Rescue Plan for Planet Earth: Democratic World Government Through a Global Referendum by Jim Stark:
As alarm grows about the possible extinction of human life, along comes a practical plan to stop the downward spiral, permanently. Any realistic rescue design must include the global politics of how we are to survive and thrive in the near and distant future, no matter what powerful or dangerous new technologies may emerge. In his new book, Jim Stark details exactly how we can conduct a global referendum and achieve democratic world government in as little as a decade. He argues cogently that a mandate from a successful global referendum must be accepted as legally binding under international law, but even if it weren’t accepted as such, if the whole human race votes for something, such an unprecedented act of people-power should prevail. And finally, importantly, Stark also provides us with the means to keep the new global government forever free of corruption.
One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision for Enforceable Global Law by Byron Belitsos and Jerry Tetalman
In One World Democracy, authors Jerry Tetalman and Byron Belitsos describe the only known long-term solution to the urgent global problems that threaten the survival of humankind: democratic world government and the rule of law at the global level—a federation of all nations. This book provides the definitive overview for our time of how humanity can replace the United Nations with a genuine world democracy. In this future world democracy, the executive branch will be strictly limited by a separation of powers—world courts, a global bill of rights, and a world legislature—all under a world constitution. One World Democracy is directed at today’s progressives who are ready to implement tomorrow’s solutions to the global crisis. This book teaches how to become part of the greatest political revolution in history.
The Idea of World Government: From Ancient Times to the Twenty-first Century by James A. Yunker
The notion of a single political organization encompassing the whole of humanity as “a world state” has intrigued mankind since earliest recorded history. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the history of world government, and questions whether political globalization, in the form of a federal world government, could and should complement the ongoing processes of economic and cultural globalization.
Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century by Didier Jacobs
This book positions the idea of global democracy-that every human being ought to have an equal say in public policy decisions that affect all humankind-in the mainstream political debate on globalization.
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution by Steve McIntosh
The integral worldview represents the next crucial step in the development of our civilization. Through its enlarged understanding of the evolution of consciousness and culture, the emerging perspective known as integral consciousness provides realistic and pragmatic solutions to our growing global problems, both environmental and political. As McIntosh convincingly demonstrates, the integral worldview’s transformational potential provides a way to literally become the change we want to see in the world.
The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy by Daniele Archibugi
The Global Commonwealth of Citizens critically examines the prospects for cosmopolitan democracy as a viable and humane response to the challenges of globalization. Arising after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the decisive affirmation of Western-style democracy, cosmopolitan democracy envisions a world politics in which democratic participation by citizens is not constrained by national borders, and where democracy spreads through dialogue and incentives, not coercion and war. This is an incisive and thought-provoking book by one of the world’s leading proponents of cosmopolitan democracy.
Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War by Mary-Wynne Ashford and Guy Dauncey
Enough Blood Shed confronts the reality of a world awash in weapons and the belief that war is inevitable, with people powerless to change the system. It provides an alternative perspective based on solutions known to be successful because they have been used already.
Infinity’s Rainbow: The Politics of Energy, Climate, and Globalization by Michael P. Byron
This book outlines the dire climatological and economic effects that are sure to ensue if mankind continues to pollute and to deplete the earth’s bounteous resources at an accelerating pace. The author presents evidence showing that we are not only using up fuel sources and clean air and water, but provoking a sea change in the planet’s ecology. He draws a dire conclusion about the consequences for everything from food supply to global political stability.
World Government, Ready or Not! by Garry Davis
This is the first book on how-to-do-it and how-it-is-being done book on the making of world peace through government of, by, and for the citizens of the world recounted in masterful detail by a veteran of over 50 years experience in the “field.” WWII bomber pilot Garry Davis, in 1948 took Emery Reves (Anatomy of Peace) at his word first that “…the ideal of the nation-state is bankrupt..” and second that “There is no first step to world government. World Government is the first step.”
A Global Parliament: Principles of World Federation by Christopher Hamer
This book gives a comprehensive discussion of the idea of world federation. Why should we want it? How might we get there? The world federalist movement has a long and fascinating history, but the end of the Cold War allows us a fresh look at the issues in question. The European Union also provides us with a crucial new model for the future. This is a book for all those interested in global governance, and how it might evolve in the new millennium.
Planetary Citizenship: Your Values, Beliefs and Actions Can Shape a Sustainable World by Hazel Henderson and Daisaku Ikeda
Two world-renowned global activists explore the rise of “grassroots globalists”—citizens all over the world who are taking responsibility to build a more peaceful, harmonious and sustainable future. The authors also discuss their own backgrounds and what led them individually to activism on a worldwide scale. At the same time, they provide encouragement and concrete information for the millions of other concerned citizens who want to make a difference.
A wide variety of issues that are now gaining greater recognition at all levels of society are explored, including sustainable development, economic justice, respect for indigenous peoples and their traditional lands and resources, democratizing politics and international institutions, making corporations accountable, and conserving the Earth’s biodiversity, water, air quality and climate.
Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century by William Knoke
William Knoke, investment banker and visionary futurist, believes it is not the much-touted Information Age that best defines the new era, but rather what he names the Placeless Society. Revolutions in communications and transportation are ushering us into the Age of Everything-Everywhere, where people and goods often move instantaneously from one location to another. He shows us that because “near equals far”, all the equations by which national power, corporate wealth, and personal influence have been calculated must be radically redrawn. Bold New World examines our rapidly changing society on the eve of the new millennium and foresees the world in the decades to come. Knoke doesn’t just describe trends; he analyzes the dynamic forces that link them, which are creating chains of cause and effect already rippling out into the next century. In brief, imaginary episodes that open each chapter, Knoke illustrates how these trends will affect the everyday lives of people around the world, from CEOs to migrant workers. After sketching these lives, he returns to his ever-practical examination of the future, offering hands-on advice on how we may prepare ourselves for what lies ahead.
Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives by Raffaele Marchetti
Democracy is increasingly seen as the only legitimate form of government, but few people would regard international relations as governed according to democratic principles. Can this lack of global democracy be justified? Which models of global politics should contemporary democrats endorse and which should they reject? What are the most promising pathways to global democratic change? To what extent does the extension of democracy from the national to the international level require a radical rethinking of what democratic institutions should be? This book answers these questions by providing a sustained dialogue between scholars of political theory, international law, and empirical social science. By presenting a broad range of views by prominent scholars, it offers an in-depth analysis of one of the key challenges of our century: globalizing democracy and democratizing globalization.