A Global Community?

Otto Spijkers

Utrecht University School of Law

June 2006

ACUNS Annual Meeting, Panel 4, 2006

What does the idea of ´Global Community` add to multilateralism? In my view, the idea of ´Global Community` adds two things: first, it may give multilateralism a sense of direction by defining the global values that should guide this cooperation. Secondly, the idea of a ´Global Community` may make clear that those engaging in multilateralism have a shared responsibility and a collective interest, over and above self-interest, to make it work. I will also look at the reality of international relations; there may be an idea, but is there also a practice of ´Global Community`?

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Spijkers, Otto, A Global Community? (June 2006). ACUNS Annual Meeting, Panel 4, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1565464

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Utrecht University School of Law ( email )
3508 TC Utrecht
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