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V-Dem: A third wave of autocratization now affects 24 countries

V-Dem: A third wave of autocratization now affects 24 countries 1000 485 Ryan White

The annual report of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project has concluded that a trend of autocratization which first gained momentum in the mid 1990’s has developed across the world.…

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Yellow vests protest in March 2019

Survey explores causes for dissatisfaction with democracy

Survey explores causes for dissatisfaction with democracy 1000 523 Charles Marsh

A new report by the Pew Research Centre published last month found that a population’s satisfaction with democracy is tied to subjective assessments of economic wellbeing, respect of individual rights,…

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Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from 19-27 October 2019

Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from 19-27 October 2019 1000 518 Petter Ölmunger

Join our Global Week of Action from October 19-27 2019 and support the call for the establishment of a World Parliament that will give representation and political power to all…

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Walls, fences, and a borderless world: Recent arguments

Walls, fences, and a borderless world: Recent arguments 1000 517 Amy Oloo

With millions of people across the world fleeing violence, oppression, economic desparation or because of environmental reasons, migration remains a key issue on the political agenda. Two years ago we…

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On the need of a democratic global government

On the need of a democratic global government 1000 459 Jo Leinen & Andreas Bummel

This essay was originally published in the May 2019 edition of Cadmus, the journal of the World Academy of Arts and Science. Human civilization may not be able to survive if…

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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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