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Democratic Theory, the Boundary Problem, and Global Reform

Nili, Shmuel


One of the enduring problems in democratic theory is its inability to specify who should belong to the demos. In recent years, several scholars have been arguing that democratic theory should try to overcome this “boundary problem” through different kinds of global reform. I argue, however, that the boundary problem is an analytical distraction in thinking about global reform. I begin with general doubts as to whether the boundary problem can ground global reform. I then join...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: The Review of Politics
DOI: 10.1017/S0034670516000747


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