Title

On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Source

Stanford Journal of International Law

Abstract

This article makes the theoretical case for a civil society-initiated Global Peoples Assembly (GPA) that would be popularly elected by the global citizenry. The authors argue that if civil society organizations were able to agree on a framework for a GPA and to hold popular elections, the assembly would be poised to become a singularly influential global institution. Exploring the dynamics of democratic legitimacy, and how it acts to empower political institutions, the article explores how an unofficially created GPA could gradually assume law-making powers.

ISBN/ISSN

0731-5082

Comments

Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Stanford Journal of International Law

Volume

36

Issue

2

Volume

36

Issue

2

Place of Publication

Stanford, CA

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