This book provides a highly original account of the changing meaning of democracy in the contemporary world, offering both an historical and philosophical analysis of the nature and prospects of democracy today.
David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Part I: Introduction. . 1. Stories of Democracy: Old and New. Part II: Analysis: The Formation and Displacement of the Modern State. 2. The Emergence of Sovereignty and the Modern State. 3. The Development of the Nation-State and the Entrenchment of Democracy. 4. The Inter-State System. 5. Democracy, the Nation-State and the Global Order I. 6. Democracy, the Nation-State and the Global Order II. Part III: Reconstruction: Foundations of Democracy. . 7. Rethinking Democracy. 8. Sites of Power, Problems of Democracy. 9. Democracy and the Democratic Good. Part IV: Elaboration and Advocacy: Cosmopolitan Democracy. . 10. Political Community and the Cosmopolitan Order. 11. Markets, Private Property and Cosmopolitan Democratic Law. 12. Cosmopolitan Democracy and the New International Order. References and Select Bibliography. Index.