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The Democracy Obligation According to International Law

A Study of the Dwindling Neutrality of International Law with Respect to Internal Government Structures

This post is a reaction to a review which appeared in the journal Law and Politics in Asia, Africa and Latin America (Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, VRÜ). Representative democracy is the most widespread political system in the world today. At the same time, in a number of countries, democratic institutions and guarantees are subject to erosion with severe consequences for the respective population. This means, for example, that state …