World Governance. A Personal European View
Inventing a New World Governance Now
WGI: World Governance Index (2009 Report)
First Proposals for Building a New World-governance Architecture
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Youth and World Governance
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
World Governance Index (WGI)
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Foundations for Biocivilization
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Another Future Is Possible
Proposal Papers for the Rio+20 Peoples Summit
Rio + ???
After Rio+20: What New World Governance Does the World Need?
The Global Marshall Plan
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
Swords into Plowshares
Post-2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future
Dictionary of World Power
Towards a World Citizens Movement
For a World Citizen Movement
International Civil Society Week, Bogota 2016
Final Declaration "Linking Alternatives 2"
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Political and Institutional Governance
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
The New Republic Will be Democratic and Socially Oriented
Soldiers and the Latest Trends: Lessons from Yugoslavia?
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
The One Party Planet
On the Road to a Citizens Assembly
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Barack Obama - Yes we can
The Cosmopolitan State
Conceptualising Global Democracy
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
Statement No. 1
World Protests 2006-2013
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
Abstract global theories are built upon the assumption that the creation of a world community is reducible to a simple choice between the existing international arrangements and an ideal universal order held together in some predetermined structure. The inhuman quality of such speculation is revealed by the way that they terminate in imperatives addressed to the will. Reducing reason to the comprehension of the universal, they leave no room for any further concrete reflection on the essentials of a good common life.
The central mistake of these speculative abstractions is their supposition that a teleology of human flourishing can be derived from timeless symmetries. They fail to see that the future good of the world will depend upon a more concrete understanding of the power and range of human reason. As the proximate measure of human acts, reason has the capacity to pass beyond ideal preferences and reach aspects of the good that are embedded in the more mundane and fragmentary aspects of incarnate existence. The exercise of these abilities requires an awareness of extra-mental realities which is incompatible with the premises of idealism. By concentrating upon the immanent development of consciousness, pure thought limits the mind to a conversation with itself. It assumes that nothing further is to be discovered because all has already been conceived. Thus it misses the meanings which can be discovered outside the self within the working of experience.