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


Richard Falk


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew L. Strauss


Widener University - School of Law


Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2000

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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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: international law, global peoples assembly, democracy, global democracy, international organization

JEL Classification: K33

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Date posted: May 8, 2008  

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Falk, Richard and Strauss, Andrew L., On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty. Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1130378

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Richard Falk
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Andrew L. Strauss (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
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