1945’s Lesson: ‘Good-Enough’ Global Governance Ain’t Good Enough (2015)

Dan Plesch & Tom Weiss

Global Governance, 21 (2). pp. 197-204.

OpenAccess version here.

The 70th anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the UN Charter should call attention to the historical underpinnings of contemporary global governance. Today’s fashion of “good-enough” global governance abandons the strategy of constructing robust intergovernmental organizations; and it is not good enough, especially because our forebears did much better. Insights from 1942 to 1945 remain valid for addressing twenty-first century global challenges. But do we have the wit and will to do what is necessary without a global conflagration?


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