(see also Nationalism, Globalization, Anti-Globalization, United Nations & World Social Forum)
In an age of empires, nationalism was the banner under which peoples might organize in pursuit of a broadened sovereignty, & a greater measure of security & prosperity for all. Nationalism today, given the combination of state & corporate power with advanced military technology, is a serious threat to us all. This has led people in all countries to imagine "globalist" alternatives in which a humane & democratic world order brings an end to presently institutionalized injustice & inequality, & to the continuing devastation of war. The "globalization" of corporate power, as presently practiced, looks as if it may well put an end to nationalism -- & indeed to any meaningful distinction between peoples & nations. It shows no signs at all, however, of providing us with an end to human exploitation & misery, or to the permanent threat of war.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Foundation Canada. Canadian world federalists.
Doyle, Michael. "Kant, liberal legacies & foreign affairs," Philosophy & Public Affairs 12,3 & 4 (sum & fall 83):205-54 & 323-53.
Falk, Richard. "Global civil society: perspectives, initiatives, movements," Oxford Development Studies 16,1 (1998):99-110.
__________. "The cruelty of geopolitics: the fate of the nation & state in the Middle East," Millennium 20 (1991):383-93.
Franck, Thomas. "The emerging right to democratic governance," American Journal of International Law 86,1 (1/92):46-91.
van Gelder, Sarah Ruth. "Resurrecting democracy (interview with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker)," Yes! (spr 04):21-22.
Weinberg, Bill. "Zapatistas & the globalization of resistance," Yes! (spr 04):17-20.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Archibugi, Daniele; David Held & Martin Köhler (eds.) Re-Imagining Political Community: Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy (Cambridge: Polity, 1998).
Clark, Grenville & Louis B. Sohn. World Peace Through World Law (3rd ed.; Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1966).
Commission on Global Governance. Our Global Neighborhood (Oxford: Oxford U, 1995).
Doyle, Michael. Ways of War & Peace: Realism, Liberalism & Socialism (NY: W.W. Norton, 1997).
Falk, Richard. Legal Order in a Violent World (Princeton: Princeton U, 1968).
__________. A Study of Future Worlds (NY: Free Press, 1975).
__________. On Humane Governance: Towards a New Global Politics (University Park PA: Pennsylvania State U, 1995).
__________. Law in an Emerging Global Village: A Post-Westphalian Perspective (Ardsley NY: Transnational, 1998).
__________. Predatory Globalization: A Critique (Cambridge: Polity, 1999).
Grieder, William. One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997).
Haas, Ernest B. Beyond the Nation-State: Functionalism & International Organization (Stanford: Stanford U, 1964).
Held, David. Democracy & the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance (Cambridge: Polity, 1995).
Kothari, Rajni. Footsteps into the Future: Diagnosis of the Present World & a Design for an Alternative (NY: Free Press, 1974).
Lipschutz, Ronnie D. with Judith Mayer. Global Civil Society & Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet (Albany: SUNY, 1996).
__________. After Authority: War, Peace, & Global Politics in the 21st C. (Albany: SUNY, 2000).
Lyons, Gene M. & Michael Mastanduno (eds.) Beyond Westphalia? State Sovereignty & International Intervention (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1995).
Mazrui, Ali. A World Federation of Cultures: An African Perspective (NY: Free Press, 1976).
Mendlovitz, Saul H. (ed.) On the Creation of a Just World Order (NY: Free Press, 1975).
Walker, R.B.J. One World, Many Worlds (Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 1988).
Waltz, Kenneth. Man, the State, & War (NY: Columbia, 1959). Explores pathways of escape from the war system.
Yunker, James A. World Union on the Horizon (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1993).