What is "Global Democracy"?

Glossary

Global democracy advocates removing democracies at a nation-state level and replacing them with a single global system where the interests of all citizens are represented in a single global forum.

According to most models, global democracy would work like a liberal democracy where citizens would elect representatives on a national or regional basis to a global assembly where decisions would be made on their behalf.

Advocates of such a system argue that global democracy is needed because many of the issues that affect citizens in the 21st century are global in nature.

 

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