DEMOCRACY ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPRESENTATION Student’s name Institution affiliation DEMOCRACY ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPRESENTATION Economists define globalization as the expansion and organization of transactions related to economy across political boundaries of countries. However globalization is a phenomenon that is multidimensional whose consequences and implications extend beyond the economy to social and polity. The aspect of globalization witnesses political spread among the nations in the developing and changing world as economies continue to transition. Such democratic politics involve the electoral democracy in some way even if people do not end up having the political rights and freedoms that democratic countries should guarantee to their citizens. Nevertheless globalization is a representation of a vast change witnessed from authoritarian regimes to a much democratic leadership that was the case some three decades ago. As globalization continues to spread so is the geographical spread of the aspect of democracy among nations as is seen to bodies that include the WTO (world trade organizations) NGOs and UN (United Nations) and AU (African Union) should work towards achieving a global democracy ensuring that the dictatorial and authoritarian regimes are done away with. The most powerful and influential nations such as the US should also be supporting the issue of democracy on the international level. Bibliography Bexell Magdalena Jonas Tallberg and Anders Uhlin. "Democracy in global governance: The promises and pitfalls of transnational actors." Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 16.1 (2010): 81-101. Dahl Robert A. "Can international organizations be democratic? A skeptic’s view." Democracy’s edges (1999): 19-36. Falk Richard and Andrew Strauss. "Toward global parliament." Foreign Affairs (2001): 212-220. Keohane Robert O. Stephen Macedo and Andrew Moravcsik. "Democracy-enhancing multilateralism." International organization 63.1 (2009): 1-31. Moravcsik Andrew. "Is there a ‘democratic deficit’in world politics? A framework for analysis." Government and opposition 39.2 (2004): 336-363. [...]
Democracy, Accountability, and Representation Critical review paper written on this topic is due on Dec. 8 Required *Robert Dahl, “Can International Organizations be Democratic: A Sceptic’s View”, in Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordon (eds.), Democracy’s Edges, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. *Robert Keohane, Stephen Macedo and Andrew Moravcsik, “Democracy-Enhancing Multilateralism,” International Organization, Vol. 63, No. 1 (2009), pp. 1-31.