Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law

by Antony Anghie

ISBN-10: 0521828929

ISBN-13: 9780521828925

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examines the relationship between imperialism and international law.  See more details below


Examines the relationship between imperialism and international law.

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Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series, #37
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Table of treaties; Introduction; 1. Francisco de Vitoria and the colonial origins of international law; (i) Introduction; (ii) Vitoria and the problem of universal law; (iii) War, sovereignty and the transformation of the Indian; (iv) Conclusion; 2. Finding the peripheries: colonialism in nineteenth-century international law; (i) Introduction; (ii) Elements of positivist jurisprudence; (iii) Defining and excluding the uncivilized; (iv) Native personality and managing the colonial encounter; (v) Reconceptualizing sovereignty; 3. Colonialism and the birth of international institutions: the mandate of the League of Nations; (i) Introduction; (ii) Creation of the mandate system; (iii) The league of nations and the new international law; (iv) The mandate system and colonial problems; (v) The mandate system and the construction of the non-European state; (vi) Government, sovereignty, and economy; (vii) The mandate and the discussion of sovereignty; (viii) The legacies of the mandate system: toward the present; (ix) Conclusion; 4. Sovereignty and the post-colonial state; (i) Introduction; (ii) Decolonization and the universality of international law; (iii) Development, nationalism and the post-colonial state; (iv) Development and the reform of international law; (v) Permanent sovereignty over natural resource and the new international economic order; (vi) The 1962 resolution on PSNR; (vii) The 1974 charter of rights and duties among states; (viii) Colonialism and the emergence of transnational law; (ix) Sources of law and international contracts; (x) Overview and conclusions; 5. Governance and globalization, civilization and commerce; (i) Introduction; (ii) Good governance and the third world; (iii) Governance, human rights and the universal; (iv) International financial institutions, human rights and good governance; (v) International financial institutions and the mandate system; (vi) Conclusions and overview; 6. On making war on the terrorists: imperialism as self-defense; (i) Introduction; (ii) The war against terrorism (WAT); (iii) The United States and imperial democracy; (iv) Historical origins: war, conquest and self-defense; (v) Terrorism and the United Nations: a Victorian moment; (vi) Terrorism, self-defense and third world sovereignty; Conclusion.

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