Peace and security are fundamental concepts for everyone involved in the struggle for sustainable development. But our world is shaped by different value systems, cultures and ideologies, as well as by faith, morals and passions, that at times can seem utterly irreconcilable. Nevertheless, truly sustainable policies must be able to function in a world that does not consist solely of one world view.
Building a New World Order: Sustainable Policies for the Futuredemonstrates how the conditions for sustainable development might be created, and why all our futures are dependent on a global engagement and involvement, not just that of a few selected statesmen.
Harald Müller is the head of the Peace Studies Foundation of Hess and Professor of International Relations at the University of Frankfurt. For many years he was the disarmament advisor to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.