Coloniality and the global order (ongoing 2016-)
Research theme: Environmental justice and the global south.
This research project sits at the intersection between public and private international law, and revolves around coloniality, post-capitalism, regulation of transnational corporations.
It is centered around issues of distributive, social and environmental justice in the context of access to natural resources, the colonial roots of and alternatives to the current and pernicious version of neoliberal globalisation, and the multiple but ultimately linked trajectories of privilege and exclusion that led to the current environmental, economic and social crises. The transnational corporate actor, as the epitome of the neoliberal global techno-capitalist order and its ability to transcend regulatory control, is central to this research.
Works and projects under this research stream include:
- E Blanco, Predatory law: Critical reflection on law in the global age (under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing).
- E Blanco and A Grear (2019). Personhood, jurisdiction and injustice: Law, colonialities and the global order. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 10(1), 86-117.
- E Blanco, Contextualising international law in North East Asia - Asif H Qureshi (2018) Book Review.