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The new deal

Global protestors attack the only institutions which can be the foundations of a fairer world order

By John Lloyd   December 2001

The question of global representation and justice looms larger since 11th September. Globalisation has created new kinds of transnational audiences and interests, but no global politics. States remain the main political actors. There is little global law and there is no global police force, apart from the actions the powerful states undertake such as Kosovo and the present war on terrorism, both led by the US. The transnational organisations created after the second world war the United Nations and its agencies, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the (recently restructured) World Trade Organisation are relatively weak; when they…

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