developing a framework for an eco-social economy - includings its arrangements to manage natural commons. Text proposed by Feasta, Ireland. By Brian Davey with the assistance of John Jopling.
- In his book, Occupy World Street, Ross Jackson proposes the creation of a Gaian League.
- The Political Economy of Sharing. By Adam Parsons.
Institutional Proposals for Global Governance
- Share The World's Resources
- Concert of Democracies
- Gaian League
- International Simultaneous Policy Organization
- World Future Council
On the Influence of Technology on Global Politics
- ‘algorithmic regulation’,
- ‘government as a platform’ (Tim O’Reilly),
- ‘direct technocracy’ viz. ‘info-states’ (Parag Khanna),
- ‘smart states’ (Beth Noveck), or
- ‘social physics’ (Alex Pentland)
People and Visions
Poor Richard: Framing the discussion in the contect of P2P-driven global governance
"Can a hollowed-out, privatized government to effectively cope with the increasing complexity of social and environmental crises such as global warming.
I agree that the failure of government regulation to curb the destructive activity of large corporations is only likely to worsen with the increasing privatization of government and the increasing complexity of global problems. So what can p2p culture do about this?
1. Establish powerful, confederated P2P Guilds and Leagues based on various global commons of knowledge and expertise so that mitigations, adaptations, and other interventions can be crowd-sourced by massively distributed, parallel, and open networks of peers.
2. Establish many strong, self-reliant economies at the local geopolitical (or Eco-political) level by forming partnerships between the P2P guilds and progressive local communities. These partnerships would maximize economies of scope via peer production and would also be strongly confederated with their peers bio-regionally, nationally, and globally.
3. One more maneuver that may be necessary to assist this process I will dub “castling”, a term borrowed from the game of chess. What I mean by this is a shifting of local populations between adjacent local geopolitical jurisdictions (such as cities and counties in the US) so as to create political, social, and economic majorities of p2p culture in the targeted locations.
The resulting strongly confederated p2p cultural strongholds might stand the best chance of competing with the large corporate entities, excluding them from the “castled” commons, and limiting the scope of their environmental destruction." (http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/guilding-the-lilly/)
- Shooting the Rapids: "argues that the key challenge is to join up the dots between the institutions, processes and actors that we have now. Part of this task involves expanding the scope of multilateralism to engage much more intensively with non-state actors"
- Multilateralism for an Age of Scarcity: paper uses the shared operating system / shared awareness / shared platforms framework (follow-up of Shooting the Rapids)
See: Seven Policy Switches for strategic change on a planetary level
- Toward a Commons-based Framework for Global Negotiations
- People Sharing Resources. Toward a New Multilateralism of the Global Commons. James Bernard Quilligan Kosmos Journal, Fall | Winter 2009: this article frames what a global commons-based policy and governance structure should be.
- In the book, The Power of Neighborhood and the Commons, author PM makes the following proposals:
Towards Open Civil Societies
- Nora McKeon: Civil Society and the United Nations: Legitimating Global Governance-Whose Voice. (Zed 2009).
- Don Tapscott’s whitepaper, Global Solution Networks: Understanding the New Multi-Stakeholder Models for Global Cooperation, Problem Solving and Governance, 2012. , see: Global Multi-Stakeholder Networks
- James Bernard Quilligan. People Sharing Resources. Toward a New Multilateralism of the Global Commons. Published in Kosmos Journal, Fall | Winter 2009
- James Quilligan on Multilateralism 2.0 and the Role of the State in the Commons
- Res Publica ex Machina: On Neocybernetic Governance and the End of Politics.
by FELIX MASCHEWSKI & ANNA-VERENA NOSTHOFF. Institute of Network Cultures, October, 2018 
- George Monbiot "has written 'The Age of Consent' which calls for a new political movement to democratize existing global institutions." 
- The philosopher Peter Singer has written 'One World' which examines the ethics of globalization. 
- Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have argued that we are creating a new order of supranational organization in 'Empire'. 
- Book: The Commons and a New Global Governance. Edited by Samuel Cogolati and Jan Wouters. Leuven Global Governance series, Elgar, 2018 : "explores the democratic, institutional, and legal implications of the commons for global governance today."
Books by John Bunzl, the founder of Simpol, the International Simultaneous Policy Organization.
- Global Domestic Politics – A Citizen’s Guide to Running a Diverse Planet. By John Bunzl.
- Divided Nations. by Ian Goldin
Pages in category "Global Governance"
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- C40 Megacity Coalition Against Climate Change
- Cartel of Sovereigns
- Center for Planetary Culture
- Christopher Thornhill on the Political Code of Transnational Societal Constitutions
- Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development
- Cognitive Diversity
- Collaboration Between Networks of Nation-states and New Transnational Institutions of Governance
- Common Wealth Trusts
- Commons Action for the United Nations
- Commons and a New Global Governance
- Commons and Its Institutions
- Commons and World Governance
- Commons as a New Democratic Paradigm in Global Governance
- Commons for Peace
- Commons for Peace as a Anti-Enclosure Movement
- Commons Governance Work Group
- Commons in a Glocal World
- Commons Reserve Currency
- Commons-Based Multilateralism
- Commonwealth of Networks
- Concept for a Global Open Source Initiative
- Concert of Democracies
- Constitution for the Federation of Earth
- Continuing Promise of the Noosphere and Noopolitik
- Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy
- Cosmo-Localization and Leadership For the Future
- Cosmopolitan Localism
- Could Global Public Companies Replace Internet Media Monopolies
- Crypto Constitutionalism
- Cryptosecession as Non-Territorial Exit from State-Based Taxation
- Dan Schiller on the Geopolitics of Technology
- Decentralized Autonomous Organization
- Decentralized Borderless Virtual Nations
- Declaration of Respect for Life and Human Security across the Global Commons
- Defending the Global Commons
- Delhi Declaration on Internet as a Global Commons
- Democratic Confederalism
- Divided Nations
- Don Tapscott on Four Principles for the Open World
- E-Residency in Estonia
- Earth Constitution
- Earth System Governance Foundation
- Earth System Governance Task Force on Earth System Law
- Ecological Land Units Map of the World
- Ecopolitical Nation
- Empty Planet and the Shock of Global Population Decline
- End of Power
- Engage Global, Test Local, Spread Viral
- Entrepreneurship, Sovereignty, and Violent Social Conflict
- Ethan Zuckerman on Digital Cosmopolitans
- Europe as a Interconnected Republic of Cities and Regions
- European Constitutionalism from Below
- Evolution of the Global System
- Finance as a Commons
- Financial Extraction and the Global South
- Financing the Global Sharing Economy
- For a Democratic Cosmopolitarian Movement
- For a Global Constitution of Information
- Forum for a New World Governance
- Four Future Scenarios for the Global System
- Four Principles and Corollaries of Network Society and the New International Governance
- Frank Pasquale on How To Regulate Google and Facebook
- Frank Pasquale on the Shift from Territorial to Functional Sovereignty
- Free Identity Foundation
- From Local Common Wealth Trusts to a Global Network of Bioregional Commons Trusts
- From Nomadism to Empire to Capitalist Nation-States
- Functional Governance
- Future of Sovereignty in a Blockchain World
- G8 Open Data Charter
- Gary Alexander
- Global Action Networks
- Global Airnet
- Global Civil Society
- Global Climate Commons Regime
- Global Collective Contract
- Global Common Goods
- Global Commons Alliance
- Global Commons and Common Sense
- Global Commons and Local Loops in the Europe of the Future
- Global Commons as New Hope for Noosphere and Noopolitik
- Global Commons Governance Instead of World Leaders
- Global Commons Institute
- Global Consciousness
- Global Dashboards
- Global Debt Audits
- Global Direct
- Global Domestic Politics
- Global Frameworks Unionism
- Global Governance and Governance of the Global Commons
- Global Governance and Governance of the Global Commons in the Global Partnership for Development
- Global Governance Philanthropy Network
- Global Government
- Global History of Democracy
- Global Identities
- Global Microstructures
- Global Multi-Stakeholder Networks
- Global Municipalist Network
- Global Natural Energy Grid
- Global Open Data Initiative
- Global Parliament of Mayors
- Global Privacy Governance
- Global Profit Tax
- Global Public Policy Institute
- Global Redesign Initiative
- Global Resource Agency
- Global Solution Networks
- Global Solutions Networks
- Global Standards Networks
- Global Transparency Movement
- Global Villegiatura
- Global War for Internet Governance
- Global Worker
- Globalization of Internet Governance
- Globalizations and the Ancient World
- Governance by User Groups
- Governance of the Global Commons by the People
- Governance Report
- Governance Systems Based on Idea and Action Amplification
- Great Transition to Planetary Civilization
- ICON Republic of Blockchains
- If Mayors Ruled the World
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Commons and Global Public Goods
- International Commons Courts
- International Simultaneous Policy Organization
- Interpersonal Forms of Sharing Are Not Enough To Achieve Justice or Sustainability
- Introduction to Global Commons
- Jessie Henshaw
- Jordan Greenhall on Decentralized Politics as a New Paradigm of Governance
- Jose Ramos on Cosmo-Localization
- Jose Ramos on Cosmo-Localization for the Anthropocene Transition
- Joseph Dimento on the Environmental Governance of an Ocean Commons in the Arctic
- Joshua Vial on Enspiral and the Future of Transnational Collectives
- José van Dijck on How Platforms Bypass or Replace Institutions
- Methodological Cosmopolitanism
- Missing Institutions in the Transformation to Planetization
- Moritz Renner on Societal Constitutionalism and the Global Economy
- Mouride Wolof Senegalese Transnational Networks
- Moving from the National Interest to the Global Interest
- Multi-Local Societies
- Muncipal Internationalism
- Neocybernetic Governance and the End of Politics
- Network Institute for Global Democratization
- New Hanseatic League
- New Movements for the Global Emancipation of Labour
- Non-Sovereign Institutions
- Non-State Sovereign Entrepreneurs
- Non-State Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-Territorial Sovereign Organizations
- Non-Territorial Decentralisation
- Non-Territorial Sovereign Organizations