Against the background of the current difficulty and lack of incentives for engaging in a scholarship that departs from the usual parameters of recognition within a particular area or sub-discipline in international law, the first part of the chapter examines the phenomenon of hybridization of the social sciences. It also highlights the considerable intellectual and pedagogical promises of both inter-disciplinarity and trans-disciplinarity in international human rights. After introducing the notion of “deviant inter-disciplinarity” and suggesting that international human rights law should embrace its own anti-disciplinary dimension, the second part passes review to the intellectual roots and postulates of a number of schools of critical international thought and examines their background influence on the study of international human rights law today. The conclusion reviews some recent contributions to this critical “tendency in contemporary international legal thought” and reflects on the overall intellectually salutary contribution of interdisciplinary and critical-knowledge creation processes to international human rights.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
de la Rasilla del Moral: Interdisciplinary and Critical Knowledge Creation Processes in International Human Rights
Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (Brunel Univ. - Law) has posted Interdisciplinary and Critical Knowledge Creation Processes in International Human Rights (in Les critiques du droit international des droits de l’homme, L. Hennebel & H. Tigroudja eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: