Democratic governance and international law / edited by Gregory H. Fox and Brad R. Roth
- Additional Titles:
- Democratic Governance & International Law
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 585 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Fox, Gregory H., 1961- and Roth, Brad R.
- pt. 1. The normative foundations of a right to political participation. Legitimacy and the democratic entitlement / Thomas M. Franck -- The right to political participation in international law / George H. Fox -- Democracy and the body of international law / James Crawford -- pt. 2. Democracy and inter-state relations. Democratic legitimacy and the recognition of states and governments / Sean D. Murphy -- Constitutionalism and democratic government in the inter-American system / Stephen J. Schnably -- Government networks: the heart of the liberal democratic order / Anne-Marie Slaughter -- pt. 3. Democracy and the use of force. Sovereignty and human rights in contemporary international law / W. Michael Reisman -- "You, the people": pro-democratic intervention in international law / Michael Byers & Simon Chesterman -- Pro-democratic intervention by invitation / David Wippman -- The illegality of "pro-democratic" invasion pacts / Brad R. Roth -- International law and the "liberal peace" / John M. Owen, IV -- part. 4. Democratization and conflicting imperatives. Intolerant democracies / George H. Fox & Georg Nolte -- Whose intolerance, which democracy? / Martti Koskenniemi -- Democratic intolerance: observations on Fox and Nolte / Brad R. Roth -- A defense of the "intolerant democracies" thesis / George H. Fox & Georg Nolte -- Democracy and accountability: the criss-crossing paths of two emerging norms / Steven R. Ratner -- pt. 5. Critical approaches. Evaluating democratic progress / Brad R. Roth -- What kind of democracy does the "democratic entitlement" entail? / Jan Knippers Black -- International law, democracy, and the end of history / Susan Marks.
- Prior to the end of the Cold War, the word 'democracy' was rarely used by international lawyers. Few international organisations supported democratic governance, and the criteria for recognition of governments took little account of whether regimes enjoyed a popular mandate. But the events of 1989-1991 profoundly shook old assumptions. Democratic Governance and International Law attempts to assess international law's new-found interest in fostering transitions to democracy. Is an entitlement to democratic government now emerging in international law? If so, what are its normative foundations? How have global and regional organisations encouraged transitions to democracy, and are their efforts consistent with their constitutional frameworks? How should international law react to elections in which profoundly anti-democratic parties win the vote? In this volume, leading legal scholars grapple with these and other questions to assess the future of international law on this most domestic of questions.
- 9780511522307 (ebook)
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