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Prof. Rein Müllerson

Mr. Rein Müllerson
Professor of International Law
King's College London

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Rule of Law, Democracy
and Good Governance
Democratization and International Law
The lecture contains a critical analysis of the recent wave of democracy promotion in the world. It makes a qualified, contingent and contextual case for democracy promotion.

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Filmed at Cambridge University in conjunction with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Rule of Law, Democracy and Good Governance
Democratization and International Law
A. Legal Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

B. Doctrine
P. Allott, Eunomia: New Order for a New World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1990.

T. Carothers, “The ‘Sequencing’ Fallacy”, Journal of Democracy, vol. 18(1), 2007, p. 12.

H.-J. Chang, Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies & the Threat to the Developing World, Random House Business Books, London, 2007.

A. Chua, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, Doubleday, New York, 2003.

J. Crawford, “Democracy and International Law”, British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 64(1), 1993, p. 113.

R. Dahl, On Democracy, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998.

T. Franck, “The Emerging Right to Democratic Governance”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 86(1), 1992, p. 46.

T. Franck, The Power of Legitimacy Among Nations, Oxford University Press, New York, 1990.

T. Friedman, “The Big Question”, The International Herald Tribune, 4-5 March 2006, p. 6.

J. Habermas, Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy, Polity Press, Cambridge, 1996.

D. Held, Models of Democracy, 3rd ed., Polity Press, Cambridge, 2006.

K. Mahbubani, The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East, Public Affairs, New York, 2008.

K. Marx, Das Kapital (Capital), Verlag von Otto Meissner, Hamburg, 1867.

R. Müllerson, “Promoting Democracy without Starting a New Cold War”, Chinese Journal of International Law, vol. 7(1), 2008, p. 1.

R. Müllerson, “Democratisation through the Supply-Demand Prism”, Human Rights Review, vol. 10, no. 4 (November), 2009, pp. 531-567.

K. Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., London, 1945.

D. Rodrik, One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2007.

C. Tilly, Democracy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007.

F. Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2003.