Democracy Without Borders

Democracy day: international parliamentary support for a UN rapporteur
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy celebrated on 15 September 2023, a number of parliamentary bodies and elected representatives from across the world expressed support for the…
DWB | 19.09.2023
Time for the UN to take action on strengthening civil society involvement
How do you get a seat at the table when you can’t even access the building? This question loomed as activists, faith-based leaders, and NGO representatives gathered at the NY…
Abigail Van Neely | 10.08.2023
World Statehood: The Future Of World Politics
In this piece, Heikki Patomäki presents his new book on “world statehood” that examines the potential formation of a world state from a processual perspective
Heikki Patomäki | 02.08.2023
For a citizen-elected Global Climate Assembly
The climate crisis continues to intensify, demanding immediate global action. The pressing need for effective climate policies requires innovative solutions that transcend national boundaries and unite citizens around the world….
Eston McKeague and Adrien Fabre | 13.07.2023
Book review: Democratism as a new research paradigm?
For those who strive to make global politics more democratic and inclusive there are several academic works that serve as helpful resources. Authors such as Andreas Bummel, Oded Gilad, Dena…
Hans Leander | 11.07.2023
Global assessment shows increasing election quality in many countries
According to the Electoral Integrity Project the quality of elections has held steady around the world and increased in many countries.  There have been widespread concerns about democratic backsliding around…
DWB | 03.07.2023
Survey: People ahead of elite, support parliamentary body at the UN
An international survey carried out in twelve countries across the world’s regions suggests that “the people are ahead of elites when it comes to fundamental issues of global governance and…
Andreas Bummel | 22.06.2023
Is the global tide turning in favor of democracy?
Despite some recent democratic gains, it is too early to declare that the global democratic recession is over. Overcoming the deep roots of democracy’s global woes will require sustained efforts.
Thomas Carothers | 14.06.2023
Global poll: 84% believe it is important to have democracy
On the occasion of this year’s Copenhagen Democracy Summit, the sixth Democracy Perception Index was published by Latana in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation. The 2023 annual study…
R. S. Deese | 01.06.2023
UN must acknowledge need of “major overhaul”, civil society document says
The Coalition for the UN We Need has released the outcomes of the Global Futures Forum. The Interim Peopleʼs Pact for the Future presents thirty-three recommendations and next steps.
DWB | 26.05.2023
G20 countries should pursue democratic improvement of UN: policy brief
A policy brief by the T20 engagement group recommends that the G20 and like-minded G20 members initiate intergovernmental negotiations on a UN Parliamentary Assembly and a UN World Citizens’ Initiative.
DWB | 15.05.2023
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