What may the 'Third World' expect from international law?
Baxi, Upendra. (2006) What may the 'Third World' expect from international law? THIRD WORLD QUARTERLY, 27 (5). pp. 713-725. ISSN 0143-6597Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436590600779989
What may the Third World expect from international law? To answer this question, one must begin by interrogating the meaning of the terms 'Third World' and 'international law'. This article argues that the meaning of the term 'Third World' has historically had layers of complexity to it, and it crucially includes not only states but also peoples. On the other hand, grand narrative traditions of the rise and growth of international law remain typically concerned with its 'lawness', the changing nature of its subjects, and its sources. Arguing against such an understanding from a sociological perspective, the article argues that no longer can the re-make of contemporary international law be understood as the exclusive law of the West. It must recognise the authorial role played by the Third World in all its complexity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||THIRD WORLD QUARTERLY|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 713-725|
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