Abstract

Abstract:

In this essay we re-describe the relationship between international law and the state, reversing the usual imagined directionality of the flow between the two. At its most provocative, our argument is that rather than international law being a creation of the state, making the state is an ongoing project of international law. In the essay, we pay particular attention to the institutionalised project of development in order to illuminate the ways in which international law gives form to, and actualises, states, and then recirculates from a multiplicity of points "within" them.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-4372
Print ISSN
2151-4364
Pages
pp. 118-138
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-06
Open Access
No
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