1st Edition

Global Democracy
Key Debates

Edited By

Barry Holden

ISBN 9780415198790
Published January 24, 2000 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents the key debates about globalisation and links them with the growing, related discussion of the possible development of global democracy.
Global Democracy presents the literatures of globalisation and democracy to explore the major debates. The first part of the book brings together three major theorists and three critiques of their work - David Held on the potential advantages of globalisation for the furtherance of democracy; Paul Hirst questioning the idea of globalisation and Danilo Zolo on the need for some kind of international governance. The second part of the book looks at structures and processes, such as the UN, global civil society, state sovereignty, the EU and democratisation from major thinkers such as Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
This book provides exposition and critical examination of the latest thinking of leading authorities in the newly important fields of globalisation and global democracy. It will be a valuable textbook and resource for students of International Relations, Politics, Political Theory, and those taking courses in democratisation and globalisation.



Barry Holden is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Reading. He is the author of The Nature of Democracy, Understanding Liberal Democracy, 2nd edition, and edited The Ethical Dimensions of Global Change.


'This volume is not only invaluable to researchers in globalization and democracy, but is also an excellent textbook for students seeking an entry point into this very timely and important topic.' - Canadian Journal of Political Science