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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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Also, cosmopolitan democracy supports developing the rule of international justice and criminal.
European democracy and cosmopolitan democracy, Roma: Altiro Spinelli Publication.
Opponents of cosmopolitan democracy are probably more numerous than supporters.
The aims of the cosmopolitan democracy project have never been limited to academic discourse.
While we have elsewhere illustrated the reasons that justify the need for a cosmopolitan democracy, (5) and others have discussed its possibility, (6) we have not yet examined at length the social, economic, and political processes that may lead some agents to support the political innovations suggested by the model.
Cosmopolitan democracy represents system-building at its most formal, ambitious, and encompassing.
62) System-oriented thinkers, too, can succumb to this problem--for example, when Held envisages global cosmopolitan democracy being built up from a nucleus of liberal democracies.
In Global Commonwealth, Archibugi clearly stakes out his own ground, placing less emphasis than does Held on distributive or "social" aspects of cosmopolitan democracy and more on pragmatic, incremental reforms of current international organizations.
Archibugi understands cosmopolitan democracy as a middle path between some purely confederal arrangement where states are the exclusive actors and individual rights and duties are limited by state membership, and a federal world government marked by uniform global law and some transfer of sovereignty from the state to the global level.
27) Cosmopolitan democracy should not, therefore, be based on the chimera of self-determination, but on the republican value of freedom as "non-domination.
The third section is a collection of four essays on the efficacy of certain political theories such as cosmopolitan democracy, and the potential viability of an international court of the environment.
Several authors in the volume examine the utility and ethical implications of David Held's theory of cosmopolitan democracy for global environmental governance.