Can Might Make Right? The Use of Force to Impose Democracy and the Arthurian Dilemma in the Modern Era

22 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2012

Date Written: Spring 2008

Abstract

This article explains that under international law nations are not permitted to use force to impose democracy on other nations and that such an approach is also impracticable and undesirable from a policy perspective.

Keywords: Use of Force, democracy promotion, international law

Suggested Citation

Skinner-Thompson, Scott, Can Might Make Right? The Use of Force to Impose Democracy and the Arthurian Dilemma in the Modern Era (Spring 2008). Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2143937

Scott Skinner-Thompson (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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