Globalization, Democracy, and Citizens' Sovereignty: Can Competition Among Governments Enhance Democracy? ^1
Author: Vanberg, V.
Source: Constitutional Political Economy, Volume 11, Number 1, March 2000 , pp. 87-112(26)
Abstract:This paper examines the claim that the forces of globalization and of the ensuing competition among jurisdictions subvert the ability of democratic governments to act in the interest of their citizens. Against this claim it is argued that competition among jurisdictions can, on the contrary, enhance the capacity of democratic governments to serve the common interests of their constituents by limiting the scope for rent-seeking and by functioning as a discovery process.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Albert-Ludwigs-University, KG II, 79085 Freiburg, Germany.
Publication date: March 1, 2000