Report to World Federalists on the Inaugural Conference of the Post-Cold War Movement for World Government

Posted: 30 August 2016 ​Joseph P. BarattaWorcester State University ​The following is Professor Baratta’s summation of the World Government Research Network’s inaugural conference in Brisbane, Australia in June 2016. ​​Consider the titles of books and leading articles in international relations written since Alexander Wendt, “Why a World State Is Inevitable,” European Journal of International Relations, 9 (2003): 491-542:​​Cabrera, Luis. Political […]

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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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Cautious Optimism or Counterproductive Complacency? A Reply to Gen. David Petraeus on the Future of North American Integration

Posted: 9 December 2015Iván Farías Pelcastre, University of Southern California ​​This essay is a response to the comments made by Gen. (retired) David Petraeus in the context of the interview which was conducted by The World Orders Forum.  General Petraeus’ interview raises important and controversial points on the present and future of North American integration. It is very significant that […]

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Concepts for the Restructuring of the United Nations System

3 November 2015Klaus Hüfner, Free University of Berlin (ret.)   This is a translation of the paper presented by Dr. Klaus Hüfnerat at the Potdamer UNO-Konferenz 2014 of the Forschungskreis Vereinte Nationen, on 28 June 2014 at the Universität Potdam. Introduction The year 2015 is a significant one for the United Nations. On the one hand, it is the organization’s 70th anniversary […]

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The Cautious Optimist: An Interview with David Petraeus

Posted: 27 October 2015James Thompson, Hiram College  General (Ret.) David Petraeus is the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, as well as a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY’s Macauley Honors College, and a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California.  During his military career his postings included the command of coalition forces in Iraq, the command […]

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How Do We Get There From Here?

Posted: 22 October 2015Chris Hamer, University of New South Wales  Abstract: Possible routes to a world government are discussed. Reform of the United Nations has always been stymied by the difficulty in amending the UN Charter. We argue that a more likely route is that of ‘uniting the democracies’, beginning with a community of democracies on the European model. A […]

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Historical Reflections on the World State

Posted: 4 October 2015Joseph Preston Baratta, Worcester State University  ​​​“History is choosing now the Founding Fathers of the World Republic,” said Carl Van Doren in the heyday. “He who could be in that number and does not choose to be, has lost the noblest opportunity of a lifetime.” Comment on Current Debate“The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass […]

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Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World

Posted: 23 September 2015Joseph E. Schwartzberg, University of Minnesota Henceforth, every nation’s foreign policymust be judged at every point by one consideration:does it lead us to a world of law and orderor does it lead us back to anarchy and death? Albert Einstein Prolegomena:The correctness of Einstein’s admonition ought to be self-evident; but that is clearly not the case. Rather, […]

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The Presuppositional Status of Democratic World Law and the Holistic Moral Demand for an Earth Constitution

Posted: 8 September 2015Glen T. Martin, Radford University Abstract: This article brings together several sections from my latest book One World Renaissance: A Holistic Planetary Transformation through a Global Social Contract (Institute for Economic Democracy Press, 2015-16: www.oneworldrenaissance.com).  It first describes the revolutionary paradigm-shift that has found expression in contemporary science and literature.  Second, it briefly characterizes the “emergent” quality of […]

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Global Governance against World Government?

Posted: 15 August 2015 Steven Slaughter, Deakin University While most debates about the feasibility of a world government focus upon whether authority can be transferred upwards from of governments of nation-states, another important question is whether the idea of government itself can actually be invoked in an era where the idea and practice of governance is so prominent. After all, […]

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