Democracy is facing major challenges both in Germany and on the international level. Key institutions of democracy in Germany, such as elections and parliaments, are losing legitimacy. The level of resistance to international organizations, such as the UN and the World Bank, is high. At the same time, many problems cannot longer be solved at the nation-state level, and more and more decisions are being made at the international level in terms of both scope and importance.
We aim to identify the aspects of democracy in Germany and in international organizations that need to be adapted, and thereby the means by which its legitimacy can be strengthened.