On the First Branch of Global Governance
Andrew L. Strauss
Widener University - Widener University School of Law
Widener Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-55
For those interested in democratizing global governance, the threshold question of whether to pursue a popularly elected global parliament is often one of political feasibility. This article compares the potential achievability of four different strategic approaches to initiating a global parliament: Amendment of the United Nations Charter; Creation by the United Nations General Assembly as a Subsidiary Organ; Civil Society Organized Elections; And Interstate Treaty Process. The article concludes with a short discussion of how a global parliament could contribute to a more peaceful global order.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: democracy, global governance, global parliament, international law
JEL Classification: K33, N40
Date posted: May 14, 2008
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