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Democracy Aid '04 Campaign (01 Jul 2004)
American friends have long argued that if you want to change the world start with the imperial center. Yes, there are worse regimes, but it is the U.S. that has the potential to make a real difference globally. Want to affect the situation in Israel? Go to Washington. Congo? Washington. This is something that I have always been ambivalent about. Perhaps it is realpolitik for the U.S. to dismiss the rest of the world in the short run, but where does this leave us non-Americans?

If the democratic institutions of the 19th and 20th century aren't capable of sustaining democracy in the 21st , how can they be modified so they do? What does it really mean to be a citizen in an interconnected world? Is it only possible to act like a world citizen in relation to multinationals and global organizations? These are some of the questions addressed by the Democracy Aid '04 web campaign.
Article URL: http://journal.planetwork.net/article.php?lab=klein0704

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