A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods (Paperback)

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In the 21st century, as the peoples of the world grow more closely tied together, the question of real transnational government will finally have to be faced.



The end of the Cold War has not brought the peace, freedom from atrocities, and decline of tyranny for which we hoped. It is also clearer now that problems like economic risks, tax havens, and environmental degradation arising with global markets are far outstripping the governance capacities of our 20th century system of distinct nation-states, even when they try to work together through intergovernmental agreements and organized bureaucracies of specialists.



This work defends a cosmopolitan approach to global justice by arguing for new ways to combine the strengths of democratic nations in order to prevent mass atrocities and to secure other global public goods (GPGs). While protecting cultural pluralism, Davenport argues that a Democratic League would provide a legal order capable of uniting the strength and inspiring moral vision of democratic nations to improve international security, stop mass atrocities, assist developing nations in overcoming corruption and poverty, and, in time, potentially address other global challenges in finance, environmental sustainability, stable food supplies, immigration, and so on.



This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations, philosophy and global justice.

About the Author


John J. Davenport is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York City, where he directed the Peace & Justice Studies program from 2014 to 2018. In addition to two monographs on topics in moral psychology, and two co-edited collections on Kierkegaard and virtue ethics, John has published several essays on just war theory, the responsibility to protect, and the idea of democratic federation (as well as other topics in democratic theory). He is now preparing books on a Habermasian argument for a universal right to democracy, justice as stewardship of public capital, the errors of political libertarianism, and the need for a new constitutional convention to fix the United States.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367786946
ISBN-10: 036778694X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English

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