"A fascinating new book" Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, speaking at Oxford University, UK.
''Camilleri and Falk have to be truly admired for asking the big questions in politics and in global governance. When I stated earlier that this was not a book to be taken lightly, I was complimenting the authors on trying to seriously understand how we got to where we are today. When so many focus on the crisis of multilaterialism, it is refreshing to read a grounded, thoughtful and engaging account of how global governance fits into the history of humankind and our species ability to save ourselves from ourselves.'' Susan Park, Australian Journal of International Affairs
''This study. . . will truly be a text for its times. . . an impressively ambitious piece of historical analysis for an age in which human governance faces both unprecedented challenges and demands and is worthy of engagement by policy-makers and scholars alike.'' Benjamin Zala, International Affairs
''This book is timely, expertly researched, successfully executed and will prove prescient regarding our current state of transition. It is my sincere hope that many different types of readers find it and assimilate its varied teaching points. If so, Worlds in Transition will add to our cultural "reflexivity", and inform the refinement of global governance policies and priorities for our stressed planet in the coming years.'' Timothy J. Hoellein, Journal of Intercultural Studies
''This book is a masterpiece of analysis and informed prediction. It is jammed packed with information on the new frontiers of law in our present globalised environment.'' The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Former Judge of the High Court of Australia
''Worlds in Transition is an extraordinary book, the most comprehensive and profound assessment of the overall challenge of global governance yet available. Its ambitious scope extends beyond normal social science to consider the nature and limits of human adaptive capacities strained to the breaking point by the interplay of climate change, globalization, and a fragmented world order.'' Richard Falk, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
''At a time of overspecialization in the knowledge industry, it is energizing to read a book that navigates the social, humanistic, and natural sciences. Do Camilleri and Falk succeed in this bold venture? Yes, profoundly! Their tour d'horizon is a romantic journey, a love affair with traversing different branches of learning. Gracefully composed, Worlds in Transition also offers insights into the perils of our era and issues a clarion call for a system of multi-tiered governance to address them.'' James H. Mittelman, American University, US