A Marxism for international law: a new agenda

Rasulov, A. (2018) A Marxism for international law: a new agenda. European Journal of International Law, 29(2), pp. 631-655. (doi:10.1093/ejil/chy033)

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Abstract

What can Marxist theory contribute to the discipline of international legal studies? Can one be a Marxist and an international lawyer at the same time? What place is there for international legal scholarship in Marxist politics? How can Marxist international law theory position itself vis-à-vis other critical legal traditions? Does Marxism have any theoretical gaps that it needs to fill? How does a Marxist approach to international law differ from a New Left one? In this review essay, I propose to explore these and other related questions by examining one of the most important recent contributions to the Marxist debate about international law, the new edition of B.S. Chimni’s International Law and World Order. My aim in these pages is to reveal and bring to the surface its general critical method, some of the less obvious aspects of its underlying theoretical project, its disciplinary ambition as well as its overall place in the broader landscape of contemporary international law thought, including its relationship with other works of Marxist international law theory.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rasulov, Dr Akbar
Authors: Rasulov, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:European Journal of International Law
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0938-5428
ISSN (Online):1464-3596
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Author
First Published:First published in European Journal of International Law 29(2):631-655
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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