Global Democracy by Torbjorn Tannsjo
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Global Democracy
By Torbjorn Tannsjo

Global Democracy

The Case for a World Government

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Global Democracy by Torbjorn Tannsjo

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Is 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 Details

ISBN: 9780748634989
ISBN-10: 0748634983
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Coercive Care by Torbjorn Tannsjo 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 by Torbjorn Tannsjo 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 by Torbjorn Tannsjo Understanding Ethics, Paperback (May 2013)

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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