world government Archive

  • The Spring of Civilisation?

    By Ian Hackett This September, as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine (to name just a few countries, or not-quite countries, in or near the one-time cradle of civilisation) stubbornly refuse to find a way from chaos to anything worthy of the word, […]

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  • Charles Darwin: man ought to extend his social instincts

    “As man advances in civilisation, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all the members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point […]

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  • Global democracy: the case for a world government

    By Torbjörn Tännsjö There is no denying that many problems facing humanity have a global nature. If we are to solve them at all, we need to solve them on a global level. This is probably true of problems to do with war and peace. This […]

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  • The European role in ruling globalisation

    By Alberto Majocchi Globalisation is a very complex phenomenon and is difficult to analyse in its different aspects. Hence, I will limit myself to a discussion of its main characteristics and of the positive and negative effects that can spring out from this process, trying […]

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  • One sort of world government or another

    By John Roberts For the past 60 years federalists have been advocating the need for a democratic world government. Such advocacy of the urgent need for it was given overwhelming intellectual force with the dropping of two atom bombs in August 1945. By that time […]

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  • The Tobin Tax is no substitute for a world currency

    By Guido Montani In the Fall 2000 issue of World Federalist News, in an article on the World Federalist Movement’s programme (Tobin Tax Campaigns Take Off?), it is argued that federalists should support a campaign in favour of the Tobin Tax and fight for the […]

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  • What is world federalism?

    By Keith Best Despite the world’s richest (USA) and the most populous (India) democracies living under a federal system, as well as it being well understood in Europe (with the German experience) “federal” has become the “f” word in Britain and has been adopted as […]

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