A New Framework for Development Cooperation

1994 Occasional Paper
By Griffin, Keith; McKinley, Terry

This report contains proposals for a new framework for development cooperation. The Cold War is over and we have an opportunity to replace the ideological competition that dominated international relations for nearly half a century by a new ethos of solidarity and cooperation. The world is no longer divided between East and West and we must not let it become divided again along a new fault line separating North from South. Instead of viewing international relations in terms of conflicts between states we suggest that the problems of the globe should be seen in the round, as problems confronting all of us, and as problems we face as people and not as citizens of states. Indeed the actions of states frequently are the source of global problems and adequate solutions to those problems may require that the actions of states be constrained by rules delineating acceptable international behaviour.