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The Binding of Nations

From European Union to World Union

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Mark Corner
      Pages 1-14
  3. Towards European Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mark Corner
      Pages 17-33
    3. Mark Corner
      Pages 34-53
    4. Mark Corner
      Pages 54-73
  4. Options for Global Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Mark Corner
      Pages 77-100
    3. Mark Corner
      Pages 101-129
    4. Mark Corner
      Pages 130-148
  5. A Global Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Mark Corner
      Pages 151-172
    3. Mark Corner
      Pages 173-194
    4. Mark Corner
      Pages 195-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-250

About this book


The time is ripe for a new international organization, a Global Union based upon a limited sharing of sovereignty. This book examines the successes and failures of the European Union as a sovereignty-sharing organization, and suggests that this unique institution has a critical role to play in the development of a more effective world order.

About the authors

MARK CORNER is Lecturer in the Department of International Studies at University Brussels, Belgium. He previously taught at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

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'This is a lucid, well-written, and courageous book that not only illuminates the difficult process of trying to make nation states co-exist in peace but also offers some very practical suggestions towards achieving that goal.' - Professor Theo D'Haen, Faculty of Arts, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium