Pubantz, Jerry Books

Dr. Pubantz is a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University.

Is There a Global Right to Democracy?
2012 0-7734-2593-4
This is an expansive study of what we call “The Global Right to Democracy.” The idea gestates from a late 20th century reading of Immanuel Kant. This book is the first comprehensive look at the intersection of neo-Kantian theory and democratization programs undertaken by international organizations and non-governmental bodies in post-conflict and fragile states. The features of this new, assumed right, seem to graft onto international law---and thus hand over to international agencies—methods of protecting and effecting ‘democracy’ in its broadest definition. The consequence seems to be an alteration of traditional notions of international behavior and a challenge to the primacy of state sovereignty.