The complementary world republic

Part of the Studies In Global Justice book series (JUST, volume 3)

A multi-levelled world republic meets opposition in two ways. We are familiar with the basic idea from our examination of history and the first and sixth models as identified earlier (ch. 8.1.2): for state-theoretical communitarianism, so the fourth objection stipulates, any world statehood goes too far; while, according to the fifth objection, state-theoretical globalism deems a multi-levelled world statehood to not be far-reaching enough. These mutually disparate objections can now be rebutted by applying a political variant of Ockham’s razor, that two-stage principle of parsimony, which arises from the principle of subsidiarity:


Individual State Large State World State Public Power Fourth Objection 
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