Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
Should the UN take on a parliament, possibly as a replacement for the General Assembly?
Modeled on that of the EU, with each country allocated a certain number of seats according to population, it would facilitate international decision making, as well as making the UN more democratic.
Of course, a country would need to be able to show it had a democracy of certain high standards, which would spread democracy around the world like never before.
Quetron's alt account
10th December 2005
which would spread democracy around the world like never before.
Why? A country that isn't already a Western Democracy won't care what the assembly wanted them to become, and the Western Democracies are already Western Democracies.
in spite of erosion
13th May 2004
You know, a real example of true democracy in action sells a hell of a lot easier than does Democracy™ that is dropped from the sky in bombshells. It's about leading by example, not forcing down the throat.
8th April 2005
The UN parliament is a step closer to autonomy and federalism instead of cooperative independency and that's not a good thing. Countries with smaller population would be royally damned.
We don't need a UN Parliament, what we need is more effective Security Council, more funding for the UN and less bureaucracy. That means, brave & hard decisions and compromises.