Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance

Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance

by David Held
     
 

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This book provides a highly original account of the changing meaning of democracy in the contemporary world, offering both an historical and philosophical analysis of the nature and prospects of democracy today.

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This book provides a highly original account of the changing meaning of democracy in the contemporary world, offering both an historical and philosophical analysis of the nature and prospects of democracy today.

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"A magisterial account of democratic theory as it applies to our world of intensifying global relations and transnational networks.... I regard this book as indispensable reading for scholars and citizens alike—a comprehensive rethinking and remapping of the terrain of democracy."—Richard Falk, Princeton University

"A timely exhortation that we need to continually reassess where our thinking (or lack of thinking) has taken us and where we are likely to go as a world society if we are not vigilant! An important book for philosophers, scientists, business leaders, politicians, in short, anyone who is concerned about the fate of mankind if it is left at the mercy of a simplistic world view."—Northeastern Naturalist

"David Held leads the way in remedying the basic inadequacies of a democratic theory confined to the nation-state. Essential reading for any discussion of democracy."
—Carole Pateman, Professor of Political Science
,UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745667157
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/23/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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