Is this the right time for a global democracy?
We are an increasingly global civilization. Over the course of our history we have progressed from small tribes to large nations, creating ingenious new ways to cooperate in ever larger groups. Now we have am international culture facing common economic, social and environmental problems. The need to transition from separate national governments to a strong international governance system is pressing. But is it politically feasible? Is a global democracy possible within the next few decades? What would it take to convince world powers that it's in their interest to form a fully functioning global democracy?