2022 Book of the Year Award Recognizes Tom Ginsburg for Democracies and International Law
The 2022 ABILA Book of the Year Award was given to Tom Ginsburg for Democracies and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Distinguished Service Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago Law School.
Democracies and authoritarian regimes have different approaches to international law, grounded in their different forms of government. As the balance of power between democracies and non-democracies shifts, it will have consequences for international legal order. Human rights may face severe challenges in years ahead, but citizens of democratic countries may still benefit from international legal cooperation in other areas. Ranging across several continents, this volume surveys the state of democracy-enhancing international law, and provides ideas for a way forward in the face of rising authoritarianism.
The 2022 Selection Committee was composed of Mark Janis, Peggy McGuinness, Fernanda Nicola, and Mortimer Sellers (Chair).