GTI FORUM

An Earth Constitution: Has Its Time Come?

Debating the Prospects

Panel 1

The Time Has Come

Glen Martin

The Great Transition
Requires the
Earth Constitution

Opening Essay

Glen T. Martin

Laura George

Laura George

The Promise of
Empowering
Women

Roger Kotila

Roger Kotila

Breaking Past
UN Impotence

Alexander Lautensach

Alexander
Lautensach

The Last Hope
for Our Lifeboat

Martin Response to Critics

Glen T. Martin

Response to
Panelists

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Debating the Prospects

Panel 2

Better Approaches

Bummel

Andreas Bummel

Revise the
UN Charter

John Bunzl

Promote
Interstate
Cooperation

John Bunzl

Hamer

Chris Hamer

Integrate
Democracies
First

Rajan

Chella Rajan

Focus on
Bioregions

Smitsman

Anneloes Smitsman

Learning from
Living Systems

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Debating the Prospects

Panel 3

The Process Matters!

de Carvalho

Taina de Carvalho

Cultivating Unity

Hollo

Tim Hollo

Fostering
Legitimacy
Bottom-Up

Karlsson

Sylvia
Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Strengthening
International Law

Kothari

Honoring the
Pluriverse

Ashish Kothari

Manski

Ben Manski

Building the
Global Movement

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The people of Earth confront a common destiny without a coordinated way to mute dangers and pursue ambitions. As mounting crises reveal the inadequacy of the UN’s state-centric model, the idea of a constitutional world federation gains traction. Glen Martin’s opening essay introduces the Earth Constitution proposal for a new transnational political order. Three panels respond to this bold initiative: the first endorses the approach, the second favors different strategies, and the third spotlights the cultivation of inclusive, democratic processes.


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