The people of Earth confront a common destiny without a coordinated way to mute dangers and pursue ambitions. As mounting crises reveal the inadequacy of the UN’s state-centric model, the idea of a constitutional world federation gains traction. Glen T. Martin’s opening essay introduces the Earth Constitution proposal for a new transnational political order. Three panels respond to this bold initiative: the first endorses the approach, the second favors different strategies, and the third spotlights the cultivation of inclusive, democratic processes.
Panel 1: The Time Has Come, featuring Glen T. Martin, Laura George, Roger Kotila, Alexander Lautensach, and a response by Glen T. Martin.
Panel 2: Better Approaches, featuring Andreas Bummel, John Bunzl, Chris Hamer, Chella Rajan, and Anneloes Smitsman.
Panel 3: The Process Matters!, featuring Taina de Carvalho, Tim Hollo, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Ashish Kothari, and Ben Manski.