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Author Marks, Susan (Susan R.), author

Title The riddle of all constitutions : international law, democracy, and the critique of ideology / Susan Marks
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


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Description [ix], 164 pages ; 24cm
Contents 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
Summary 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?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-159) and index
Subject International law -- Philosophy.
Constitutional law.
International law.
International relations.
LC no. 00025842
ISBN 9780199264131 (paperback)
0199264139 (paperback)
9780198267980 (hardback)
0198267983 (hardback)