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Critical International Law: Postrealism, Postcolonialism, and Transnationalism

Prabhakar Singh and Benoît Mayer


Scholars have always thought of international law critically for some time now. This book reflects three broad movements within critical international law scholarship. Postrealism, to begin with, addresses the changing ways of conceiving the tensions between international laws and international politics. Postcolonialism then records and analysis doubts about international law’s Eurocentricsm and its subsequent universalization. Finally, transnationalism sees international law not as interstate law, or only as states as the primary subject of law, but appreciates the tremendous power of private ... More

Keywords: international law, realism, postrealism, colonialism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, critical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199450633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prabhakar Singh, editor
President's Graduate Fellow/Associate, Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Benoît Mayer, editor
PhD candidate/Research scholar, National University of Singapore

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