"Death of a discipline": Locating heterodoxy in law

Goyal, Yugank (2014) "Death of a discipline": Locating heterodoxy in law. Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 56 (4). pp. 493-522. ISSN 0976-1489

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The paper reminds us of the impending disasters in the discipline of law and attempts to suggest the frames in which new questions need to be carved in, for sustenance of the discipline. It reminds scholars of their anxiety that often brews when they notice the divergence between what they write and expect about the order of the world, and what they see in reality. The paper encourages the scholars to embrace this anxiety. This embrace - as it argues - is a much needed entry point into heterodoxy. It elucidates on what is meant by disciplinary heterodoxies, and explores three significant efforts of heterodoxy in law: critical legal studies, third world approaches to international law and law and development. Examining their births and 'deaths' the essay draws a pattern of what constitutes such deaths, and how heterodoxy sustains itself. It discusses the (dis)enchantment of heterodoxy with notions of 'leftism' and argues for more fertile understanding of it. Finally, it dissects a heterodox mind, tickling the reader with symptoms of arrival of heterodoxy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Law | Heterodoxies | Critical Legal Studies | International Law
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 19 May 2022 06:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 06:30
Official URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43953726?casa_token=S...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3145


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