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    Cittadini del mondo: verso una democrazia cosmopolitica

    Archibugi, Daniele (2009) Cittadini del mondo: verso una democrazia cosmopolitica. Milan, Italy: Il Saggiatore. ISBN 9788842814986.

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    Democracy does not come from the sky along with the bombs, but is built from below, encouraging people and communities to choose the form of self-government compatible with their cultural traditions and historical roots. Failed policies of interference of Western countries, which have even theorized the export of democracy through the use of weapons, it's time to spread worldwide the culture of dialogue and inclusion. This is the thesis of Citizens of the world, the new essay by Daniele Archibugi, one of the most influential advocates of democratic cosmopolitanism. Only a utopia for naive idealists, as insinuated his detractors, or, as it argues the author, the only viable strategy to address the great challenges of globalization? The urgency of a response increases with the escalation of global violence. The hopes with which he closed the last century - the fall of the Berlin Wall, the abolition of apartheid in South Africa or the defeat of the dictatorship in several Latin American countries - could lead to a peaceful expansion of democracy. The new millennium, however, has opened inauspiciously and the war has returned the daily tool for managing conflicts. Like his main inspirations - Norberto Bobbio, Amartya Sen and Jürgen Habermas - Daniele Archibugi suggests the strengthening and reform of existing international bodies, from the cumbersome gear UN and the International Criminal Court, the creation of new institutions, such as the world Parliament, and a progressive harmonization of national interests with the needs of the global community. On an international scenario in continuous evolution and surprising, this courageous and pragmatic text offers us with renewed energy the idea of a globalization in solidarity, democratic and above all possible.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 10:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:12


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