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Configuring Global Governance Groups

Experimental visualization of possible integrative relationships (Part #1)

Also available in a PDF version for printing convenience. Associated with Towards Polyhedral Global Governance: complexifying oversimplistic strategic metaphors (2008), Polyhedral Pattern Language: software facilitation of emergence, representation and transformation of psycho-social organization (2008) and Polyhedral Empowerment of Networks through Symmetry: psycho-social implications for organization and global governance (2008)

Exercise A: Using a selection of international nongovernmental groups
Exercise B: Using a selection of 12 UN Specialized Agencies
Exercise C: Using the 20 members of the emergent L20 Group
Exercise D: Sustainable development issues fom Earth Summit
Animations and video sequences

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In the light of the arguments presented in the above-mentioned associated papers, the following visualization exercises were undertaken to determine the value of configuring a set of groups variously perceived as significant to global governance. The selection of groups may be considered arbitrary, controversial or provocative; this is not the point. The purpose is to explore how these groups might be understood as forming an integrated set -- functioning in an integrated, rather than fragmented, manner.

The positioning of the bodies with respect to one another in the images below is to be considered as arbitrary and for illustrative purposes only. The attribution of colours and the juxtaposition of labelled groups is also purely illustrative.

s and the juxtaposition of labelled groups is also purely illustrative.