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Global Governance and Democracy

A Multidisciplinary Analysis Edited by Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, Antoon Braeckman, Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Matthias Lievens, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Emilie Bécault, Research Manager, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it.
Extent: 304 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78195 261 0
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Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing on insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it.

This book will be required reading for researchers, academics and students with an interest in political science and law, and indeed anyone concerned with the future of global governance.
‘Many analysts have pointed to the critical importance of “democratic deficits” of various stripes, ranging from those in the United Nations and the European Union to the communities in which we live or teach. Do such deficits really matter? For those who believe that they do, we finally have a cohesive edited volume that addresses a complex, but indispensable and often overlooked, challenge for scholars who truly care about the future of global governance, namely its democratic legitimacy. . . If you are interested in democracy and global governance – and there should be no one who is not – read this book from cover to cover. It is essential reading for those interested in the future of our troubled and fragile planet.’
– From the foreword by Thomas G. Weiss, City University of New York, US
Contributors: E. Bécault, S. Bijlmakers, A. Braeckman, C. Carroll, K. Chan, C. Crombez, H. Hazenberg, T. Heysse, M. Lievens, A. Mulieri, G. van Calster, S. Van Kerckhoven, T.G. Weiss, J. Wouters










Contents:

Foreword
Thomas G. Weiss

1. Introduction. Global Governance and Democracy: Invitation to an Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Emilie Bécault, Matthias Lievens, Jan Wouters and Antoon Braeckman

PART I GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND ITS DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY
2. Can We Democratize Global Governance? Two Guiding Scenarios Based on a Narrative Approach
Alessandro Mulieri

3. The Value of the Ideal of Democracy in Global Governance
Haye Hazenberg

PART II GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY: THE STATE OF THE ART OF DEBATES IN FOUR KEY ISSUE AREAS
4. Democratizing Global Environmental Governance? The Case of Transnational Climate Governance
Emilie Bécault

5. Democratic Global (Economic) Governance and the Emergence of the G20
Sven Van Kerckhoven and Christophe Crombez

6. Global Business and Human Rights Governance: The Case of Corporate Social Responsibility
Stephanie Bijlmakers and Geert van Calster

7. Enforcement in Global Security Governance: Navigating Great Power Confabulation in the United Nations Security Council
Kenneth Chan and Jan Wouters

PART III TRANSCENDING THE STATE OF THE ART OF RESEARCH ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY
8. Global Governance and the Challenges of Diversity
Colleen Carroll and Emilie Bécault

9. Re-Conceptualizing The Challenges for Theories of Democracy
Alessandro Mulieri, Antoon Braeckman and Tim Heysse

PART IV SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
10. Democratic Legitimacy and Global Governance: A Research Agenda
Matthias Lievens, Emilie Bécault, Antoon Braeckman and Jan Wouters

Index