In the face of obvious limitations of being bounded by the nation-state in terms of ethical responsibilities and legal accountability of states and non-state actors that operate across the globe, it is imperative to extend the social contract to the trans-boundary activities of states, and private entities under their effective control. Some proposals for global health governance suggest variations on strengthening global government through existing global institutions. I argue broader network-based, experimentalist governance structures likely will be more democratic and nimble in addressing global inequity. Giving examples of proposals, I assert such an experimentalist and networked model of governance and advocacy calls for different funding, different organizational structures, different institutional mandates and different power relationships between North and South.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S