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The Riddle of All ConstitutionsInternational Law, Democracy, and the Critique of Ideology$
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Susan Marks

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264131.001.0001

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International Law and the ‘Liberal Reυolution’

International Law and the ‘Liberal Reυolution’

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(p.30) Chapter 2 International Law and the ‘Liberal Reυolution’
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The Riddle of All Constitutions
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SUSAN MARKS

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264131.003.0003

This chapter outlines the thesis that a right to democratic governance and democratic standard of government legitimacy today belong in international law. It summarizes the responses of those who take a more sceptical view. In doing so, it sets the arguments in the context of wide debates about the occurrence of the 20th century's end of a ‘worldwide liberal revolution’.

Keywords:   international law, democratic governance, government legitimacy, liberal revolution, democratic standard

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