democracy Archive

  • Europe and the people: Examining the EU’s democratic legitimacy (26 October 2016)

    In the wake of the British vote to leave the EU, this conference will examine concerns across Europe around the democratic legitimacy of EU institutions and the European project as a whole. It will look at how the debate about EU democratic legitimacy across member […]

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  • Kick the bastards out

    Tim Montgomerie in The Times (£) claims there is a democratic case for leaving the EU, on the grounds that: I want us to be a self-governing nation that can “kick the bastards out” whenever our rulers fail to deliver. But were Britain to be […]

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  • Imagining global democracy

    An interesting discussion last night about the idea of a world parliament.  If democracy is a fundamental principle of how government should take decisions, which this website thinks it is, and if government decisions are now effectively being taken at the global level, which is […]

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  • Democracy Without Borders – What Might This Look Like? (24 October 2013)

    We have many global problems – from the wrecking of our life-supporting ecosystems to the failure to protect human rights, a lack of regulation of global markets and financial systems, and increasing socio-economic inequalities. But who is accountable for dealing with these problems from a […]

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  • Local government pause for thought

    It has long been a contention of this website that democracy should be thought of not merely as a set of rules but as a culture.  While elections and elected institutions are necessary, they are by no means sufficient.  There is a range of other […]

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  • Manifesto for a global democracy (27 June 2012)

    Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 18:30 until 20:00 LSE, Clement House 2.02, click here for a map Daniele Archibugi, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, David Held, Fernando Iglesias, Lucio Levi, Giacomo Marramao, George Monbiot, Heikki Patomäki, Mary Kaldor, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennet, Vandana Shiva and Andy Strauss […]

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  • The case against Rupert Murdoch

    Passing judgement on Rupert Murdoch appears to be today’s fashion, and this blog is not one to shirk a challenge.  His dislike of the EU is well-known, as are the anti-European opinions of his newspapers, as is the eurosceptic influence he has had on British […]

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  • Democracy and the eurozone’s fiscal pact: are they compatible? (16 April 2012)

    5.30 for 6.00 pm – 8.00pm, followed by a reception, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE Throughout this year, the Federal Trust is jointly organising a series of conferences on European economic themes together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Global Policy […]

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  • Is the time right for a new world order?

    The answer to the question in the title of this talk is of course, yes, the time is right, but I think you would like to hear a little more from me than that. I am here as chair of Federal Union which was founded […]

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  • The case for global democracy

    Based on a talk by Richard Laming at the OccupyLSX camp at St Paul’s Cathedral, 11 December 2011 Before talking about the issue of global democracy, I ought to say a few words about Federal Union and its interest in this issue. Federal Union was founded […]

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