Does democracy have a future in a world of crumbling borders and increasing complexity? The major issue is how democracy can find proper forms of operation in the New World Order. This book examines the performance of democracy at multiple levels with particular emphasis on the European Union in comparison with national and local Swedish politics.
In addition, the book presents survey data showing how Swedish voters and politicians themselves assess the quality of democracy on a global, Nordic, national, regional, and local scale.
Democracy across Borders is the 1997 report from the SNS Democratic Audit. The Democratic Audit is responsible for auditing the state of Swedish democracy on a yearly basis. This report takes democratic theory as its point of departure and constructs an ideal of democracy based on three cornerstones: popular, constitutional and effective government.