What are the key attributes of global governance and how do they link to social justice?

In recent years societies have been experiencing different types of regimes — democracies, dictatorships, monarchies (…). Each of these frames of government proposed new directions for some sectors of nations like media, economics, culture, and politics in general. This plurality of possibilities came with significant responsibilities for commanders to secure social justice which, most of the time, search for outcomes based on fairness, equality, and humanity.

In the meanwhile, protecting others’ rights is still considered as a good action, no matter which part of the world a human is inserted in. In such manner, leaders nowadays find themselves puzzled with the direction they should lead their states to, in order to propose a stable and developed society. With the advance of technologies, nations have to deal for the first time with many causes that were unimaginable twenty years ago and which influence the configuration of new communities.

To clear up the challenge of an honest government, it is crucial to highlight some misconceptions about states and citizens when talking about plural and legitimate administration. Indeed, in many totalitarian governments, the values of executive power usually differ from the western mindset way of governing. For example, Iran and the north of Nigeria, where sharia law is implemented, many locals do not consider a noble act when there are attempts of extremist law. Nonetheless, uninformed people in the western world believe that for citizens of these countries, their government is a reflection of their ideals, which is a wrong stereotype. According to Iranian students of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and The New York Times articles, there is no gracious on such ways of punishment that can include lashing and stoning. Another typical example of misconstruction is Germany. Even though this country was the house for the most terrified Nazi structure, its citizens nowadays are not appreciating the holocaust history. They work hard to avoid the roots of the ideological problem that culminates in the World Wars, by supporting organizations such as the Media Ownership Monitor which researches about the truths of information.

Indeed, finding a balance between the judiciary, executive and legislative power with its citizens is a significant demand when battling for social justice. This justice sometimes is proposed without taking into consideration geographical and cultural characteristics, resulting in prevailing social disorder. For instance, recently, after the Arab Spring, the western basis of politics has not been useful either beneficial for countries like Syria and Egypt, affected by a traumatic civil war and an extremist Muslim government respectively. China is another example of a complex system that has its development neither because of its legal system nor the financial system. Yet, it has one of the fastest-growing economies, according to professor Franklin Allen of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Although the scenario seems controversial and unreasonable, some features can help better Global Governance for real social justice. First, support the twenty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations. They are a good starting point for generations who seek plural governance now and those who will come in the future. Undoubtedly, the proposed SDGs came under many studies of scholars around the world; these goals were introduced because they are considered indispensable if humans desire an equal society, different from the one that has been experiencing inequality highly since the first industrial revolution. The urgency of applying these progressist plans stresses the necessity for the world not to waste any more minute. Second, investigate the ethics of leaders who are running for power. There is no possibility of a successful government with positive developed ideas if the person in charge is contrary to fundamental humans rights. Taking into account two political personalities of the last two years is possible to prove the management unpreparedness — Trump’s and Bolsonaro’s administration. In Brazil, in 2019 during August, there have been massive burns in a significant part of the Amazon rainforest; this act was unbelievable. Still, for many Brazilians, these terrible outcomes were foreseen. In his campaign, Bolsonaro denied global Climate change. On the other part of America, Trump indicated a very controversial judge for the Supreme Court of Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, even if Kavanaugh has compelling allegations of sexual assaults. Trump’s discourses were never carrying much about social justice, resulting during his mandate on characters who share the same chaotic values as him.

Therefore, future leaders, as well as minority groups, require resistance, strategy, and an open mind. Secure habitation, nutrition, and education are also effective ways of social justice. These essential rights are not so flashy as words that have been commonly used as empowerment, feminism, and democracy. However, the traditional goals still represent tangible marks of proposing rights, carrying less about terminologies, and focusing more attention on real actions on a globalized world.

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