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18:00 - 19:00 19 May 2015

Revolution, democracy, and self-determination


Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre | 25 Gordon Street (link Map)
London | WC1H 0AY | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Prof Allen Buchanan, James. B. Duke Distinguished Prof of Philosophy, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Proper respect for the collective right of self-determination allows much more extensive scope for armed intervention in revolutions to overthrow authoritarian regimes than has been thought. Both foreign interveners and domestic actors can sometimes justifiably use force to shape new political arrangements after the overthrow of an authoritarian regime, in the absence of the majority's consent, without violating the people's collective right of self-determination. In some cases such actions may actually be required by respect for the collective right of self-determination.


Monica Barbone
+44 (0)20 3108 9289 | m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk


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