PART II INTRODUCTION
Author: BOSSELMANN, KLAUS
Source: Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law, 1 January 2010 , pp. 116-118(3)
Abstract:One central obstacle against prospects for global democracy and justice is state sovereignty. States interpret their sovereignty as a right to develop on their own terms and to prosper as they see fit. Usually, this means exploitation of the planet's resources and, in many instances, people, especially indigenous peoples. Internationally, states serve financial markets and corporate interests at the expense of humanity's future. How can state sovereignty be legitimate?
Keywords: PART II INTRODUCTION
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-01-01
- Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law
Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law is the latest product of research by the Global Ecological Integrity Group (www.globalecointegrity.net), an organisation that has been meeting annually since 1992 to discuss scientific, philosophical, political and legal aspects of ecological integrity. This collection examines various aspects of governance from the standpoint of integrity: from democracy, to forms of Native governance, from globalization and neocolonialism to specific human rights to food, water and climate.
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