On the Future


On the Future
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You read Alice in Wonderland when you were young?

Remember when Alice met the cat?

Alice asked the cat: 'Which road should I take?"

"Where are you going now?" the cat answered.

Alice said she didn't know.

The smiling cat gave her this reply:

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."

This is the way it is with the global evolution. You must know where to go, and find out how to get there.

Need help? This is where I come in!

Here is the handle:

My newest book in English (2004) is published by ISEAS (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) in Singapore and called A New International System ISBN 981-230-287-5. ISEAS contact publish@iseas.edu.sg.

My newest book in Danish (2004) is published by Thorup in Denmark and called En Ny Verdensorden eller Slet Ingen ISBN 87-7889-250-3.

Main works are two books (2000 and 1995) published in the US by Greenwood Publishing House

My book from year 2000 about the international development is called ´The End of Internationalism or World Governance´ (Greenwood Publishing Group). Globalism versus localism, technology-culture-organization, the elite versus the population, intra-state ethnic and religious conflicts, interference or even intervention from the international community, the role of the political enterprise, what is out in the coming global world and what is in and finally what can we expect if we fail.

Read about:


the nation-state


the regions


the cross-border regions


the political enterprises


the international institutions


the international pressure groups


the communicators

Their role, behavior, preferences, positions and participation in the new game of globalism versus nationalism.

The main message: Globalism has provided the world with tremendous progress but could be an endangered specie because politicians do not defend it and do not constitute the necessary political mechanism for controlling the development on international level.

Is the world going to slide back into the nationalistic straitjacket? Read all about it in The End of Internationalism or World Governance? Published in 2000 by Greenwood Publishing House, Praeger, Westport CT, isbn 0-275-96701-8.

Before the main course a few appetizers - a selection of reviews

This book provides a cogent view of the social and political consequences of global business. It is essential reading for global managers who need to understand the broadest context and effects of their strategies. George S.Yip, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies, Judge Institute, Cambridge University.

Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, one of our most creative international thinkers, argues that the real treat to world order comes neither from military threats, from new great powers' menaces nor from rapid economic globalization. It stems from the fact that globalization is far less embedded in modern societies and politics than we think. Can internationalism withstand prolonged economic dislocation of the weak? Of ideological reaction in traditionally isolated cultures? Disorder arising from an increasingly interdependent global society? Only a new form of world governance, Møller argues in this provocative analysis, can successfully address these challenges. Andrew Moravcsik, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University.

In thoroughly contemporary terms, this book sets out the tensions emerging between elites and population around the world over the terms, forms and consequences of globalization - not only of economics but culture and politics. Richard Parker, Senior fellow, Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

The Danish diplomat J. Orstrom Moller says that the obvious, though largely unnoticed threat to today's world is that internationalism is not so deeply rooted in our societies as we like to think. Reginald Dale in International Herald Tribune, May 12, 2000.

The scholarly, comprehensive and fair book addresses a critically important topic that sadly, few people have the patience to understand. Cynthia G.Wagner in The Futurist (September-October 2000).

...This is a book which raised and discusses the pressing issues that confront our world in the new century in a thought-provoking yet even-handed way....Richard Falk in an article in the "just Commentary" put the "battle in Seattle" in perspective when he related that what happened in Seattle was seen as "the first crisis of globalisation that poses a political challenge". To find a "political fix" for the troubles in Seattle that would command widespread societal support is going to be a daunting task. Møllers's book in some way is an attempt to look for such a "political fix"....Whether one agrees with the author's analysis and prescription of the new world model or not, the fact is that the two chapters challenging the old paradigm, and sketching a scenario of world governance give us a lot of food for thought. In this short and sharp way, Møller forces us to confront all these pertinent issues. Yeo Lay-Hwee in Panorama 1/2000.

And for dessert...more books!

Read what the Honorable James A. Baker III, Secretary of State in the first Bush administration, writes in a foreword to my book The Future European Model which was published in 1995 (Greenwood Publishing Group) about the European integration:

Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller's book, "The Future European Model", is in the tradition of those important European individuals who have ventured to lead the way for their compatriots. As a Dane, Mr. Møller prizes an independent outlook as a European, he is committed to an evolving European integration that suits new conditions in the economy, society, technology, politics and culture. The heart of Mr. Møller's thesis is the reconciliation of what might appear to some as contradictory trends, economic internationalization and cultural decentralization."

Indeed I try to weld together technology, social and cultural patterns and not the least economic parameters to make forecasts. I do that on the basis of a strong interest in history and in particular military history. No one can outguess the future without having been fooled by the past! Right? Of course.


For a fully comprehensive list of my books, please click here.

My books are available just a click away at www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com

As my name is not the easiest to convey in the English language I suggest you search by the titles or ISBN numbers.


The End of Internationalism or World Governance? - ISBN 0-275-69701-8


The Future European Model - ISBN 0-275-95187-1

You could also contact:


The bookshop of the World Future Society, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 450, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA. Phone orders call toll free 800/989-8274 (or 301/656-8274 if outside toll free calling area). Fax: 301/951-0394


The Publisher, GPG, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881-5001, USA. Phone order (24 hrs toll free) 1-800-225-5800

My scoreboard?

I have often been right on the basis of wrong premises, but I have seldom been wrong on the right premises. If you want to check, read one of my 34 books - yeah. You thought the night was for sleeping? Wrong! Remeber the phrase from the philosopher Santayana: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it".

In my interpretation that means that those who sleep go through their life without realizing what is happening around them. Dont' sleep. Wake up. Look around. Confused? Not a bit. Contact me and you will get an answer - that is all I promise, promises are to be kept.

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In case you forgot how I look

Take a look before we finish. Let us think together abouth the future of the world, world politics, and world economics. Why not adopt a reflective mood. Feels good?


This is all folks - for the moment. Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller

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