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Multilateralism and Democracy: A Dissent Regarding Keohane, Macedo, and Moravcsik

Gartzke, Erik and Naoi, Megumi (2011) 'Multilateralism and Democracy: A Dissent Regarding Keohane, Macedo, and Moravcsik.' International Organization, 65 (03). pp. 589-598. ISSN 0020-8183


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In an article printed last year in International Organization, Keohane, Macedo, and Moravcsik argued that multilateral organizations (MLO) could actually be good for democracy. We argue that KMM discount the prospect that MLO influence can be detrimental to democracies not because MLOs are “distant, elitist, and technocratic” but precisely because MLOs are highly political. International organizations have much to offer in improving the welfare of citizens and facilitating coordinations among states. They are not likely to improve procedural functions of democracies without a cost that itself is problematic for democracy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 12:47
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 12:47

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