After National Democracy: Rights, Law and Power in America by Lars Tragardh

By Lars Tragardh

The "imagined neighborhood" of the kingdom, which served because the affective foundation for the post-French Revolution social agreement, in addition to its institutional counterpart, the welfare kingdom, is at present lower than nice rigidity as states lose keep an eye on over what as soon as used to be known as the "national economy". during this ebook a couple of authors - historians, felony students, political theorists - contemplate the destiny of nationwide democracy within the age of globalization. particularly, the authors ask no matter if the order of ecu realms, with its emphasis on important democracy, is now, within the guise of the ecu Union, giving approach to a extra loosely built, frequently federalized procedure of procedural republics (partly built within the photo of the United States). Is nationwide parliamentary democracy being changed by means of a politico-legal tradition, the place citizen motion more and more happens in a transnational felony area on the cost of conventional (and nationwide) celebration politics? Is the suggestion of a nationally-bound citizen within the technique of being superceded by way of a sophisticated felony topic?

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