Must a world government violate the right to exit?

  title={Must a world government violate the right to exit?},
  author={Rochelle Duford},
  journal={Ethics \& Global Politics},
  pages={19 - 36}
  • Rochelle Duford
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Ethics & Global Politics
ABSTRACT This paper offers a response to the common claim that a world government is undesirable because one would not be able to leave its territory. This claim nearly always appears as an adjunct to the possibility that a world government would be irredeemably bad. I separate out two implications of the impossibility of exit: first, that a world government is unable to respect human rights; and second, that regardless of its status as rights-respecting, it is, all things considered, better to… 


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