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Глобализацијски изазов демократији
Globalization Challenge to Democracy

Author(s): Milorad Đurić
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Comparative politics, Globalization
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: globalization; democratic order; territory; nation-state; cosmopolitаn democracy

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, we analyze the relationship between globalization and the functioning of democratic systems. The concept that voluntary consent of the majority of citizens gives validity and legitimacy to government in the menagement of social life is central to our understanding of democracy. Voluntary consent is expressed through elections which are held periodically in a pre-defined territory with number of voters known beforehand (relevant community). But global problems necessarily raise the issue of what is relevant community in the case of their resolution. Democratic order is facing serious challenges within the framework in which it is constituted. We assume that nation-states no longer have the exclusive political control over their own territories; consequently, the terms of the functioning of democratic systems are changing and democratic deficit appears. Accordingly, it is necessary to consider new forms of democratic decision-making.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 152
  • Page Range: 531-541
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian