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Deliberative Diplomacy: The Nordic Approach to Global Governance and Societal Representation at the United Nations
Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8788-101X
2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The ascendency of executive power in the presence of weak parliamentary and societal control has given rise to a need for deliberative forms of diplomacy in international relations. As Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden regularly include members of parliament, party representatives, and representatives of civil society in their delegations to the General Assembly of the United Nations, does this imply that a Nordic model exists? This book reviews the practice of these countries and finds that the role of societal representatives has diminished from participating members of delegations to mere observers. The Nordic examples illuminate the difficulties of achieving international governance through the practice of deliberative democracy.

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Dordrecht: Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011. , 489 p.
International Relations Studies Series, ISSN 1570-6451 ; 11
Keyword [en]
United Nations, Norden, Scandinavia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Parliament, Civil Society, Democracy, Foreign policy, Diplomati, Post-war period, Representation
Keyword [sv]
Förenta Nationerna, Norden, Danmark, Finland, Norge, Sverige, Parlament, Civilsamhället, Demokrati, Utrikespolitik, Diplomati, Efterkrigstiden, Representation
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History Globalization Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12392ISBN: 9789089790583 (print)ISBN: 9789089790590 (print)OAI: diva2:450674
Available from: 2011-10-21 Created: 2011-10-21 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved

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