0 item | Rs. 0.00 / $ 0.00

Item succesfully added to cart

Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality (Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)

by Sundhya Pahuja

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Price (INR):Rs 1025.00


Price (USD): $ 25.62

Available


Rate this book

About the book

The universal promise of contemporary international law has long inspired countries of the Global South to use it as an important field of contestation over global inequality. Taking three central examples, Sundhya Pahuja argues that this promise has been subsumed within a universal claim for a particular way of life by the idea of 'development'. As the horizon of the promised transformation and concomitant equality has receded ever further, international law has legitimised an ever-increasing sphere of intervention in the Third World. The post-war wave of decolonisation ended in the creation of the developmental nation-state, the claim to permanent sovereignty over natural resources in the 1950s and 1960s was transformed into the protection of foreign investors, and the promotion of the rule of international law in the early 1990s has brought about the rise of the rule of law as a development strategy in the present day. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Inaugurating a new rationality 3. From decolonisation to developmental nation state 4. From permanent sovereignty to investor protection 5. From the rule of international law to the internationalisation of the rule of law 6. Conclusion.

Details of the book

Book :
Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality (Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)
Book ID :
45627
Author :
Sundhya Pahuja
ISBN 13 :
9781107027367
Year of Publication :
2012
Publisher :
Cambridge University Press
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
318
Weight :
1 kg

Books of related interest


© 2008-2019 BookVistas.com - All rights reserved | Designed by K.K.Soft