- ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Michael Goodhart Replies to Eva Erman
| Michael Goodhart | 10/15/2009
Erman's reaction shows that she misses the main point at issue. She insists that democracy means "rule by the people"; I define it as a commitment to freedom and equality for everyone. This is a disagreement about the concept of democracy itself, not just about differing conceptions, and it illustrates how deeply engrained Westphalian thinking remains.
- ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: On Goodhart's Global Democracy (A Critique)
| Eva Erman | 09/30/2009
In this critique of Michael Goodhart's "Human Rights and Global Democracy," Eva Erman argues that Goodhart has reconceptualized democracy and therefore does not offer a better understanding of the relationship between human rights and global democracy.
- Human Rights and Global Democracy [Abstract]
| Michael Goodhart | 12/30/2008
This essay argues that human rights are a necessary condition for global democracy. Human rights constrain power, enable meaningful political agency, and support and promote democratic regimes within states, all of which are fundamental elements in any scheme for global democracy.
- Humanitarian Intervention and the Distribution of Sovereignty in International Law [Abstract]
| Patrick Macklem | 12/30/2008
Legal debates about humanitarian intervention tend to assume that its legitimacy is irrelevant to its legality, while political theorists often assume the inverse. This paper defends an alternative account, which sees the legality and legitimacy of humanitarian intervention as intertwined.