What is Global Governance?
The Definition of Global Governance…
Global governance or world governance is a social movement toward political integration of transnational actors aimed at solving problems that affect more than one state or region when there is no power of enforcing compliance...
Corpus Separatum (International Land)
The term geo-centric refers to a central administrative government, based upon proximity to the re-addressed areas of Israel and Palestine, which would now be internationally protected. There would now be one government, but not in the traditional sense. This government would be comprised of 192 members, representing every UN recognised state in the world. Each state would send a UN approved representative to the International Land and the 64 closest states in the world to the International Land would have their members on the Inner Tier, whilst the 64 medium distance states would have members sitting on the Middle Tier with the outermost states according to distance sitting on the Outer Tier, thus having lower vote-weighting. Depending on distance, each represented state would have a different weighting on voting for policies dependent upon a number of factors (uppermost being according to Tier). Thus an international force will govern the land in question.
The breakdown in vote weighting would need to be close to 45% for the Inner Tier, 35% for the Middle Tier and 20% for the Outer Tier. This prevents a monopoly of voting by the Inner Tier, and leaves enough influence for the Middle and Outer Tiers.
There would be a decision to make regarding the choice of representative and method of representation but the reality would be that the UN representatives would also be ambassadors. They would provide the linkage to their respective nations which would be instrumental in the development after implementation. These representatives would also have diplomatic immunity in the international state.
The idea of ‘internationalising’ an area is not completely new. The only vague example in history is that of what the UN proposed should happen to Jerusalem in the Partition Plan of 1947. In General Assembly Resolution 181 (II), there is a paragraph which states that:
“The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations. The Trusteeship Council shall be designated to discharge the responsibilities of the Administering Authority on behalf of the United Nations.”
What this fully meant was never understood in history as this plan was never realised for Jerusalem. Instead, in 1949 it became the capital of Israel (transferring from Tel Aviv) as declared by Ben-Gurion. But what can be appreciated is that Jerusalem was intended to become international land, for the reasons of preserving its ‘holy’ status, and making it accessible to the international community. This proposal is similar to this initial idea, although the structure of governance differs from that of the Partition Plan.