Coalition for a World Security Community of Democratic Nations

A World Security Community of democratic nations could be the starting point for an eventual democratic world federation, following an evolutionary path like that of the European Union. Europe was “not built all at once, or according to a single plan”, as the Schuman Declaration puts it. It evolved from the nucleus of the European Coal and Steel Community, founded by a smaller group, ‘the Six’, according to the ideas of Jean Monnet. We need to find a way of emulating this evolutionary process for the world community. A treaty forming a World Security Community of democratic nations might be the way to go, and could encompass for instance both NATO and the OECD.

In a Presidential campaign in the US, Republican Senator John McCain talked of a ‘League of Democracies’, while others on the Democratic side of politics have talked of a ‘Concert of Democracies’, so there could be some sympathy for such ideas on both sides of politics in the US. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has already set up a ‘Community of Democracies’, but its mission is simply to promote democracy, and does not answer the purpose.

We have formed a Coalition for a World Security Community of Democratic Nations to gather support for these ideas.