China, India, and International Law: A Justice Based Vision Between the Romantic and Realist Perceptions
Forthcoming, Asian Journal of International Law
39 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2018 Last revised: 12 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 23, 2018
This paper aims to build an analytical framework and a research agenda for a study of the potential impact of the rise of China and India on international law. In light of the possibility that the two states may, together or individually, make changes in international law and shift it from its present Europe-America moorings, this paper attempts to analyze and answer three questions: (1) the common and different stances of China and India on the existing international legal order; (2) the changes China and India have sought to the international status quo; (3) the contributions that have been or could be brought by China and India to the development of international law and their implications for the future. It proposes an analytical framework in which these questions are looked through two lenses: the romantic vision and the realist vision.
Keywords: International law; international order; international law and international relations; China; India; China and India
JEL Classification: K33
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