Professor Ian Crawford has published an article on the World Government Research Network entitled
CAN ‘BIG HISTORY’ HELP LAY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT?
In it he argues that
Regardless of whether one is an advocate of a centralized world government, a federal arrangement of existing nation-states, or some weaker arrangement of global ‘governance’, probably all readers of these pages will be convinced of the desirability of strengthening a sense of global identity. Indeed, it is difficult to see how significant progress could be made in developing democratic institutions for world government/governance otherwise. Thus, combined with the spatial (‘cosmic’) perspective provided by space exploration, a wider appreciation of the temporal perspectives provided by Big History could help lay the foundations for the eventual political unification of planet Earth.
The full article is available at wgresearch.org/can-big-history-help-lay-the-foundations-for-world-government