This week we will be hosting a discussion of Jure Vidmar’s book Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice recently published by Hart. Jure is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford. The introduction to the book is available on SSRN. In addition to his book, he has published several articles on the law relating to Statehood, as well as on other topics. He is a wonderful colleague and is quickly emerging as a leading voice on issues relating to Statehood. His book and thoughts on the topic will be subjected to careful scrutiny this week by Professors Brad Roth (Wayne State University) and Jean d’Aspremont (University of Manchester). All three have written several pieces on EJIL:Talk! and we are grateful to them for returning to have this discussion here.