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Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008 64 Causes for Participation in hegemonic Governance Cornelia Beyer* Abstract This article argues that the causes for participation in Global Governance are to be found in part in the mere structure of it. In the debate about Global Governance, largely, the issue of power is neglected. However, we certainly deal with a hegemonic constellation. Therefore, the power is present and exerted in Global Governance. It is argued here, that the exertion of power in Global Governance by the United States is causal for participation in it. The study looks at the Global Governance of Counterterrorism, i.e. the Global War on Terrorism, and the regional organizations of ASEAN and the EU. Participation in Hegemonic Governance Why is there participation in Global Governance? This was the research question that this research started with. It can be assumed that generally Global Governance is a natural outcome of Globalization. Global Governance thus is a group phenomenon. States engage in multilateral ordering activities in order to deal with the new transnational issues that are posed by globalization and its accompanying interdependence. Interdependence thus leads to cooperation and participation in Global Governance. Yet, I assume that it is not that simple. There might be more and different reasons for participation in Global Governance and this thesis is set out to research on these. So, the central question is after “root causes” of participation in Global Governance. Why is it that actors engage in this common pursuit? What are the reasons? Whereas it could be argued, that Global Governance as such is a necessary result of globalization, participation in Global Governance is not an automatic result only of interdependence but has its distinct causes and motivations. Other factors might
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