Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism: Representation and Leadership in Transnational Democracy

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byDaniel Bray

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Building on the work of philosopher John Dewey, Bray develops an approach to transnational democracy called "pragmatic cosmopolitanism." He argues for an ideal of representative democracy that emphasizes the role of democratic leadership and the development of critical intelligence.

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Building on the work of philosopher John Dewey, Bray develops an approach to transnational democracy called "pragmatic cosmopolitanism." He argues for an ideal of representative democracy that emphasizes the role of democratic leadership and the development of critical intelligence.

DANIEL BRAY is Lecturer of International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia. His research and teaching expertise is in international relations, globalisation, democratic theory, and environmental politics. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.88 × 5.79 × 0.94 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285449

ISBN - 13:9780230285446

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Deficits of Democratic Representation in Global Politics
The Problems of Democracy Beyond the Nation-State
Contesting the Boundaries of Political Representation
Representative Claims and Global Politics
John Dewey and the Democratic Ideal
A Reconstructed Ideal of Representative Democracy
Conclusion: Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism and the Role of Leadership in Transnational Democracy