multi-level democracy Archive

  • My vote

    An essential new website is launched to help voters decide whom to vote for in the European elections in May next year.  The MyVote2014.eu website – visit it here – gives you 15 issues on which MEPs have voted in the last five years and […]

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  • Winter School on federalism and governance (3-14 February 2014)

    Winter School on federalism and governance (3-14 February 2014)

    The Winter School on Federalism and Governance is a common project of the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism of the European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck. All editions […]

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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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  • Wrong on so many levels

    Who says this website is narrow-minded? We leap from the crisis afflicting western capitalism to the question of how a young girl travels to school: federalism has something to say about them both. On the latter, the story in the Evening Standard today is that […]

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  • Introducing the World Federalist Movement (26 September 2011)

    26 September · 18:30 – 21:00 Upstairs at The Cheshire Cheese (NOT Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet St) 5, Little Essex Street Temple London WC2R 3LD – map here Einstein was right about the Theory of Relativity. Was he right about the need for […]

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  • All voters are not equal

    One of the basic ideas of federalism is that citizens of the federation all have equal rights, regardless of which member state they might live in.  Their rights with respect to the state level might vary, each member state being entitled to decide its own […]

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  • Does federalism imperil recovery from the financial crisis?

    Elena Salgado, finance minister of Spain (picture www.la-moncloa.es) Never let it be said that this website does not acknowledge the difficulties and contradictions within the federalist case.  It spends enough time pointing out the difficulties and contradictions within the nationalist case, so it is only […]

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  • The delusion of national elections

    The fallout from last week’s referendum defeat for the Alternative Vote continues to settle, with comments from prominent Yes campaigners such as Jessica Asato and Peter Facey, as well as reports from the Dark Side (Tim Montgomerie and Dylan Sharpe), but aside from evaluating the […]

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  • Who needs Wikileaks?

    Who needs Wikileaks when we’ve got Sir Gus O’Donnell?  His report into the background to the decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2009 was published on 7 February and tells an interesting story.  The UK government had […]

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  • Easier said than done

    David Cameron’s leader’s speech at the Conservative party conference contained an interesting comment on the Lockerbie bomber: But there are some red lines we must never, ever cross. Like the sight of the man responsible for the Lockerbie bombing, the biggest mass murderer in British […]

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