In a world where fast-paced development coincides with the preservation of orthodox mindsets, it becomes difficult for governmental authorities to keep the two in check. Fortunately, others involved in development may help shape progress.
Need for external supervision
Ever since the inception of industrialization, global politics has driven through the path of fiscal maximization. This has managed to provoke disturbances and spark civil wars in countries where money gained priority over its residents. Violence and rising crime have diminished the notion of safety. At the same time, these crimes have shown characteristics of discrimination including racial violence.
The growing presence of these issues has ushered in high levels of dissatisfaction among social institutions. This dissatisfaction has translated to individuals mounting high pressures on liberal democracies that limp towards establishing notions of equality and justice. With ideologies like orderism enabling the prioritization of stabilization over democracy, it has become increasingly difficult to make sense of the world we live in today.
Shift to varied contributors
The current global state has challenged the idea of the state as being the primary role-making body when it comes to handling political decisions. Global events have continued to underestimate the impact of non-state actors in global politics. The rate at which information and agendas can be transmitted has helped transform the way the world works.
Factors such as preference of a certain ethnicity, race or caste group, or the presence of unwarranted hate aligning with the ideologies of large scale multi-national corporations (MNCs) have only known to grown with time. During its dominant reign, capitalism has inflected human rights horrors beyond calculation. US Supreme Court’s decision to allow businesses to discriminate in workplaces, regarding their employee’s sexual orientation is a recent example of this phenomenon.
While there are instances curtailing rights, other non-sate actors like non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have stepped in to minimize the damage. NGOs perform a crucial role when it comes to safeguarding and confronting global issues. Organizations like Greenpeace vouch for environmental issues, including their “people vs oil” initiative.
The growing presence of non-state actors has caused considerable disruption in the global landscape. Countries usually tie themselves to other nations when they consider their goals to align with each other. Due to the presence of non-state actors, international relations have adopted a, earlier absent, complexity. For example, the Taliban movement has disrupted the current state of Afghanistan. With no proper government to rule their country, the citizens are at the mercy of the Taliban.
Education has also adopted a new approach. Students studying international relations cannot study their subject without considering the role of non-state actors. Notions of diplomacy are undergoing change due to the growing presence of fiscal moderators that try and revolve the rules of the country around their own profit seeking margins. At this rate, the role of non-state actors is expected to garner control over world politics.
Ever since it expanded convenience, inter-connectedness has steered the world into many different directions. Private companies and corporate groups who helped expand this phenomenon have taken the role of decision making that continues to affect the lives of many. While the positive impacts of non-state actors are needed, it is important to understand that they would never exist without the presence of their negative counterparts. Free will and justice should never coincide with incentives.