The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought

Pluralist Democracy in International Relations

L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany

Authors: Holthaus, Leonie

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  • Presents an intervention into three current academic debates in the fields of IR historiography, transnational democracy, and political theory.
  • Offers chronological scrutiny of pluralist accounts of democratic and international changes.
  • Utilizes source material from four British archives.
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This book demonstrates the importance of democracy for understanding modern international relations and recovers the pluralist tradition of L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany. It shows that pluralism’s typical interest in civil society, trade unionism, and transnationalism evolved as part of a wide-ranging democratic critique that representative democracies are hardly self-sustaining and are ill-equipped to represent all entitled social and political interests in international relations. Pluralist democratic peace theory advocates transnational loyalties to check nationalist sentiments and demands the functional representation of social and economic interests in international organizations. On the basis of the pluralist tradition, the book shows that theories about domestic democracy and international organizations co-evolved before scientific liberal democratic peace theory introduced new inside/outside distinctions.

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Leonie Holthaus is Senior Research Fellow at TU Darmstadt, Germany, and the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Frankfurt University, Germany. Her articles have appeared in the European Journal of International Relations, the Review of International Studies, and the International History Review

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pluralist Democracy in International Relations
Book Subtitle
L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70422-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70422-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70421-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09957-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
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