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The Composition of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations By Andreas Bummel
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A global parliamentary assembly has the potential to restructure the geopolitical setup of the United Nations. The composition of the body therefore is of fundamental importance. This analysis... More > explores in detail principles and different models. "This thoughtful background paper, explaining options for who the members of the assembly might be, and how they might be chosen, is certain to be an invaluable resource for all of us concerned with democratizing the international system." - Andrew Strauss, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law< Less
The Case for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly By Dieter Heinrich
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This booklet, originally published in 1992, brings together some of the most cogent arguments for establishing a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. It outlines proposals for establishing and... More > implementing the assembly. This edition includes a new foreword and an afterword. "This brochure by Dieter Heinrich is a classic that hasn’t lost any of its topicality and strength. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in the future of humanity and clearly a must read for all those engaged with global democracy and the global order." - from the foreword by Andreas Bummel, Committee for a Democratic U.N.< Less
Creating A World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey By Joseph E. Schwartzberg
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This study explores how the democratic deficit of the United Nations can be progressively minimized by the development of a global parliamentary body. After establishing a conceptual platform, three... More > evolutionary steps with four specific models for the apportionment of seats are set forth for what would eventually become a directly elected world assembly. Praise: “This important study for the first time demonstrates successive models for the implementation of a world parliament. It makes the undertaking very tangible and shows that, in principle, there are no technical obstacles that cannot be overcome. What is needed is the political will.” —Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament; “The creation of a global parliamentary assembly should be on the political agenda sooner or later. The apportionment of seats is a key question. This inspiring study demonstrates possible approaches.” —Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, former UN Under-Secretary-General< Less
Developing International Democracy. For a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations By Andreas Bummel
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The Committee for a Democratic U.N. was founded to support the development of global democracy. An important milestone would be the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. The... More > general rationale of the proposal is presented in this paper. This second edition includes an extensive documentation of important resolutions, reports and other statements issued on the subject. Praise for the first edition: "This paper is one of the most important and comprehensive contributions to this vital issue in the last twenty years." — William R. Pace, Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy< Less
The Legal and Political Status of International Parliamentary Institutions By Claudia Kissling
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This paper contains a worldwide analysis of International Parliamentary Institutions (IPIs) in existence to date. Their number and competences are steadily increasing but still there are hardly any... More > substantive comparative investigations. This study fills this gap. One of its conclusions is that IPIs increasingly fulfill genuine parliamentary oversight functions. They can contribute to overcoming democracy deficits at both regional and global levels. At the global level, the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly is recommended. From the preface by Murumba Werunga, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training at the National Assembly of Kenya and former Clerk of the Pan-African Parliament: "This is a most welcome publication that goes a long way in providing for the first time a near complete account and analysis of the place and contribution of the International Parliamentary Institutions to the global evolution of democratic practice and governance."< Less
Robert's Rules of Order - Pocket Manual of Rules Of Order For Deliberative Assemblies - The Original Classic Edition By Henry M. Robert
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Since Robert's Rules of Order first was published in 1896, it's been the means to orderly, smooth, and fairly conducted meetings. "Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his... More > own eyes, there is the least of real liberty," said General Henry M. Robert, and his gift of order is as indispensable now as it was a century ago. Robert's Rules of Order is the short title of a book containing rules of order intended to be adopted as a parliamentary authority for use by a deliberative assembly. It is the most widely used parliamentary authority in the United States, according to the National Association of Parliamentarians, a professional association of approximately 4,000 members which provides education and accreditation certifications for parliamentarians.< Less
Robert's Rules of Order - Pocket Manual of Rules Of Order For Deliberative Assemblies - The Original Classic Edition By Henry M. Robert
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Since Robert's Rules of Order first was published in 1896, it's been the means to orderly, smooth, and fairly conducted meetings. "Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his... More > own eyes, there is the least of real liberty," said General Henry M. Robert, and his gift of order is as indispensable now as it was a century ago. Robert's Rules of Order is the short title of a book containing rules of order intended to be adopted as a parliamentary authority for use by a deliberative assembly. It is the most widely used parliamentary authority in the United States, according to the National Association of Parliamentarians, a professional association of approximately 4,000 members which provides education and accreditation certifications for parliamentarians.< Less
Telos Volume VI: Perspectives on Political Change in the Mediterranean By Fondation de Malte
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in the North African Arab world, democracy has been trying to sprout serenely through real parliaments. Some, if not all of them, have been working first and foremost as constituent assemblies,... More > formulating constitutions where, in theory laced by hope, the absolutist conditions enjoyed only by the dictators would be forever abolished.In such a setting, the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly holds a privileged, if highly responsible, position both as a model of democratic governance as well as a gathering place where states are encouraged to emulate the more ‘democratic’ among them. Speakers/Presidents of the nascent and the older Parliaments could galvanise this institution to take a major role in the Union for the Mediterranean, so that parliamentary democracy is seen as a real dialogic instrument for peace. To that goal this TELOS is dedicated.< Less
The Case for Global Democracy By Piia-Noora Kauppi et al.
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In this pamphlet the case for promoting global democracy through a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly was made by four Members of the European Parliament across the political spectrum. Covering... More > both the necessity for, and specifications of, such a project these essays are a timely contribution to the debate on ensuring effective global governance. Second, extended edition.< Less
The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813 By Hendrik Willem van Loon
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The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813 is a classic historical text which focusses on the development of Holland and its parliamentary institutions during the Napoleonic era. Includes chapters on... More > Schimmelpenninck, King Louis of Holland, the National Assembly, William I and the restoration.< Less