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From the Publisher"An innovative book, as it applies the theory of deliberativedemocracy and the language of discourses to the level of globalpolitics in an original way. It is of interest not only to scholarsof deliberative democracy, but also to scholars of internationalpolitical theory, since it offers a strong critique of thecosmopolitan model."
—Zsuzsanna Chappell, Political Studies Review
"World public opinion is waking up. The power that rests in thehands of ever more restricted circles is becoming increasinglycontested. John Dryzek provides brilliant arguments that willenable global civil society to oppose the dominant ideology andtake control over our future."
—Daniele Archibugi, Italian National Research Council;University of London
"Deliberative Global Politics is a major statement in thedebates about democracy beyond the state. This accessible andtheoretically sophisticated book offers a theory of discursivecontestation in international public spheres as a means to achievedemocracy in a world that can no longer be governed on a top-downbasis."
—James Bohman, Saint Louis University
"In this thought-provoking little book, John Dryzek presents anew way of thinking about world affairs, one in which an'engagement across discourses' can lead to deliberative democracyon a global scale ... all readers of this book will come awayrecognizing a range of new questions that call for rigorous andsustained consideration."
—Oran R. Young, University of California SantaBarbara