task of Critical review for this article:
Anghie, Antony (2006) “The Evolution of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities” Third World Quarterly 27(5): 739-53
You will want to include:
– complete and accurate references to the article and references to other texts
– well-developed and sophisticated coverage of key issues and themes without
being overly descriptive
(i.e. don’t just repeat what the author says, explain how
and why you think it strengthens or weakens her/his overall argument);
– critical engagement with the strengths and weaknesses of the article including
your own informed argument (i.e. based in the re
levant literature) about the validity of the article’s conclusions or insights;
– a bibliography listing the sources you have referenced, including the article itself.
The critical reviews will be assessed using the following criteria:
1-Summary–the ability to summarise key issues/main arguments in a concise manner
2-Critical Analysis –the ability to engage in a critical manner with the literature
3- Expression/Style and Referencing -the quality of the written expression, including grammar.
There are 3 recommended references to help:
– (Important) Seth, Sanjay (2011) “Postcolonial Theory and the Critique of International Relations”, Millennium, 40(1):167-83.
– Bowden, Brett (2005) “The Colonial Origins of International Law: European Expansion and the Classical Standard of Civilization”, Journal of the History of International Law 7(1): 1-23
– Brooks, Rosa Ehrenreich (2005) “Failed States, or the State as Failure?” The University of Chicago Law Review 72(4): 1159-96