Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Globalizing DemocracyPower, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Katherine Fierlbeck

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719049958

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see http://www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 November 2017

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Globalizing Democracy
Author(s):

Katherine Fierlbeck

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0001

The overarching argument presented in this book is that the claims of culture, identity, and nation are being pushed too far, and that the idea of democracy will not work unless it is firmly grounded upon at least a minimal amount of ‘neutrality’. The concept of ‘responsibility’ underlies the legitimacy of official punishment. The market plays an integral role in the development of democracy. The concept of human rights developed out of the medieval conceptualization of natural law. This book investigates the consequences of the globalization of democratic norms. It is almost a truism to say that the legitimacy of contemporary states is judged according to the standard of democracy. Finally, an overview of the chapters included in this book is shown.

Keywords:   democracy, globalization, contemporary states, legitimacy, market, official punishment, human rights, neutrality, responsibility

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.