"Global Democracy tackles one of the most important questions of our time: how to bring global governance under a modicum of democratic control. In the age of 'governance without government,' Didier Jacobs reminds us that institutions matter, and that the concept of political equality is as relevant at the global level as it is at the national level." – David Held, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics.
"Global Democracy is, as Didier Jacobs argues, an idea whose time has come – and he is surely right about that. Drawing on his extensive experience in economics, international affairs, and as a citizen of the European Union, Jacobs presents a concise, clear, and realistic case for moving forward on what is likely to be the great civil rights struggle of the 21st century. This is a book that everyone interested in creating a better world should read, discuss, and act upon." – Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.
"Jacobs proposes to refocus some of the energy of the global movement for social justice to obtain global civil and political rights. We South Africans know well that political equality is a foundation for the emancipation of the poor and marginalized, but that it is only a start. Still, it is a start that the vast majority of the world population – currently disenfranchised from global policy forums – should aspire to, and this book is an important contribution toward that aim." – Kumi Naidoo, Honorary President of CIVICUS and chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty.