Transforming Global Institutions

Andrew Kuper

in Democracy Beyond Borders

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199274901
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601552 | DOI:
Transforming Global Institutions

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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

Chapter.  23226 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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