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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October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
The US and other first-world countries could aptly be categorized as the world’s most generous countries concerning the distribution of aid to developing foreign governments. Foreign aid or investment is generally viewed as a win-win scenario for the US: while the receiving party gets money to (hopefully) further develop their economy, the US receives good press and greater international prestige. Unfortunately, many [...] Read More
October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
16 October is the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization's World Food Day − a yearly reminder that there are people who are constantly hungry due to ineffective agricultural methods, inadequate distribution, poor food storage, and armed conflict. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls for the day to ensure humanity's freedom from hunger. Frank McDougall, an Australian economist and delegate to the League of [...] Read More
Ebola and the potential for failed states (Photo Credit: NPR)
October 15, 2014 - 4:00pm EDT
Throughout history, numerous empires, nations, and city-states have suffered from various internal and external dilemmas that have led to their ultimate collapse. Such examples include the Roman Empire, the Soviet Union, and the former British and French empires, all once formidable in history, but ultimately succumbing to downfall. The Fund for Peace attributes “state fragility” to twelve indicators that include [...] Read More