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Democracy Beyond BordersJustice and Representation in Global Institutions$
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Andrew Kuper

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199274908.001.0001

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Transforming Global Institutions

Transforming Global Institutions

Four Concrete Cosmopolitan Proposals

(p.137) 4 Transforming Global Institutions
Democracy Beyond Borders

Andrew Kuper

Oxford University Press

How can the theory of Responsive Democracy guide and be implemented in political practice? This chapter proposes significant reforms to: (1) the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court; (2) the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice; (3) membership in, and decision procedures of, the UN General Assembly and Security Council; and (4) structures and methods of corruption control by Transparency International. Along the way, the chapter refutes those arguments about funding and sovereignty that hamper the establishment of stronger World Courts; it develops nine criteria for including non-state actors in institutions of global governance; it suggests new ideas for holding corporations and nongovernmental organizations accountable; and it explores how short-term and long-term obstacles to reform can be overcome.

Keywords:   corporations, corruption, General Assembly, information, institutional reform, intergovernmental organizations (IGO), International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, jurisdiction, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), Security Council, Transparency International, UN

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