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by Torbjörn Tännsjö

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Other
Author: Torbjörn Tännsjö
ISBN: 0748634991
ISBN13: 978-0748634996
Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 1 edition (February 18, 2008)
Pages: 168
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Is world government the answer to pressing global issues such as war, global injustices and environmental problems? Torbjorn Tannsjo presents the case for this idea.

Is world government the answer to pressing global issues such as war, global injustices and environmental problems? Torbjorn Tannsjo presents the case for this idea. Tannsjo argues that such solutions cannot be effective; moreover he argues, in response to philosophers such as Kant and Rawls, that not only is a world government necessary if we want to solve pressing global problems, it is desirable in its own right.

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Is world government the answer to pressing global issues such as war, global injustices and environmental problems? Torbjörn Tännsjö presents the case for this idea. The notion of a sovereign world government has been defended in the past by philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and .

In his book Global Democracy: The Case for a World Government, philosopher Torbjörn Tännsjö argues that solving the big problems facing the world (climate change, peace, global justice) requires a global, democratic.

In his book Global Democracy: The Case for a World Government, philosopher Torbjörn Tännsjö argues that solving the big problems facing the world (climate change, peace, global justice) requires a global, democratic government. Does this not mean that if we choose to establish it we leave our destiny in the hands of a highly dangerous Leviathan? There is no denying that we do. Moreover, no political system is foolproof. However the situation is in a way more hopeful when it comes to a world government than when it comes to any national government in particular. Short, simple to read, and focusing on the keyarguments, Global Democracy is intended for anyone who wants to start to.

The royalties from the sales of the book are being donated to Oxfam. His most recent book is Taking Life

Global Democracy: The Case for a World Government By Torbjorn Tannsjo. George Square, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Cross-listed in Development, Democracy & Health & Global Governance & Civil Society.

Global Democracy: The Case for a World Government By Torbjorn Tannsjo. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Flag as Inappropriate. The royalties from the sales of the book are being donated to Oxfam. His most recent book is Taking Life

Is world government the answer to pressing global issues such as war, global injustices and environmental problems? Torbjörn Tännsjö presents the case for this idea.The notion of a sovereign world government has been defended in the past by philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and A.C. Ewing, but has been eclipsed by less radical ideas to do with peaceful cooperation between sovereign states or, at most, through systems of shared sovereignty. Tännsjö argues that such solutions cannot be effective; moreover he argues, in response to philosophers such as Kant and Rawls, that not only is a world government necessary if we want to solve pressing global problems, it is desirable in its own right.Short, simple to read, and focusing on the key arguments, Global Democracy is intended for anyone who wants to start to think about political solutions to global problems, putting them into a perspective that deserves to be taken seriously.
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