6 Fla. A & M U. L. Rev. 1 (2010-2011)

handle is hein.journals/floramulr6 and id is 1 raw text is: DECOLONIZATION, DEVELOPMENT,
AND DENIAL
Natsu Taylor Saito*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................1            R
11. THE TRANSITION FROM DECOLONIZATION TO
DEVELOPMENT .............................................  6           R
A. Inherently Contradictory: Decolonizing Under Colonial
Rules ............................................      8           R
B. The Influence of International Financial Institutions .  12         R
C. Good Governance and Failed States ...............17             R
III. DEVELOPMENT AS A COLONIAL CONSTRUCT ................      21           R
A. Guardianship as a Justification for Colonial
Appropriation .................................... 22               R
B. Self-Determination and the League of Nation's
Mandate System    .................................25               R
C. The Persistence of the Development Model ............31             R
IV. REIMAGINING DECOLONIZATION ............................33               R
A. Revisiting Self-Determination .......................33             R
B. Questioning Fundamental Premises................. 38                R
C. Envisioning Options   ..............................42              R
V. CONCLUSION ...............................................46            R
I. INTRODUCTION
[I ask you] to make today ... a date whose meaning you will proudly
teach your children. . . . We are proud of having struggled amid
tears, fire, and blood [for it was] an indispensable struggle if we
were to put an end to the humiliating slavery that had been forced
upon us. . . . We are going to begin another struggle together, my
@ 2010. Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law. I am indebted
to the many legal scholars who have critiqued the decolonization process, including Antony
Anghie, Ibrahim Gassama, James Thuo Gathii, Ruth Gordon, Tayyab Mahmud, and Henry
J. Richardson III, and grateful to the Georgia State University College of Law for its re-
search support. The arguments presented in this essay are addressed in more detail in
NATSU TAYLOR SAITO, MEETING THE ENEMY: AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND INTERNATIONAL
LAw (2010).

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