In this masterwork, Dr. Glen T. Martin shows why our predicament requires the creation of a global social contract that can only be adopted through a profound philosophic shift to holismthe same evolutionary holism that has swept all of the world’s sciences. He explains why this new holism, if applied to global governance, would require a world federation under enforceable global law. Humanity can never flourish, Martin argues, unless we build a well-governed world that leaves behind our fragmented system of self-interested nation-states and global corporations bent on profit. In establishing his argument, Dr. Martin mines the thought of the world’s leading philosophers and social theorists to create an unprecedented synthesisone that goes far beyond his previous books to reveal the way forward on the basis of a united planet with immense possibilities for a future global renaissance.
“Sweeps away the cloud of dust of selfishly motivated men in authority who divide the people and the nations, creating factionalism in every form of human activity. I congratulate Dr. Glen Martin for his learned, practical, and inspired effort for world unity.” The Honorable A. P. Misra, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of India
“This book is visionary and appears at a time when the speed of change and the perceived failinigs of current institutions call out for just such a vision.” Marc Pilisuk, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Saybrook University; author of The Hidden Structure of Violence
“Incredibly rich with insights, wisdom, and scholarship...this remarkable book offers profound solutions to our global predicament.” Barbara Marx Hubbard, futurist, author of Conscious Evolution
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Glen T. Martin, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at Radford University in Virginia and chair of its Peace Studies program. Dr. Martin is president of International Philosophers for Peace, and president of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, the world's leading advocate for a constitution for a democratic federal world government. As a result of his decades of peace activities, Martin has received several international awards, including the "World Peace Award" from the Office of the World Peace Envoy in Bangkok, Thailand, 2008, and the Gusi International Peace Prize in Manila, Phillipines, 2013. He has also been nominated for the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award.
|Publisher:||The Institute for Economic Democracy|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)|