In this article we re-describe the relationship between international law and the nation-state, reversing the usual imagined directionality of the flow between the two. At its most provocative, our argument is that rather than international law being a creation of the state, making the state is an ongoing project of international law. In the article, we draw on the example of the institutionalised project of development to illuminate the ways in which international law creates, and maintains nation-states, and then recirculates from a point ‘within’ them.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Eslava & Pahuja: The Nation-State and International Law: A Reading from the Global South
Luis Eslava (Univ. of Kent, Canterbury - Law) & Sundhya Pahuja (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) have posted The Nation-State and International Law: A Reading from the Global South (Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: