Peripheral Parallels? Europe's Edges and the World of Bandung

Luis Eslava, Michael Fakhri & Vasuki Nesiah (eds.), Bandung, the Global South, and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

18 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2015 Last revised: 20 Mar 2018

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John Reynolds

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The Bandung Conference connotes a distinctly Afro-Asian moment in time and space; the advancement of a decidedly Third World movement. However, Archbishop Makarios’ participation at the conference, representing a Cyprus still under colonial rule, conjured the possibilities of a fledgling Afro-Asian front forging anti-imperial alliances around Europe’s rough edges. Sixty years on, such possibilities now appear as little more than faded vignettes of a solidarity and internationalism that might have been. Animated by a sense of past opportunities lost, but alternative horizons perhaps again up for grabs in the context of expanded peripheralisation around an increasingly concentrated centre, this chapter reflects on the contemporary global order against the backdrop of the relationship between the world of Bandung and the European periphery.

Keywords: Bandung conference; third world; post-colonialism; international law; international relations

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, John, Peripheral Parallels? Europe's Edges and the World of Bandung (2017). Luis Eslava, Michael Fakhri & Vasuki Nesiah (eds.), Bandung, the Global South, and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2622985

John Reynolds (Contact Author)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth ( email )

Maynooth, County Kildare
Ireland

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