Roundtable on Global Government


An exchange on Global Government Revisited: From Utopian Dream to Political Imperative.

Daniele Archibugi

Daniele Archibugi

We can turn the tide against isolationism by better articulating how political integration can benefit the many, not just the few.

Andreas Bummel

Andreas Bummel

The Westphalian state-centric system has become hopelessly outdated in a time of deep interdependence, and shared nuclear and climate risks.

Joan Cocks

Joan Cocks

World government, while needed, would be prone to the kinds of political conflicts, interests, and power struggles we see at the national level.

Lucie Edwards

Lucie Edwards

Short of global government, we are likely to see an expanding constellation of international governance arrangements that can address global problems to a helpful.

Arturo Escobar

Arturo Escobar

Incorporating insights stemming from grassroots struggle can infuse global governance frameworks with a more radical, and promising, political edge.

Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Without transforming both the economic and ideological premises of state-centrism, there is little chance of moving toward the vision Cabrera lays out.

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

To make such a vision a reality, we need to build a sense of global community through education and hold governments accountable to their promises in the international sphere.

George Liodakis

George Liodakis

The prospects for effective and democratic world government depend on progress in transcending the capitalist system.

Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Joseph E. Schwartzberg

A workable design for a democratic world government system is at hand.

Allen White

Allen White

To get beyond the gradualism and timidity of today’s international institutions, we’ll need a robust global movement.

Luis Cabrera

Author's Response: Roundtable on Global Government

Luis Cabrera addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



Global Government Revisited: From Utopian Dream to Political Imperative

Luis Cabrera

Luis Cabrera on Global Government

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