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    Democracy's empire: sovereignty, law and violence

    Motha, Stewart, ed. (2007) Democracy's empire: sovereignty, law and violence. Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 9781405163132.

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    Book synopsis: The essays in this volume take on the challenge of explaining the current formation of the relation between sovereignty, law and violence in what is termed ‘Democracy’s Empire’. Contains a situated discussion of the institution of democracy and related juridico-political problems Examines the historical and philosophical legacies which inform Democracy’s Empire – such as the Roman Republic, the separation between Church and State in the enlightenment, formations of revolutionary violence, and the relation between norm and exception Poses the problem of violence and death at the heart of the institution of democracy including examples such as South Africa and Iraq Offers a mixture of historical and philosophical treatment of democracy as a juridical problem of constitutional violence


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 15:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:45


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