Ethics & International Affairs Volume 20.2 (Summer 2006): Book Reviews: Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization [Excerpt]

Jul 28, 2006

Helene Gandois (reviewer)

Michael Goodhart’s book is not advocating that democracy is a human right that should be protected and promoted as such. The plural in the title introduces a small but significant difference. Starting from the challenges that democracy faces within the context of globalization, the author reconceptualizes democracy as human rights, which he describes thus: ‘‘Democracy as human rights defines a political commitment to universal emancipation through securing the equal enjoyment of fundamental human rights for everyone”…

To read or purchase the full text of this article, click here.

You may also like

JAN 4, 2022 Journal

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 35.4 (Winter 2021)

The issue features a book symposium organized by Michael Blake on Anna Stilz's "Territorial Sovereignty," with contributions from Adom Getachew; Christopher Heath Wellman; and Michael ...

OCT 29, 2021 Journal

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 35.3 (Fall 2021)

The highlight of this issue is a book symposium organized by Peter Balint on Ned Dobos’s "Ethics, Security, and the War Machine," featuring contributions ...

APR 20, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Defining the Role of the U.S. on the Global Stage

Global war, inflation, and a COVID-19 resurgence—the Biden/Harris team has been put on defense for first two quarters of 2022. This week, "Doorstep" co-hosts ...