Lecture by Vidar Helgesen at Dansk Utenrikspolitisk Institut

7 June 2006
Dansk Utenrikspolitisk Institut

Today, more people than ever before are governed by elected representatives. Democracy — the idea that people have the right to control their government and that a government is legitimate only if and when it is controlled by the people — has acquired an almost unique global position, hardly matched by any other worldview in modern history.

About the Speaker

Secretary-General of International IDEA (2006-2013)
Vidar Helgesen

Vidar Helgesen is a former International IDEA Secretary-General.