Political and Institutional Governance
The Armed Forces and World Governance
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Inventing a New World Governance Now
World Charter of Free Media
The Global Marshall Plan
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
For a Democratic Cosmopolitarian Movement
Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
The Right to Water as a Human Right
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Europe needs a Grand Strategy
Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
The Cosmopolitan State
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Cities for All
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
Imagine All the People: Advancing a Global Citizens Movement
World Governance Index (WGI)
Foundations for Biocivilization
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Biocivilization for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet - Workshop
The Commons and World Governance
The Future of the Commons
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.