The Riddle of All Constitutions: International Law, Democracy, and a Critique of Ideology

The Riddle of All Constitutions: International Law, Democracy, and a Critique of Ideology

by Susan Marks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198267983

ISBN-13: 9780198267980

Pub. Date: 07/13/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Drawing on an broad range of source material, Marks examines current debates about the emergence of an international legal 'norm of democratic governance,' and considers how proposals for such a norm might be rearticulated to meet some of the concerns they provoke. She also uses these debates to illustrate some more general points about approaches to the study of

Overview

Drawing on an broad range of source material, Marks examines current debates about the emergence of an international legal 'norm of democratic governance,' and considers how proposals for such a norm might be rearticulated to meet some of the concerns they provoke. She also uses these debates to illustrate some more general points about approaches to the study of international law. In doing so, she seeks to defend an approach to international legal scholarship that takes its cue from the tradition of ideology critique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198267980
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of 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

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