Third world attitudes toward international law : an introduction
by Frederick E. Snyder and Surakiart Sathirathai
Dordrecht [etc.] : M. Nijhoff, 1987
XX, 850 p. ; 24 cm
This anthology addresses the major themes of contemporary public international law from the emerging perspective of the less developed countries. It focuses on the theory and practice of Third World actors in the international legal community with respect to a variety of doctrines and issues, such as intervention; self-determination; wars of national liberation; human rights; state responsability; foreign investment; the law of the sea and space law. The book consists on essays on these topics written by Third World legal scholars and First World authors concerned with Third World perspectives. Analytical essays by the co-editors introduce each major section. The anthology as a whole is designed to reflect the successes and failures of Third World countries in their efforts to adapt or transform the structure and content of international law so as to respond effectively to the special needs and interests of the less developed countries. The anthology can be used as a supplementary text for courses in public international law, and as a reference for lawyers, legal scholars, and students of related disciplines.