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International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Justice

Vol. 1(1), pp. 08-18, 2018

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DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/IMJGJ.2018.1.092918155





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Deliberative society as the key element of global governance reform


Janikowska, Olga


Katowice School of Economics (GWSH), Poland





Article No.: 092918155

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/IMJGJ.2018.1.092918155


This article is focused on one of the key assumptions of cosmopolitan and deliberative democracy, which is the opening of decision-making processes for a wide spectrum of social actors. This is especially important as contemporary statistics are indicating a drastic decline of public participation. The model of cosmopolitan-deliberative democracy distinguishes two basic levels of social participation in political processes at local, national and global level. The first and especially important level is the individual commitment, in the context of these considerations, regarded as “I”. This is the basic level of civic engagement. “Participating I” is the basic determinant and condition for the development of a global deliberative society, which in model is called “We”. The most important features of deliberative society include: commitment, impartiality, “reasonableness”, networking and openness. Cosmopolitan-deliberative democracy meets the political challenges of the 21st century, if the core of changes should become global justice, social solidarity, ethical cosmopolitanism, guaranteeing basic human rights for all inhabitants of our planet. The concept of cosmopolitan-deliberative democracy assumes that the process of its implementation should be supported by opening decision-making processes for a wide spectrum of social actors and, at the same time, building a strong deliberative society.



Submitted: 29/09/2018

Accepted:  25/10/2018

Published: 07/11/2018



Janikowska, Olga

E-mail: janikowskaolga@



Keywords:  Democratization, global justice, social
participation, deliberative democracy, global governance




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Cite this Article: Janikowska, O (2018). Deliberative society as the key element of global governance reform. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Justice, 1(1): 08-18, https://doi.org/10.15580/IMJGJ.2018.1.092918155.




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