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The United Nations Democracy AgendaA Conceptual History$
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Kirsten Haack

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079818

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079818.001.0001

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Democracy ideas and practices

Democracy ideas and practices

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(p.1) 1 Democracy ideas and practices
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The United Nations Democracy Agenda
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Kirsten Haack

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079818.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this volume, which is to analyse how the United Nations (UN) conceptualise democracy and how far does a UN concept of democracy reach. This volume explores the process of agenda-development and identifies the drivers of the democracy agenda to understand the context in which an idea is shaped. It examines the role of the UN Secretary-General as norm entrepreneur in the conceptualisation of democracy. It also explores the extension of the concept of democracy of UN governance and discusses the concept of developmental democracy.

Keywords:   United Nations, democracy, agenda-development process, Secretary-General, governance, developmental democracy

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