Vilaça on "To Reform the World" by Sinclair

Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça (Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights) has posted Book Review: To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States written by Guy Fiti Sinclair (International Organizations Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2018 (Forthcoming)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: To Reform the World by Guy Fiti Sinclair is an ambitious and important book that painstakingly sketches a pattern for the evolution of international organizations (IOs) throughout the 20th century. Looking diachronically at the International Labor Organization (ILO), peacekeeping within the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank (WB), Sinclair claims that the expansion of IOs powers beyond their original mandates is inseparable from the export and imposition of the liberal mentality and epistemology of the Western modern stateWhile these broad claims can be found elsewhere in the literature, a unique strength of the book…

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