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- xxx, 439 p. ; 25 cm.
- Contents: Ch. 1. International Politics, International Law, and the Legitimacy of Domestic Governments -- Ch. 2. Legal Legitimacy in Theoretical Perspective -- Ch. 3. Popular Sovereignty and Domestic Constitutional Orders -- Ch. 4. The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary-Democratic Dictatorship -- Ch. 5. Legal Legitimacy and Recognition of Governments: A Doctrinal Guide -- Ch. 6. Ascertaining the Will of "Peoples": Governmental Illegitimacy and Self-Determination -- Ch. 7. Two Governments, One State: Recognition Contests and the Use of Force -- Ch. 8. Governmental Illegitimacy and Political Participation -- Ch. 9. Haiti and Beyond: Popular Will and De-Legitimation in the 1990s -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Sovereignty and Popular Will.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: When is a de facto authority not entitled to be considered a 'government' for the purposes of International Law? This work seeks to specify the international law of collective non-recognition of governments, so as to enable legal evaluation of cases in which competing factions assert governmental authority. It subjects the recognition controversies of the United Nations era to a systematic examination, informed by theoretical and comparative perspectives on governmental legitimacy.