Prospects for Transnational Citizenship and Democracy [Abstract]

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 15.2 (Fall 2001)

December 4, 2001

Many political theorists believe that the extension of democratic institutions beyond the nation-state would inevitably be deleterious to the possibility of meaningful citizenship and to the functioning of democratic institutions. It is argued here that many of the problems that would be faced in setting up transnational institutions mirror problems that have already been addressed by appropriate institutional mechanisms in the establishment of the modern nation-state.


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