Global Governance Trade and the Crisis in Europe, by Maria Rosaria Iorio
The fight against poverty is to be pursued worldwide.
The thoughts in this book show the red line that exists between the multilateral stall and a number of political and economic principles of liberal philosophy. Such a stall concerns developing and post-industrialized countries alike.
The first part of this book contains articles that highlight the main challenges to the structure of global governance, trade, and development, including World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations (UN) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) perspectives.
The articles contained therein are based on empirical analysis resulting from the author’s own professional experience with both the United Nations’ system and during WTO trade negotiations. Her articles show and analyze the challenges that multilateral regimes face in maintaining their relevance in a constantly changing world.
The second part of this book contains reflections on how the financial crisis has affected Europe and what I believe are the links with educational systems that have not been adapted to the new realities of the globalized world economy. Europe is stuck in fear and therefore does not manage to mobilize its creative potential to develop innovative solutions for youth and entrepreneurs.
Europe looks at “what it used to be” rather than at “what it is to be” in the future. Education and training methodologies must be adapted to the new economic realities to encourage European youth to think creatively and innovate.