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Decolonizing International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality
International law has been subject to so much well-deserved criticism, and yet remains a compelling moral language for issues of global justice. It has an aspirational, or utopian dimension, in whichExpand
Laws of encounter: a jurisdictional account of international law
Drawing on the jurisprudential tradition of jurisdictional thought, this article critically redescribes international law as a law of encounter. The article shows how the actualisation of the stateExpand
Beyond the (Post)Colonial: TWAIL and the Everyday Life of International Law
Third World Approaches to International Law, or ‘TWAIL’, is a response to both the colonial and postcolonial ethos of international law. It is also one of the most explicitly articulated juridicalExpand
Technologies of Empire: IMF Conditionality and the Reinscription of the North/South Divide
  • Sundhya Pahuja
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • 1 December 2000
This article seeks to complicate conventional understandings of the way in which IMF conditionality operates in relation to North/South relations. It begins with a genealogy of how the Fund becameExpand
Rights as Regulation: The Integration of Development and Human Rights
Recent attempts to integrate human rights and development have come from several quarters. However, in contrast to this ascendant orthodoxy and the increasingly ‘commonsensical’ understanding thatExpand
The postcoloniality of international law
How are we to understand the relationship between international law and imperialism? What bearing might that have on how we see contemporary international law? According to one view, internationalExpand
Events: The force of international law
Foreword, Martti Koskenniemi 1. Introduction, Fleur Johns, Richard Joyce & Sundhya Pahuja 2. The International Law in Force: Anachronistic Ethics and Divine Violence, Jennifer Beard 3. AbsoluteExpand
Between Resistance and Reform: TWAIL and the Universality of International Law
In this article we explore the relationship between TWAIL scholarship and the universality of international law. In particular, we offer an account of this relation as the outcome of what we describeExpand
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