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The conceptual politics of democracy in international law

Charlesworth, Hilary


This chapter explores the conceptual politics of democracy in the area of international law and the institutions in which it is developed, particularly the United Nations. How has the meaning of democracy been fought over and shaped in these con texts? The chapter first sketches the relationship of international law and concepts of democracy. It then examines the way that the United Nations has developed the idea of democracy. The chapter observes that, after a long period of detachment, inter...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion
DOI: 10.4324/9780203804803


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