Author profile: Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal

Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal graduated from Law School at the University of Ottawa in both Civil and Common law, with a previous degree in Development Studies. His current projects include the conclusion of a Master of Law degree at McGill University. His thesis is a (decolonial) inquiry into the nature of the legal relations between Persia and Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This is a first step in a larger research project questioning the underlying assumptions of Eurocentric international law, and more specifically its ‘ontologicidal’ ambivalences in its relations with the ‘periphery’ of Europe. Pierre-Alexandre is also engaging in a post-colonial and post-humanist critique of international environmental law.

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal • Jul 1 2017 • Articles

International law is premised on a hierarchical organizing of cultures, and is therefore critically unstable because its own biases undermine its claims to universality.


Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.

Subscribe

Get our weekly email