Item description for Ascent to Freedom: Practical and Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law by Glen T. Martin...
Ascent to Freedom develops a philosophical framework for democratic world law by drawing on the scientific revolutions of the twentieth century, the history of philosophy of law, and contemporary discussions of law, democracy, and human rights. It traces the history of the philosophy of law from ancient times to the present, showing the progressive development of democratic thought that culminates in the imperative for global democracy. It examines the legitimacy of the dominant institutions in the contemporary world (monopoly capitalism and the nation-state system) and points beyond these destructive, fragmenting institutions to a holistic approach for human affairs. It concludes by developing the parameters and the likely consequences of a conversion to democratic world law for protecting the environment and human rights as well as creating a world system of peace and prosperity for everyone on Earth. Ascent to Freedom lays out both the practical and conceptual foundations for a transformed world order that can deal directly with our multiple global crises while creating peace and prosperity on Earth.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 21, 2008
Publisher The Institute for Economic Democracy
ISBN 1933567066 ISBN13 9781933567068
Availability 112 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 12:59.
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More About Glen T. Martin
Martin is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Radford University.
Glen T. Martin currently resides in the state of Virginia. Glen T. Martin was born in 1944.
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A scholarly writing on the subject all should think about reading. May 6, 2008
Democracy has been spreading greatly as a force the world over as time marches on and more and more countries old tyrannical systems of government break down and make way for democracy. "Ascent to Freedom: Practical & Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law" is an examination of the growth of democracy around the world, as the world breaks its chains of economic and political slavery. It also tackles all the problems that these emerging nations must face and the problems they create for both themselves and pre-established democratic nations. Worldwide problems as a whole are addressed, and answered in its philosophy of refusing to accept war, oppression, and poverty as necessary evils of the world. "Ascent to Freedom: Practical & Philosophical Foundations of Democratic World Law" is highly recommended to social issues & politics shelves alike as a scholarly writing on the subject all should think about reading.