Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Cosmopolitan Governance [NOOK Book]

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Democracy is the most potent political idea in the world today, yet the future of democracy is increasingly uncertain. Key assumptions of democratic thinking and practice are being undermined by diverse sites of social economic power on the one hand, and by dense networks of regional and global interconnectedness on the other. States and societies are enmeshed in webs of international conditions and processes as never before.

Democracy and the Global Order offers a highly ...

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

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Overview


Democracy is the most potent political idea in the world today, yet the future of democracy is increasingly uncertain. Key assumptions of democratic thinking and practice are being undermined by diverse sites of social economic power on the one hand, and by dense networks of regional and global interconnectedness on the other. States and societies are enmeshed in webs of international conditions and processes as never before.

Democracy and the Global Order offers a highly original and systematic account of these issues. Part I assesses the traditional conceptions of democracy. Part II traces the rise and displacement of the modern nation-state in the context of the interstate system and the world economy. Part III explores the theoretical bases of democracy and of the democratic state, and the profound changes these concepts must undergo if they are to retain their relevance in the century ahead. Finally. Part IV champions a "cosmopolitan" model of democracy—a new conception of democracy for a new world order.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745667157
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,233,209
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology at Open University. Among his recent publications are Models of Democracy, Political Theory and the Modern State, and (as editor) Political Theory Today and Prospects for Democracy: North, South, East, West.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Stories of Democracy: Old and New 3
2 The Emergence of Sovereignty and the Modern State 31
3 The Development of the Nation-state and the Entrenchment of Democracy 48
4 The Inter-state System 73
5 Democracy, the Nation-state and the Global Order I 99
6 Democracy, the Nation-state and the Global Order II 121
7 Rethinking Democracy 143
8 Sites of Power, Problems of Democracy 159
9 Democracy and the Democratic Good 189
10 Political Community and the Cosmopolitan Order 221
11 Markets, Private Property and Cosmopolitan Democratic Law 239
12 Cosmopolitan Democracy and the New International Order 267
Acknowledgements 287
References and Select Bibliography 288
Index 314
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