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Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives

Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives

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Cambridge University Press, 10/27/2011
EAN 9780521174985, ISBN10: 0521174988

Paperback, 310 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Democracy is increasingly seen as the only legitimate form of government, but few people would regard international relations as governed according to democratic principles. Can this lack of global democracy be justified? Which models of global politics should contemporary democrats endorse and which should they reject? What are the most promising pathways to global democratic change? To what extent does the extension of democracy from the national to the international level require a radical rethinking of what democratic institutions should be? This book answers these questions by providing a sustained dialogue between scholars of political theory, international law and empirical social science. By presenting a broad range of views by prominent scholars, it offers an in-depth analysis of one of the key challenges of our century: globalizing democracy and democratizing globalization.

1. Introduction
mapping global democracy Daniele Archibugi, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and Raffaele Marchetti
2. Models of global democracy
in defence of cosmo-federalism Raffaele Marchetti
3. Citizens or stakeholders? Exclusion, equality and legitimacy in global stakeholder democracy Terry Macdonald
4. Is democratic legitimacy possible for international institutions? Thomas Christiano
5. Cosmopolitan democracy
neither a category mistake nor a categorical imperative Andreas Follesdal
6. Regional versus global democracy
advantages and limitations Carol C. Gould
7. Towards the metamorphosis of the United Nations
a proposal for establishing global democracy Tim Murithi
8. Flexible government for a globalized world Bruno S. Frey
9. Global democracy and domestic analogies Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
10. Global democracy for a partially joined-up world
toward a multi-level system of public power and democratic governance? Kate Macdonald
11. Civil society and global democracy
an assessment Jonas Tallberg and Anders Uhlin
12. Global capitalism and global democracy
subverting the other? B. S. Chimni
13. From peace between democracies to global democracy Daniele Archibugi
14. The promise and perils of global democracy Richard A. Falk.