asia blogs Symposium: Development Aid – Charity, or An Oppressive Tool of Inequality? [Submit by April 05]

By | March 26, 2021
asia blogs Symposium on Development Aid: Charity, or An Oppressive Tool of Inequality?

asia blogs Symposium invites papers from scholars from the Global South and elsewhere who are interested in critical international law scholarship on development aid, with the ultimate goal of finding reformative solutions that will ensure self-reliance of the Global South. The Symposium invites contributions on the following themes and discussions points:

About asia blogs

‘asia blogs’ is a multidisciplinary legal blog run by an international editorial team. We aim to advance students and academicians’ participation in ensuring originality and creativity, assessing the intersectionality while exploring the interdisciplinary research work.

Research Questions

  1. Why does mainstream scholarship eschew interdisciplinary issues of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and Critical Race Theory (CRT)? How can TWAIL and CRT scholarship remedy this educational gap?
  2. Can a system of global administrative law hold solutions for power imbalances in decision-making present in international organizations and development policies?
  3. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, what are the international legal implications of possible reduction in foreign aid spending?
  4. Can development aid work in the international architecture of cooperation without repeating and perpetuating post-colonial and racist hegemony? To this end, what will be the role of international law?

Submission Deadline

5th April 2021 to [email protected]

Formatting Guidelines

  • Title: no more than 15 words.
  • Tags: 4-5 relevant keywords at the end of your contribution.
  • Discipline: Specify the discipline that informs your contribution.
  • Region: Specify the region your contribution is relevant to.
  • Word Limit: maximum 1500-1800 words.
  • Footnotes: Please do not use footnotes.
  • Hyperlinks: Insert embedded hyperlinks to relevant supporting materials. Hyperlinks can be embedded by selecting the text, right-clicking and choosing the link/hyperlink option. It can also be embedded by going to the ‘Insert’ menu and choosing the link option.
  • References: Add a reference list at the end of your document. These references must be embedded in the text.
  • Photo: Include a license-free photo relevant to the context of your submission.
  • Originality: Please indicate if your submission has been published or submitted for consideration earlier and if you have permission to republish.
  • For the submission prepared specifically for this blog, once it has been published, you are welcome to submit it elsewhere, providing a reference to its publication in ‘asia blogs’.
  • Name and affiliation: Send in your name, a photo and a short bio along with your submission with no more than 50 words.
  • Document Format: Send in your documents in Word file document format.
  • Disclaimer: The blog will include the following disclaimer: Responsibility for opinions expressed in blog posts on this website rests solely with the author(s). We accept co-authored submissions with no more than three authors.


Pranjali Kanel, Student, Kathmandu School of Law

Jeevan Justin, Student, National Law University Odisha [Research Assistant to Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan]

Kanak Mishra, Student, O.P. Jindal Global University [Research Assistant to Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan]

Reported by: Jeevan Justin

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