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The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy
     

The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy

by Daniele Archibugi
 

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ISBN-10: 0691134901

ISBN-13: 9780691134901

Pub. Date: 09/08/2008

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"The Global Commonwealth of Citizens is not a book of dreams. It is a serious, learned, but nevertheless accessible effort to grapple with some of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. Is it possible to be cosmopolitans—citizens of a world of more than six billion people—and to find ways that allow us all to govern ourselves? The

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"The Global Commonwealth of Citizens is not a book of dreams. It is a serious, learned, but nevertheless accessible effort to grapple with some of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. Is it possible to be cosmopolitans—citizens of a world of more than six billion people—and to find ways that allow us all to govern ourselves? The debate that this book engages is the debate of our time. Daniele Archibugi has made an important contribution."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

"Daniele Archibugi provides a bold and innovative approach to thinking about democracy within and beyond the borders. At a stroke, he helps consolidate a new political discourse to meet the challenges of our global age. Modern political theory has thought of the political good as limited within the boundaries of nation-states. Archibugi demonstrates why this no longer works, and shows how to move on."—David Held, London School of Economics and Political Science

"This is the first theoretically sophisticated and conceptually innovative effort to build an overall case for the total democratization of political life at all levels of human interaction. This is a truly groundbreaking book that will arouse widespread interest, commentary, and debate about both the desirable approach to global governance and the proper relationship between domestic and foreign policy in liberal democracies."—Richard A. Falk, author of The Declining World Order

"Substantial and important. Archibugi has written a provocative book that imagines an alternative political world to the one we currently inhabit, and he describes and defends this alternative with tremendous verve and imagination. He forces us to rethink some of our assumptions about the possibilities of democracy in a global society. This is a book from which we can all learn."—Glyn Morgan, author of The Idea of a European Superstate

"Daniele Archibugi is one of the world's leading exponents of cosmopolitan democracy, and this book admirably consolidates his own position and provides one of the most systematic and searching statements in the genre. His arguments are thoroughly researched, erudite, engaging, accessible, important, and inspiring."—Jan Aart Scholte, author of Globalization

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691134901
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Tables and Figures....................ix
Acronyms and Abbreviations....................xi
Preface and Acknowledgments....................xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction: A Queen for the World?....................1
PART ONE THE THEORY OF COSMOPOLITAN DEMOCRACY....................15
Chapter 2 The Conception of Democracy....................17
Chapter 3 Democracy and the Global System....................53
Chapter 4 The Architecture of Cosmopolitan Democracy....................85
Chapter 5 Critical Debate on Cosmopolitan Democracy....................123
PART TWO THE PRACTICE OF COSMOPOLITAN DEMOCRACY....................151
Chapter 6 The Central Importance of the United Nations....................153
Chapter 7 Cosmopolitanism and Humanitarian Intervention....................184
Chapter 8 Can Democracy Be Exported?....................206
Chapter 9 A Cosmopolitan Perspective on the Self-Determination of Peoples....................226
Chapter 10 Is a Multilingual Democracy Possible?....................249
Chapter 11 Conclusions: The Prospects for Cosmopolitan Democracy....................274
Index....................289

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