Global Democracy & Governance

As the world becomes more interdependent, it is valuable to think about new ways in which global affairs could be managed. How might the international process of consensus-building change in the future? What's fair? What's truly representative? In the future, how could the concerns that impact every person on the planet be addressed with greater coherence and coordination at a global level? Global democracy, world government, and world federalism are some of the terms and concepts used in considering how we might govern ourselves more effectively on a global level.

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August 26, 2014 - 12:08pm EDT
We all have some idea of how bad things are in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). We’re also aware that outside efforts to remedy the situation haven't really panned out. But turning our backs on the suffering civilians is not an option. So where do we go from here? The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect published a policy brief last week offering some possible answers to this [...] Read More
August 15, 2014 - 11:00am EDT
Since the beginning of 2014, Russia has been a constant agitator in the news. And the end of July was no exception when news broke that Russia had violated an international arms agreement, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Now this is not the first time, but it has certainly sparked some of the greatest criticism in light of their other actions in the past year. This news has arms control critics calling for [...] Read More
August 14, 2014 - 2:00pm EDT
The Gauntlet of Doha This summer, Jennifer and I had the chance to conduct independent research on a topic that deeply interested both of us: soccer. With palpable excitement in the US regarding the World Cup, Jennifer and I looked toward the 2022 iteration of the tournament as the legitimacy of FIFA's decision to award the tournament to Qatar was called into question. Myriad issues sprung forward after Qatar was awarded [...] Read More