Commentary: Between Kant and Al-Shabaab

Ward, Tony (2016) Commentary: Between Kant and Al-Shabaab. In: Beyond Responsibility to Protect. International Law . Intersentia, Cambridge, pp. 71-78. ISBN 9781780682648

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: responsibility to protect; right to democracy; Islamist organizations; Immanuel Kant
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
T500 African studies
V500 Philosophy
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Depositing User: Tony Ward
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 15:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 03:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27798

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