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All democracies (and every other form of government) have certain structural defects, which are related to the nature of democracy. Although all forms of government have defects, supporters of democracy are often reluctant to concede that it is less than perfect, which in turn may hinder its reform. Two prominent defects are related to the territory and membership of the demos itself. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The demos is a fixed unit - in practice a nation-state - and it may not be an appropriate unit for decision. It may not correspond territorially with the appropriate reach of the decision. For instance, the Rhine and Danube ...
In the extensive and sometimes heated arguments over universal jurisdiction, Judge Baltasar Garzon, and national courts such as those of Spain, often missing is much scholarly information on the actual evolution and state of Spanish domestic law on universal jurisdiction, certainly in English and accessible to English language scholars. Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral, a Spanish academic (apparently currently in the US), has put up on SSRN a discussion of the evolution - rise and fall - of universal jurisdiction law in Spain, up to mid-2009 and proposed revisions to the Spanish law. The ... Read More
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