Human Rights and Democratic Legitimacy of Governments in International Law: Practice of States and U.N. Organs
C. Panara and G. Wilson (eds.), The ‘Arab Spring’: New Patterns for Democracy in International Law, M Nijhoff, (2013), pp. 53–76
Posted: 27 May 2013
Date Written: December 1, 2012
This paper analyzes collective international responses to the developments in North Africa and the Middle East. It argues that these developments do not lend support for the interpretation that governmental legitimacy stems from democratic electoral practices.
Keywords: Arab Spring, democracy, governmental legitimacy
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