Ruling Ourselves: The Deliberate Evolution of Global Cooperation and Governance

Ruling Ourselves

The deliberate evolution of global cooperation and governance

The Book

Ruling Ourselves is a paper that outlines strategies that can improve global cooperation and governance. It was first prepared in 2017 as a submission to the New Shape Prize by the Global Challenges Foundation. The full text of the paper is available to the public via the links below.


Creating a vetoless global government requires that all nations cede unprecedented sovereignty - an infeasible goal for the near future. However, global governance is still possible. Existing patterns of governance are capable of articulating and embodying humanity’s willingness to cooperate. Evolving effective global governance will require widespread support, steadfast determination, and a lot of time - but it is very possible.

The Team

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