2119 - The Year Global Democracy Will Be Realized

2119 - The Year Global Democracy Will Be Realized

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It took two hundred years to implement democracy within the nation-state, from the emergence of democratic theories during the Enlightenment to the introduction of popular government after World War I. If the same process were to follow at the international level, and the treaty of Versailles was taken as the baseline for the calculation, a democratic world order could be expected to emerge by 2119 - hence the title of this book. The point is the long perspective. Most scholars in mainstream political science and international relations are skeptical of the prospect of global democracy and believe that in the short run the fight against corruption and abuse of power is a more pressing task. This is true and very much an important mission; as such, corruption is treated in a special chapter of the book.
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  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 160497818X
  • 9781604978186