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I received this e-mail from Alasdair Roberts, editor of the journal Governance, with regard to my paper on global governance (which first appeared as a CGD working paper in February 2009).

Alasdair writes:

The fifth G20 summit will be held in Seoul, South Korea on November 11-12. The meeting will stir debate about the representation of merging economies in the institutions that shape global economic policy. To mark the event, the journal Governance is providing free access for the next thirty days to the following article:

"Rethinking Fundamental Principles of Global Governance: How To Represent States and Populations in Multilateral Institutions"

The authors -- Vijaya Ramachandran, Enrique Rueda-Sabater and Robin Kraft -- suggest a new way of thinking about the constitutional foundations of an effective global governance system.

They propose a model in which countries in the Two Percent Club--having either two percent of global GDP or global population--have their own seat at the table, while other countries are represented indirectly by regional representatives. The authors call this a principled formula that draws on experience with federal constitutional arrangements.

Download the article for free: http://governancejournal.net

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