Six new books from GTM: 

 

Millennium Dawn

World Revolution Through World Law

Emerging World Law (co-edited with Eugenia Almand)

Ascent to Freedom - The Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law      

Triumph of Civilization - Democracy, Nonviolence, and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth

A Constitution for the Federation of Earth - With Historical Introduction, Commentary, and Conclusion

 


 

(1)  Millennium Dawn

The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation

 

 

 

       Millennium Dawn is a complete examination of our human situation in the light of the global crises at the dawn of the twenty-first century.   It examines the philosophical, spiritual, political and economic conditions under which we live and illuminates the basis for human liberation on planet Earth within the twenty-first century.  

         The book explains the spiritual, political, and economic basis for "practical utopia," the very real possibility of a fulfilled, prosperous, and peaceful co-existence of all peoples, religious, cultures, and nations on the Earth.   It explains the real basis for hope and action for a transformed world of justice, peace, and freedom.

          It shows how we can act here and now to create a free, democratic, and peaceful world for our children to inherit.  It examines both the institutional transformations and the spiritual and conceptual transformations necessary to create a decent world order.

          Below is the table of contents.  Institute for Economic Democracy Press, May 1, 2005.  1-888-533-1020.  ISBN: 0-975-3555-1-1.    www.ied.info

Praise for Millennium Dawn

The book is a masterpiece... It probes the real world we face, and it offers a unified comprehensive, thorough and hopefully original vision.

Dr. Robert Ginsberg, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Penn State, Delaware County

The book ought to be required reading for all politicians and religious leaders, as well as for academicians and the public in general.

Dr. Errol E. Harris, John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy (Emeritus) at Northwestern University

The book is a masterpiece destined to become a bible for a new generation concerned about redeeming our planet from impending destruction. It offers a vision of hope that needs to be adopted worldwide.

Dr. J.W. Smith, Founder, Institute for Economic Democracy, author of Economic Democracy: The Political Struggle of the Twenty-First Century

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Humanity at the Crossroads Between Liberation and Self-destruction

       1 Our Historical Situation and Human Evolution

       2 The Central Themes of the Following Chapters

       3 Three Sources of the Transformative Imperative

       4 The Theme of Transformative Praxis

PART I. A HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY OF SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL MATURITY

2. A Planetary Paradigm: the Principle of Unity-in-Diversity

       1 The Emergent Paradigm for Science and Human Life

       2 The Fragmented "Modern" Paradigm

       3 Fragmented Civilization and Fragmented Selves

       4 What Personal Wholeness Is Not.

       5 A Paradigm for Personal Unity-in-Diversity

       6 The Existential Roots of Personal Fragmentation.

       7 The Cosmic Dimension of Personal Unity-in-Diversity

3. Deep Nonviolence: The Dynamic Relationship of Compassion, Critical Theory, and Active Nonviolence

       1 Deep Violence: Three Interrelated Forms of Violence

       2 The Roots of Institutional Violence in the Fractured Human Self

       3  Planetary Maturity as Deep Nonviolence

       4  The Inseparability of Compassion and Critical Theory

       5  Active Nonviolence

PART II. SPIRITUAL LIBERATION

4. Religious and Spiritual Maturity in the 20th and 21st centuries

       1 The Copernican Revolution in Religion

       2 Seven Historical Developments Behind the New Religious Maturity

       3 Misguided Reactions to the Copernican Revolution

5. Spirituality and Mysticism

       1 The Contemporary Study of Mysticism

       2 Six Issues in the Study of Mysticism

       3 The Possibility of Spiritual and Social Awakening at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century

6. Stages of Human Development Toward Ethical and Spiritual Maturity:

A Critical Dialogue with Habermas, Kohlberg, Carter, and Fowler

       1 Stages in Human Development

       2 Jurgen Habermas

       3 Kohlberg and Carter in relation to Habermas

       4 James Fowler and Stages of Faith

       5 The Inseparability of the Ethical and Political

       6 Maturity and Transformative Praxis

PART III. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIBERATION

7. An Ethical and Spiritual Foundation for Mature Socialist Theory: Marx, Habermas, Kant, Levinas, and Krishnamurti

       1  Defining Socialism

       2  The Dignity of Persons in Marx

       3  Habermas and Socialism

       4  Kant: the Absolute Obligation for a Transformed Society

       5  Levinas, Habermas, and Marx

       6  Socialism as the Political-Economic Form of Love and the Work of Krishnamurti

       4  Compassionate Planetary Socialism

8. The Maturing of Critical Theory

       1 The Goals of "Critical Social Theory"

       2 Defining "Critical Social Theory"

       3 Marx on Reform versus Revolution

       4 Marx’s "Materialism" and Morality

9. The Nightmare of Monopoly Capitalism and the Dream of Democratic Socialism

      1 Systematic Monopolization of Economic, Political, Ideological, and Military Power

       2 Historical Evolution of the Capitalist System

       3 Democracy, Development, or Repression?

       4 Immorality and Instrumental Irrationality

       5 Ideological Control and Substantial Irrationality

       6 The Mature Dream of Socialism

       7 Eschatology and the Dream of Socialism

PART IV. PRACTICAL UTOPIA AND DEMOCRATIC WORLD GOVERNMENT

10. The Principle of Unity in Diversity and Three Sources of Transformative Spirituality

       1  The Paradigm Shift to Unity-in-Diversity

           2  The Thought of Levinas in Relation to Unity-in-Diversity

       3  The Truth is Beyond Knowledge and Being

       4  The Mystical Source of a Revolutionary Spirituality

       5  The Ethical Source of a Revolutionary Spirituality

       6  The Eschatological Source of a Revolutionary Spirituality

       7  Integration of the Three Sources of Revolutionary Spirituality

11. The Principle of Unity-in-Diversity and Democratic World Government

       1 The Principles of Unity-in-Diversity, Whole and Part

            2 Unity-in-Diversity as a Founding Principle in the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

           3 Freedom and the Danger of Totalitarian Totalization.

           4 World Peace and the Possibility of Human Fulfillment.

      5 Bourgeois Idealism, Human Survival, and Practical Utopia

12. Practical and Revolutionary Implications of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth

      1 The Struggle for World Government

       2 The Constitution for the Federation of Earth

       3 Socialist Values and the Earth Constitution

       4 Marx, Habermas, and the Earth Constitution

       5 Sovereignty of the People of Earth

PART V. PRACTICAL UTOPIA AND TRANSFORMATIVE PRAXIS

13. A Paradigm Shift to Universal Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity

       1 From Atomistic Fragmentation to Integrated Wholeness

       2 A Planetary Society Founded on Principle

       3 Immediate Economic Prosperity under the Earth Constitution

       4 The Transition to Planetary Maturity

14. Conclusion: Barcelona Reflections on Transformative Praxis for the 21st Century

       1  A Tour of Barcelona

       2  Postmodern Relativism

       3  Solidarity

       4  Ten Aspects of Revolutionary Praxis for the Twenty-first Century

       5  Barcelona at the Cross-roads of Human Existence

Works Cited

Sources of the Epigraphs

Index

About the Author

 


 

 

(2)   World Revolution Through World Law -

Basic Documents of the Emerging Earth Federation

       Edited, with an Introduction and Other Writings, by Glen T. Martin.  

    This small volume will include a substantial Introduction, the Manifesto of the Earth Federation, the Declaration of the Rights of People to Create an Earth Constitution and Hold Sessions of a Provisional World Parliament, the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Constitution, and a number of essays on why it is necessary to ratify the Constitution immediately.  

    The former four documents are official documents of the Earth Federation and provide the basis for a true "world revolution through world law."  Institute for Economic Democracy Press, fall, 2005. 

ISBN: 0-975-3555-2-X.  www.ied.info   1-888-533-1020.

 

The Introduction to World Revolution Through World Law is posted on this web site.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Foreword by Dr. T. P. Amerasinghe


Chapter One

Introduction

1. The History Behind the Documents in this Book
2. World Revolution as a Paradigm Shift from Framentation to Unity-in-Diversity
3. The Twisted Logic of the Nation-state system
4. Are We Within the Belly of a Beast or the Box of Our Own Assumptions?
5. Global Monopoly Capitalism
6. Economics - Inequality Structured into Law
7. The “Normalization” of Evil
8. Revolution and Legitimacy

Chapter Two

Declaration of the Rights of the People of Earth to
Create and Ratify a World Constitution and hold Sessions of the Provisional World Parliament


Commentary - Glen T. Martin: A Democratically Created Constitution and a Founded World Order

Chapter Three

Manifesto of the Earth Federation

Foreword
1. Prologue
2. What the Earth Federation has accomplished to date
3. Humanity poised at the crossroads between destruction and
liberation
4. Failure of the United Nations
5. The dead end environmental hopes of Rio and Johannesburg
6. The condition of our world at the dawn of the twenty-first
century
7. Common sense economics under democratic world government
8. Where do we go from here?

Chapter Four

A Constitution For The Federation Of Earth

Preamble

Article 1 - Broad Functions of the World Government

Article 2 - Basic Structure of World Federation and World
Government

Article 3 - Organs of the World Government

Article 4 - Grant of Specific Powers to the World Government

Article 5 - The World Parliament
Sec. A - Functions and Powers of the World Parliament
Sec. B - Composition of the World Parliament

Sec. C - The House of Peoples
Sec. D - The House of Nations
Sec. E - The House of Counselors
Sec. F - Procedures of the World Parliament

Article 6 - The World Executive
Sec. A - Functions and Powers of the World Executive
Sec. B - Composition of the World Executive
Sec. C - The Presidium
Sec. D - The Executive Cabinet
Sec. E - Procedures of the World Executive
Sec. F - Limitations on the World Executive

Article 7 - The World Administration
Sec. A - Functions of the World Administration
Sec. B - Structure and Procedures of the World Administration
Sec. C - Departments of the World Administration

Article 8 - The Integrative Complex
Sec. A - Definition
Sec. B - The World Civil Service Administration
Sec. C - The World Boundaries and Elections Administration
Sec. D - Institute on Governmental Procedures and World Problems
Sec. E - The Agency for Research and Planning
Sec. F - The Agency for Technological and Environmental
Assessment
Sec. G - The World Financial Administration
Sec. H - Commission for Legislative Review

Article 9 - The World Judiciary
Sec. A - Jurisdiction of the World Supreme Court
Sec. B - Benches of the World Supreme Court
Sec. C - Seats of the World Supreme Court
Sec. D - The Collegium of World Judges
Sec. E - The Superior Tribunal of the World Supreme Court

Article 10 - The Enforcement System

Sec. A - Basic Principles

Sec. B - The Structure for Enforcement
Sec. C - The World Police
Sec. D - The Means of Enforcement

Article 11 - The World Ombudsmus
Sec. A - Functions and Powers of the World Ombudsmus
Sec. B - Composition of the World Ombudsmus

Article 12 - Bill of Rights for the Citizens of Earth

Article 13 - Directive Principles for the World Government

Article 14 - Safeguards and Reservations
Sec. A - Certain Safeguards
Sec. B - Reservation of Powers

Article 15 - World Federal Zones and the World Capitals
Sec. A - World Federal Zones
Sec. B - The World Capitals
Sec. C - Locational Procedures

Article 16 - World Territories and Exterior Relations
Sec. A - World Territory
Sec. B - Exterior Relations

Article 17 - Ratification and Implementation
Sec. A - Ratification of the World Constitution
Sec. B - Stages of Implementation
Sec. C - First Operative Stage of World Government
Sec. D - Second Operative Stage of World Government
Sec. E - Full Operative Stage of World Government
Sec. F - Costs of Ratification

Article 18 - Amendments

Article 19 - Provisional World Government
Sec. A - Actions to be Taken by the World Constituent Assembly
Sec. B - Work of the Preparatory Commissions
Sec. C - Composition of the Provisional World Parliament
Sec. D - Formation of the Provisional World Executive
Sec. E - First Actions of the Provisional World Government


Chapter Five

Summary and Analysis of the Earth Constitution


1. The Preamble
2. Article 1: Broad Functions of the Earth Federation
3. The World Parliament
4. The World Courts
5. The World Attorneys General and Police
6. The World Ombudsmus
7. The World Executive
8. Article 12: The First Bill of Rights
9. Article 13: The Second Bill of Rights
10. Article 14: Safeguards and Reservations for People and Nations
11. Article 17: The Process of Ratification
12. Article 19: Provisional World Government


Chapter Six

Essays on the Promise and Necessity of World Law

1. The Philosophy of Anarchism versus the Philosophy of
Democratic World Government - Glen T. Martin
2. The Earth Constitution and the Question of Sovereignty -
Terence P. Amerasinghe
3. The Roots of Terrorism in “Sovereign” Nation-states and the Path
to a Secure World Order - Glen T. Martin
4. Are We Unteachable? - Errol E. Harris
5. World Legal Revolution - Eugenia Almand
6. The Philosophy of Nonviolence and World Revolution Through
World Law - Glen T. Martin
7. The Principles of Ecology and the Earth Federation -
Glen T. Martin

Chapter Seven

Conclusion: Pledge, Resolution, and
Revolution


1. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Federation of Earth
2. Commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance - Glen T. Martin
3. The Campaign for a Transformed World Order
4. Resolution for the Creation of a Democratic World Parliament
5. The Urgency of World Revolution Through World Law - Glen T.
Martin

Appendix: The Development of a World Parliament: A Brief History

Selected Bibliography and Works Cited

Index


 



 

(3)  Emerging World Law -

Key Documents and Decisions of the Global Constituent Assemblies and Provisional World Parliament

       Edited by Eugenia Almand and Glen T. Martin, with a Preface by Dr. Terence Amerasinghe.

 

This book includes the work of the World Constituent Assemblies and the Provisional World Parliament from the origins of this movement in 1958 until the present.  It will include commentary on the world legislative acts and the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, a history of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, a substantial introduction and conclusion, and other important material.   2010, Institute for Economic Democracy Press.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (by Terence Amerasinghe)

 Part One – The Earth Federation Movement

Subintroduction

Chapter One:             Introduction (by Glen T. Martin)

1.1 The Greatest Gift to Humankind: the Possibility of Peace and Prosperity

1.2 The Structures and Functions of World Unity through World Law

1.3 Democratic World Law: Democracy and Private Property

1.4 Democratic World Law: Democracy and Sovereignty

Executive Summary of the Earth Constitution

Charts and diagram plates of Earth Federation

 Chapter Two:            A history of the World Constitution & Parliament Association, the Global Constituent Assemblies and sessions of the provisional World Parliament to date (by Terence Amerasinghe)

Chapter Four:           Manifesto of the Earth Federation

Photo Plates from the historical roots and from the World Constituent Assemblies

 Volume 1 - Part Two _ The Constitution for the Federation of Earth and provisional World Government

Subintroduction

Chapter Five:    Analytical Commentary on World Constitutions (by Eugenia Almand)

Chapter Six:   The Constitution for the Federation of Earth (by World Constituent Assemblies: primary authors Henry P. Isely, Terence.P. Amerasinghe, Syed Md. Husein, D,M. Spencer & Max Habicht)

Chapter Seven:     Interpretation of the Earth Constitution (by Eugenia Almand)

Chapter Eight:      Legitimate World Law

Chapter Nine :      Resolutions and declarations of the provisional World Parliament

Chapter Ten:         Legislative Summaries of World Legislative Acts 1 through 42

Chapter Eleven:     Conclusion – Volume 1 (by Glen T. Martin)

Index for Volume 1

 

 


 

 

(4)   Ascent to Freedom

- Practical & Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law

Glen T. Marin

January 2008

      This book expresses the transformative meaning of the concepts of "democracy" and "law" as these have emerged from the Western philosophical tradition. It studies the paradigm-shifts in the social and natural sciences that open up an entirely new, holistic and emergent evolutionary view of reality and shows the connections with democratic world law.  It traces the history of the philosophy of law from Ancient thought to the present and explains the immense possibilities of the democratic idea for a world of peace, freedom, justice, and prosperity. January 2008, Institute for Economic Democracy Press.

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Philosophy and law

1.2 Ascent to Democratic Freedom

1.3 Ascent to Planetary Maturity

1.4 Outline of the Chapters Below

CHAPTER TWO: THE PARADIGM SHIFT FROM HUMAN NATURE TO HUMAN POSSIBILITIES

2.1 The Task of Philosophy in Our Day

2.2 Rational Freedom and the Depths of Existence

2.3 Beyond Reductionism to Responsiveness

2.4 Contemporary Psychology and Human Possibilities

2.5 Rational Freedom Oriented toward Wholeness and Kant's Categorical Imperative

CHAPTER THREE: EMERGENT EVOLUTIONISM AND SCIENTIFIC HOLISM

3.1  The Axis Period in Human History

3.2 The Paradigm of Newtonian Physics and Philosophy

3.3 The Paradigm Shift of the Twentieth Century

3.4 Science, Values, and Emergent Evolution

3.5 The Newtonian Paradigm and "The Sea of Faith"

3.6 Holism and Humanity

CHAPTER FOUR: ANCIENT THOUGHT TO THE RENAISSANCE

4.1  Democracy and Our Common Humanity

4.2  The Pre-Socratic Beginnings

4.3   Plato

4.4   Aristotle

4.5   The Stoics and Cicero

4.6   St. Augustine

4.7   St. Thomas Aquinas

4.8   The Renaissance and the Birth of the Modern World

CHAPTER FIVE: HOBBES, LOCKE, AND ROUSSEAU

5.1 Hobbes and the Early Modern Period

5.2 John Locke

5.3 Locke and Private Property

5.4 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

CHAPTER SIX: KANT, HEGEL, AND MARX

6.1 Immanuel Kant

6.2 Kant and World Law

6.3 Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel

6.4 Karl Marx

6.5 Marx and World Law

6.6  Overview of Western Philosophy of Law

CHAPTER SEVEN: TWENTIETH-CENTURY MORALITY, LAW, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

7.1 Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Conventional Aspects of "Law" and "Morality"

7.2  H.L.A. Hart's Conception of Law and Beyond

7.3 Wittgenstein and Morality

7.4 Morality and the Philosophy of Law

7.5 The Community of Rights in the Thought of Alan Gewirth

7.6 The Community of Rights in the Thought of Leonard Nelson

CHAPTER EIGHT: JÜRGEN HABERMAS

8.1 Language and Values

8.2 Explanation versus Emergent Evolutionary Abilities

8.3 Morality Beyond Discourse Ethics

8.4 Democracy and Law

CHAPTER NINE: THE DEMOCRATIC FOUNDATIONS

9.1 Historical Overview

9.2  The Modern World System

9.3 Fragmentation and the Quest for Wholeness

9.4 The Paradigm Shift to Holism and the Common Good

9.5 John Dewey: Democracy as a Foundational Moral Framework for Human Life

9.6 Democracy and Self-Transcendence

9.7 Seven Criteria for Democratic Law

CHAPTER TEN: THE LEGITIMACY OF LAW IN NATION-STATES

10.1 Effectiveness Criteria for Political Legitimacy

10.2 The Illegitimacy of Nation-States Today

10.3 The Concept of Sovereignty of the People of Earth

10.4  Sovereignty and the Emerging Earth Federation

10.5  International Law and the U.N. System

CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE PROMISE AND NECESSITY OF WORLD LAW

11.1 Theory and the Modern Paradigm

11.2 Contemporary Scholarship on Nation-statehood and Sovereignty

11.3 The Enlarged Ecological-Democratic Paradigm

11.4 Restoring the Legitimacy of Nations under Article 14 of the Earth Constitution

11.5 Consequences of Transformed Assumptions under the Earth Federation

11.6 A Supreme Act of Civil Obedience to a Unified World Order

CONCLUSION: ASCENT TO FREEDOM

12.1  Emergent Destiny and our Maturity Fear

12.2  Ten Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law

12.3  Ascent to Freedom

A CONSTITUTION FOR THE FEDERATION OF EARTH

Appendix: A Brief History of the Earth Constitution

Works Cited and Bibliography

Index

 

5. Triumph of Civilization -

Democracy, Nonviolence, and the

Piloting of Spaceship Earth

(2010)

 

Triumph of Civilization examines the concepts of democracy and nonviolence in the light of our global twenty-first century crises and develops a deeper understanding of democracy as inherently nonviolent and fundamentally holistic. Our current world is analyzed in terms of its degree of democracy and levels of violence, showing that today’s civilization is both profoundly undemocratic and intrinsically violent. The book reveals the way out of our current crises through establishing a non-military Earth Federation that actualizes the three most fundamental features of authentic democracy: positive freedom, reasonable economic equality, and a global community of unity in diversity.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Preface

 Introduction: Holism and Democracy  1

The New Holism of Our Time  3

Basic Arguments of this Book  9

PART ONE: PLANETARY AWAKENING AND THE IMPERATIVE FOR GENUINE DEMOCRACY  15

 Chapter One: Democracy and Our Higher Human Potential  17

          The Immense Hope and Promise of the Past 50 Years

 1.1  Transformative Forces  19

1.2  The Promise of Democracy  22

1.3  Rationality and Community  25

1.4  Our Higher Human Potential  31

1.5  Holistic Spirituality  36

 Chapter Two: Global Democracy and Planetary Maturity  41

            The Final Option for Spaceship Earth

 2.1  Early-modern Atomism, Liberal Democracy, and the New Holism  42

2.2  Positive Freedom and Planetary Democracy  50

2.3  Democracy and Human Evolution  61

2.4 The Moral Imperative for Planetary Democracy  69

2.5  Maturity and Democracy  74

 Chapter Three: Education and Values for a Democratic World Order  85

            Education and a Holism: Foundations for a New Planetary Ethic

 3.1 Philosophical and Social-Scientific Understanding of Human Development  87

3.2   Holism and the Principle of Unity in diversity  94

3.3  The Fragmented Modern World and Historical Forces that Impede Human Development  98

3.4 Education for Critical Consciousness  102

3.5 Education for a Democratic World Order  107

 PART TWO: IMPERIAL DOMINATION AND SYSTEMIC WORLD DISORDER  113

Chapter Four: The Deep Violence of Our Modern World System  115

       Religion and the Global Transformation from Deep Violence to Deep   Nonviolence

 4.1  Spirituality and Nonviolence  118

4.2  Religion and Nonviolence  112

4.3  The Violent Structure of Today’s World System  125

4.4  Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Violence of Nihilism  133

 Chapter Five: Religious and Revolutionary Violence  137

         Understandable Reactions to a Horrific World System

 5.1  Rebel Violence and the Response of Counter-Insurgency Warfare  138

5.2  Religiously Motivated Violence  145

5.3  A Nonviolent Political and Economic Order for Earth  152

 Chapter Six: Violent Economics  157

     Understanding Our World System as a Key to Global Peace and Prosperity   

 6.1  Economics and the Triumph of Civilization  158

6.2  Nation-states, Monopoly Capitalism, and Violence  162

6.3  Primitive Accumulation, Banking, and Corporations  167

6.4 World Trade, International Banking, and the Threat of Global Totalitarianism  174

PART THREE: DAWN OF A HOLISTIC EARTH CIVILIZATION  181

 Chapter Seven: A Nonviolent Democratic Community for the Earth  183

      Authentic Political and Economic Democracy as Central to a Holistic World Order

 7.1  Human Communities as a Moral Framework for Human Life  185

7.2  Eight Principles of Authentic Democracy  188

7.3  Socialism: Economics Based on Fundamental Human Values  194

7.4  Democracy Requires a United World under the Earth Constitution  208

7.5  Monetary Reform: Its Basic Agreement and Fatal Flaw  215

7.6  Specific Economic Arrangements under the Earth Constitution  220

 Chapter Eight: Nonviolence and World Order  227

     The Moral Impossibility of Military Service or Sovereign Nation-States under the Genuine Rule of Law

 8.1  The Kantian Principle of Moral Autonomy  230

8.2  Military Service is both Contradictory and Immoral  239

8.3  The Sovereign Nation-State System as Inherently Terrorist  246

8.4  The Moral Vacuum of Today’s International System  254

8.5  The Locus of Legitimate Democratic Government  257

 Chapter Nine: A Nonviolent Peace System for Spaceship Earth  261

         The Anatomy of a Holistic World Community

 9.1  The Philosophy of Nonviolence and World Law  262

9.2  Civilian Police verses Military Force  268

9.3  Principles of Nonviolence behind the Institutionalization of Peace  274

9.4  The Institutionalization of Peace  278

 Chapter Ten: Conclusion –The Twenty-first Century Triumph of Civilization  285

     Planetary Maturity, Nonviolent Institutions, and a Holistic Earth Community

10.1  Ascent to the Freedom of Holism  286

10.2  Planetary Maturity  288

10.3  A Founded Society  291

10.4  A Common Sense Political and Economic System 293

10.5  Rationality and Spirituality  295

10.6  Nonviolence  297

10.7  The Triumph of Civilization  298

 Appendix A.  The Development of the Earth Constitution and the Provisional World Parliament – A Brief History  301

 Appendix B.  A Constitution for the Federation of Earth  305

 Appendix C.  Diagram of the Earth Federation  370

 Sources of the Epigraphs  371

 Selected Bibliography and Works Cited  372

Index  386

 

A Constitution for the Federation of Earth - With Historical Introduction, Commentary, and Conclusion

2010

 

This book represents the first time the Constitution for the Federation of Earth has been appeared in print from an official press with its own ISBN number.   The Constitution was developed by a drafting committee of 25 persons with feedback from hundreds of world citizens over a period of 33 years from 1968 to 1991.  In this premiere edition, Glen T. Martin has written a substantive historical introduction situating the Earth Constitution within the world federalist movement of the past 80 years, an extensive commentary on the Constitution that explains the significance of its 19 articles one by one, and a conclusion in which he discusses the larger meaning of the Constitution and the Earth Federation Movement that promotes it. The book includes bibliography and index as well as a number of appendices containing the relevant documents surrounding the Constitution and the Earth Federation Movement.

Table of Contents

 

I.    Historical Introduction: The Most Important Document

 of the 20th and 21st Centuries                                                             

1.  The Absolute Need for a Planetary Constitution

2.  Definitions of World Federalism

3.  Historical Overview of World Federalism

4.  Creation of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth

5.  World Federalism  Today

6.  Proposals for U.N.Reform

7.  Proposals for an Earth Constitution

8.  Conclusion: A World Federal Constitution as a Human Right

II.   A Constitution for the Federation of Earth

Preamble

Article 1 - Broad Functions of the Earth Federation

Article 2 - Basic Structure of World Federation                   

Article 3 - Organs of the Earth Federation                      

Article 4 - Grant of Specific Powers to the Earth Federation

Article5 - The World Parliament

Article 6 - The World Executive

Article 7 The World Administration

                                                                                  Article 8 - The Integrative Complex         

Article 9 - The World Judiciary    

Article 10 - The Enforcement System     

Article 11 - The      

Article 12 - Bill of Rights for the Citizens of Earth

Article 13 -Directive Principles for the Earth Federation                                

Article 14 - Safeguards and Reservations                              

Article 15 - World Federal Zones and the World Capitals

Article 16 - World Territories and Exterior Relations                         

Article 17 - Ratification and Implementation                                       

Article 18 - Amendments                             

Article 19 Provisional Earth Federation                                 

 

III.  Original Signatories to the Earth Constitution

IV.  Commentary and Analysis 

 1.  The Preamble

 2.  Article 1: Broad Functions of the Earth Federation

 3.  The World Parliament

 4.  The World Courts

 5.  The World Attorneys General and Police

 6.  The World Ombudsmus

 7.  The World Executive

 8.  Article 12: The First Bill of Rights

 9.  Article 13: The Second Bill of Rights

 10. Safeguards and Reservations for People and Nations

 11.  Article 17: The Process of Ratification

 12.  Article 18: Amendments

 13.  Article 19 Provisional World Government

 V.  Conclusion: Our Great Hope at the Dawn of the 21st Century

 1.  Legitimacy and Authority of the Earth Constitution    

 2.  The Earth Federation Movement  since 2003 

 3.  Love, Justice, and the Rule of Law

 VI.   Appendices          

 1.  Earth Federation Diagram                      

 2.  A Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth Constitution

  3.  Sample Parliamentary Resolution for all legislative bodies

  4.  Executive Summary of the Earth Constitution

  5. The Development of the Earth Constitutionand Provisional World Parliament: A Brief History

  6. Declaration of the Rights of the People of Earth to create and ratify a World Constitution and hold sessions of the Provisional World Parliament

  7. How you can support the Earth Federation Movement         

  Bibliography

   Index

 


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