A first exploration of Europe's potential contribution to World Order
Special Supplement No. 4
A report by Christopher Layton, in conjunction with a group sponsored by the
Federal Trust for Education and Research, the Wyndham Place Trust and the One World Trust
THE JOURNAL OF WORLD TRADE LAW,
in association with the
FEDERAL TRUST FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
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I belong to the party of civilization, the party of the twentieth century, from it will spring the United States of Europe, then the United States of the World.
- Victor Hugo
And which one of the three world powers that actually count is to rule this 'New World Order' ?
Table of Contents
I. Europe and the global crisis
II. Europe - Model of regional unity - Europe's interest in the New World Order - Economic - Peace and security - One Europe - The third world - the environment - Europe's example: equality and regionalism - Why not hegemony ? - Functionalism and political goals - European unity catalyses the world process.
III. The sharing of Sovereignty - Sovereignty defined.
IV. Towards an economic strategy - Breakdown of the economic order - wild exchange rates - unemployment - debt and poverty - the scope of the developing country debt problem - shoot the doctor - what can Europe do ? - debtors and the regions: sustainable growth - small is beautiful - the regional solution - American attitudes - Europe's response.
V. Environmental nemesis - world policies for the environment.
VI. Perish by the sword ? - the 'Just war' - the northern struggle - brush fires in the south - outsiders fan the blaze - the cost - the peace process - Europe's role - Bridge-builder to Eastern Europe - unity and self-reliance in security - the note to strike - peace in the regions.
VII. A World Governance System that works - Some tasks for statesmen - Develop the European monetary system into a monetary union - make Europe more united and self-reliant in security policy - reform of the world economic system - a world reserve currency is needed - new worldwide agreements - the process of disarmament; Institutions that work; How democratic a world organization? - Democracy in the regions - Myth and taboo - The role of Europe.
The current 'Doha, Bretton-Woods and Lisbon' scenario as a means to an end. Russia to join the EU soon?
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