Writing about empire: remarks on the logic of a discourse

Rasulov, A. (2010) Writing about empire: remarks on the logic of a discourse. Leiden Journal of International Law, 23(2), pp. 449-471. (doi: 10.1017/S0922156510000142)[Book Review]



Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0922156510000142


A new genre of scholarly writing has emerged in recent years in the field of what one can broadly call critical international theory. Its principal defining feature is an intense preoccupation with the phenomenon of the so-called ‘new world order’, which it tries to explain and describe through an analytical lens constructed primarily around two ideas: the idea of ‘empire’ and the idea of ‘imperial law’. In this article I attempt to provide a brief overview of this genre, which for the sake of simplicity I shall call henceforth the ‘new imperial law’ or NIL genre, and to reflect critically on its underlying ideological dynamics.

Item Type:Book Reviews
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rasulov, Professor Akbar
Authors: Rasulov, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Leiden Journal of International Law
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Foundation of the Leiden Journal of International Law
First Published:First published in Leiden Journal of International Law 23(2):449-471
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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