Title

Constitutionalism and Democratic Government in the Inter-American System

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Democratic Governance and International Law

Abstract

This book considers how the post-Cold War democratic revolution has affected international law. Traditionally, international law said little about the way in which governments were chosen. In the 1990s, however, international law has been deployed to encourage transitions to democracy, and to justify the armed expulsion of military juntas that overthrow elected regimes. In this volume, leading international legal scholars assess this change in international law and ask whether a commitment to democracy is consistent with the structure and rules of the international legal system.

ISBN

9780521667968

Publisher Information

Cambridge University Press

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