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22 march 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Science website runs an essay by Arvind Ashta of the Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté in Dijon, France, entitled “It Is Time to Seriously Consider the Advantages of a World Federal Government”. Ashta argues, “Federalism has many advantages, as explained in the Federalist Papers more than two centuries ago, including peace and free movement of people and capital within defined borders. The inability of states to deal with the pandemic should encourage us to explore new approaches to governance, drawing on our knowledge of what has worked in the past. … If a federal world government were elected democratically, this government would be as legitimate as a national government.”

The United Nations Association of the United States of America has an online profile of its Bellevue College chapter, writing, “Despite only being officially started as a UNA chapter during the winter quarter of last year, and not even one that is recognized as its club at the college, there is a lot to say about this group of high-achieving students advocating for the United Nations and social justice in Washington state.”

The Mondialist lists several “relevant organisations and initiatives” for world federalists, including Citizens for Global Solutions, the Coalition for the UN We NeedDemocracy Without Borders, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, and Young World Federalists.

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