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Suggests that contemporary political and institutional arrangements for problem-solving, based on sovereignty as a principle and the nation-state as a decision-making unit, are not equipped to handle such problems and that new concepts and methods of decision-making are therefore needed to augment existing ones in dealing with the challenges of the twenty-first century. Kennedy Graham argues that henceforth, the planet and humanity must be considered as a single-entity for decision making purposes. He introduces and develops the idea of the planetary interest as a vital conceptual tool to assist citizens and policy-makers in understanding emerging global problems and approaching them with global solutions.
List of Tables and Figures Notes on Authors Acknowledgements Glossary Foreword Kofi A. Annan Preface Kennedy Graham Part 1: Introduction 1. The Planetary Interest Kennedy Graham 2. Legitimacy in Twenty-first Century Politics Gwyn Prins 3. The Legitimate National Interest and Legitimate Global Power Kennedy Graham Part 2: The Vital Planetary Interest and the Legitimate National Interest Part 2, Section 1: Global Strategic Security 4. Nuclear Disarmament 4.1 Introduction 4.2 New Zealand David Lange 4.3 The Russian Federation Andrei Kozyrev 5. Chemical and Biological Disarmament 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Jordan Toujan Faisal 5.3 Israel Naomi Chazan Part 2, Section 2: Global Environmental Integrity 6. Ozone Protection 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Argentina Dante Caputo 6.3 Japan Koji Kakizawa 7. Climate Stabilization 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Maldives Ibrahim Hussain Zaki 7.3 China Chian Yi Part 2, Section 3: Global Sustainability 8. Population Stabilization 8.1 Introduction 8.2 India Margaret Alva 8.3 Australia Margaret Reynolds 9. Development 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Bangladesh Abdul Moyeen Khan 9.3 Kenya Charity Kaluki Ngilu 10. Forest Management 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Indonesia Theo Sambuaga 10.3 Brazil Fabio Feldman 11. Consumption 11.1 Introduction 11.2 United States Claudine Schneider11.3 Sweden Lena Klevenas Part 3: The Vital Planetary Interest and Legitimate Global Power 12. Global Powers: Earth's planetary interest Shridath Ramphal 13. Global and Regional Powers: Europe's regional interest Emma Bonino 14. Global and National Powers: Britain's national interest Michael Marshall 15. Global and Local Powers: Rome's municipal interest Francesco Rutelli Part 4: Conclusion 16. The Planetary Interest: Thoughts for the future Kennedy Graham Bibliography Index