The Relevance of Democracy to a Globalized World
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This paper critically evaluates democracy's relevance to the modern world. It outlines the importance of political representation and then goes on to discusses democracy's interdependence with human rights and economic growth. Finally, the paper evaluates democracy's contribution to a modern world characterized by globalization.
From the Paper:"Pace (2003) also argues that the growth of interdependence of national states in democratic trading blocs such as the European Union develops a norm of cooperation which has a positive impact on global peace. Democratically interdependent governments, it is argued, implement norms of mediation and negotiation created nationally, in their dealings in the international sphere. International disputes are likely to be settled rationally through constructive debate, rather than threatening military action. The positive impact democracy has on the global scale is the promotion of global peace. Democratic collective action has the ability to unite people with common goals internationally to achieve positive outcomes. The growth of member nations of the European Union can be seen as representative of the benefits of collaboration."
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