Degree Granting Department
Government and International Affairs
Steven C. Roach
Global Governance, Irrational Behaviour, New paradigm, proliferation, World Government
The basis of this thesis is that weapons of mass destruction will continue to proliferate and will inevitably - given enough time- be used against civilian populations repeatedly.
As this occurs the opposition between support for international law and the power of the state will intensify. This will go on for some time and will, in all probability, become extremely destructive. Eventually, however, the states (and individual people) of the world will realize that the simultaneous existence of international anarchy and weapons of mass destruction runs counter to long term human survival. This realization will , very likely, lead people to eliminate anarchy, i.e. create a world government.
Scholar Commons Citation
Johnson, Gregory Edward, "The End of Anarchy: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the States System" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.