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Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Public Policy Scholar


    September 1, 2006 — December 1, 2006

    Professional affiliation

    Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development and Director, Program on Human Rights and Justice, Massachusettes Institute of Technology

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Guardians at the Gates: Imperial Judiciaries and the Turn to Rights"

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    Development,Human Rights,International Law


    International law; human rights; sustainable development

    Major Publications

    • "Counter-hegemonic International Law: Rethinking Human Rights and Development as a Third World Strategy," Third World Quarterly 27, no.5 (forthcoming)
    • "International Law and the Third World,' coeditor with Richard Falk and Jackie Stevens, Special Issue of Third World Quarterly 27, no.5 (2006)
    • International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2003), translated into Spanish by the Latin American Institute for Alternative Legal Services (ILSA), Colombia, 2005; South Asia edition, 2005, by Foundation Press