Political and Institutional Governance
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
For a Democratic Cosmopolitarian Movement
Dialogs on Party Systems and Global Democratization
Imagine All the People: Advancing a Global Citizens Movement
Inventing a New World Governance Now
The Bamako Appeal
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
A Bit Rich: Calculating the Real Value to Society of Different Professions
Ressentiment* and the new world governance: a general analysis
Governance for Sustainability
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
The Post-modern State
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
The Cosmopolitan State
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
When Dreams Come True
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
World Protests 2006-2013
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Cities for All
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
For Climate Justice and a World Fit to Be Lived in
Towards a World Citizens Movement
Foundations for Biocivilization
World Governance Index (WGI)
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
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.