Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights

Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights

by Carol C. Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 052183354X

ISBN-13: 9780521833547

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Carol Gould addresses the fundamental issue of democratizing globalization, or finding ways to open transnational institutions and communities to democratic participation by those widely affected by their decisions. Gould develops a framework for expanding participation in cross-border decisions, arguing for a broader understanding of human rights. In addition, she…  See more details below

Overview

Carol Gould addresses the fundamental issue of democratizing globalization, or finding ways to open transnational institutions and communities to democratic participation by those widely affected by their decisions. Gould develops a framework for expanding participation in cross-border decisions, arguing for a broader understanding of human rights. In addition, she introduces a new role for the ideas of care and solidarity at a distance. Her accessible text will be a major new contribution to political philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833547
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: between the personal and the global; Part I. Theoretical Considerations: 1. Hard questions in democratic theory: when justice and democracy conflict; 2. Two concepts of universality and the problem of cultural relativism; Part II. Democracy and Rights, Personalized and Pluralized: 3. Embodied politics; 4. Racism and democracy; 5. Cultural identity, group rights, and social ontology; 6. Conceptualizing women's human rights; Part III. Globalizing Democracy in a Human Rights Framework: 7. Evaluating the claims for a global democracy; 8. Are democracy and human rights compatible in the context of globalization?; 9. The global democratic deficit and economic human rights; Part IV. Current Applications: 10. Democratic management and the stakeholder idea; 11. Democratic networks: technological and political; 12. Terrorism, empathy, and democracy; Index.

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