Backgrounders

Illustration accompanying article on world government from a 1950 issue of Redbook magazine. See Novak article below for details.

Illustration accompanying article on world government from a 1950 issue of Redbook magazine. See Novak article below for details.

This page offers links to online articles that should be of use to researchers and students seeking a general introduction to the world government literature and related social movements. 

 

Comprehensive Background Articles 

(all are free to view)

1) Luis Cabrera (2014) “All for One: World Government is Back, in Geopolitics and in the Academy, But What Does the Future Hold for It?” Aeon Magazine. http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/will-a-world-government-work/

 

2) Catherine Lu (2012) “World Government,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/world-government/

 

3) Campbell Craig (2008) “The Resurgent Idea of World Government,” Ethics & International Affairs 22(2): 133–142. http://www.oneworlduv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ow_ccraig_ethicsintl_affairs.pdf

 

4) Luis Cabrera (2010) “World Government: Renewed Debate, Persistent Challenges,” European Journal of International Relations 16(3): 511-30.  Available here.

 

5) Wikipedia’s world government entry, with some notable omissions, but also some good information and useful citations from the literature.

 

Related Articles:

1) Matt Novak (2013) “One World Government and the War of Tomorrow,” Smithsonian. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-world-government-and-the-war-of-tomorrow-19943528/?no-ist

 

2) Jonathan Kuyper (2015) “Global Democracy,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/global-democracy/