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Global Democracy and Exclusion

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3568-2
256 pages
November 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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The essays in this book explore the consequences of globalization for democracy, covering issues which include whether democracy implies exclusion or borders, and whether it is possible to create a democracy on a global level.
  • Explores the consequences of globalization for democracy
  • Discusses whether democracy implies exclusion or boundaries
  • Makes sense of democracy and human rights in a globalizing world
  • Investigates what kind of common identity can and should support forms of global democracy
  • Presents a state-of-the-art analysis of the foundations of global democracy
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Ronald Tinnevelt and Helder De Schutter, Radboud University Nijmegen and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

2. Cosmopolitanism and human rights: Radicalism in a global age (Robert Fine, University of Warwick).

3. The Resurgent Idea of World Government (Campbell Craig, University of Southampton).

4. Structuring Global Democracy: Political Communities, Universal Human Rights, and Transnational Representation (Carol Gould, Temple University).

5. Federative Global Democracy (Eric Cavallero, Southern Connecticut State University).

6. Interaction-Dependent Justice and the Problem of International Exclusion (Raffaele Marchetti, LUISS University and University of Naples L’Orientale).

7. Cosmopolitan Democracy and the Rule of Law (William E. Scheuerman, Indiana University).

8. A-Legality: Postnationalism and the Question of Legal Boundaries (Hans Lindahl, University of Tilburg).

9. The conflicting loyalties of statism and globalism: Can global democracy resolve the liberal conundrum? (Deen Chatterjee, University of Utah).

10. Universal Human Rights as a Shared Identity. Impossible? Necessary? (Andreas Follesdal, University of Oslo).

11. Motivating the Global Demos (Daniel Weinstock, University of Montreal).

12. Is liberal Nationalism incompatible with global democracy? (Helder De Schutter and Ronald Tinnevelt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Radboud University Nijmegen).

13. Immigration, nationalism, and human rights (John Exdell, Kansas State University).


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Author Information

Ronald Tinnevelt is Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is co-editor of Between Cosmopolitan Ideals and State Sovereignty (2006), Does Truth Matter? (2008), and Nationalism and Global Justice (2009). He was recently awarded a Vidi scholarship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a 5 year project on the relationship between moral and institutional cosmopolitanism.

Helder De Schutter is an Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is co-editor of Nationalism and Global Justice: David Miller and His Critics (with R. Tinnevelt, 2009). He has also recently published articles in Inquiry, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Language Problems and Language Planning, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.

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