Freedom House report for 2018 finds “democracy in crisis”

Freedom House report for 2018 finds “democracy in crisis” 1000 668 Charles Marsh

In their recent annual report on the state of global freedom, Freedom House in Washington D.C. provided worrying figures. Stating that “democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades”, the…

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It’s not about whether we want a global regime, but what it should look like

It’s not about whether we want a global regime, but what it should look like 1200 675 Manuel Müller

The idea of a world state is not having its best moment. Comparing the use of the term over time, a pattern emerges: intensive discussions about a global regime took…

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Kommer framtidens vänster ta kamp för global demokrati?

Kommer framtidens vänster ta kamp för global demokrati? 624 481 Petter Ölmunger

Två svenska böcker från “vänster”, som båda lyfter visionen om global demokrati och ett världsparlament, har publicerats under hösten. Jens Holms bok ”Om inte vi, vem?”Jens Holm är riksdagsledamot och…

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How autocratic regimes try to undermine democracy at home and abroad

How autocratic regimes try to undermine democracy at home and abroad 2256 1368 Charles Marsh

A recent publication by Rachel Vanderhill of Wofford College’s department on government and international affairs charted the efforts of autocratic regimes to undermine the diffusion of democracy within their respective…

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New periodic report looks into the global state of democracy

New periodic report looks into the global state of democracy 1000 592 Andrew McAllister

Study prepared by International IDEAIn November the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) based in Stockholm published the first edition of its new flagship report titled “The…

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Seven reasons why there should be open borders

Seven reasons why there should be open borders 3256 2000 Aisha Dodwell

Let’s be honest, most people are already in favor of free movement – at least for themselves. If we care about poverty and justice, we need to start working towards…

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A strong planetary government for shared responsibilities

A strong planetary government for shared responsibilities 946 601 Dominique de Bumann

On November 27, Dominique de Buman was elected as President of the lower house of the Swiss parliament, the National Council. One year ago he published a piece on planetary…

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Survey confirms global support for democracy but also gives cause for concern

Survey confirms global support for democracy but also gives cause for concern 1659 899 Charles Marsh

Large majority supports democracy in 38-nation surveyThe Pew Research Centre recently published the results of a 38-nation survey on global attitudes to democracy. According to the study, “there are reasons…

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Global ID: digital system in the making to provide a legal identity for all

Global ID: digital system in the making to provide a legal identity for all 1000 550 Lisa Schüller

Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16.9Having no legal identity means not existing officially. One fifth of the world’s population lacks proper identification and about 50 million children are born without legal…

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News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

News from the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly 1998 1110 DWB

The Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) has recorded numerous positive developments since May 2017. A significant milestone was reached in August when the 1500th member of parliament endorsed…

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