THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE

During the summer of 2017, I published a series of short stories from my house Furukollen in Norway. I have now put the stories together in one document, to make reading more practical, and I have also edited a little here and there, without changing the purpose: to reflect on this small village in the mountains of Norway in a broader global perspective. Download the paper: Stories from Furukollen 2017...

KV17 – STORY # 5 – FALL FROM POWER

On 21 November, the Danes will vote in municipal elections, exercising their right to participate in the decision-making at the local level of our democracy. What are the issues? Are people interested? This is # 5 of a series of personal stories I will post during the election campaign. ...

KV17 – STORY # 4 – COUNTING VOTES

On 21 November, the Danes will vote in municipal elections, exercising their right to participate in the decision-making at the local level of our democracy. What are the issues? Are people interested? This is # 4 of a series of personal stories I will post during the election campaign. ...

KV17 – STORY # 2 – CRITICAL ISSUES

On 21 November, the Danes will vote in municipal elections, exercising their right to participate in the decision-making at the local level of our democracy. What are the issues? Are people interested? This is # 2 of a series of personal stories I will post over the next month. ...

THE END OF A FAIRYTALE?

A new survey indicates that the Danish fairytale story of our democracy may not be as optimistic as we have come to believe. We need to respond to the findings and work hard and focused to re-invigorate and re-design our own democracy....

DEMOCRACY DAY 2017

This year is the tenth time the world is celebrating the International Day of Democracy on 15 November, and in his message, the new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, focuses on the link between democracy and conflict prevention. ...