Political Spaces and Border Crossings
Edited by James Anderson
Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages
Contemporary globalisation both challenges conventional forms of democracy and is opening up new needs and possibilities for democratisation beyond the territoriality of national states. These issues are explored by an international and multidisciplinary array of experts who focus on federalism, multicultural societies, the European Union and potential agents for the democratisation of global institutions.
'This volume provides state-of-the-art analysis of the new architecture of globalism and democracy. Eschewing fashionable obituaries for geography and the nation-state, the authors of this volume are sophisticated about the complex territoriality of contemporary political-economic and cultural change. Transnational Democracy is the thinking person's companion volume to the anti-globalization movement' - Neil Smith, City University of New York, USA
'In an age of globalization and new supra-national forms of social, economic and political organization the geographic form of democracy is a pressing issue. In this book clearly articulated, fresh, stimulating, often exciting, arguments are brought to bear on this question in a compelling manner. For all those interested in the future of democracy and of the state, this is essential reading. It is an important and timely contribution to a debate of increasing importance' - Kevin Cox, Ohio State University, USA
'Globalization is increasingly challenging the order of national political spaces. The contributors to this wide-ranging collection put forward ideas about how we might begin to rethink the future of democratic culture within a new transnational framework. A valuable contribution to one of the most critical debates of our time' - Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, UK
Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction 1. Questions of democracy, territoriality and globalisation James Anderson 2. Reconstituting the modern state Bhikhu Parekh 3. The limits of federalism in transnational democracy: beyond the hegemony of the US model John Agnew 4. Reconceptualising democracy in the European Union Michael Newman 5. Multi-level citizenship, identity and regions in contemprary Europe Joe Painter 6. Transnational integration and cross-border regions in the European Union Liam O'Dowd 7. Transnational democracy versus national conflict: border crossings in Ireland James Anderson and Douglas Hamilton 8. Democratising global institutions: possibilities, limits and normative foundations Anthony McGrew 9. Holding the middle ground in the transnationalisation process Kees van der Pijl 10. The democratic potential of non-governmental organisations Joachim Hirsch 11. Contesting corporate globalism: sources of power, channels for democratisation James Goodman 12. Relocating the demos? Peter Taylor