First World

First World

Summary of First World

A general reference to the industrialized nations of the West, primarily the members of the Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development (read this and related legal terms for further details), but often including other prosperous nations as well. See Second world, Third World.

(Main Author: William J. Miller)

First World

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on first world explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here.


Further Reading

  • The entry “first world” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press



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