Democracy Without Borders? assesses the worldwide prospects of liberal democracy. In an era of globalization and in an intellectual climate in which the idea of national sovereignty is under assault, Plattner identifies the essential features of modern liberal democracy and offers guidance about what is required to sustain it. An investigation of the complex and tension-filled relationship between liberalism and majority rule is at the heart of this important book.
Marc F. Plattner is editor of the Journal of Democracy and vice-president for Research and Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. He is the coeditor of The Global Resurgence of Democracy and more than a dozen other books. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Commentaire, and other leading journals both in the United States and abroad.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Triumphs and Travails of Democracy Chapter 3 The Democratic Moment Part 4 The Twin Pillars of Liberal Democracy Chapter 5 The Role of Human Rights Chapter 6 The Links Between Liberalism and Democracy Chapter 7 Why Liberalism became Democratic Part 8 Liberal Democracy and the Nation-State Chapter 9 Globalization and Self-Government Chapter 10 Understanding the European Union Chapter 11 Sovereignty and Democracy Chapter 12 Two Kinds of Internationalism Part 13 Conclusion Chapter 14 The Democratic Moment Revisited