Global democracy: in the beginning

  title={Global democracy: in the beginning},
  author={Robert E. Goodin},
  journal={International Theory},
  pages={175 - 209}
  • R. Goodin
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Theory
Many who discuss global democracy think in terms of a Reform-Act model of democracy, with the ideal being ‘one person one vote for all affected by the decisions’ as in, for example, a second popularly apportioned chamber of United Nations. Politically, that is dismissed as wildly unrealistic. Remember, however, the Reform Acts came very late in process of democratization domestically. Among early steps that eventually led to full democratization of that sort domestically were: (a) limiting the… Expand
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