The five steps are each different in character. The first focuses on a conceptual transformation in thinking about global governance; the second defines the relative importance of the state and non-state actors in international governance; the third and fourth steps are programmatic actions which demonstrate that the proposed new system would work better than the current system; and the fifth is an appeal for a new morality in business. The editors of Everyone’s Business consider that “these five steps constitute a blueprint for renovating and rejuvenating international cooperation in an era of increasingly complex interdependence.” 1
Redefine the international system as constituting a wider, multifaceted system of global cooperation in which intergovernmental legal frameworks and institutions are embedded as a core, but not the sole and sometimes not the most crucial, component.
Strengthen the state-based part of the system where its rules and capacities are inadequate, while expanding the geometry of cooperation to capitalize on the wider availability of non-state expertise and resources.
Deploying this augmented institutional geometry in a results-oriented push to accelerate progress on individual priority challenges.
Undertake similarly practical, targeted initiatives to strengthen legitimacy, participation and accountability in the state-based core of the system.
Expand the constituency for international cooperation by cultivating a shift in values within societies and professions grounded in a deeper appreciation of the implications of global interdependence for the achievement of their objectives.
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