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In 1919, the revolutionary German government proposed a world parliament

In 1919, the revolutionary German government proposed a world parliament 1000 459 Andreas Bummel

One hundred years ago, following the First World War, the new revolutionary government of Germany proposed a world parliament. In a piece published in the German newspaper taz, Jo Leinen…

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World Citizens’ Initiative promoted at international civil society week

World Citizens’ Initiative promoted at international civil society week 1000 516 DWB

A World Citizens’ Initiative as an instrument of citizen participation at the United Nations was promoted on 11th April 2019 at a plenary session of the International Civil Society Week…

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International organizations and the promotion of democracy

International organizations and the promotion of democracy 1000 559 Daniele Archibugi & Marco Cellini

In the last years, populism has advanced in many consolidated as well as in young democracies. As highlighted by the latest Freedom House’s report, global freedom is experiencing an unprecedent…

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A United Nations summit in 2020: Landing pad or launch pad?

A United Nations summit in 2020: Landing pad or launch pad? 1000 531 Fergus Watt

The UN2020 initiative is a civil society-led consortium calling for a United Nations 75th anniversary next year that includes a meaningful process of stocktaking, renewal and reforms that strengthen the…

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Alliance for Multilateralism to be launched at the UN in September

Alliance for Multilateralism to be launched at the UN in September 1000 576 DWB

At a joint press conference on 2nd April 2019 in New York France and Germany announced that they will officially launch an Alliance for Multilateralism at the opening of the…

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The ‘third wave’ of autocratisation and the dangers to democracy

The ‘third wave’ of autocratisation and the dangers to democracy 1000 437 Renat Künzi

The world is currently witnessing a wave of autocratisation, and yet over half of all countries remain democracies. These are the results of the first long-term study of democratisation and…

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Eulogy of David Held

Eulogy of David Held 1000 614 Daniele Archibugi

The following eulogy is based on the speech given at David Held’s funeral, West London Synagogue, Golders Green Cemetery, on 18 March 2019. David Held, born in London, 27 August…

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Global rule of law continues to decline, but resistance is gaining strength

Global rule of law continues to decline, but resistance is gaining strength 1000 492 Amy Oloo

Recently, the World Justice Project (WJP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released their annual reports that give snapshots of the current state of democracy across the globe. While both documents…

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Swiss Senate calls on government to examine UN’s democratic deficit

Swiss Senate calls on government to examine UN’s democratic deficit 1000 549 DWB

Approving a proposal by Swiss Senator Daniel Jositsch, the upper chamber of the Swiss Parliament on 13 March 2019 formally called on the Swiss government to make a statement on…

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Democracy Without Borders launched in Kenya with broad support

Democracy Without Borders launched in Kenya with broad support 1000 563 DWB

The establishment of a Kenyan chapter of Democracy Without Borders (DWB) was met with broad support at a launch event on 4 March 2019 in Nairobi.The case for democratic representation…

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