Authors’ Campaign

Authors’ Campaign

These authors have agreed to set aside their philosophical differences in order to encourage the holding of a global referendum on the general goal of a democratic world parliament.

For a broad overview of global governance, please check out the following enlightening books and articles.


123 participants in the VWP Authors’
Campaign as of August 20, 2010

in alphabetical order by surname

Abdullah Al-Ahsan – Ummah or Nation?: Identity Crisis in Contemporary Muslim Society

Eugenia Almand (first editor, with Glen T. Martin) – Emerging World Law: Key Documents and Decisions of the World Constituent Assemblies and Provisional World Parliament

Edy Korthals Altes – Spiritual Awakening: The Hidden Key to Peace and Security, Just and Sustainable Economics, A Responsible European Union

Daniele Archibugi – The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy

Mary-Wynne Ashford (with Guy Dauncey) – Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War

John Avery – “Against the Institution of War” (article, The Pari Dialogues, Vol. 1)

Joseph Preston Baratta – The Politics of World Federation, Vol. 1, United Nations, U.N. Reform, Atomic Control; Vol. 2, From World Federalism to Global Governance

Benjamin Barber – Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence

Frank Barnaby (editor) – The Gaia Peace Atlas

Byron Belitsos (with Jerry Tetalman) – One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision for Enforceable Global Law

James Bohman – Democracy Across Borders

Morrison Bonpasse – The Single Global Currency: Common Cents for the World

Gillian Brock – Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

John Bunzl – The Simultaneous Policy: An Insider’s Guide to Saving Humanity and the Planet

Michael P. Byron – Infinity’s Rainbow: The Politics of Energy, Climate and Globalization

David E. Christensen – Healing the World: A Primer About the World and How We Must Fix it for Our Children

Robin Cohen (with Steven Vertovec, editors) – Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context, and Practice

Brian Coughlan – “Why Replace the UN with a Directly Elected Parliament?” (article, Innovation and Creativity in a Complex World)

Guy Dauncey – Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change

Garry Davis – World Government, ready or not!

Troy Davis – Appel à une Démocratie Mondiale

Donatella della Porta – Another Europe. Conceptions and Practices of Democracy in the European Social Forums

Jack Donnelly – Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Nigel Dower – An Introduction to Global Citizenship

Anne Howland Ehrlich (with Paul R. Ehrlich) – The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

Paul R. Ehrlich (with Anne Howland Ehrlich) – The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

Katherine Ellison (with Gretchen Daily) – The New Economy of Nature: The Quest To Make Conservation Profitable

Giulio M. Gallarotti – The Power Curse: Influence and Illusion in World Politics

Johan Galtung – Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization

Ross Gelbspan – Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists and Activists Have Fueled the Climate Crisis – and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster

Chahine Ghais – “Globalism and Localism: Changing our Political Understanding of Sovereignty and Democracy” (article, Palma, Vol. 7, No. 1)

Jamshid Gharajedaghi (with Russell L. Ackoff) – “Designing a Replacement for the UN” (article, Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself, Vol. 1)

Dhanjoo N. Ghista – Socio-Economic Democracy and the World Government: Collective Capitalism, Depovertization, Human Rights, Template for Sustainable Peace

Ronald J. Glossop – Confronting War: An Examination of Humanity’s Most Pressing Problem

Robert Goodland (with Dan Janzen) – Race to Save the Tropics: Ecology and Economics for a Sustainable Future

Carol C. Gould – Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights

Mike Gravel, U.S. Senator (1969-1981) and presidential candidate – Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change

Andrew Greig – Taming War: Culture and Technology for Peace

David Ray Griffin – (chapter in The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God: A Political, Economic, Religious Statement, entitled) “Global Empire or Global Democracy: The Present Choice

Thomas N. Hale (co-author) – “A covenant to make global governance work” (article, OPEN DEMOCRACY,

Christopher Hamer – A Global Parliament: Principles of World Federation

Ilkka Hanski – The Shrinking World: Ecological Consequences of Habitat Loss

John Harte – The Green Fuse: An Ecological Odyssey

Mary Ellen Harte (with J. Harte) – Cool the Earth, Save the Economy: Solving the Climate Crisis is EASY (ebook,

Patrick Hayden – Cosmopolitan Global Politics

Denis Hayes – The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair

David Held – Global Covenant: The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus

Hazel Henderson (with Daisaku Ikeda) – Planetary Citizenship: Your Values, Beliefs and Actions Can Shape a Sustainable World

Peter Hesse – Vision Works: From Vision to Action

Thomas Homer-Dixon – The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

Andrew Hurrell – On Global Order: Power, Values and the Constitution of International Society

Fernando Iglesias – Globalizar la Democracia: Por un Parlamento Mundial (Globalizing Democracy: Appeal for a World Parliament)

Sohail Inayatullah – Understanding Sarkar: The Indian Episteme, Macrohistory and Transformative Knowledge

Margaret C. Jacob – Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe

Didier Jacobs – Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Mary Kaldor – Global Civil Society: An Answer to War

Michael Kessler – History of the Future

Demetrius Klitou – The Friends and Foes of Human Rights (ebook)

William Knoke – Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century

Hans Koechler – Global Justice or Global Revenge?

Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (editor, with David Held) – Global Governance and Public Accountability

Ervin Laszlo, founder, Club of Budapest – The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads

Finn Laursen – “Federalist Theory and World Order” (article, Amsterdam: Institute for Global Policy Studies, Occasional Paper No. 4)

Mona Lee – Alien Child (a novel promoting global democratic governance)

Eric K. Leonard – The Onset of Global Governance: International Relations Theory and the International Criminal Court

Lucio Levi – Crisi dello Stato e governo del mondo (Crisis of the state and world government)

Gil Loescher – UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the 21st Century

Matthias Lutz-Bachmann (with James Bohman, editors) – Perpetual Peace: Essays on Kant’s Cosmopolitan Ideal

Jake Lynch – Debates in Peace Journalism

Kate Macdonald – “Non-Electoral Accountability in Global Politics: Strengthening Democratic Control within the Global Garment Industry” (article, with Terry Macdonald, European Journal of International Law, vol. 17, no. 1)

Terry Macdonald – Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and Representation Beyond Liberal States

Dada Maheshvarananda – After Capitalism: Prout’s Vision for a New World

Raffaele Marchetti – Global Democracy: For and Against

Glen T. Martin – Ascent to Freedom: Practical and Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law

Walter Mattli (with Ngaire Woods) – The Politics of Global Regulation

Steve McIntosh – Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution

Ozay Mehmet (with Errol Mendes) – Global Governance, Economy and Law: Waiting for Justice

Saul Mendlovitz (editor) – On the Creation of a Just World Order: Preferred Worlds for the 1990s

Michael M’Gonigle (editor, with Fred P. Gale) – Nature, Production, Power: Towards an Ecological Political Economy

George Monbiot – The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order

Antonio Mosconi – La fine delle egemonie: Unione europea e federalismo mondiale (The End of the Hegemonies: European Union and World Federalism)

James P. Muldoon Jr. – The Architecture of Global Governance: An Introduction to the Study of International Organizations

Robert Müller – The Birth of a Global Civilization: With Proposals for a New Political System for Planet Earth

Tim Murithi – “Rethinking the United Nations System: Prospects for a World Federation of Nations” (article, International Journal on World Peace)

Chandra Muzaffar – Global Ethic or Global Hegemony?: Reflections on Religion, Human Dignity and Civilisational Interaction

Patrizia Nanz – Europolis: Constitutional Patriotism Beyond the Nation State

Mike Nickerson – Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay

Kai Nielsen – Globalization and Justice

Darren O’Byrne – The Dimensions of Global Citizenship: Political Identity Beyond the Nation-State

Ron Pagnucco (co-editor) – Transnational Social Movements and Global Politics: Solidarity Beyond the State

Heikki Patomäki (with Teivo Teivainen) – A Possible World: Democratic Transformation of Global Institutions

Fred Pearce – The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change (U.S. title, With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change)

Jan Nederveen Pieterse – Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange

Jonathon Porritt – Capitalism: As if the World Matters

Sudhir Chella Rajan – “Global Politics and Institutions: A ‘Utopistic’ View” (article, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42, No. 41)

Stuart Rees – Passion for Peace: Exercising Power Creatively

Joan Roughgarden – The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness

Craig E. Runde – (Chapter 7 in Transcending Boundaries, entitled) “Beyond Nationalism

Saskia Sassen – Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages

Joseph E. Schwartzberg – Revitalizing the United Nations: Reform through Weighted Voting

Modesto Seara-Vazquez – A New Charter for the United Nations

Jim Stark – Rescue Plan for Planet Earth: Democratic World Government through a Global Referendum

John Stewart – Evolution’s Arrow: The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity

Keith Suter – Global Order and Global Disorder: Globalization and the Nation-State

John O. Sutter – Sovereignty, Self-Government and Global Government

Toshio Suzuki – “International Party for the World Government” (article,

Torbjörn Tännsjö – Global Democracy: The Case for a World Government

Peter J. Taylor – World City Network: A Global Urban Analysis

Teivo Teivainen (with Heikki Patomäki) – A Possible World: Democratic Transformation of Global Institutions

Jerry Tetalman (with Byron Belitsos) – One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision for Enforceable Global Law

Oliver Tickell – Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse

John E. Trent (with Monika Rahman) – Modernizing the United Nations System: Civil Society’s Role in Moving from International Relations to Global Governance

Tu Weiming – Humanity and Self-Cultivation: Essays in Confucian Thought

James Tully – Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom, Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedom

Kimon Valaskakis (with Peter S. Sindell) – The Conserver Society: A Workable Alternative for the Future

Frank Vibert – “The new cosmopolitanism” (article, OPEN DEMOCRACY,

Joshua Weiss – Which Way Forward?: Mediator Sequencing Strategies in Intractable Communal Conflicts

Thomas G. Weiss – What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It

Alexander Wendt – “Why a World State is Inevitable” (in the European Journal of International Relations)

Burns H. Weston – “Toward Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security: A Search for Alternatives

Josep Xercavins– “World Democratic Governance” (article, published by Secretariat of the UBUNTU Forum)

James A. Yunker – Political Globalization: A New Vision of Federal World Government

Thomas D. Zweifel – International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics, and Power