Two Utopias Beyond World Government and Anarchy
IEW Working Paper No. 258
21 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2005
Date Written: November 2005
To overcome problems produced by globalization, some people see the solution in a World Government while others see it in an autarchic global market without any government intervention. Both solutions are rejected due to their major shortcomings. Two superior solutions are proposed: (1) A net of Functional, Overlapping Democratic Jurisdictions (FOCJ) confirming to a geography of problems; (2) The free choice of individuals to become citizens not only simultaneously in various nations but also in semi-public, non-governmental and private organizations as well as in private firms. The advantages and disadvantages of these proposals are discussed.
Keywords: International Organizations, World Government, Autarchy, Globalization, Public
JEL Classification: F02, F13, H11, H77, H87
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