Toward Modeling a Global Social Contract

  • Takashi Inoguchi
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
Part of the Trust book series (TRUST, volume 3)


The task of linking global citizens’ preferences in value orientation and sovereign states’ preferences in treaty orientation is carried out in this chapter. The key two dimensions (protective vs emancipative and secular vs sacred) of the World Value Survey data and the key three dimensions (agile vs cautious, global commons vs individual citizens’ interests, and aspirational bonding vs mutual binding) of the Multilateral Treaties Survey data are correlated to show that their links are fairly robust, indicating that our initial hunch-cum-hypothesis is basically correct.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Inoguchi
    • 1
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Asian CulturesJ.F. Oberlin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.College of EconomicsHue UniversityHueVietnam

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