AOSIS published the book States of exclusion: A critical systems theory reading of international law.
Watch the below interview with author Nicolaas Buitendag and learn about this book’s contribution to the specific scientific discourse.
About the AOSIS published book: States of exclusion
This book is published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
Is the international community, embodied by structures like the United Nations, truly an inclusive order or one of gross exclusion? Through an original synthesis of Science and Technology Studies, Systems Theory, and Third-World Approaches to International Law, this book examines this question by evaluating the doctrine of sovereignty in the history of international law. It argues that the legal evolution of the sovereign nation-state is predicated on exclusion and was justified by making appeals to extra-legal discourses in politics and science. It shows how borders, conceptually at first and concretely after the modern cartographic revolution, have always acted as a gatekeeping apparatus, especially against colonized polities.