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Riddle of the sands: time, power, and legitimacy in international law

Morss,JR 2014, Riddle of the sands: time, power, and legitimacy in international law. In Singh, P and Mayer, B (ed), Critical international law : postrealism, postcolonialism, and transnationalism, Oxford university press, New Dehli, India, pp.53-73.

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Title Riddle of the sands: time, power, and legitimacy in international law
Author(s) Morss,JRORCID iD for Morss,JR orcid.org/0000-0002-0925-2525
Title of book Critical international law : postrealism, postcolonialism, and transnationalism
Editor(s) Singh, P
Mayer, B
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 12
Start page 53
End page 73
Total pages 21
Publisher Oxford university press
Place of Publication New Dehli, India
Notes The volume brings together scholars from around the world with panache for re-reading international law. It deals with both theory of international law and issues of interpretation. It addresses themes such as the history of international law, policy approach, customary law, human rights, international courts and tribunals, international bureaucracy, and investment law and constitutional approach to international law. Editors and contributors come from common law and civil law backgrounds. 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 of contemporary 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-à-vis decolonized countries informed by sociology, philosophy and 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.
ISBN 9780199450633
Language eng
Field of Research 180116 International Law (excl International Trade Law)
Socio Economic Objective 940405 Law Reform
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2014, Oxford university press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30068142

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