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Early Notions of Global Governance

Selected Eighteenth-Century Proposals for ’Perpetual Peace’ with Rousseau, Bentham, and Kant - Unabridged

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Early Notions of Global Governance

Selected Eighteenth-Century Proposals for ’Perpetual Peace’ with Rousseau, Bentham, and Kant - Unabridged

Despite the centrality of the topic of peace to international studies and the proliferation of volumes by such groundbreaking thinkers as Rousseau, Bentham, and Kant, there is no single text available that caters to this aspect of eighteenth-century political theory. Addressing this gap by providing a contemporary compilation of the eighteenth-century “perpetual peace” proposals together with a cogent introduction to the topic’s contemporary links to global governance and cosmopolitan democracy, this volume features full-text proposals by Rousseau, Bentham, and Kant, as well as selected extracts from the lesser-known Saint Pierre, accompanied by individual introductions and reader-accessible commentary.

Philosophy: Philosophy of Society


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Early Notions of Global Governance: Introduction
 
Part I: Selections from Representative Eighteenth-Century Perpetual Peace Projects
 
Chapter 2: Eighteenth-Century Perpetual Peace Proposals: an Overview
 
Chapter 3: William Penn: An Essay towards the Present and Future Peace of Europe (1693)
 
Chapter 4: John Bellers: Some Reasons for An European State (1710)
 
Chapter 5: Abbe de Saint-Pierre: A Project for Settling An Everlasting Peace in Europe (1713)
 
Chapter 6: James Francis Edward Stuart ("King James III"): Declaration for A Lasting Peace in Europe (1722)
 
Chapter 7: Cardinal Alberoni: Scheme of A "Perpetual Diet" for Estalbishing the Public Tranquillity (1736)
 
Chapter 8: Pierre Andre Gargaz: A Project of Universal and Perpetual Peace (1779)
 
Chapter 9: Charles Alexandre de Calonne: Considerations on the Most Effectual Means of Procuring A Solid and Permanent Peace (1796)
 
Part II: Rousseau, Bentham and Kant on Perpetual Peace
 
Chapter 10: Perpetual Peace through Physical Force: Rousseau’s Plan
 
Chapter 11: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "Abstract" and "Judgement" of the Abbe de Saint-Pierre’s Project for Perpetual Peace (1789)
 
Chapter 12: Perpetual Peace through International Adjudication: Bentham’s Plan
 
Chapter 13: Jeremy Bentham: A Plan for An Universal and Perpetual Peace (1789)
 
Chapter 14: Perpetual Peace through Universal Hospitality: Kant’s Plan
 
Chapter 15: Immanuel Kant: Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Essay (1795)
 
Select Bibliography
 
Index

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