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On the First Branch of Global Governance


Andrew L. Strauss


Widener University


Widener Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-55

Abstract:     
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


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Date posted: May 14, 2008  

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Strauss, Andrew L., On the First Branch of Global Governance. Widener Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-55. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1132892

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Andrew L. Strauss (Contact Author)
Widener University ( email )
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PO Box 69381
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9381
United States
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