Introduction -- 1. Preface to a critique of international legal ideology -- 2. International law and the 'liberal revolution' -- 3. Limits of the liberal revolution I: low intensity democracy -- 4. Limits of the liberal revolution II: pan-national democracy -- 5. International law and the project of cosmopolitan democracy -- 6. Afterword: critical knowledge -- Conclusion
The book examines current debates about the emergence of an international legal norm of democratic governance and also considers some of the wider theoretical issues to which those debates give rise. It asks should international law seek to promote democratic political arrangements? If so, on what basis, and using which of the many competing conceptions of democracy?
Includes bibliographical references (pages -159) and index