Deliberation and global governance : liberal, cosmopolitan, and critical perspectives
Smith, William and Brassett, James. (2008) Deliberation and global governance : liberal, cosmopolitan, and critical perspectives. Ethics & International Affairs, Vol.22 (No.1). pp. 69-92. ISSN 0892-6794Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7093.2008.00130.x
The paper develops a critical analysis of deliberative approaches to global governance. After first defining global governance and with a minimalist conception of deliberation in mind, the paper outlines three paradigmatic approaches: liberal, cosmopolitan, and critical. The possibilities and problems of each approach are examined and a common concern with the scope for “deliberative reflection” in global governance is addressed. It is argued that each approach, to varying degrees, foregrounds the currently underdetermined state of knowledge about global governance, its key institutions, agents, and practices. In doing so, the question “What is global governance?” is retained as an important and reflective element of ongoing deliberative practices. It is suggested that this constitutes the distinctive and vital insight of deliberative approaches to global governance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Ethics & International Affairs|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 69-92|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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