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Creating A World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey By Joseph E. Schwartzberg
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This study explores how the democratic deficit of the United Nations can be progressively minimized by the development of a global parliamentary body. After establishing a conceptual platform, three... More > evolutionary steps with four specific models for the apportionment of seats are set forth for what would eventually become a directly elected world assembly. Praise: “This important study for the first time demonstrates successive models for the implementation of a world parliament. It makes the undertaking very tangible and shows that, in principle, there are no technical obstacles that cannot be overcome. What is needed is the political will.” —Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament; “The creation of a global parliamentary assembly should be on the political agenda sooner or later. The apportionment of seats is a key question. This inspiring study demonstrates possible approaches.” —Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, former UN Under-Secretary-General< Less