Democracy is often associated with Western liberal values, such as free markets, individual rights and secularism. Some scholars assert that liberal democracy is the end of history. Disputing such claims, this work presents the concept of Universal Democracy to think beyond the values of Western democracy. A Theory of Universal Democracy empowers cultures and communities across the world to custom design democracy in consonance with their traditional values. For example, the book makes concrete proposals for Muslim countries to democratize their constitutions without accepting Western values and without violating the principles of Islamic law. More importantly, Universal Democracy further develops the idea of Free State, which the author first presented in his previous book, The Extinction of Nation-States. The proposed fusion of Universal Democracy and Free State is designed to revolutionize the classical theory of government and to offer a new paradigm that accommodates both universality and uniqueness.
A Theory of Universal Democracy
Edited by: Poul F. Kjaer, Paulius Jurčys, Ren Yatsunami
This book examines hybridization as a defining phenomenon of regulatory frameworks in the transnational sphere. The contributions illustrate that globalization contributes to blurring the distinctions between national and international, public and private law; and that hybridization therefore ...
By Chiara Giorgetti, with a foreword by Professors Michael Reisman and Lea Brilmayer
This book is the first legal study of state failure in international law. Dr. Giorgetti specifically analyses health, environmental and human rights emergencies and suggests concrete instruments for international actors facing emergencies in failing states. Her Principles for Action are an ...
By Neyire Akpinarli
Current international law has not brought a more peaceful world order. An analysis of the concept of the “failed state” demonstrates the shortcomings of international law in addressing fundamental economic and social problems.
Building on an empirical analysis of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice and the two ad hoc tribunals for ex-Yugoslavia and Rwanda, this book sheds new light on the development of custom as a source of international (criminal) law.
In his book, Michael Koebele examines the potential liability of transnational corporations under the Alien Tort Statute (also known as Alien Tort Claims Act) for violations of international law in connection with their operations and investments worldwide.
Edited by Russell Miller Washington & Lee University School of Law and Rebecca Bratspies CUNY School of Law
Progress in International Law is a comprehensive accounting of international law for our times. Forty leading international law theorists analyze the most significant current issues in international law and their critical assessments draw diverse conclusions about the current state and future ...
Edited by Matthew Craven, Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Maria Vogiatzi
Alfred M. Boll. Foreword by Judge Kenneth Keith
L. Ali Khan
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