Book Review: International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance

PALESTINE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Vol. 15, p. 433, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010

8 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2010

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John Reynolds

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Several years ago, the American Society of International Law published the proceedings of a panel that considered the relationship between social movements and international law. The influence of the “groundbreaking work” of Balakrishnan Rajagopal in this realm was explicitly acknowledged at the outset and permeated the themes addressed by the panellists. Informed by the fruitful coalescence of Rajagopal’s practical experience and progressive academic thinking, that groundbreaking work was to culminate in the publication of "International Law from Below", a significant piece of scholarship that is at once a pioneering contribution to, and trenchant critique of, international legal discourse. This review considers the core themes presented by Rajagopal, as well as relating some of the questions he raises about international law, generally, to the specific question of Palestine.

Keywords: Third World Approaches to International Law, Development, Globalisation, Human Rights, Palestine

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, John, Book Review: International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance (2009). PALESTINE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Vol. 15, p. 433, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1674534

John Reynolds (Contact Author)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth ( email )

Maynooth, County Kildare
Ireland

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