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    Disrupting civility: amateur intellectuals, international lawyers and TWAIL as praxis


    Reynolds, John (2016) Disrupting civility: amateur intellectuals, international lawyers and TWAIL as praxis. Third World Quarterly, 37 (11). pp. 2098-2118. ISSN 0143-6597

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    Abstract

    This paper is a reflection on the role of intellectuals in engaging with Palestinian solidarity movements and liberation discourses, and on the place of international lawyers specifically within that context. The paper considers ‘the question of Palestine’ as a rigorous test for intellectuals in the Global North today, and examines particular debates over free speech, civility and balance that unfolded in the wake of Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza. It considers the interventions of international lawyers in these debates with reference to Edward Said’s ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ intellectuals, and explores ways in which anti-colonial international lawyers (as amateur intellectuals) can transcend prevailing professional orthodoxies to deploy language, arguments or tactics that rupture liberal legal processes and narratives on Palestine.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Palestine; Israel; civility; academic freedom; international law; praxis; TWAIL; colonialism; Edward Said; Steven Salaita;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 11738
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1197038
    Depositing User: John Reynolds
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 13:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Third World Quarterly
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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