Reinventing global democracy
Scholte, Jan Aart (2011) Reinventing global democracy. Working Paper. Centre on Asia and Globalisation.Full text not available from this repository.
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How can democracy be suitably formulated in face of the more global character of contemporary society? Modern ideas and practices of ‘people’s rule’ (whether in a statist or a cosmopolitan mode) fall short as frameworks for global democracy. Statist approaches to global democracy have a host of behavioural, institutional, historical and cultural problems. Modern cosmopolitan approaches do better in addressing contemporary social changes, but are deficient in terms of their globalist tendencies, oversimplified notions of political identity, limited cultural reflexivity, tame responses to resource inequalities, and anthropocentrism. To address these shortcomings one might explore a conception of ‘postmodern global democracies’ built around principles of transscalarity, plural solidarities, transculturality, egalitarian distribution, and more ecologically framed ideas of political rights and duties.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Publisher:||Centre on Asia and Globalisation|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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