Democracy as Human Rights
Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization
By (author) Michael Goodhart
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Democracy as Human Rights by Michael Goodhart
Book DescriptionIs global democracy possible? The most prominent institutional manifestations of this concept-the UN, WTO, IMF and World Bank-have been skewered as cloistered anti-democratic institutions by anti-globalization activists. Meanwhile, proponents of globalization advocate reforming these institutions to make them more transparent. Michael Goodhart argues that both views fail to recognize the complex link between modern democracy and the sovereign state and the degree to which globalization challenges the modern conceptualization of democracy. Original and historically informed, Democracy as Human Rights provides a carefully argued theory of democracy in which traditional representative government is supported by global institutions designed to guarantee fundamental human rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415951784
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Goodhart
Human Rights: Politics and Practice, Paperback (April 2016)
In Human Rights: Politics and Practice, a team of international experts combine the latest theoretical developments with unrivalled coverage of the practical and political dynamics of human rights. Throughout the text, helpful features support students' learning, challenging them to think critically and to question their own assumptions.
Human Rights in the 21st Century, Hardback (March 2011)» View all books by Michael Goodhart
This is the first book to offer a systematic analysis of human rights in the 21st century. The chapters, written from diverse methodological perspectives, provide rich and varied insights on vital questions concerning the resiliency, weaknesses, and prospects of human rights today.
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Author Biography - Michael Goodhart
Michael Goodhart teaches Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is President of the American Political Science Association's Human Rights section and Book Review Editor for Polity. Recent publications include Civil Society and the Problem of Global Democracy (Democratization) and Origins and Universality in the Human Rights Debates: Cultural Essentialism and the Challenge of Globalization(Human Rights Quarterly).
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