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Vol 24 No 6 June/July 2019

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Beyond Law and Development: Resistance, Empowerment and Social Injustice

Edited by: Sam Adelman, Abdul Paliwala

ISBN13: 9781138300323
To be Published: January 2021
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

In a legal context, and primarily in relation to the now well-established field of ‘law and development’, this book takes up the need to think beyond development in order to address the global social injustices that inform the key problems facing the global South. These injustices comprise interconnected phenomena including impoverishment, displacement, post-coloniality, cultural and social exclusion, warfare and terrorism, climate injustice, ineffective governance, gender injustice, and the underlying structural injustices of the global economic system. And here, the contributors to this book take up the challenge of exploring new, alternative epistemologies that might provide effective alternatives to neoliberal globalisation: including feminist concepts of relationality, Islamic approaches, the role of the state, human rights discourses; and the nature and role of forms of resistance. The book thus explores whether it is possible to address social injustices in the global South in ways that avoid perpetuating problems – such as skewed growth, extractivism and inequality – associated with the concept of development.

Law and Society
Part I – Discourses of Social Injustice
Social injustices, Development and Resistance, Sam Adelman and Abdul Paliwala
‘I Built this House on my Back’: An Historical Perspective on Care and Property in East Africa Ambreena Manji (Professor of Law, University of Cardiff) and Ann Stewart
(B)orders and Encounters: On Thinking Being-Other-Wise Jayan Nayar
The Post-Hobbesian State, Sovereignty and Development, Raza Saeed

Part II – Reimagining Human Rights
Transnational human rights obligations: Beyond territory and state, Wouter Vandenhole,
Beyond Development: Human Rights, Personal Responsibility and the Search for Meaning Andrew Williams
Access to Justice for Refugees, Dallal Stevens
Islamic Epistemologies, Law and Social Justice: The case of Islamic Welfare Systems Shaheen Ali
Changing the Development Paradigm: Mobile Phones and Mobile Money Sundu Madise
Towards a Critical Global Health Law: A Chronotopical View from Kenya John Harrington
Human Rights and Water Justice: A Grounded, Gendered and Legal Pluralist Perspective from Zimbabwe Bill Derman and Anne Hellum

Part III- New Cultures of Resistance
The Role of Community in Human-Rights and Development Discourse: Resisting Apathy and Antipathy Oche Onazi
The Constitution of Turbulence Illan Rua Wall