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
Moving Toward a New World Governance
The Bamako Appeal
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Allende Hoy (English version)
Decent Work as a Goal for the Global Economy
2015 : A turning point to face the climate challenge, exorcise fear and counter the logic of war.
PMCs, Human Security and Global Governance in Global Public Sphere
On the Road to a Citizens Assembly
The IMF, the World Bank, and Respect of Human Rights
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Globalization, Post-materialism and Threefolding
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Conceptualising Global Democracy
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
The Cosmopolitan State
Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action For The Advancement Of The Right Of Access To Information
A Global Pension Plan
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
World Protests 2006-2013
A new historical moment?
The Commons and World Governance
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
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.