The Third World and International Order: Law, Politics and Globalization

THE THIRD WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER: LAW, POLITICS AND GLOBALIZATION, Antony Anghie, Bhupinder Chimni, Karin Mickelson & Obiora Okafor, eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2004

Posted: 9 Jul 2011

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Karin Mickelson

UBC Faculty of Law

Antony Anghie

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Obiora C. Okafor

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

B. S. Chimni

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This collection of essays explores different dimensions of the relationship between the third world and international law. The topics covered include third world approaches to international law, non-state actors and developing countries, feminism and the third world, foreign investment, resistance and international law, and territorial disputes and native peoples. It is a further contribution to the work done by scholars intent on elaborating what might be termed Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). This initiative seeks to continue and further develop the important work that has been done over many decades, particularly by scholars and jurists from the third world, to construct an international law which is sensitive to the needs of third world peoples. This body of scholarship has attempted to extend and expand the concerns and materials of international law. The essays in this volume are animated by these same motives at a time when unprecedented issues confront third world peoples, particularly since the contemporary international system appears to be disempowering third world peoples, intensifying inequality between the North and the South, and indeed, importantly, within the North and the South.

TWAIL scholars attempt to look afresh at the history of colonial international law, engage previous trends in third world scholarship in international law, take cognizance of the dramatic changes which have characterized the body of international law in the last few decades from the perspective of third world peoples, record their resistance to unjust and oppressive international laws, and advance new approaches that address their needs and concerns. These are the broad themes and concerns which animate this collection of essays.

Keywords: International law, Developing countries, Congresses

Suggested Citation

Mickelson, Karin and Anghie, Antony and Okafor, Obiora Chinedu and Chimni, B. S., The Third World and International Order: Law, Politics and Globalization (2003). THE THIRD WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER: LAW, POLITICS AND GLOBALIZATION, Antony Anghie, Bhupinder Chimni, Karin Mickelson & Obiora Okafor, eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1856720

Karin Mickelson (Contact Author)

UBC Faculty of Law ( email )

1822 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

Antony Anghie

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776
Singapore

Obiora Chinedu Okafor

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

B. S. Chimni

Jawaharlal Nehru University ( email )

School of International Studies
New Delhi
India

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