Democracy Without Borders

Need of global governance reforms stressed at events in Europe and India
Reforming the United Nations and global governance was a subject at events in Brussels, Berlin, Madrid and Rennes in Europe as well as in Lucknow, India, in the past weeks….
DWB | 13.12.2022
Democracy continues to decline globally, repression grows, report says
On November 30th 2022, the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) published their newest report on the Global State of Democracy, outlining a continual decline of…
Maartje Mensink | 05.12.2022
Global Democracy: The Key to Global Justice
According to the UN’s chief, the world is in a state of emergency due to numerous intertwined crises and a failure of global governance. A new book titled Global Democracy: The…
Oded Gilad and Dena Freeman | 17.11.2022
Debunking six myths about democracy and democracy support
This article deals with six myths that have formed around democracy and democracy support which threaten to benefit democracy’s adversaries, and corrode the confidence and resilience of democracy’s defenders.
Derek Mitchell | 08.11.2022
Climate conference COP27: the sham in Sharm El Sheikh
The UN climate conference taking place in Egypt this week is an exercise in organized hypocrisy. One of the most striking images from the popular Science Fiction TV series The…
Austin G. Mackell | 07.11.2022
Democratizing global financial institutions to benefit those most in need
“The Bretton Woods institutions,” said Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, at this year’s UN General Debate, “no longer serve the purpose in the 21st century that they served…
Valentin Lang | 03.11.2022
Could an “Economic Article 5” stop authoritarian coercion?
This post discusses an instrument for counter-measures of democracies against economic coercion by authoritarian states, the so-called “Economic Article 5”, a reference to the NATO treaty
Austin G. Mackell | 26.10.2022
Malaysian foreign minister supports a new UN Parliamentary Assembly
In an article published today in the Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian, the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Saifuddin bin Abdullah, expressed his support for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary…
DWB | 14.10.2022
New Ventotene manifesto calls for a European and global federation
Following several months of drafting, European federalists have adopted an extensive and far-reaching manifesto that calls for the establishment of a United States of Europe and outlines the goal of…
Andreas Bummel | 06.10.2022
Transnational democracy discussed at global forum in Lucerne
“As a community of people living on the same planet, we have to ask ourselves how we want to govern living together. And the answer to this question can only…
DWB | 04.10.2022
Global People’s Assembly addresses demands to UN member states
While heads of states and governments meet in New York for the annual general debate of the United Nations, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) hosted an alternative online…
DWB | 23.09.2022
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