Four publications on UN Parliamentary Assembly reissued
The Committee for a Democratic UN (KDUN), a think tank specialized on "parliamentary representation in global institutions", has reissued four publications on the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. "These booklets and studies include important contributions to the debate on global democracy and the creation of an elected body at the UN. We are pleased that we can now provide updated editions," said the Committee's Chair, Andreas Bummel. "We hope that the republications will arouse new interest among scholars and activists alike," he added.
The Committee in particular highlighted a new edition of the brochure "The Case for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly" by Dieter Heinrich that originally was published in 1992. "The brochure presents the general rationale in a brilliant manner. It's a classic that hasn’t lost any of its topicality and strength. It's clearly a must-read for all those engaged with global democracy and the global order," Mr Bummel said.
The republications at a glance:
- Reprint of "The Case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly" by Dieter Heinrich, supplemented with a foreword and an afterword (English)
-  A third extended and updated edition of KDUN's background paper "The Composition of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations" by Andreas Bummel (English and German, Spanish forthcoming)
-  A second extended edition of the brochure "The Case for Global Democracy" which includes contributions by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Jo Leinen MEP, Graham Watson MEP and Gérard Onesta (English).
-  A second extended edition of KDUN's strategy paper "Developing International Democracy" by Andreas Bummel which includes new, extensive documentation in the annex (English and German, French and Spanish forthcoming)
KDUN's series will be continued. A study currently in preparation by Dr. Claudia Kissling and expected to be published in the second half of 2010 deals with "The Legal and Political Relevance of International Parliamentary Assemblies and Associations".