Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century

Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century

by Deen K. Chatterjee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074251451X

ISBN-13: 9780742514515

Pub. Date: 07/22/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The chapters in this volume deal with timely issues regarding democracy in theory and in practice in today's globalized world. Authored by leading political philosophers of our time, they appear here for the first time. The essays challenge and defend assumptions about the role of democracy as a viable political and legal institution in response to globalization,

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The chapters in this volume deal with timely issues regarding democracy in theory and in practice in today's globalized world. Authored by leading political philosophers of our time, they appear here for the first time. The essays challenge and defend assumptions about the role of democracy as a viable political and legal institution in response to globalization, keeping in focus the role of rights at the normative foundations of democracy in a pluralistic world. Through an examination of key topics of current relevance, with contrasting views of the leading theorists, the chapters address the most relevant theories and forms of globalization, traditional democratic paradigms and their limits, public deliberation and democratic participation, the moral hazards of imperial democracy, and the future of liberal democracy. In addition to suggesting new perspectives on democracy, they use the current debate on justice, human rights, sovereignty, and cultural relativism to shed light on enduring questions about politics, culture, and global development. This timely and provocative collection will be of interest to anyone concerned with democracy, human rights, global justice, economic development, poverty, international law, peace, and various aspects of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742514515
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2007
Series:
Philosophy and the Global Context Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Democracy and Globalization Chapter 3 Development Ethics, Democracy, and Globalization Chapter 4 Negotiating the Global and the Local: Situating Transnational Democracy and Human Rights Part 5 Autonomy, Diversity, and Universal Human Rights Chapter 6 Relativism, Self-Determination, and Human Rights Chapter 7 Constitutions and Capabilities Part 8 Nationalism and Global Democracy Chapter 9 The Varieties of Nationalism Chapter 10 Global Democracy: International, Not Cosmopolitan Part 11 Global Public and the New World Order Chapter 12 Rawls' Law of Peoples and the New World Order Chapter 13 The Global Public and Its Problems

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