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Books of Interest


There is an enormous literature on European and world federalism and related topics. An up-to-date review of recent books in this area may be found at the Citizens for Global Solutions website, edited by Ron Glossop. A recent publication by Leinen and Bummel listed below gives a detailed and up-to-date account of the world federalist movement in general, and the campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in particular. A longer list of books and articles which may be of interest are:



Norman Angell, The Great Illusion (Heinemann, London, 1911)


D. Archibugi, The Reform of the UN and Cosmopolitan Democracy: A Critical Review, Journal of Peace Research, No. 3, 301 (1993) –


David Arter, The Politics of European Integration in the Twentieth Century (Dartmouth, Aldershot, 1993)


Edouard Balladur. Pour une Union occidentale entre l’Europe et les Etats-Unis (Paris: Fayard, 2007).

J.P. Baratta, Strengthening the United Nations: A Bibliography on U.N. Reform and World Federalism (Greenwood, Westport, 1987)


J.P. Baratta, The International History of the World Federalist Movement , Peace and Change 14, 372 (1989)


Frank Barnaby (ed.), Building a More Democratic United Nations; Proceedings of the 1st. International Conference on a More Democratic U.N. (Frank Cass, London, 1991)


A.F.C. Beales, The History of Peace (G.Bell, London, 1931)


Jeremy Bentham, Plan for an Universal and Perpetual Peace (1789), see Cooper1974


Louis Beres and Harry Targ, Reordering the Planet (Allyn and Bacon, Boston, 1974)


R.R. Bowie and C.J. Friedrich, Studies in Federalism (Little, Brown; Boston, 1954)


Our Common Future, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1990)


James Bryce, The American Commonwealth, 3 vols. (Macmillan, London, 1888)


Ingvar Carlsson and Sridath Ramphal (chairs), Our Global Neighbourhood; Report of the Commission on Global Governance (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995)


President Jimmy Carter, Report on the Reform and Restructuring of the U.N. System (1978)


E. Childers and B. Urquhart, Renewing the United Nations (Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, 1994)


Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn, World Peace through World Law (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1966)


B.W. Cook, S.E. Cooper and C. Chatfield (eds.), Peace Projects of the Seventeenth Century (Garland, New York, 1972)


S. Cooper (ed.), Peace Projects of the Eighteenth Century (Garland, New York, 1974)


Richard N. Coudenhove-Kalergi, Pan-Europa (Pan Europa Verlag, Vienna, 1923)


Norman Cousins, In Place of Folly (Harper, NewYork, 1961)


Emeric Crucé, The New Cyneas (1623) (reprinted Garland, New York, 1972)


Dante Alighieri, De Monarchia, transl. F.J. Church (Macmillan, London, 1879)

John Davenport, A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods (Routledge, 2018)


Garry Davis, The World is my Country (Putnam, New York, 1961)


K.W. Deutsch et al., Political Community and the North Atlantic Area (Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1957)


Carl Van Doren, The Great Rehearsal (Viking Penguin, New York, 1987)


Pierre Dubois, De Recuperatione Terre Sancte (reprinted Columbia University Press, New York, 1956)


A. Etzioni, Political Unification (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1965)


Richard Falk, A Study of Future Worlds (Free Press, New York, 1982)


R.A. Falk, S.S. Kim and S.H. Mendlovitz (eds.), Towards a Just World Order (Westview Press, Boulder, 1982)


Benjamin B. Ferencz and Ken Keyes, Jr., Planethood (Vision Books, Coos Bay, 1988)


Benjamin B. Ferencz, Enforcing International Law, 2 volumes (Oceana Publications, New York, 1983)


Johan Galtung, The European Community: A Superpower in the Making (George Allen & Unwin, London, 1973)


Johan Galtung, The True Worlds (Free Press, New York, 1980)


Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses (Norton, New York, 1960)


Grant Gilmore, The Feasibility of Compulsory Legal Settlement, Yale Law Journal 55, 1049 (1946); reprinted in Hartmann1952.


Ronald J. Glossop, World Federation? A Critical Analysis of Federal World Government (McFarland & Co., Jefferson NC, 1993)


Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika (Fontana, London, 1987)


Hugo Grotius, De Jure Belli ac Pacis (selections reprinted in Cook1972)


Ernst B. Haas, The Uniting of Europe (Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1958)


Ernst B. Haas, Beyond the Nation-State (Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1964)


Walter Hallstein, United Europe – Challenge and Opportunity (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1962)

Christopher Hamer, A Global Parliament: Principles of World Federation (Amazon, 1998)


F.A. von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Dymock’s, Sydney, 1944)


Shirley Hazzard, Defeat of an Ideal: A Study of the Self-Destruction of the United Nations (Macmillan, London, 1973)


Robert L. Heilbroner, Forging a United Europe (New York, 1961)


Dieter Heinrich, The Case for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (World Federalist Movement, New York, 1992)


David Held, Democracy and the Global Order (Polity Press, Cambridge, 1995)


S.J. Hemleben, Plans for World Peace through Six Centuries (Chicago University Press, Chicago, 1943)


Guy Héraud, Les principes du fédéralisme et la fédération Européenne (Presses d’Europe, Paris, 1968)


F.H. Hinsley, Power and the Pursuit of Peace (Oxford University Press, London, 1968)


Samuel P. Huntington, The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order (Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996)


Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Harper, New York, 1946)


Didier Jacobs, Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007)

R. Johansen, The National Interest and the Human Interest (Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1979)


Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay (1795) (reprinted Garland, New York, 1977)


E. Laszlo and J.Y. You (eds.), World Encyclopedia of Peace (Pergamon, London, 1986)


Christopher Layton, One Europe, One World (Federal Trust for Education and Research, London, 1986)


Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel, A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century (Democracy Without Borders, Berlin, 2018)

Leon N. Lindberg, The Political Dynamics of European Economic Integration (Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1963)


Walter Lipgens, A History of European Integration 1945-1947 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982)


R.W.G. Mackay, Toward a United States of Europe (Hutchinson, London, 1969)


S. Mendlowitz (ed.), On the Creation of a Just World Order: Preferred Worlds for the 1990s (Free Press, New York, 1975)


Cord Meyer, Jr., Peace or Anarchy (Little, Brown: Boston, 1947)


Everett Lee Millard, Freedom in a Federal World, 5th. edition (Oceana, New York, 1959)


A.S. Milward, F.M.B. Lynch, R. Ranieri, F. Romero & V. Sørenson, The Frontier of National Sovereignty: History and Theory 1945-1992 (Routledge, London, 1993)


David Mitrany, A Working Peace System (reprinted Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1966)


David Mitrany, The Functional Theory of Politics (Martin Robertson, London, 1975)


Jean Monnet, Memoirs , transl. R. Mayne (Collins, London, 1978)


Hans Morgenthau, Politics among Nations, 5th. edition (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1973)


Hanna Newcombe, World Unification Plans and Analyses (Peace Research Institute, Dundas, Ontario, 1980)

Hanna Newcombe, Design for a Better World (University Press of America, Lanham MD, 1983)


Hanna Newcombe (ed.), Hopes and Fears: The Human Future (University of Toronto, 1992)


Rienhold Niebuhr, Illusions of World Government, Foreign Affairs 27, 379 (1949), reprinted in Hartmann1952.


George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin, London, 1954)


Common Security, The Report of the Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues under the Chairmanship of Olof Palme (Pan, London, 1982)


James Page, Peace Education – Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations (Southern Cross University, Australia 2008)


William Penn, Essay Towards the Present and Future Peace of Europe (reprinted in Cook1972)

Pope John XXIII, Pacem in Terris (Vatican Press, 1963)


Anders Fogh Rasmussen, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom (Broadside Books, New York, 2016)

Emery Reves, The Anatomy of Peace (Harper, New York, 1945)


Pat Robertson, The New World Order (Word Publishing, Dallas, 1991)


Jean-Jacques Rousseau, A Project of Perpetual Peace (reprinted Cooper1974)


Bruce M. Russett, International Regions and the International System (Rand McNally, Chicago, 1967)


Jonathan Schell, The Fate of the Earth (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982)


Jonathan Schell, The Abolition (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1984)


Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Creating a World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey (Published by the Committee for a Democratic U.N., Berlin, 2012 –

Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Transforming The United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World (Institute for Global Policy, 2004)


Jeffrey J. Segall and Harry H. Lerner (eds.), CAMDUN-2, The United Nations and a New World Order for Peace and Justice, Report of the 2nd.International Conference on a More Democratic UN, Vienna 1991 (CAMDUN Project, London, 1992)


Abbé Charles Irénée Castel de Saint Pierre, Plan for Perpetual Peace (1713), reprinted Cooper1974.


Clarence K. Streit, Union Now (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1939) – click here for a electronic copy from


Strobe Talbott, The Great Experiment : the story of ancient empires, modern states, and the quest for a global nation (Simon & Schuster; 1st Simon & Schuster Hardcover Ed edition (January 1, 2008).


Maximilien de Béthune, Duc de Sully, The Grand Design of Henry IV, reprinted in Cook1972.


Keith Suter, A New International Order: Proposals for Making a Better World (WAWF Australia, North Ryde, 1981)


Keith Suter, Reshaping the Global Agenda: The UN at 40 (UNAA, Sydney, 1986)


Jan Tinbergen, Reshaping the International Order; A Report to the Club of Rome (Dutton, New York, 1976)


J. Tyson, World Peace and World Government (George Ronald, Oxford, 1986)


The Universal House of Justice, The Promise of World Peace (Baha’i Publications, Canberra, 1986)


Derek W. Urwin, The Community of Europe: A History of European Integration, 2nd. edition (Longman, London, 1995)


A. Vandenbosch and W.N. Hogan, Toward World Order (McGraw-Hill, 1963)


Warren Wagar, Building the City of Man: Outlines of a World Civilization


Barbara M. Walker (ed), World Federalist Bicentennial Reader (World Federalist Association, Washington, 1987)


Barbara M. Walker (ed), Uniting the Peoples and Nations (World Federalist Movement, New York, 1993)


H.G. Wells, The World Set Free (Benn, London, 1927)


H.G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come (Corgi, London, 1974)


Wendell L. Willkie, One World (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1943)


Ernest Wistrich, After 1992: The United States of Europe (Routledge, London, 1989)


L.S. Wittner, One World or None (Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1993)


Laurence Wittner, Rebels Against War (Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1984)


Wesley T. Wooley, Alternatives to Anarchy (Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1988)


L.S. Woolf, International Government (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1916)


World Constitution and Parliament Association, Constitution for the Federation of Earth (1977)

James A. Yunker, The Idea Of World Government: From Ancient Times To 21st Century (Routledge, 2011)


James A. Yunker, Political Globalization: A New Vision Of Federal World Government (University Press of America, Inc, 2007)

James Yuncker, Global Marshall Plan: Theory and Evidence (Lexington, 2014).

James Yuncker, Evolutionary World Government: Approach to Global Federation (Hamilton, 2018).

An excellent listing of relevant books including reviews can be found at the Citizens for Global Solutions:



[Last Updated: February 2019]



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