How Democracy Survives explores how liberal democracy can better adapt to the planetary challenges of our time by evolving beyond the Westphalian paradigm of the nation state.

The authors bring perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, their chapters engaging with the concept of transnational democracy by tracing its development in the past, assessing its performance in the present, and considering its potential for survival in this century and beyond. Coming from a wide array of intellectual disciplines and policymaking backgrounds, the authors share a common conviction that our global institutions—both governments and international organizations—must become more resilient, transparent, and democratically accountable in order to address the cascading political, economic, and social crises of this new epoch, such as climate change, mass migration, more frequent and severe natural disasters, and resurgent authoritarianism.

This book will be relevant for courses in international relations and political science, environmental politics, and the preservation of democracy and federalism around the world.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched www.knowledgeunlatched.org

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part I|90 pages

The Forgotten Promise of 1945

chapter 1|20 pages

The Other American Dream

The One World Order and Human Rights
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chapter 2|14 pages

We Were Once Colonized

Nehru, India, and Afro-Asianism at the United Nations
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chapter 3|22 pages

The Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Chapter VI of the UN Charter

Forgotten “Cardinal Feature” of the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals?
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chapter 5|16 pages

Democracy and the Spectacle of Consent

The Forgotten Promise of the United Nations
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part II|79 pages

Globalizing Consent

chapter 6|9 pages

Perceived Inequality and Democratic Support

A Close Analysis from the Asian Barometer Survey
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chapter 8|19 pages

“World Organization through Democracy”

Clarence Streit and the Genesis of the Present World Order
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chapter 10|18 pages

Representation and Participation of Citizens at the United Nations

The Democratic Legitimacy of the UN and Ways to Improve It
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part III|86 pages

Confronting the Anthropocene

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chapter 12|16 pages

Democracies, Authoritarians, and Climate Change

Do Regime Types Matter?
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