Global Democracy & Governance

How might the people of our world work with one another to govern ourselves more effectively on a global level? Are there alternatives to current practices that result in war, extreme poverty, and the unchecked power and influence of wealthy transnational corporations?

We envision and advocate for enhanced global governance, including stages toward an eventual united federation of nations. Certain institutional innovations inside and outside the United Nations could in the meantime help avert armed conflict, finance environmental restoration, and empower civil society’s voice in global decision-making.

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Peking University
February 27, 2015 - 2:00pm EST
Although China does allow slightly more freedom of speech than North Korea, ever since Xi Jinping became President in 2013, the country has been cracking down on speech and expression deemed subversive in its higher academic institutions. President Xi has been pushing universities to espouse the views of Maoism and to get back on the socialist track, especially since he’s been courting conservative members of the [...] Read More
Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras speaks after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA
February 16, 2015 - 10:00am EST
Following recent elections, Greece has us asking big questions about how its sovereign debt will be managed going forward. These questions carry implications well beyond Greece: a collapse in talks over the next steps could result in a severe crisis for the European Monetary Union (EMU), with potential effects throughout the global economy. What are the implications for global politics? A brief refresher first. Greece [...] Read More
An Underground House Church in China (Courtesy of Beliefnet/China Digital Times)
February 06, 2015 - 10:00am EST
Both religious tolerance and suppression have been common throughout China’s history, depending on who was ruling at the time. This is true regardless of the religion in question, including but not limited to Christianity. Typically, if the ruler believed that philosophies or religious doctrines would hinder his interests, he would persecute followers of those creeds, destroying religious structures and documents. The [...] Read More