Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization

Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization

by Michael Goodhart
     
 

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Is global democracy possible? The most prominent institutional manifestations of this concept-the UN, WTO, IMF and World Bank-have been skewered as cloistered anti-democratic institutions by anti-globalization activists. Meanwhile, proponents of globalization advocate reforming these institutions to make them more transparent.

Michael Goodhart argues that both… See more details below

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Is global democracy possible? The most prominent institutional manifestations of this concept-the UN, WTO, IMF and World Bank-have been skewered as cloistered anti-democratic institutions by anti-globalization activists. Meanwhile, proponents of globalization advocate reforming these institutions to make them more transparent.

Michael Goodhart argues that both views fail to recognize the complex link between modern democracy and the sovereign state and the degree to which globalization challenges the modern conceptualization of democracy. Original and historically informed, Democracy as Human Rights provides a carefully argued theory of democracy in which traditional representative government is supported by global institutions designed to guarantee fundamental human rights.

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ISBN-13:
9781135431952
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
506,917
File size:
1 MB

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