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International Law and the Cold War


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Dedication; About the editors; About the authors; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Reading and unreading a historiography of hiatus Matthew Craven, Sundhya Pahuja and Gerry Simpson; Part I. The Anti-Linear Cold War: 2. International law and the Cold War: reflections on the concept of history Richard Joyce; 3. The elusive peace of Panmunjom Dino Kritsiotis; Part II. The Generative/Productive Cold War: 4. Accounting for the ENMOD convention: Cold War influences on the origins and development of the 1976 Convention on Environmental Modification techniques Emily Crawford; 5. Nuclear weapons law and the Cold War and post-Cold War worlds: a story of co-production Anna Hood; 6. Parallel worlds: Cold War division space Scott Newton; 7. Shadowboxing: the data shadows of Cold War international law Fleur Johns; 8. Contesting the right to leave in international law: The Berlin Wall, the third world brain drain and the politics of emigration in the 1960s Sara Dehm; 9. Bridging ideologies: Julian Huxley, Detente, and the emergence of international environmental law Aaron Wu; 10. More than a 'parlour game': international law in Australian public debate, 1965-1966 Madelaine Chiam; 11. Environmental justice, the Cold War and US human rights exceptionalism Carmen G. Gonzalez; 12. The Cold War and its impact on Soviet legal doctrine Anna Isaeva; 13. Forced labour Anne-Charlotte Martineau; 14. Rupture and continuity: North-South struggles over debt and economic co-operation at the end of the Cold War Julia Dehm; 15. The Cold War history of the landmines convention Treasa Dunworth; Part III. The Parochial/Plural Cold War: 16. The Cold War in Soviet international legal discourse Boris N. Mamlyuk; 17. The Dao of Mao: Sinocentric socialism and the politics of international legal theory Teemu Ruskola; 18. 'The dust of Empire': the dialectic of self-determination and re-colonisation in the first phase of the Cold War Upendra Baxi; 19. The 'Bihar Famine' and the authorisation of the green revolution in India: developmental futures and disaster imaginaries Adil Hasan Khan; 20. Pakistan's Cold War(s) and international law Vanja Hamzic; 21. International law, Cold War juridical theatre, and the making of the Suez Crisis Charlie Peevers; 22. To seek with beauty to set the world right: Cold War international law and the radical 'imaginative geography' of Pan-Africanism Christopher Gevers; 23. John Le Carre, international law and the Cold War Tony Carty; 24. Postcolonial hauntings and Cold War continuities: Congolese sovereignty and the murder of Patrice Lumumba Sara Kendall; 25. End times in the Antipodes: propaganda and critique in On the Beach Ruth Buchanan.

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This is the first book to examine in detail the relationship between the Cold War and International Law.

About the Author

Matthew Craven is a Professor of International Law at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law. He is also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a member of the Advisory Council for the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. He is author of The Decolonization of International Law: State Succession and the Law of Treaties (2007) and The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1995). Sundhya Pahuja is a Professor of International Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne. She is a leading scholar of postcolonial international law, and author of Decolonising International Law (Cambridge, 2011). Gerry Simpson is a Professor of International Law at London School of Economics and Political Science. He held the Sir Kenneth Bailey Chair of Law at the University of Melbourne Law. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (2007).

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