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Två vägar till en global demokrati: En idéanalys av de två teorierna Global Stakeholder Democracy och Transnationell Diskursiv Demokrati
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to investigate, explain, compare and to a degree criticize the two theories Global Stakeholder Democracy by Terry Macdonald and Transnational Discursive Democracy by John Dryzek and their respective arguments for a global democracy, by using the method of an internal idea analysis. The two main questions of the thesis are:

  • -  With what arguments do Macdonald and Dryzek legitimize their respective form of global democracy?

  • -  What similarities as well as differences can be found in their argumentation for their respective theory and is it possible to see any potential internal problems in their argumentation?

    The results show that both Global Stakeholder Democracy and Transnational Discursive Democracy can be interpreted to share the same basic way of legitimizing democracy through a liberal value and notion of autonomy. Because of the current democratic deficit on a global level, this value is threatened. Both theories therefore try to solve this problem by promoting a pragmatic theory to democratize the global political system. The study recognizes some potential problems regarding the way both Macdonald and Dryzek argue for a global democracy. In MacDonald’s theory, the potential problem concerns mainly the lack of a clear definition of the theory’s fundamental part, what a stakeholder is. The potential problems with Dryzek’s theory derive from the fact that he might put to much trust in the concept of reflexive modernization, whether his theory will be able to actually influence discourses despite a lack of formal institutions, and finally if the theory will be able to guarantee political equality in the decision making process. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
John Dryzek, Terry Macdonald, Transnational Discursive Democracy, Global Stakeholder Democracy, idea analysis, global democracy
Keyword [sv]
John Dryzek, Terry Macdonald, Transnational Discursive Democracy, Global Stakeholder Democracy, idéanalys, global demokrati
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-323371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-323371DiVA: diva2:1106243
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Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Social Sciences
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Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-08Bibliographically approved

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