Political and Institutional Governance
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
On the Road to a Citizens Assembly
The Cosmopolitan State
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Theories of Global Governance
Imagine All the People: Advancing a Global Citizens Movement
World Governance of Ressentiment*
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
The Great Together
A Proposal for Governance in the Post 2011 World
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
World Governance Index (WGI)
The Future of the Commons
Dialog of Chinese, European, and South American Civil Societies at Rio+20
Foundations for Biocivilization
Discussing the meanings of global democracy should itself be a globally democratic process. Such a debate would include contributions from different world regions, different cultures, different walks of life, different ages, classes, genders and races. Many diverse people have something to say on the subject.
Yet actual literature on global democracy has so far tended to have a much narrower base. Predominantly the ideas have come from the North Atlantic area, from Judeo-Christian western modernity, from middle-class academe, and from older white men. This is not to say that existing ideas about global democracy are uninteresting or unimportant. They often are. But the debate has so far drawn from quite restricted circles of global humanity.
To broaden discussions of the nature and purpose of global democracy, the Building Global Democracy programme has developed a Conceptualising Global Democracy project. This initiative has involved contributors from ten world regions in equal measure. It has brought together views from Amazonian, Confucian, Hindu, Islamic, Melanesian and Western traditions. The discussion has included a wide range of activists, officials and politicians as well as academics. The participation has also been gender balanced and has spanned ages from 20s to 80s.
What do ideas of global democracy look like when they reflect this diversity of the global condition? The Conceptualising Global Democracy project has asked writers from ten world regions to set out their ideas of what democracy could mean when applied to global affairs. Here you can read short summaries of their views and get a taste of the rich insights that are available from a more fully global perspective on global democracy.