Professor Steven Wheatley


Research Overview

I am presently looking at the issue of human rights, with a particular focus on the insights that might be gained about the extant human rights system(s) through the lens of complexity theory. I retain an interest in the idea of democratic authority within and beyond the state and the idea of authority when applied to other minority communities, including ethno-cultural groups and indigenous peoples.

Modelling democratic secession in international law
Wheatley, S. 10/2015 In: Nationalism and globalisation. Oxford : Hart Publications ISBN: 9781849466745.

Deliberating cosmopolitan ideas: does a democratic conception of human rights make sense?
Wheatley, S. 2015 In: Le Cosmopolitisme Juridique . Paris : Pedone 20 p. ISBN: 9782233007551.

Conceptualizing the authority of the sovereign state over indigenous peoples
Wheatley, S. 06/2014 In: Leiden Journal of International Law. 27, 2, p. 371-396. 26 p.
Journal article

“Democracy.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Law.
Wheatley, S. 2014
Other contribution

On the legitimate authority of international human rights bodies
Wheatley, S. 10/2013 In: The legitimacy of international human rights regimes. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 84-116. 33 p. ISBN: 9781107034600.

The human rights of individuals in de facto regimes under the European Convention on Human Rights
Wheatley, S., Cullen, A. 2013 In: Human Rights Law Review. 13, 4
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A democratic account of the right to rule in global governance
Wheatley, S. 06/2012 In: Swiss Political Science Review. 18, 2, p. 158-174. 17 p.
Journal article

The construction of the constitutional essentials of democratic politics by the European Court of Human Rights following Sejdić and Finci
Wheatley, S. 2012 In: Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 153-174. 22 p. ISBN: 9781107006935.

A democratic rule of international law
Wheatley, S. 05/2011 In: European Journal of International Law. 22, 2, p. 525-548. 24 p.
Journal article

The role of the special rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the development and promotion of international human rights norms
Subedi, S., Wheatley, S., Mukherjee, A., Ngane, S. 02/2011 In: International Journal of Human Rights. 15, 2, p. 155-161. 7 p.
Journal article

‘Constructing the Global Constitutional Community’ and ‘Democracy beyond the state and the problem of too much democracy Observations’: Comments on Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters, and Geir Ulfstein
Wheatley, S. 2011
Other chapter contribution

Minorities, political participation and democratic governance under the European Convention on Human Rights
Wheatley, S. 2010 In: Political Participation of Minorities. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 175-221. 47 p. ISBN: 0199569983.

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

Democratic governance beyond the state: the legitimacy of non-state actors as standard setters
Wheatley, S. 2009 In: Non-state actors as standard setters . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 215-240. 26 p. ISBN: 9780521114905.

Indigenous peoples and the right of political autonomy in an age of global legal pluralism
Wheatley, S. 2009
Other chapter contribution

Minorities under the ECHR and the Construction of a “Democratic Society”
Wheatley, S. 2007 In: Public Law. p. 770-792. 23 p.
Journal article

The Security Council, democratic legitimacy and regime change in Iraq
Wheatley, S. 06/2006 In: European Journal of International Law. 17, 3, p. 531-551. 21 p.
Journal article

Democracy, Minorities and International Law
Wheatley, S. 2005 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 201 p. ISBN: 9780521848985.

Deliberative Democracy and Minorities
Wheatley, S. 06/2003 In: European Journal of International Law. 14, 3, p. 507-527. 21 p.
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Groups and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Murray, R., Wheatley, S. 02/2003 In: Human Rights Quarterly. 25, 1, p. 213-236. 24 p.
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