What I wish the most for is a very simple/easy way for citizens to directly participate in such a global governance - this can be done by electing representatives in a transnational parliament, having direct democracy tools, and/or several other ways
For me the basis for such ideal Democratic global governance would be a parliament and government democratically elected by all the citizens of our planet.
The election would be directly organised at the global level.
The election caucuses would not be national.
There should be several checks and balances at the global level. There would be a Constitution and a Constitutional Court.
Citizens would have several possibilities to participate in the Democratic life at the global level, among which: a citizen’s assembly and a right to propose a global citizen initiative
Somewhere on this site this old man has left a document with attachments proposing a new model for direct participatory democracy. A model whereby each person effectively represent themselves in forums on issues ranging from local community to global community. The model for the forums demands and allows for sustainable solutions only, though these may vary by degree. Within the model, votes of the 'directly affected' will carry more weight than votes coming from more remote regions. The model incorporates the idea of bio-regions as developed by Barry Commoner. The model moves away from resource based economics system to a knowledge and experience based system. For a more detailed view of the model you may contact me at: [email protected]. No parliament, no government, no elections, no corruptible representation. Just people dealing directly with issues. (good luck finding a copy on here, I've not been able to locate it here after submitting it a couple of months ago)
Adarsh K Warman "Ideal Global Democratic Government.. Should Be.. When Everyone Feels... Like They Have A Right To Raise Their Voice To The Government. !!!"
Colombe: "For me there are a few elements that we obviously need to deep-dive into:
1. the most innovative system giving citizens the most say - real democracy means way more inclusion of citizens and way more onus on representation. For this, I'd be very curious to hear from everyone about best-practices coming from all across the world
2. truly global: for every citizen to be able to participate democratically and for their decision to be binding"
Roger King: "I agree with this vision of simplicity for democratic participation. There’s a chicken and egg problem. Before electing representatives to a governing body you need a body to exist and to organize elections. I can visualize an evolutionary approach, drawing on EU experience. One route would be for the G20 .- the currently effective, but undemocratic, institution of global governance- to take on additional responsibilities - such as climate agreements- become more representative in country membership and develop an administrative capacity, or secretariat . Then this executive body would be placed under the authority of a house of directly elected representatives, based on population not nations. Its increasing scope would demand the validation of democratic legitimacy. Something similar to the existing UN Assembly could be a consultative second house, recognizing that nations remain important entities in executing policy."