Bridge to Global Governance: Tackling Climate Change, Energy Distribution, and Nuclear Proliferation

Bridge to Global Governance: Tackling Climate Change, Energy Distribution, and Nuclear Proliferation

by Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990943785
Publisher: Center for Peace and Global Governance
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing is the founder and director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (, a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global problems through publications, podcasts, lectures, workshops and targeted consulting. She is an international lawyer with eighteen years of experience in private and government practice, both in England and a barrister-at-law and in the United States as a licensed attorney. For the past fifteen years she has been working as an independent scholar writing and lecturing in the areas of global governance and collective security. In addition her books and articles, she maintains a blog at that discusses current global issues and proposes principled solutions. Ms. Ma'ani Ewing was born to a Baha'i pioneer family in Kenya, and has lived in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

Table of Contents


Introduction---Humanity at the Crossroads

1. The Vision

- How and Why the ECSC Was Created

- Jean Monnet and The Schumann Plan

2. What Can We Learn From the ECSC?

- The Qualities and Motivations of Its Founders

- Principles Woven into the Fabric of the Institution

- An Idea Whose Time Had Come

- The Pitfalls We Must Avoid

3. Understanding the Dangers We Face

- Our Excessive Reliance on Fossil Fuels to Meet Soaring Energy Demands Is Severely Harming Us

- Our Current Energy Distribution System Is Irretrievably Broken

- Wielding Oil as a Weapon and the Culture of Impunity

- Global Warming And Climate Change

4. Nuclear Energy Is Necessary In The Short Term

- Fukushima And Other Temporary Set Backs

- Continuing Strong Interest In Certain Geographic Regions

- Taking a Long-term View: Nuclear Energy Is Still a Vitally Important Option

5. Fear Of Nuclear Energy

- Harm to Our Health and Environment

- Comparing Risks

- Reactor Safety

- Proliferation for Military Uses

- Nuclear War

- Nuclear Terrorism

6. Institutions and Policies To Address Our Fears

- Abandon Nuclear Weapons and Reduce Conventional Arsenals

- Create an International Intelligence and Inspection Agency

- Have an International Standing Force to Apply the Rules

- Other Helpful Measures

- Change the System!

7. The ECSC Is A Worthy Model

8. Proposed Design for a Global Agency

- Ingredients for Success

- Nineteen Members

- Indirect Election of Members

- A Consultative Committee

- Majority Decisions, Subject to World Court Appeal

- Mandatory Global Production Levy for a Global Fund

- Control Over the Whole Nuclear Fuel Cycle

- Power to Regulate Nuclear Markets

- Power to Select Sites for Nuclear Plants

- Power to Regulate Health, Safety, and Security

- Globally Binding Rules and Enforcement

- Need for Transitional Period

9. Responding to Skeptics and Opposition





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