Global Democracy and Justice Lecture Series - 1. The History and Future of Democracy

Learn how popular struggles in the 19th century led to national level democracies with more equality and justice. Imagine what a similar struggle on the global level could do in the 21st century.

Video is a production of One World: Movement for Global Democracy

0:00 I๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ

1:43 ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒ
Both economic and political power used to be limited to the upper 2% land-owning elite, but by protests and strikes and revolutions they were expanded to all.

4:18 ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ฒ, ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ
After WWII democracy greatly reduced inequality further.ย 

5:43 ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐š ๐’๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐†๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ
Getting this power from the elites seemed unimaginable, but it was done by diverse people coming together. Similarly, now we can imagine it on the global scale!

9:47 ๐€ ๐’๐ฎ๐›๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ž-๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
How inequality started rising after 1980 following the elitesโ€™ bracketing of economic matters out of democratic control: the economy went global while politics remained local. ย 

15:35 ๐‘๐ž-๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐†๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ฒ
For democracy to succeed, it needs to be on the same scale as the economy. Two options: (1) economy back to the national level or, (2) expand democratic government to the global scale. Second option is far better.ย 

Global Democracy and Justice Lecture Series

25 engaging video lectures that show how many contemporary problems, such as climate change, pandemics, or inequality, are ultimately caused not so much by local factors, but by the shape of the world order. Politically divided into separate sovereign states, we cannot come together to solve the increasing number of truly global problems. The videos explain why we need a radical re-organisation of the world system, to shift from international competition, to global cooperation, and from a system of global oligarchy to one of global democracy. The videos are a production of One World: Movement for Global Democracy

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