Description : "In 1955 a conference was held in Bandung, Indonesia that was attended by representatives from twenty-nine developing nations. Against the backdrop of crumbling European colonies, Asian and African leaders forged a new alliance and established anti-imperial principles for a new world order. The conference captured the popular imagination across the Global South. Bandung's larger significance as counterpoint to the dominant world order was both an act of collective imagination and a practical political project for decolonization that inspired a range of social movements, diplomatic efforts, institutional experiments and heterodox visions of the history and future of the world. This book explores what the spirit of Bandung has meant to people across the world over the past decades and what it means today. Experts from a wide range of fields show how, despite the complicated legacy of the conference, international law was never the same after Bandung"--
Description : The fatal embrace of human rights and neoliberalism Drawing on detailed archival research on the parallel histories of human rights and neoliberalism, Jessica Whyte uncovers the place of human rights in neoliberal attempts to develop a moral framework for a market society. In the wake of the Second World War, neoliberals saw demands for new rights to social welfare and self-determination as threats to "civilisation". Yet, rather than rejecting rights, they developed a distinctive account of human rights as tools to depoliticise civil society, protect private investments and shape liberal subjects.
Description : The idea for a study of Indian foreign poliey originated during a diplomatie posting to New Delhi between 1957 and 1960. These years were marked by the eruption of the Tibetan revolt, the arrival of the Dalai Lama and the first ineidents along the Sino-Indian border. My departure eoineided precisely with the landing of the aireraft earrying Premier Chou En-lai to the meeting with the Indian Prime Minister whieh would terminate the preliminary phase of the boundary dispute. The eonfliet subsequently assumed proportions affeeting the entire position of India. It provided the most severe testing ground for of Peaeeful eoexistenee whieh India Panehsheel, the Five Principles advoeated as a new and Asian eontribution to international relations. The object of this book is to traee the five principles from their optimistic start in an atmosphere of friendship with China to their decline as an instrument of praetical polities. As Panehsheel experieneed both its rise and fall in the bilateral eontext of Sino-Indian relations, these will be examined in eonsiderable detail. Most emphasis is put on the border dispute whieh represented the first eonfliet between a eommu nist power and a non-aligned state. The analysis of legal aspeets and politieal motives in the dispute is preeeded by a lengthy ehronological deseription, whieh seemed neeessary not only to eomplete the aeeounts given in other publieations, but also as an illustration ofboth its climaetie development and the gradual inerease of Chinese pressure.