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Cost-Benefit Analysis Versus the Precautionary Principle: Beyond Cass Sunstein's Laws of Fear
Perhaps the quintessential role of government is to protect its citizens from threats of all types: war, global warming, terrorism, disease, toxic substances. This essay provides a review andExpand
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TWAIL: A Brief History of its Origins, its Decentralized Network, and a Tentative Bibliography
This article traces the contemporary origins of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) in the late 1990’s. It argues that since then, TWAIL-ers have not sought to produce a singleExpand
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Neoliberalism, Colonialism and International Governance: Decentering the International Law of Governmental Legitimacy
In this article, (reviewing Brad Roth, Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law, OUP, 1999), I argue that liberal internationalism and neo-conservative realism are not the only alternatives toExpand
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Geographical Hegelianism in Territorial Disputes Involving Non-European Land Relations: An Analysis of the Case Concerning Kasikili/Sedudu Island (Botswana/Namibia)
  • J. Gathii
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 1 September 2002
This article reviews the case concerning Kasikili/Sedudu Island with reference to acquisition of title to territory under international law. It traces the ICJ's use of evidence of African use andExpand
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Alternative and Critical: The Contribution of Research and Scholarship on Developing Countries to International Legal Theory, Symposium Issue Foreword
The first set of articles provides an explanation of international law from the viewpoint that international law is culturally constitutive and historically contingent. Obiora Okafor’s articleExpand
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Retelling Good Governance Narratives on Africa’s Economic and Political Predicaments: Continuities and Discontinuities in Legal Outcomes between Markets and States
In this Article, I argue against two premises of the good governance programs of the Bretton Woods institutions, Western governments and Third Word elites. The first of these premises is theExpand
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The Turn to Contractual Responsibility in the Global Extractive Industry
This article argues that there is a newer model of contracting for natural resources that expands the potential for corporate responsibility towards those adversely affected by business activities.Expand
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Mission Creep or a Search for Relevance: The East African Court of Justice's Human Rights Strategy
Although created as a court for an economic union, the Court of Justice of the East African Community has assumed a prominent role promoting respect for human rights. 3This project considers twoExpand
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The NeoLiberal Turn in Regional Trade Agreements
This paper makes two primary arguments. First, that the increased resort to bilateral and regional trade agreements has taken a neo-liberal turn. As such bilateral and regional trade agreements areExpand
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