All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Rebel Mystic: Toward a Theorization of the Aesthetic and Communicative Dimensions of Reggae and Dub
Unformatted Document Text:  26 Moreover, external factors seem to have some influence on democratic development after transition. However, external factors that promote democratic transitions (like colonial legacy, for instance) are not necessarily the same as those that facilitate democratic development after transition. One may argue that the presence of a more or less democracy-friendly international environment after the end of the Cold War would, as the experiences of eastern European and some African countries indicate, promote democratic development worldwide. Moreover, economic globalization may have an effect on national economic and democratic developments. The current trend of economic globalization could help the economies of those democracies that are, as David Ricardo assumed, well prepared to do business abroad or at home efficiently. More specifically, the net effect of the worldwide economic activity will likely increase the national economic pie at home, through new resources such as taxes that may be partly used for redistribution purposes. The level of democracy in a given country could increase due to increases in the level of economic outputs. 12 Political effects of globalization may, however, include unintended outcomes. Note that the modern nation state is an outgrowth of ancient city-states. As the process of the European Union suggests, economic interdependence could lead to political interdependence. Whether the European Union would become a true supranational state remains to be seen, however. 13 12 See Kerr, C. et al. (1960; also Kerr, C., 1983) and Bryce, J. (1921) for convergence arguments about development and democracy, respectively. 13 I assume that the theory of normal democracy would be applicable to any form of political arrangement, including to supranational or regional and global ones.

Authors: Tracy, James.
first   previous   Page 26 of 54   next   last



background image
26
Moreover, external factors seem to have some influence on democratic development
after transition. However, external factors that promote democratic transitions (like
colonial legacy, for instance) are not necessarily the same as those that facilitate
democratic development after transition. One may argue that the presence of a more or
less democracy-friendly international environment after the end of the Cold War would,
as the experiences of eastern European and some African countries indicate, promote
democratic development worldwide. Moreover, economic globalization may have an
effect on national economic and democratic developments. The current trend of
economic globalization could help the economies of those democracies that are, as David
Ricardo assumed, well prepared to do business abroad or at home efficiently. More
specifically, the net effect of the worldwide economic activity will likely increase the
national economic pie at home, through new resources such as taxes that may be partly
used for redistribution purposes. The level of democracy in a given country could
increase due to increases in the level of economic outputs.
12
Political effects of
globalization may, however, include unintended outcomes. Note that the modern nation
state is an outgrowth of ancient city-states. As the process of the European Union
suggests, economic interdependence could lead to political interdependence. Whether
the European Union would become a true supranational state remains to be seen,
however.
13
12
See Kerr, C. et al. (1960; also Kerr, C., 1983) and Bryce, J. (1921) for convergence arguments about
development and democracy, respectively.
13
I assume that the theory of normal democracy would be applicable to any form of political arrangement,
including to supranational or regional and global ones.


Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 26 of 54   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.