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Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order: 2018
Published by Springer India Private Ltd
This book brings together disparate views on how to appropriately locate India in the contemporary international legal order. The contributions are also of historical value, as they analyse the contemporary situation as part of a historical trajectory. The essays seek to map India's practice and positions in the last six decades with regard to the respective fields they examine. At the international level, in many respects India has arguably been drifting from its traditional role as a trusted ally and proponent of the third world towards the pragmatism of self-interest, behaviour that often corresponds to that of the dominant players. In the last few decades, India has seemingly diluted its position as champion of third world cause, abandoning its leadership role to pursue a policy compelled by internal political and economic conditions, as well as the dictates of external forces. These developments are reflected in the country's positions concerning international law.
Srinivas Burra is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi. Earlier he worked as Legal Adviser with the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, New Delhi and as a Senior Legal Officer with the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) Secretariat in New Delhi. His research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, treaty law, international institutions, international criminal law and legal theory. He has several publications to his credit and has been a member of the Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law. R. Rajesh Babu is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). Before joining the IIMC, he served as Senior Legal Officer (2002-2009) at the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO). Rajesh was a Global Scholar at the Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva in 2011 and participant at the Centre for Studies and Research, The Hague Academy of International Law in 2013 and Harvard Business School Case Workshop in 2014. He has published several articles in international and national journals in the area of international economic law, public international law, property rights and arbitration. His book Remedies under the WTO Legal System was published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2012. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of IIM Calcutta's journal DECISION, which is published by Springer. His research and teaching interests include international economic law, intellectual property rights (IPR), constitutional law, corporate liability/responsibility, dispute resolution and investments.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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