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    Book review: Can Globalization Succeed? A primer for the 21st century

    In her latest book, Dena Freeman, a senior visiting fellow at London Schools of Economics’ Department of Anthropology and an advisor of Democracy Without Borders, poses a simple question: can…

    Tatjana Söding | 25.02.2021
    On the two dimensions of global democracy

    Democracy Without Borders promotes global democracy. But is it self-evident what this means? This article highlights two perspectives which this term includes. What is democracy? Before elaborating on the global…

    Petter Ölmunger | 22.02.2021
    Panel explores a global referendum: a voice for humanity?

    On February 16th the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) hosted an online session on the question of a global referendum as part of their conference A Planetary Moment…

    Michael Weidinger | 17.02.2021

    A World Parliament

    Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

    The book on global democracy by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. 

    We support global democracy

    The world’s citizens need to have a voice


    A UN Parliamentary Assembly

    The United Nations is failing to rise to the challenge of the existential risks we now face. Seeking consensus amongst almost 200 competing member states is a recipe for doing too little, too late. That’s why we push for a new body of citizen-elected represen­tatives: A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). Learn more

    A UN World Citizens’ Initiative

    The Charter of the UN begins with the words “We, The Peoples”. However, one will seek in vain for a means by which ordinary people can play a role. We propose that global citizens can launch petitions that are then considered by the UN. The instrument to make this possible is a UN World Citizens’ Initiative (UNWCI). Learn more

    A Global Voting Platform for citizens

    Democracy requires participation – and global democracy means participation of all people. Democracy Without Borders works on providing a scalable online platform that allows for debates, voting, and elections. Topics on the agenda could include resolutions of the Security Council or other global bodies. Learn more