How ‘Big History’ can save the world

The term “Big History” was coined in the early 1990s by the historian David Christian of Macquarie University. It is nothing if not ambitious, aiming to integrate human history with the deeper…

Ian Crawford | 09.08.2018
Survey on global governance finds continued support for supranational decision-making

The Global Challenges Foundation based in Stockholm recently released a follow up to its 2017’s survey on “Attitudes to Global Risk and Governance” which was again conducted by ComRes. The…

Andrew McAllister | 27.07.2018
World federalist congress in The Hague reaffirms fight for global peace, justice and democracy

Convening in The Hague, the world’s capital of international law, the World Federalist Movement (WFM) reaffirmed the organization’s fight for global justice, peace, and democracy. In a resolution adopted at…

DWB | 17.07.2018
V-Dem: Democracy’s decline is gaining momentum

While the global level of democracy has not changed dramatically from last year and remains close to its all-time high, the 2018 Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) report covering 178 countries…

Charles Marsh | 08.07.2018
The European Parliament calls for a new UN Parliament and a 2020 UN reform summit

The European Parliament called on the EU’s governments to advocate the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly starting in September. A…

DWB | 05.07.2018
The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30, 2018

The first International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on June 30th, 2018, to highlight the role of parliaments worldwide as indispensable cornerstones of democracy. This date was chosen by the United Nations…

Andreas Bummel | 29.06.2018
A renewed world organization for the 21st century

Following the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century with Jo Leinen earlier this year, this discussion paper by Andreas Bummel elaborates on…

DWB & Andreas Bummel | 29.06.2018
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