What is democracy? (…) Democracy is one of those things that we call in the social sciences: essentially contested concept. (…) There’s as many definitions almost as scholars. One could count more than 500 predicated terms that were been used in front of the word democracy: deliberative, consensual, etc… .
(Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture 2019: ‘Democracies and International Law: The Trials of Liberalism (Part 1)’, 12 martie 2019, la minutul 18:50, disponibil aici)