International Courts and Domestic Politics in Advanced Democracies

When, how and why do democracies care about international law and courts?

Book project by PluriCourts coordinator Marlene Wind.

This book explores the IC’s effects on domestic politics of developed democracies and raises a number of challenging research puzzles.

  • How do governments, parliaments, national courts, bureaucracies and other sub-state actors and institutions engage with the new authority of international courts?
  • Under which conditions do judicial bodies become truly effective nationally?
  • If they don’t – then why not?
  • And why have states decided to establish these international  courts in the first place?
  • Moreover, how and under what conditions do domestic agents resist, adapt to, or utilize international judicial institutions?
  • How does this new and expanding international judiciary impact on established national constitutional democratic orders?


  • Lisa Conant, University of Denver
  • Steven Freeland, University of Western Sydney
  • Jessica Howley, Oxford
  • Benjamin Perryman, Yale
  • Hatarina Sipulova, Josef Janovsky, Hubert Smekal, Masaryk University
  • Odile Ammann, University of Fribourg
  • Juan A. Mayoral, University of Copenhagen
  • Mikael Madsen, University of Copenhagen
  • David Kosar, Masaryk University & Lucas Lixinski, UNSW Australia
  • Jefferey Kucik, Princeton University  & Krzysztof  Pelc, McGill University
  • Andreas von Staden, Hamburg University
  • Yaël Ronan,  Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center,
  • Jasper Krommendijk, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Philippa Webb, Kings College
  • Marlene Wind, University of Copenhagen & University of Oslo.
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Published Mar. 27, 2015 2:52 PM - Last modified May 29, 2015 2:27 PM