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Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century
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Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century (Paperback)

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The chapters in this volume deal with timely issues regarding democracy in theory and in practice in today's globalized world. Authored by leading political philosophers of our time, they appear here for the first time. The essays challenge and defend assumptions about the role of democracy as a viable political and legal institution in response to globalization, keeping in focus the role of rights at the normative foundations of democracy in a pluralistic world. Through an examination of key topics of current relevance, with contrasting views of the leading theorists, the chapters address the most relevant theories and forms of globalization, traditional democratic paradigms and their limits, public deliberation and democratic participation, the moral hazards of imperial democracy, and the future of liberal democracy. In addition to suggesting new perspectives on democracy, they use the current debate on justice, human rights, sovereignty, and cultural relativism to shed light on enduring questions about politics, culture, and global development. This timely and provocative collection will be of interest to anyone concerned with democracy, human rights, global justice, economic development, poverty, international law, peace, and various aspects of globalization.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical structures: democracy Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 19/07/2007 ISBN-13: 9780742514522  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Deen K. Chatterjee is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Utah. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas political philosophy, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion and culture.

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