How ‘Big History’ can save the world

How ‘Big History’ can save the world 1356 668 Ian Crawford

The term “Big History” was coined in the early 1990s by the historian David Christian of Macquarie University. It is nothing if not ambitious, aiming to integrate human history with the deeper…

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Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making

Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making 1000 560 Andrew McAllister

The Global Challenges Foundation based in Stockholm recently released a follow up to its 2017’s survey on “Attitudes to Global Risk and Governance” which was again conducted by ComRes. The…

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World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy

World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy 2048 1182 DWB

Convening in The Hague, the world’s capital of international law, the World Federalist Movement (WFM) reaffirmed the organization’s fight for global justice, peace, and democracy. In a resolution adopted at…

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V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum

V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum 1000 579 Charles Marsh

While the global level of democracy has not changed dramatically from last year and remains close to its all-time high, the 2018 Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) report covering 178 countries…

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The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit

The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit 1023 556 DWB

The European Parliament called on the EU’s governments to advocate the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly starting in September. A…

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The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018 1000 542 Andreas Bummel

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30th, 2018, to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy. This date was chosen by the United Nations…

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A renewed world organization for the 21st century

A renewed world organization for the 21st century 1000 502 DWB

A new discussion paper was released today by Democracy Without Borders titled A renewed world organization for the 21st centry. It was authored by Andreas Bummel, co-founder and executive director…

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Autocratization and disillusionment challenge democracy worldwide, two new studies indicate

Autocratization and disillusionment challenge democracy worldwide, two new studies indicate 1000 557 Marie Becker

In recent years, democracies have struggled to respond to a host of internal and external challenges. Two new studies put a spotlight on this development: one on the decline in…

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United Humans: Internet voting for a world parliament and a new world organization

United Humans: Internet voting for a world parliament and a new world organization 1073 475 DWB

A new discussion paper was released today by Democracy Without Borders titled United Humans: Internet voting for a world parliament, a global cyberspace (‘World Parliament Experiment’) and a new world…

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The role of parliaments in implementing the 2030 Agenda

The role of parliaments in implementing the 2030 Agenda 1000 370 Uwe Holtz

With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda offers a comprehensive plan to combat some of the biggest global challenges such as poverty, hunger, inequality, unrest, unsafe migration, climate…

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