The Third World…or Is It Not?

3 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2019

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Arjun Pal

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; O. P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School

Date Written: March 19, 2017

Abstract


In the final analysis, the category “third world” reflects a level of unity imagined and constituted in ways which would enable resistance to a range of practices which systematically disadvantage and subordinate an otherwise diverse group of people.

On the other hand, Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) is a critical school of international legal scholarship and an intellectual and political movement. It is a “broad dialectic opposition to international law”, which perceives international law as facilitating the already in motion process of exploitation of the Third World by the West via the method of subordination.

Keeping this in mind, this Essay evaluates the concept of "Third World" and whether it is aptly termed or not.

Keywords: TWAIL, Public International Law, PIL, Third World

Suggested Citation

Pal, Arjun, The Third World…or Is It Not? (March 19, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3493084 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3493084

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