For a Kinder, Gentler Society
World Government - Utopian Dream or Current Reality?
  • Raymond W. Converse
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World Government - Utopian Dream or Current Reality?.
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Are we on the way to having a global government, and if so, should we embrace it? 

Using the Constitutional debates that fired up this country's best minds in 1789, the author looks at today’s international environment and speculates that a unified world government may not only be possible but may be the best way to ensure global peace. 

The work explores the feasibility of establishing a world government. It begins with an analysis of a short book written in 1967 that came to the conclusion that a world government was not feasible, and refutes that view using the Constitutional debates and examples of recent successful large unified government structures including the European Union. The author looks at elements in today’s international environment and speculates that a unified world government may not only be possible but may be the best way to ensure global peace. 


About the Author

Raymond W. Converse holds a JD degree from Wayne State University and an MA in Education from the University of Missouri, and has done graduate work in educational philosophy at the University of Missouri. Now a writer living in Central Illinois, he has published several books with Algora. 

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Arguing that a world government may be the best hope for addressing major problems facing the world, that is, poverty, global warming, global trade, the lack of financial regulation, and others, the author approaches the reasons for a world...
Arguing that a world government may be the best hope for addressing major problems facing the world, that is, poverty, global warming, global trade, the lack of financial regulation, and others, the author approaches the reasons for a world government and the steps necessary to institute it. 
Total disarmament must come first, he says, and he outlines what might be required to meet that desirable state. Questions of local sovereignty versus global rights and responsibilities are explored in a nontechnical way, opening the discussion to readers who are concerned about the future but who may not be experts in the areas of Political Science or Economics. Obstacles and opportunities are brought to light in a manner that will allow the reader to make his own decisions about what steps ought to be taken. A sample constitution is offered to allow a beginning point for discussion.  

Pages 192
Year: 2010
BISAC: POL040000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
BISAC: POL033000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
BISAC: POL012000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
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