Strasbourg 5-11 October 2012

World Forum for Democracy

News - Friday 9 October 2012

C.2. Is crisis threat to social cohesion?

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, How to ensure that social cohesion does not become the next victim of the crisis? Build "shared societies" giving a sense of belonging – based...

A.1. Public sector/private sector: religion in the democratic public domain

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Much discussion revolved around developments in Tunisia since the revolution and the subsequent October 2011 elections, in terms of the role of...

C.3. Which democratic governance in a globalized world?

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Global governance raises the question of control over globalization, worldwide economic competition and financial markets, but also protection and...

A.4. Testing democracy against extremism

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Why the people would resort, and provide support, to extremist movements? Who is behind them? Who pays? And how democracies should react to such...

B.2. Internet, new media and democratic (r)evolutions

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, New media sets a new framework for the expression and dissemination of opinions and ideas, irrespective of national borders. New spaces for...

B.2. Internet, new media and democratic (r)evolutions

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Protecting the anonymity of individuals and new media, such as bloggers, is vital for those who wish to actively exercise their civil and political...

Debate on media responsibility and potential to foster democracy

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Summary There can be no democracy without media, which facilitate freedom of expression and assembly and active participation in society. There...

C.1. Consequences of the economic and financial crisis on democratic institutions

Strasbourg,  9 October, Summary: The origin of the current European economic crisis may be traced to the regulatory failure of European financial markets, spreading to all...

C.4. Towards a new democratic ethic?

After the end of the Cold War, many announced the end of ideology, authoritarian regimes and unethical types of governments. A new world order was to begin where moral and ethic could...

A.3. La démocratie peut elle être imposée ?

Strasbourg,  9 octobre 2012, La démocratie peut elle être imposée ? Qu'est-ce la démocratie ? Que signifie « imposer » ? Si oui, qui l'impose ? Par...

B.3. Participatory democracy: the citizen, an active political actor

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Democracy today is the most preferred form of government. It constantly evolves, exists in multiple forms and there is no end to its improvement....

A.2. Multiple identities and “living together”

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, This session brought together panelists and participants from three continents (Africa, Latin America and Europe) and focussed on the need to build a...

Summary of Thematic conference B "Virtual Values? Democracy and new social networks"

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, Online social media is a force for good which promotes positive social and democratic change.  They are enabling people individually and...

Project of a Universal Declaration of Democracy - Have your say!

Strasbourg,  9 October 2012, In his presentation to the Forum, Federico Mayor invited participants to read the draft Declaration , prepared with Karel Vašák and the support...

 

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