New Critical Legal Thinking by Matthew Stone
Law and the Political (Birkbeck Law Press)

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New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal. Combining grand theory with a concern for grounded political interventions, the various contributors to this book draw on political theorists and continental philosophers in order to engage with current legal problematics, such as the recent global economic crisis, the Arab spring and the emergence of biopolitics. The contributions instantiate the claim that a new and radical political legal scholarship has come into being: one which critically interrogates and intervenes in the contemporary relationship between law and power.

 

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Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. In his many books and the talks he has given around the world, he has developed a position on human rights which seeks to retain the radical and emancipatory power of the term without however accepting the arid and self-interested arguments of the powerful (of both the scholarly and political variety).
 
Published July 6, 2012 by Birkbeck Law Press. 280 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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