The global governance of disunited states

Post-1945 global governance was structured around the United States. The specialized institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank, are regularly challenged for the nature of the programs they instill, and for the domination that developed countries exert in them. This global governance is running out of steam. Big emerging countries, including China, are making claims to leadership and criticize the political liberalism and its role in the development process. These critics that some developing country share raises a fundamental issue: how far can we go in altering the values of democracy while maintaining collective prosperity in the respect of individual rights?

The global governance of disunited states (2023) Mondes en développement, 2022/3-4 (n°199-200), pages 107 to 125. DOI :