Globalization and Global Governance: Four Paradigmatic Views

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Any adequate analysis of global governance necessarily requires fundamental understanding of the worldviews underlying the views expressed with respect to the nature and role of global governance. This paper starts with the premise that any worldview can be associated with one of the four basic paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist. It argues that any view expressed with respect to global governance is based on one of the four paradigms or worldviews. It, therefore, discusses four views expressed with respect to the nature and role of global governance. The paper emphasizes that the four views expressed are equally scientific and informative; they look at the nature and role of global governance from a certain paradigmatic viewpoint. Emphasizing this example in the area of global governance, the paper concludes that there are opportunities for each paradigm to benefit from contributions coming from the other three paradigms if they respect paradigm diversity

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global governance, functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, radical structuralist

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Ardalan K., (2010) “Globalization and Global Governance: Four Paradigmatic Views”, American Review of Political Economy 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.38024/arpe.113

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Kavous Ardalan (Marist College)

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