Hacia una democracia efectiva


Democracy and Humand Rights in Decline? A Call to Action • Florence, Italy • 24-25 November 2014
A Policy Dialogue organized by the Club de Madrid & the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Club de Madrid, FLorence

Club de Madrid, NGD, Op-Ed, Democracy Day  

"Why we can not fully celebrate", a Club de Madrid Op-Ed about the quality of Democracy

September 15, 2014.

Today the world is celebrating the International Day of Democracy. On this special occasion Varia Vike-Freiberga, President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, has signed an Op-Ed on behalf of the 97 Members of the Club de Madrid expressing their concern about the state and quality of Democracy worldwide. The Op-Ed has been published by spanish leading newspaper El País.

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Club de Madrid, NGD, Democracy  

Club de Madrid launches Next Generation Democracy to respond to signals of democratic decline

September 15, 2014.

Although the world is celebrating today the International Day of Democracy, the fact is that, we can not fully celebrate: while the number of democratic countries in the world rose significantly during the XX Century, signals of democratic decline in representative democracy have been appearing globally in recent times. Political disaffection and social unrest have escalated in consolidated and less consolidated democracies alike. Even though citizens are demanding more democracy rather than turning against it, this situation may seriously undermine democratic legitimacy.

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Club de Madrid, NGD, Democracy, FLorence  

Is the crisis in democracy perception or reality?               

August 28, 2014

There is a growing sense that democratic governments are not delivering, and that people's expectations are not being met. This is precisely why this year's Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue will focus on a discussion of the state and the future of democracy, marking the launch of the two-year, multi-stakeholder Club de Madrid-led Next Generation Democracy (NGD) Project.

Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? A Call for Action, co-organized by the Club de Madrid and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, will be held in Florence, Italy, on 24-25 November 2014. This year's Policy Dialogue will offer a unique opportunity to engage in a comprehensive analysis of regional dynamics and potential threats to democracy, with nearly 100 democratic former heads of state and government and a variety of political and social actors.


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