The Case for a World Government
By (author) Torbjorn Tannsjo
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Global Democracy by Torbjorn Tannsjo
Book DescriptionIs world government the answer to pressing global issues such as war, global injustices and environmental problems? Torbjorn Tannsjo presents the case for this idea. The notion of a sovereign world government has been defended in the past by philosophers such as Bertrand Russell and A.C. Ewing, but has been eclipsed by less radical ideas to do with peaceful cooperation between sovereign states or, at most, through systems of shared sovereignty. Tannsjo argues that such solutions cannot be effective; moreover he argues, in response to philosophers such as Kant and Rawls, that not only is a world government necessary if we want to solve pressing global problems, it is desirable in its own right. Short, simple to read, and focusing on the key arguments, Global Democracy is intended for anyone who wants to start to think about political solutions to global problems, putting them into a perspective that deserves to be taken seriously. The author's royalties on sales of this book are being donated to Oxfam.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748634989
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Torbjorn Tannsjo
Taking Life, Hardback (September 2015)
When is it right to kill? Three ethical theories are examined, deontology, a moral rights theory, and utilitarianism. The implications of each theory are worked out for different kinds of killing. In the final analysis, utilitarianism can best account for our considered intuitions about these kinds of killing.
Coercive Care, Paperback (May 2015)
Coercive Care asks probing and challenging questions regarding the use of coercion in health care and the social services. The book combines philosophical analysis with comparative studies of social policy and law in a large number of industrialized countries.
Ethics of Sports Medicine, Paperback (August 2013)
This text establishes a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level.
Understanding Ethics, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by Torbjorn Tannsjo
How can we find true or reasonable moral principles to live our everyday lives by? This title presents 7 different moral theories, each of which attempts to provide the answer to the question of what we ought to do and why. It describes each theory, showing how it works in practice, assessing it and putting it into its historical perspective.
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Author Biography - Torbjorn Tannsjo
Torbjorn Tannsjo is Kristian Claeson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. He is author of several books including Global Democracy (EUP, 2008), Conservatism for Our Time (1990), Populist Democracy (1993), Hedonistic Utilitarianism (1998) and Understanding Ethics (2002).
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