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Democracy ideas and practices

Kirsten Haack

in The United Nations Democracy Agenda

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780719079818
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079818.003.0001
Democracy ideas and practices

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This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this volume, which is to analyse how the United Nations (UN) conceptualise democracy and how far does a UN concept of democracy reach. This volume explores the process of agenda-development and identifies the drivers of the democracy agenda to understand the context in which an idea is shaped. It examines the role of the UN Secretary-General as norm entrepreneur in the conceptualisation of democracy. It also explores the extension of the concept of democracy of UN governance and discusses the concept of developmental democracy.

Keywords: United Nations; democracy; agenda-development process; Secretary-General; governance; developmental democracy

Chapter.  5359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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