Books

WFM publishes many books pertaining to our work at the International Secretariat. Whether you want an overview of the history of World Federalism or an in depth analysis of the key issues pertaining to one of our projects, WFM’s publications make great references. The Center for UN Reform Education also has many relevant publications available for purchase.

A United Nations Emergency Peace Service: to Prevent Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

$10.00

Edited by: Robert C. Johansen, 104 pages
This book includes a detailed proposal for an Emergency Peace Service, including expert discussion and analysis on its various components, as well as comments on the initiative by representatives from South Africa, Brazil, and the USA.

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Grenville Clark, World Federalist

$3.00

By: Joseph Preston Baratta, 47 Pages
Grenville Clark was born in 1882 into New York aristocracy. Despite his affluent beginnings, he dedicated his life towards supporting the United Nations and advancing World Federalism. This booklet summarizes his work and accomplishments.

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TRANSFORMING THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM: Designs for a Workable World

$0.00

by Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Global problems require global solutions. However, the United Nations, as presently constituted, is incapable of addressing many global problems effectively. One nation – one vote decision-making in most UN agencies fails to reflect the distribution of power in the world at large, while the allocation of power in the Security Council is both unfair and anachronistic. Hence, nations are reluctant to endow the UN with the authority and the resources it needs. Extensive reform is required. 

This book is predicated on the proposition that the design of decision-making systems greatly affects their legitimacy and effectiveness. It proposes numerous systemic improvements, largely through weighted voting formulae that balance the needs of shareholders and stakeholders in diverse UN agencies. It indicates ways by which the interests of regions can supplement those of nations and by which the voices of civil society and ordinary citizens can also be heard. In numerous contexts, it promotes meritocracy and gender equity. 

The aim is not to create an unrealistic utopia, but rather to establish a workable world, a world in which the force of law supplants the law of force, a world committed to justice and continuous, yet sustainable, development. Given the many existential threats now confronting our planet, the time frame for decisive action is short. The task before us is daunting and success is not guaranteed. But, given the urgency of our situation, we must and can find ways of mustering the will, imagination and other resources to do the job.

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

ENGLISH BOOK:

https://www.brookings.edu/book/transforming-the-united-nations-system/

https://www.amazon.com/Transforming-United-Nations-System-Workable/dp/9280812300

 

ENGLISH STUDY GUIDE (Free):

ARABIC TRANSLATION

CHINESE TRANSLATION

FRENCH TRANSLATION

GERMAN TRANSLATION

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION

SPANISH TRANSLATION

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Transforming the United Nations System (Chinese Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Transforming the United Nations System (French Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Transforming the United Nations System (Arabic Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Transforming the United Nations System (German Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Transforming the United Nations System (Spanish Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Transforming the United Nations System (Russian Edition)

$15.00

Books are downloadable PDF files with free study guide

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Revitalizing the United Nations: Reform through Weighted Voting

$10.00

By: Joseph E. Schwartzberg, 77 pages
This book outlines one proposal for reform of the Security Council and General Assembly. The theory discussed in this book would depend on members' population, financial contribution to the UN budget and share of the total UN membership.

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Planet Champions: Adventures in Saving the World

$10.00

By: Jack Yost, 196 Pages
This book contains excerpts on the lives of people around the world who have dedicated their lives to helping others and the environment. It provides examples and inspiration to anyone who cares about the global community.

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Uniting the Peoples and Nations: Readings in World Federalism

$18.00

Compiled by: Barbara Walker, 364 pages
This book contains over 150 essays on World Federalism from a wide range of authors including Alexis de Tocqueville, Sir Peter Ustinov, Immanuel Kant, Norman Cousins and Albert Einstein.

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World Federalism, European Federalism, & International Democracy

$15.00

By: Jean-Francis Billion, 213 Pages
In 1947 the World Federalist Movement was formed alongside the Union of European Federalists. This book looks at the different efforts of each group to achieve their goal of global democracy and their renewed cooperation in recent years

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A Vision of the World: A Short Survey of Federalist History

$3.00

By: Rik Panganiban and Barbara Walker, 47 Pages
This short booklet offers a summary of the Movement’s accomplishments including quotes, pictures and a timeline commemorating WFM's 50th anniversary in 1997. It also includes WFM’s vision and plan for the future.

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The Case for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

$3.00

By: Dieter Heinrich, 26 Pages
This booklet brings together some of the most cogent arguments for establishing a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. It also outlines proposals for establishing and implementing the assembly to benefit all nations.

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Compilation of Core Documents of the International Criminal Court

$12.00

By: The Coalition for an International Criminal Court,267 Pages. This book contains the historic documents : the Rome Statutes of the International Criminal Court; the Rules of Procedure and Evidence; and Elements of Crimes. Also available in French.

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The International Criminal Court: Volume One: Making of the Rome Statute

$35.00

Edited By: Roy S. Lee, 196 Pages
This is the first of a two volume set of works that feature writings on the International Criminal Court by scholars of international law. This volume focuses on the beginnings of the court, highlighting the issues, negotiations and results of the historic Rome Statute.

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History and Analysis of Security Council Resolutions 1422/1487

$12.00

By: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, 196 Pages. This booklet tracks the events surrounding the US government's attempt to gain immunity from prosecution by the International Crimininal Court. The book contains analysis of the events from May 2002 to June 2004.

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