The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Comparative Legal Thought
Chapter 2: The governance implications of comparative law: the non-West as politically significant representations
This chapter explains the theoretical framework used for analysing the governance implications of comparative law. Building on postcolonial theories, it argues that comparative law should be understood as a site of production of politically meaningful representations of the ‘non-West’. Drawing on some of the existing critical approaches to international law, it also puts emphasis on the importance of leaving space for ambivalence in the analysis of comparative legal thought. Considering these insights, the chapter concludes with an account of this book’s contribution to critical legal scholarship and to existing debates on Eurocentrism in comparative law.
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