Critical International Law: Postrealism, Postcolonialism, and Transnationalism

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

EditorPrabhakar Singh, Benoit Mayer

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The number of scholars engaging critically with the paradoxes hidden in international law continues to grow. This edited volume features contributions by scholars from around the world, from different generations, and with different critical perspectives, reflecting the vibrancy ofcontemporary critical debates. The editors have identified three main streams representating critical international law. While Postrealism discusses international laws and international politics, Postcolonialism grapples with the understanding of international law vis-a-vis decolonized countries informed by sociology, philosophyand history. Transnationalism displaces states as the primary makers of international law to include non-state actors in the global governance, if any, of international law. This book would be useful to students and researchers in international law and related disciplines (e.g. international relations, global studies, political science, sociology of law).

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The number of scholars engaging critically with the paradoxes hidden in international law continues to grow. This edited volume features contributions by scholars from around the world, from different generations, and with different critical perspectives, reflecting the vibrancy ofcontemporary critical debates. The editors have identif...

Prabhakar Singh is President's Graduate Fellow and Associate at the Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore. Benoit Mayer is PhD candidate and research scholar at the National University of Singapore.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsForeword by Simon Chesterman1. Prabhakar Singh and Benoit Mayer: Thinking International Law Critically: One Attitude, Three PerspectivesSection I: Postrealism2. Hengameh Saberi: Descendants of Realism? Policy-oriented International Lawyers as Guardians of Democracy3. John R. Morss: Riddles of the Sands: Time, Power, and Legitimacy in International Law4. Rossana Deplano: The Welfarist Approach to International Law: An Appraisal5. Prabhakar Singh: Revisiting the Role of the International Courts and Tribunals?Section II: Postcolonialism6. Antony Anghie: Towards a Post-colonial International Law7. Jose-Manuel Barreto: A Universal History of Infamy: Human Rights, Eurocentrism, and Modernity as Crisis8. Mark Toufayan: 'Suffering' the Paradox of Rights? Critical Subaltern Historiography and the Genealogy of Empathy9. Benoit Mayer: The 'Magic Circle' of Rights Holders: Human Rights' OutsidersSection III: Transnationalism10. Frederic Megret: The Rise and Fall of 'International Man'11. Owen McIntyre: The Human Right to Water as a 'Creature' of Global Administrative Law12. Rene Uruena: Of Precedents and Ideology: Law-making by Investment Arbitration Tribunals13. Prabhakar Singh and Sonja Kubler: Constitutionalism and Pluralism: Two Ways of Looking at InternationalismAfterword14. Sebastien Jodoin and Katherine Lofts: What's Critical about Critical International Law? Reflections on the Emancipatory Potential of International Legal ScholarshipIndex