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The Issue of ‘World Political Authority’ in the Broader Context of Catholic Social Thought
Míčka Roman
The paper entitled ‘The Problem of “World Political Authority” in the Broader Context of Catholic Social Thought’ discusses the concept of ‘world political authority’ formulated in the social teaching of the Church, with reference to the ‘migration crisis’ and the ‘cosmopolitan principle’. It presents and reflects upon the broad debate in the context of Catholic social thought regarding the character of global political organization and the concept of global governance, especially in the last twenty years. It concludes that the social teaching of the Church identifies ‘world political authority’ especially with the United Nations, rather than with a radically progressive and extensive development of global political institutions.

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