Monday, January 16, 2006

Democratic globalization

Brussels, Monday January 16th, 2006

Just a quick link translating the latest addition in french. Please note that one more name adds to the Soros/Popper/Jagger list, we now have David Held........

Mundialization is the name of one of the movements aiming at democratic globalization.
Democratic globalisation is the concept of an institutional system of global democracy that would give world citizens a say in world organizations. This would, in the view of its proponents, bypass nation-states, corporate oligopolies, ideological NGOs, cults and mafias.
One of its most prolific proponents is the British political thinker David Held. In the last decade he published a dozen books regarding the spread of democracy from territorially defined nation states to a system of global governance that encapsulates the entire universe.
These proponents state that democratic globalization's purpose is to:
expand mundialization in a different way to economic globalization and make people closer, more united and protected.
have it reach all fields of activity and knowledge, not only the economic one, even if that one is crucial to develop the well-being of world citizens.
give world citizens a democratic access (e.g., presidential voting for United Nations Secretary-General by citizens and direct election of members of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly) and a say to those global activities.

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