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Critical International LawPostrealism, Postcolonialism, and Transnationalism$
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Prabhakar Singh and Benoît Mayer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.001.0001

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Towards a Postcolonial International Law*

Towards a Postcolonial International Law*

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(p.123) 5 Towards a Postcolonial International Law*
Source:
Critical International Law
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Antony Anghie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450633.003.0005

This chapter reflects on the recognition that the relations between Western and non-Western countries, since the sixteenth century at least, have been indelibly shaped by the phenomenon of imperialism. Often the postcolonial doctrinal study of international law is ignored as historical. The chapter however brings colonialism to the centre of international law. It argues that the postcolonial inquiry is more than purely historical; in fact rather of ontological interest. This he thinks is necessary to accurately map the concerns of states born of decolonial process so that their integration into the global order, if any, is equitable.

Keywords:   postcolonial, international law, West, history, colonial domination

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