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In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
In: A Theory of Universal Democracy
Author: L. Ali Khan
Democracy is often associated with Western liberal values, such as free markets, individual rights and secularism. Some scholars assert that liberal democracy is the end of history. Disputing such claims, this work presents the concept of Universal Democracy to think beyond the values of Western democracy. A Theory of Universal Democracy empowers cultures and communities across the world to custom design democracy in consonance with their traditional values. For example, the book makes concrete proposals for Muslim countries to democratize their constitutions without accepting Western values and without violating the principles of Islamic law. More importantly, Universal Democracy further develops the idea of Free State, which the author first presented in his previous book, The Extinction of Nation-States. The proposed fusion of Universal Democracy and Free State is designed to revolutionize the classical theory of government and to offer a new paradigm that accommodates both universality and uniqueness.
Author: L. Ali Khan
This work explores whether the nation-state is a useful concept under contemporary international law. It begins with an analysis of Grotius's masterpiece The Law of War and Peace, tracing the historical development of the nation-state. It then argues that due to increased interdependence among the peoples of the world, the nation-state has become dysfunctional in serving the needs of global life. Emphasizing a world without borders, the book offers the concept of the Free State that allows the free movement of goods, services, capital, information and the peoples of the world. International legal scholars, diplomats, policy makers and foreign affairs experts will find this book particularly interesting.