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Hormones and Democracy. Inclusion, no ``Exit-Option" and Some ``Voice": ``Democratic" Signals in International Law?
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Citation Information: Global Jurist Topics. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1535-167X, DOI: 10.2202/1535-167X.1200, June 2006
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Analyzing some of the most general features of the hormones dispute settled before the WTO quasi-judicial bodies, this article tries to introduce the idea of a possible ``international democracy". While the evolution of international law in a time of globalization goes in the opposite direction from the typical model of democracy, meant overall as a representative one, it is still possible to find in it some aspects that are compatible with a democratic scene. We could speak of signals of ``external" or ``international" democracy, where subjects are not so much individuals, like in the classical democracies, but states, NGOs, corporations, international bureaucracies and other subjects or groups able to gain a role on that stage. International disputes before quasi-judicial bodies can help this international democracy, as occasions where global issues as risk, security, health, environment and similar, can be discussed and articulated coherently with different political visions of the world.