A vision about regional contribution to a more effective global governance: the case of the multilateral international trade system

The main idea of our vision is that, at least in the case of international trade, global governance arquitecture and its impact in social cohesion at the national level, could be improved through a higher degree of sustainable win-win governance approaches at regional geographic spaces. That means that the design of the future international trade order (institutions and rules), especially if it is based in a network of connected regional and interregional trade agreements, could be acquiring greater practical importance for the efficacy of global governance and for the trust of civil societies concerning the idea of opening national economies.

Task Force: Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics