Commentary: Between Kant and Al-Shabaab

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This is a commentary on the two previous chapters in the same book. It draws on the author's and colleagues' research in Kenya to comment on the other contributors' arguments about the 'right to democratise'. It considers the arguments of an Islamist scholar interviewed in the research for a right to reject democracy, and interprets Kant as rejecting a right of states to impose a republican (or democratic) constitutions on other states. It argues that Kant's position, so interpreted, remains essentially sound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Responsibility to Protect
EditorsRichard Barnes, Vassilis Tzevelekos
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781780682648
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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NameInternational Law


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