Reinventing global democracy
Scholte, Jan Aart. (2014) Reinventing global democracy. European Journal of International Relations, Volume 20 (Number 1). pp. 3-28. ISSN 1354-0661Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354066111436237
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, often oversimplified notions of political identity, limited cultural reflexivity, usually tame responses to resource inequalities and anthropocentrism. To address these shortcomings one might explore an alternative 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:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of International Relations|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||7 March 2014|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-28|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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