December 15, 2011
Dr. Remigio Edgardo Ocenar
Re: Request for a Change of Topic
After my initial encounter with my previous topic – one year, six revisions, one unsuccessful topic defense, with my previous adviser telling me to write a coffee table book instead because I am bias with
Attached is my initial draft proposal for your approval.
Sofronio C. Dulay
Onward to World Government, a Study on the Evolving Concepts Related to the Formation of World Government as observed in the World Wide Web and from the Views of the Selected Faculty Members UP NCPAG
1. Statement of the Problems
A. There are evolving concepts related to the formation of the world government that are appearing sporadically in the World Wide Web. To name some: globalism, globalization, globalist, global government, world government, The Globalist Manifesto, new world order, one world government, formation of world government, illuminati, formation of global government, etc. These concepts appear in different books, websites, blogs and internet forum. They are however searchable through the leading search engines like Google, Yahoo and Alta Vista. The authors or discussants of these concepts ranges from intellectuals, academicians, enthusiasts and some are even delusional. With the voluminous documents a available in the internet related to this topic (millions in fact in Google Search), there is now a need to start putting these documents in an academically familiar format such as a dissertation that can serve as one of the references that could be made available for academician who wish to pursue further studies under on any of the related topics. For instances, globalization has been widely written under business topics, yet, it can be viewed as one of the processes towards an eventual march to the formation of world government.
B. The concepts of a world government and other concepts related to it seem to be out in the cold in the academic community. One proof of this is a casual review of the library index in the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG) does not yield any entry on world government. Some individuals, academicians specifically, may think of the topics as delusional if not outright lunatic, yet there are articles in the World Wide Web that points to a world future where there will be a world government. If this topic may be important because it might concern the future of the world, then, it could be a matter of necessity that these clusters of concepts be put in the academic map to encourage systematic, focused and thorough studies about the topic in the academic circle.
C. Based on the initial reviews in the World Wide Web, there are different scenario, some of which are conflicting, as to the future of the world with a world government. Every individual or groups advocating or opposing the formation of world government has different shades of arguments and concepts. It will be very helpful to attempt to come up with a discernable patterns and conclusions amidst these hues of concepts and pronouncements.
D. There are different groups and individuals advocating or opposing the formation of world government. They are so diverse on there ideas, approaches and leanings that there is a need to come up with a way to classify or cluster them based on political and ideological beliefs, on the use of force or diplomacy, on their context, focus and location, etc. This is necessary in deducing evolving patterns in the journey towards the formation of world government.
E. Different steps, processes, paradigms and procedures had been put forward by different groups and individual that are somewhat involve in the march towards the formation of world government. Out of this intellectual chaos, there is a need to put some semblance of an attempt to come out with a framework that may add wisdom or even further confusion to the present hiatus. Yet, the use of proven frameworks in running modern organizations is a very tempting approach in coming out with a framework in the pursuance of the formation of world government. This could contribute to the leveling off of the thinking process on both the advocates and the oppositions in the journey of the human civilization towards a future where world government will become a necessity for the survival of the human race.
2. Objectives of the Study
A. To be able to put together in an academic format the prevailing concepts related to the formation of world government. These concepts are those found prominently in the World Wide Web using the deep search method in Google, Yahoo and Alta Vista, the principle being that, if the concept is not surfacing enough in the global awareness, then, it is not within the priority of the emerging global consciousness.
B. To make an attempt to put in the formal academic map the concept and their related literature of the formation of world government. This attempt could take effect by way of writing a dissertation about it by documenting the present consciousness about it alongside with the actual take of the UP NCPAG professor about the whole gamut of concepts surrounding it.
C. To put forward some observable patterns and conclusions from the study as to the possibility or impossibility of the formation of world government.
D. To be able to propose a certain framework on how to analyze, plan and decide for the formation of world government.
3. Significance of the Study
A. To the academe, this study will provide a fresh academic sub discipline: the formation of world government and the concepts around it. This will open a new academic horizon on looking at the future of the world and the human civilization. This study could be part of traditional academic discipline like political science, international relations, public administration and even management.
B. To the public, this study will provide another lens of looking at the world future, aside from the historical and traditional way of viewing it.
C. To both the advocates and oppositions of the formation of world government, this study will provide them an academically neutral readings, analysis and framework that will connect them by way of providing a common platform that will make them understand better the issues and related concepts in the formation of world government. This will contribute to the leveling – off among advocates and oppositions alike, in the formation of world government that eventually might matter in the future when the world government might become a necessary option for the survival of the human race.
D. To the world leaders and opinion makers, this study will provide them with frameworked concepts, ideas and postulations that might help them understand in a certain lens the future of the world and its inhabitants.
4. Framework of the Study: Classical Decision Making Approach
Stages in Decision Making
Formation of the World Government
1. Identifying and Diagnosing the problems
Advocates: Groups and Individuals
Oppositions: Groups and Individuals
2. Generating Alternative Solutions
Status Quo: the present system
Formation of world government through:
- by force
- by religious persuasion
3. Setting the Criteria in Evaluating the Alternative Solutions
Criteria for global cooperation:
The Globalist Manifesto
Red Cross Vision
4. Evaluating Alternatives
Alternative | Criteria Matrix
5. Making the Choice
Selecting the best Alternative that satisfies the criteria
6. Implementing the Decision
An Implementation Plan for the formation of World government
7. Evaluating the Decision
Probable setbacks and conclusions