Classroom Simulation: Debating the Creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly

  Aims: This simulation lesson gives students the opportunity for active engagement with dialogues on more participatory international institutional development. It should deepen student understanding of existing international organizations and lead them to think more critically about accountability issues in global governance.   Course Applicability: this lesson is well suited for tutorials/quiz sections in large undergraduate lecture courses, or for […]

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World Government Week

World Government Week is a WGRN initiative aimed at encouraging university teachers to incorporate a week on world government into their International Relations, International Political Theory and related courses. The literature and dialogue on world government, global democracy and constitutionalization has been remarkably rich in recent years. The reading lists below offer Suggested Readings for the week, as well as […]

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ROUNDTABLE: What Will the Events of 2016 Mean for the Years Ahead?

Posted: 29 December 2016The WGRN Senior Advisory Board features some of the world’s most prominent international politics scholars and civil society practitioners. We asked several members to share their thoughts on the tumultuous events of 2016 and how those might shape international politics over the next several years. Here are the two questions they were asked and their insightful responses: 1) The […]

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An Interview with Daniel Deudney

Daniel H. Deudney is professor of political science, international relations and political theory at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a BA in political science and philosophy from Yale University, a MPA in science, technology, and public policy from the George Washington University, and a PhD in political science from Princeton University.  During the late 1970s he served as senior legislative assistant for […]

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WGRN Update:

WGRN Newsletter, December 2015 End-of-year greetings to World Government Research Network members and Advisory Board members. It has been a fruitful first year for the network. WGRN launched in late spring 2015, with a web site, Twitter feed (@wgovtresearch) and a senior Advisory Board featuring an outstanding group of international scholars. Highlights from the past 8 months include: The publication of […]

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Step By Step: Andreas Bummel on the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Posted: 15 September 2015The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (CUNPA) has gained remarkable support since its launch in 2007. It has been formally endorsed by more than 750 sitting parliamentarians, along with hundreds of former ones and nearly 400 nongovernmental organizations. The campaign, which seeks to create a consultative UN second chamber which could gradually evolve into a strongly […]

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