Summer 2006

ISSN 1558-9855

VOL. 2, NO. 2

‘Democracy in a Globalized World’

ballotbox“Can Democracy be Exported?” by Daniele Archibugi

Archbugi questions the notion of democracy exportation, identifying a range of lessons learned from the American and European historical experience of nation building. 

crowdsocialmovt“Global Civil Society in the Global Political Arena” by Lisa Jordan

Jordan examines and assesses the emerging layer of ‘global civil society’ as a new space of democratic practice.


“Soft Borders and Thin Bonds: Citizenship and Transnational Democracy” by Julie Mostov

Mostov challenges us to think about the democratic potential to be found in ‘softening’ sovereign borders.

flag“Sovereignty as an Antidote to Hegemony” by Omar Dahbour

Dahbour claims that reviving the principle of sovereignty may be the best way to oppose the actions of hegemonic states that continue to violate international law.