Monções’ Special Issue on GLOBAL DEMOCRACY AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS intends to contemplate salient and problematic aspects in the action and analysis of the main contemporary international institutions, seeking to highlight the potentials and limits of the proposals of 'global democracy.’ Contributions are expected to cover in a critical vein institutions and their roles as mediators of the possible democratic experience within a modern system of territorial and sovereign states, whose political regimes are structured around chains of hierarchy and authority which are legitimated (almost invariably) from the perspective of domestic politics. Besides addressing this fundamental problem which concerns the very constitution of the field of International Relations, this Special Issue also seeks to revisit global democratic governance in certain thematic areas, particularly in the fields of collective security, public health, education, culture, human rights, food security, migration, energy supply, the environment, finance, labor relations, amongst others. Thus, by conciliating the consideration of the problem of global democracy in abstract with the actual inter-state agendas, through norms and practices embodied in major international institutions, we look forward to assessing some central elements, e.g. a) the odds of an effective global democracy; b) the globalization of the international political order; c) the emergence of institutions of global democratic governance; d) actors of global democratic governance (such as transnational corporations, international NGOs, global social movements, intergovernmental organizations and supranational tribunals); e) theoretico-methodological approaches to monitoring global democratic governance.


Manuscripts are due for 5 March 2018.


The editorial team requests that authors submitting their texts do not fail to inform the title and abstract of the article at the submission system.


Prof. Dawisson Belém Lopes (UFMG)

Prof. Matheus de Carvalho Hernandez (UFGD).