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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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The cosmopolitan democracy proposes a framework based on which various areas that citizens and global movements work on them linked to each other [18].
Of course, not everybody is convinced that cosmopolitan democracy is needed or desirable.
In this context, Held's work on cosmopolitan democracy usefully reminds us that theory may well prove useful even when it has to remain detached from existing practice for a long time, for the simple reason that democratization on massive scales (more specifically, democratization of global governance) may have to benefit from possibilities rather than actualities.
Transferring this model to politics beyond the nation-state, cosmopolitan democracy theorists advocate the establishment of legislatures at the global and regional levels.
This is the foundation on which Bohman constructs a theory of transnational democracy and cosmopolitan democracy.
In the work of David Held (1997), the discussion of cosmopolitan democracy came up.
In the main these claims draw on the authority of David Held's Cosmopolitan Democracy and the various strains of thinking about Deliberative Democracy that have proliferated over the last three decades or so.
Europe understands that the future governance of this world has to be some system of cosmopolitan democracy.
When post-global-warming anthropologists begin paddling through the streets of Manhattan in search of visible evidence that this republic was, in its tone and temper, the cosmopolitan democracy that it purported to be, one can only hope that the earnest scientists will stumble across a trove of John Wesley's paintings in some tenth-floor loft.
If one is searching for a much more s ophisticated neo-Kantian account of cosmopolitan justice, however, I would recommend David Held's model of cosmopolitan democracy in Democracy and the Global Order (1995).
The author argues that the theories of participatory democracy, deliberative democracy, direct democracy, difference democracy and cosmopolitan democracy all contain limitations on the range of institutions that can be analyzed and significant elements of democratic practices can be overlooked if the theories are applied imprecisely.