The Grand Convergence

Economic and Political Aspects of Human Progress

Authors: Yunker, J.

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This book describes, evaluates, and advocates for, sweeping changes in our global economic and political structure to ensure the prospects of global human civilization as we confront an uncertain future. It argues both for the Marshall Plan and for a limited federal world government to replace the quasi-anarchic international regime of today.

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JAMES A. YUNKER is Professor of Economics at Western Illinois University, USA and the author of ten books including Common Progress: The Case for a World Economic Equalization Program and Political Globalization: A New Vision of Federal World Government

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"James Yunker offers in this work a provocative and nuanced argument for limited world government. His account is particularly notable for the sustained attention it gives to tyranny concerns, and for its accessible application of economic principles to issues related to global poverty and economic inequality. The book should be of interest to students of global governance and international relations more generally, but also those concerned with some possible means of addressing sustainable and globally comprehensive economic development." - Luis Cabrera, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Birmingham

"Conventionalwisdomarguesthat any sort of aglobal authorityis unimaginable. James Yunker challenges this view by providing an innovative plan for a limited federal world government thatgoes beyond the United Nations, but not so far as tothreaten legitimate national interests.This bookconstitutes a welcome antidote to prevalent complacencyand wishful thinking about effective global governance in the absence of effective global government." - Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The City University of New York

"At its core The Grand Convergence is a clarion call to take seriously the question of how the global system can be structured to overcome the primary problems faced by humankind. This book makes a serious and original contribution to the literature on global governance. Whether they agree with him or not, both the lay and the professional reader will find Yunker's style highly engaging and his argument challenging." - Andrew Strauss, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Looking Ahead: The Long View

    Pages 1-30

    Yunker, James A.

  • Political Convergence: Supernational Federation

    Pages 31-70

    Yunker, James A.

  • Economic Convergence: Global Marshall Plan

    Pages 71-112

    Yunker, James A.

  • On the Practicality of Federal World Government

    Pages 113-152

    Yunker, James A.

  • On the Advisability of Federal World Government

    Pages 153-196

    Yunker, James A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Grand Convergence
Book Subtitle
Economic and Political Aspects of Human Progress
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
James A. Yunker
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11264-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230112643
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10375-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28811-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 246
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