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Iver B. Neumann

Introduction: Overcoming Euro-centrism One of the many positives of globalisation is that the pressure on academia to relate to the world in its entirety is rising. This is particularly conducive to diplomatic studies, whose object of study is, by definition, global and relational. Yet the vast

Nicholas Onuf

Nicholas Onuf 37 Journal of the History of International Law 6 : 37–42, 2004. ©2004 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands. Eurocentrism and Civilization Nicholas Onuf ONUMA Yasuaki’s “When was the Law of International Society Born? – An Inquiry of the History of International Law

YI Ping

the will to conduct equal dialogue and communication with heterogeneous civilisations, such criteria would continue to serve as a vivid example of reinforcing the discriminatory policy of Eurocentrism. 46 In fact, the application of such criteria, on the one hand, had justified a massive Western


Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

recent explicit enquiries about how to move beyond international legal Eurocentrism, particularly when approaching historical accounts. 16 Such scholarship is open about its motivations in turning to the past in a gesture that is deeply political, thus demonstrating the need to interrogate not only the


Ayesha Shahid

scholarly contributions that deal with the history of international law end up perpetuating Western Self-centrism and Euro-centrism. International law is often presented in the writings of international law scholars, as both a product of, and only applicable to, Western Christian states. These scholars

Satvinder S. Juss

to describe the second half of the 20th century, as the period that followed the high water-mark of modern European colonialism. As a cultural critique it is opposed to imperialism and Eurocentrism. The value of the postcolonial critique lies in its inquiry into, and exposure of, the various power

Anand, R. P.

Chapter sections Heterogeneous World Society pp. 105-105 Culture And Cultural Influence pp. 105-106 International Law, Product Of European Civilization pp. 106-107 Eurocentrism pp. 107-108 Crisis In The Law Of Nations pp. 108-109 History And Cultural Traditions Of Asian States Ignored pp. 109

Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso

Eurocentrism ‘by way of a global approach to the intellectual history of international law’. 4 Nonetheless, he recognized that such a global approach comes with side effects. In view of the local histories of international law presented by his reviewers as a critique to the mestizo ’s global approach, Becker

Si Jin Oh

, individual freedom, and international peace. Trapped within Eurocentrism, this narrative has failed to take non-Western normative experiences, values, and identities into account. From this perspective, the universalization of the Western version of international law may have caused latent issues for concern

International Law and Islam

Historical Explorations


Edited by Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral and Ayesha Shahid

International Law and Islam: Historical Explorations offers a unique opportunity to examine the Islamic contribution to the development of international law in historical perspective. The role of Islam in its various intellectual, political and legal manifestations within the history of international law is part of the exciting intellectual renovation of international and global legal history in the dawn of the twenty-first century. The present volume is an invitation to engage with this thriving development after ‘generations of prejudiced writing’ regarding the notable contribution of Islam to international law and its history.