Human Rights and Governance
In a narrow sense, global governance is essentially concerted action on the international scene by states, institutions, NGOs and firms. Because global governance is often characterized by creation of rules, regimes and the act of ruling; it includes the realm of international and cultural norms (such as the work of Sikkinik and Finnemore). I also believe it encompasses the different attempts at regional and international order such as the EU, UN, AU and even NATO. Human rights is much less fuzzy than global governance and it essentially is defined by the positive and negative rights that citizens have in relation to their own national governments and the governments of other nations (such as rights of civilians and prisoners during war). When one studies human rights, one can also study the abuses of these international and national rights by non-state actors such as firms, paramilitarty organizations, terrorist organizations, and crime syndicates.
Nirojan is currently pursuing a Masters in International Affairs in the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) cluster at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Before coming to Carleton, he completed his undergraduate studies at York University in Political Science. His academic interests include international organization and order, the global governance of security, international norms, and Chinese foreign policy. Outside of international relations, Nirojan has a strong interest in classics studies, world history and political theory/philosophy. In his spare time or when neglecting his readings; Nirojan spends his time reading literature, especially from the postwar period, and collecting obscure heavy metal records.