Professor Steven Wheatley


Research Overview

I am interested in the theory and practice of human rights and have just completed a book on "The Idea of Human Rights" that examines the issue through the lens of complexity theory.

I retain an interest in the democracy within and beyond the state and the notion of authority when applied to other minority communities, including ethno-cultural groups and indigenous peoples.

I am presently looking at the role of outsiders in democratic politics, including the legality of outside states looking to influence the outcome of elections.

Selected Publications Show all 27 publications

The Democratic Legitimacy of International Law
Wheatley, S. 2010 Oxford : Hart Publishing. 425 p. ISBN: 1841138177.