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Democracy and International Law

Edited by: Gregory H. Fox, Brad R. Roth

ISBN13: 9781788114745
Published: September 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £325.00



At the end of the Cold War, international law scholars engaged in furious debate over whether principles of democratic legitimacy had entered international law. Many argued that a ‘democratic entitlement’ was emerging. Others were skeptical that international practice in democracy promotion was either consistent or sufficiently widespread and many found the idea of democratic entitlement dangerous. Those debates, while ongoing, have not been comprehensively revisited in almost twenty years. Together with an original introduction, this volume collects the leading scholarship of the past two decades on these and other questions. It focuses particular attention on the normative consequences of the recent ‘democratic recession’ in many regions of the world.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction
Gregory H. Fox and Brad R. Roth xii
PART I. PRESENT OVERALL STATUS OF EMERGING RIGHT TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE
1. Susan Marks (2011), ‘What has Become of the Emerging Right to Democratic Governance?’, European Journal of International Law, 22 (2), May, 507–24 2
2. Jean d’Aspremont (2011), ‘The Rise and Fall of Democracy Governance in International Law: A Reply to Susan Marks’, European Journal of International Law, 22 (2), May, 549–70 20
3. Christian Pippan (2012), ‘Democracy as a Global Norm: Has it Finally Emerged?’, Matthew Happold (ed.), International Law in a Multipolar World, Chapter 10, Abingdon, UK and New York, NY, USA: Taylor & Francis, 203–23 42
4. Jure Vidmar (2014), ‘Judicial Interpretations of Democracy in Human Rights Treaties’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 3 (2), 532–55 63
5. Erika de Wet (2015), ‘From Free Town to Cairo via Kiev: The Unpredictable Road of Democratic Legitimacy in Governmental Recognition’, American Journal of International Law Unbound, 108, 201–7 87
6. Brad R. Roth (2015), ‘Whither Democratic Legitimism?: Contextualizing Recent Developments in the Recognition and Non-Recognition of Governments’, American Journal of International Law Unbound, 108, 213–18 94
7. Jean d’Aspremont (2015), ‘The Pipe Dream of Constraining Recognition Through Democracy: International Lawyers’ Regulatory Project Continued’, American Journal of International Law Unbound, 108, 219–21 100
8. Christina M. Cerna (2015), ‘Democratic Legitimacy and Respect for Human Rights: The New Gold Standard’, American Journal of International Law Unbound, 108, 222–7 103
9. Obiora Chinedu Okafor (2015), ‘Democratic Legitimacy as a Criterion for the Recognition of Governments: A Response to Professor Erika De Wet’, American Journal of International Law
Unbound, 108, 228–32 109
10. Vasiliki Saranti (2015), ‘Democratic Legitimacy as a Criterion for Recognizing a Government: Towards the Emergence of a Regional Customary Rule in The Americas? A Reply to Professor Erika De Wet’, American Journal of International Law Unbound , 108 , 233–8 114
PART II. DEMOCRACY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
11. Russell A. Miller (2003), ‘Self-Determination in International Law and the Demise of Democracy?’, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law , 41 , 601–48 121
12. Niels Petersen (2008), ‘The Principle of Democratic Teleology in International Law’, Brooklyn Journal of International Law , 34 (1), 33–84 169
13. Brad R. Roth (2018), ‘The Relevance of Democratic Principles to the Self-Determination Norm’, in Peter Hilpold (ed.), Autonomy and Self-Determination , Chapter 3, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 56–76 221
PART III. EVALUATING ELECTIONS
14. Christina Binder (2009), ‘Two Decades of International Electoral Support: Challenges and Added Value’, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law , 13 , 213–46 243
15. Avery Davis-Roberts and David J. Carroll (2010), ‘Using International Law to Assess Elections’, Democratization , 17 (3), June, 416–41 277
16. Barrie Sander (2019), ‘Democracy Under The Influence: Paradigms of State Responsibility for Cyber Influence Operations on Elections’, Chinese Journal of International Law , 18 (1), March, 1–56 303
PART IV. THE UNITED NATIONS
17. Gregory H. Fox (2004), ‘Democratization’, in David Malone (ed.), The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century, Chapter 5, Colorado, USA: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 69–84 360
18. Francesco Mancini (2016), ‘Promoting Democracy’, in Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone and Bruno Stagno Ugarte (eds), The UN Security Council in the 21st Century , Part II, Chapter 12, Colorado, USA: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 235–57 376
PART V. REGIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
19. Agustín Ruiz Robledo (2018), ‘The Construction of the Right to Free Elections by the European Court of Human Rights’, Cambridge International Law Journal , 7 (2), 225–40 400
20. Enrique Lagos and Timothy D. Rudy (2004), ‘In Defense of Democracy’, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 35 (2), Spring, 283–309 416
21. Thomas Legler and Thomas Kwasi Tieku (2010), ‘What Difference Can a Path Make? Regional Democracy Promotion Regimes in the Americas and Africa’, Democratization, 17 (3), June, 465–91 443
22. Kalkidan N. Obse and Christian Pippan (2015), ‘Collectively Protecting Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa: A Tale of High Hopes and Low Expectations?’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 4 (2), 344–67 470
23. Solomon A. Dersso (2019), ‘The Status and Legitimacy of Popular Uprisings in the AU Norms on Democracy and Constitutional Governance’, Journal of African Law, 63 (S1), May, 107–30 494
PART VI. DEMOCRATIC RECESSION
24. Amichai Magen (2015), ‘The Right to Democratic Governance in an Era of Democratic Recession’, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 4 (2), 368–87 519
25. David Landau (2017), ‘Democratic Erosion and Constitution-Making Moments: The Role of International Law’, UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, 2, 87–112 539
PART VII. DEMOCRACY AND INTERNAL CRISES
26. Jacob Wobig (2015), ‘Defending Democracy with International Law: Preventing Coup Attempts with Democracy Clauses’, Democratization, 22 (4), 631–54 566
27. Issaka K. Souaré (2014), ‘The African Union as a Norm Entrepreneur on Military Coups d’État in Africa (1952–2012): An Empirical Assessment’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 52 (1), 69–94 590
28. Eki Yemisi Omorogbe (2011), ‘A Club of Incumbents? The African Union and Coups d’État’, Vanderbilt University Journal of Transnational Law, 44 (1), 123–54 616
29. Ozan O. Varol (2012), ‘The Democratic Coup d’État’, Harvard International Law Journal, 53 (2), Summer, 291–356 648
30. Matthew Saul (2012), ‘The Search for an International Legal Concept of Democracy: Lessons from the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Sierra Leone’, Melbourne Journal of International Law, 13 (1), 540–68 714
PART VIII. DEMOCRACY, INTERVENTION AND PEACE
31. David Wippman (2015), ‘Pro-Democratic Intervention’, in Marc Weller (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law, Chapter 36, Oxford, UK and New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press, 797–815 744
32. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and Paul F. Diehl (2012), ‘Caution in What You Wish For: The Consequences of a Right to Democracy’, Stanford Journal of International Law, 48 (2), Summer, 289–317 763
33. Simone van den Driest (2010), ‘“Pro-Democratic” Intervention and the Right to Political Self-Determination: The Case of Operation Iraqi Freedom’, Netherlands International Law Review,
57. (1), March, 29–72 792
34. Jeremy I. Levitt (2006), ‘Pro-Democratic Intervention in Africa’, Wisconsin International Law Journal, 24 (3), 785–833 836
Index