Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
2. Discuss the possible role that multilevel governance and multilateralism would play in post COVID-19 world.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is amidst the ongoing COVID-19 war that the entire world is fighting and the significance of multilevel governance and multilateralism in it.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the possible role that multilevel governance and multilateralism would play in post COVID-19 world.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly discuss the context of the question.
To start with, explain that the Coronavirus crisis has been instrumental in initiating a decisive and solid transformation in global governance structures as well as the world order. Discuss the following dimensions – Given the waning legitimacy of international institutions and a global resurgence of national sovereignty, can the Indian imperative withstand the political buffeting on the global stage? Is there value to boosting multilateral collaborations with international organisations? Suggest the possible role that multilateralism and governance would play in the current situation.
Conclude with way forward.