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World Peace and the Human Family : Points of Conflict - Roy Weatherford

World Peace and the Human Family

Points of Conflict

Hardcover Published: 7th October 1993
ISBN: 9780415063029
Number Of Pages: 188

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Modern news coverage, dominated by images of violence and warfare, suggests that war is a ubiquitous feature of contemporary society. Historians say it has always been so, and many theorists of international relations argue that nothing is likely to change. Yet in this timely book, Roy Weatherford proposes that we are on the verge of a profound change in social relations. He foresees the end of the sovereignty of nation-states and the warfare between them, and the beginning of the rule of democratically established, collectively enforced international law.
"World Peace and the Human Family" analyzes the possibility of achieving world peace and cogently argues for the moral and political changes necessary to make it a reality. The book explains why some geo-political units--such as the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia--are fragmenting, while others--such as the European Community and United Nations--are coalescing and strengthening.
Weatherford's argument remains philosophically pragmatic, politically realistic, and technologically optimistic. He believes that national sovereignty and jingoistic provincialism must yield to a world culture, speaking a world language, subject to a world government and living as a world-wide family--the human family.

World peace as an idealp. 1
World peace as a possibilityp. 10
World peace as an institutionp. 40
The human family as an idealp. 72
The human family as a possibilityp. 77
The human family as an institutionp. 86
Economic interdependencep. 90
Cultural interdependencep. 97
Environmental interdependencep. 118
What is important?p. 127
Who is a person?p. 130
Utilitarianism for the familyp. 141
Conclusion: a family at peacep. 149
Notesp. 154
Select Bibliographyp. 166
Indexp. 170
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ISBN: 9780415063029
ISBN-10: 0415063027
Series: Points of Conflict
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 7th October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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