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An interview with Liz O’Donnell
Graham Spencer

constitutional change and then give back nothing. And if you had to use other points to support that, what did they tend to be? The other points would be that we respect that people are nervous about North–South engagement but you have to look at things in the totality and the other things that are on the table, like the principle of consent, the jurisdiction and the

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
Towards a re-thinking of legal justice in transitional justice contexts
María del Rosario Acosta López

not only outside the law, as a means of its enforcement and conservation, but also lies at the center of what the law is, at the ground of its own presupposition and legitimation. What grounds the normativity of the law, that is, its capacity to oppose, interrupt, and/​or suspend violence, is what simultaneously denies its legitimacy. The violence of the law, its unavoidability and its foundational character, becomes one of the main features pointed out by a philosophical critical engagement with the sphere of right.1 And this goes hand in hand with a (Hegelian

in Law and violence
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Christoph Menke in dialogue
Series: Critical Powers
Editor: Christoph Menke

This book focuses on the paradoxical character of law and specifically concerns the structural violence of law as the political imposition of normative order onto a "lawless" condition. The paradox of law which grounds and motivates Christoph Menke's intervention is that law is both the opposite of violence and, at the same time, a form of violence. The book develops its engagement with the paradox of law in two stages. The first shows why, and in what precise sense, the law is irreducibly characterized by structural violence. The second explores the possibility of law becoming self-reflectively aware of its own violence and, hence, of the form of a self-critique of law in view of its own violence. The Book's philosophical claims are developed through analyses of works of drama: two classical tragedies in the first part and two modern dramas in the second part. It attempts to illuminate the paradoxical nature of law by way of a philosophical interpretation of literature. There are at least two normative orders within the European ethical horizon that should be called "legal orders" even though they forego the use of coercion and are thus potentially nonviolent. These are international law and Jewish law. Understanding the relationship between law and violence is one of the most urgent challenges a postmodern critical legal theory faces today. Self-reflection, the philosophical concept that plays a key role in the essay, stands opposed to all forms of spontaneity.

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Lindsey Dodd

interest her. The level of engagement with knowledge of this past war depended on interest or observation. Oral transmission within the family was also important in developing children’s understanding of past war; indeed, this ‘postmemory’ is an important site for research into longer-term and transgenerational v 57 v Expecting bombing impacts of traumatic events such as war.24 Family and kinship networks play a key role in ‘connecting and transmitting overlapping memories’.25 Winter has described the way in which ‘younger people, uninitiated into the actual experience

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
Andreas Fischer- Lescano

expansion of the direct route of committing private actors. In short, global law is engendered as law of world society in processes of coevolution between the law and its social environment, and not just in politically organized entities. Postmodern legal theory will have to face up to the challenges of legal practice and broaden its reflections to take into account forms of lawmaking beyond the political community conceived in unitary terms. Conflict rather than consensus, multiplicity rather than communality, engagement with polycentricity rather than the imposition of

in Law and violence
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Lindsey Dodd

Nord, the Departmental Committee for Défense Passive was set up in 1932 and in early 1933 a census was taken of supposedly bomb-proof cellars in Lille, and training began for municipal staff.11 Boulogne-Billancourt had to wait until 1937 for its cellar census.12 Although French civil defence was comprehensively legislated for by 1939, its very existence posed a number of contradictions. First, it required a personal engagement in the responsibility for collective safety, whereas the well-publicised strength of French army assured people they were defended. Second

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
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Christoph Menke

law and the non-​legal or extra-​legal –​where law must both forever generate and suppress again and again; which thus accompanies law and at once confronts law as its other –​in his critical engagement with Schmitt’s concept of the exception; see G. Agamben, State of Exception, trans. K. Attell (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), 22–​24. Law cannot be brought to bear against the extra-​legal by legal process; ibid., 41, 59–​60. 30 Sophocles, Oedipus The King, trans. F. Storr (San Diego: ICON Classics, 2005), 95–​98. Cited in the following as Oedipus. On

in Law and violence
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Ian McEwan’s The Children Act and the limits of the legal practices in Menke’s ‘Law and violence’
Ben Morgan

philosophical concept of the good life” (Act, 15), is formulated as she fails to respond adequately to her husband’s revelations. Nor is it simply a question of the law offering inadequate protection from personal distress beyond the law. The law itself with its rhetoric and human actors demands affective engagement. Fiona can thus find herself emotionally “derailed” by a Shakespearean flourish in another judge’s formulation that she quotes as she prepares her statement on welfare, for his reference to the “infinite variety of the human condition” takes her back to a

in Law and violence
Tim Aistrope

THIS CHAPTER EXAMINES the practical manifestation of the War of Ideas strategy in United States (US) State Department public diplomacy, as well as more recent counter-radicalisation efforts under the Obama administration. It does so by focusing on several programmes involved in direct engagements with anti-Americanism and extremist ideology: the

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy
Towards a critical turn?
Yongjin Zhang

not democratised [by then]. ( Doyle, 2000 : 90) Many liberal analysts outside China would probably share Doyle’s ambivalence about the implications of China’s intensive engagement with economic globalization for global security, if the Chinese polity remains undemocratic. Two security

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific