"This thought provoking book reflects a diversiyt of scholarly opinions on the relationship between democratic governance and international law." International Law & Trade Perspective
"This thought provoking book reflects a diversity of scholarly opinions on the relationship between democratic governance and international law." International Law & Trade Perspective
"Any publication that can serve as a guiding light through these complex issues is to be strongly welcomed. Gregory H. Fox and Brad R. Roth have produced just such a book... Democratic Governance and International Law is to be highly recommended to everyone with a concern for the future development of international law." Richard A. Barnes
This book considers how the post-Cold War democratic revolution has affected international law. Traditionally, international law said little about the way in which governments were chosen. In the 1990s, however, international law has been deployed to encourage transitions to democracy, and to justify the armed expulsion of military juntas that overthrow elected regimes. In this volume, leading international legal scholars assess this change in international law and ask whether a commitment to democracy is consistent with the structure and rules of the international legal system.