Focuses on federalism, multi-cultural societies, the European Union and potential agents for the democratisation of global institutions.
Contemporary globalisation both challenges conventional forms of democracy and is opening up new needs and possibilities for democratisation beyond the territoriality of national states. These issues are explored by an international and multidisciplinary array of experts who focus on federalism, multicultural societies, the European Union and potential agents for the democratisation of global institutions.
Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction 1. Questions of democracy, territoriality and globalisation James Anderson 2. Reconstituting the modern state Bhikhu Parekh 3. The limits of federalism in transnational democracy: beyond the hegemony of the US model John Agnew 4. Reconceptualising democracy in the European Union Michael Newman 5. Multi-level citizenship, identity and regions in contemprary Europe Joe Painter 6. Transnational integration and cross-border regions in the European Union Liam O'Dowd 7. Transnational democracy versus national conflict: border crossings in Ireland James Anderson and Douglas Hamilton 8. Democratising global institutions: possibilities, limits and normative foundations Anthony McGrew 9. Holding the middle ground in the transnationalisation process Kees van der Pijl 10. The democratic potential of non-governmental organisations Joachim Hirsch 11. Contesting corporate globalism: sources of power, channels for democratisation James Goodman 12. Relocating the demos? Peter Taylor