Friday, March 21, 2003

Update on previous

Could a reforming UN (desperate to rebuild it's reputation as a serious institution) promote democracy in it's members?

Suppose the UN created councils, and countries votes on those councils were assigned proportional to some democratic index. Eg. "Saddam, as a military dictator you have only one vote on the security council. But if you allow free opposition parties, universal sufferage and a separation of executive, legislative and judiciary, you get 3 votes"

Would dictators trade absolute power at home for a larger influence in the world?

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