chapter  16
20 Pages

World Government, Security, and Global Justice

WithKai Nielsen

A world government with a legitimate authority would be a government that was committed to securing the conditions that would enable the achievement of global justice. A world government committed to global justice would be committed to the most extensive satisfaction of those rights for everyone. Global justice with its commitment to moral equality would be committed to favoring the more extensive satisfaction of interest and the more basic interests. Thus, considerations of global justice would lead to a further opening of the immigration in New Zealand so that there can be both a more extensive well-being and a greater equality of life conditions in the world. Justice and a more humane order aside, a peace, secure from the alarms of war, most particularly nuclear war, makes a world state, as an institution capable of securing that, very desirable indeed.