V-Dem report 2021: Global wave of autocratization accelerates
Autocratization continued across the world and went “viral” in 2020: The level of democracy enjoyed by the average global citizen is down to levels last found around 1990. This is…
Stefan Kalberer | 14.03.2021
Time for global democracy promotion to be ramped up
Democracy is under pressure across the world. According to the latest annual report by Freedom House, a United States-based non-partisan think-tank, the balance is shifting further “in favour of tyranny”….
Andreas Bummel | 11.03.2021
Global trend towards less freedom continues for the 15th straight year
Freedom House’s 2021 Freedom in the World report casts the state of democracy worldwide as dire, with global freedom declining for the 15th straight year and with the gap between the countries seeing…
Peter Orvetti | 05.03.2021
UN2020 campaign continues as Coalition for the UN We Need
Democracy Without Borders (DWB) has been involved in the UN2020 campaign since its inception in 2017. Now that the UN’s 75th anniversary is over and the year 2020 has ended,…
Hans Leander | 02.03.2021
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
EIU report: In 2020, democracy declined worldwide amid pandemic
In the 2020 edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recorded the worst state of global democracy since the index was first produced in 2006. Snapshot of…
Nicolas Rowe | 10.02.2021
Human Rights Watch present their 2021 global report
China remains the biggest threat to global human rights Human Rights Watch (HRW) has recently published its 31st annual World Report on human rights. The report is a reflection and…
Ryan Whyte | 21.01.2021
Three proposals to create a UN that listens
The UN was conceived as a ground-breaking experiment in global cooperation and people-centred multilateralism. Born out of the ashes of the Second World War, its Charter outlines four lofty aspirations in the…
Lysa John and Mandeep Tiwana | 20.01.2021
Global governance of AI and a UN Parliamentary Assembly
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly dominant role in the lives of people around the world. As yet, however, it is subject to remarkably little governance, let alone global…
Robert Whitfield | 18.01.2021
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