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    The Begum judgement on the couch

    Aristodemou, Maria (2021) The Begum judgement on the couch. ,

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    The article reviews the Supreme Court's decision on the Begum case from a psychoanalytic perspective; by lending our ear to the judgment with what Freud termed "evenly suspended attention", the analysis tries to excavate through the morass of legal niceties and subtleties surrounding the multiple grounds of appeal and cross-appeals through to its hidden core - the Secretary of State's decision to strip Shamina Begum of British citizenship. This core is not discussed, let alone decided upon by the Supreme Court, which resembles Freud's patient who 'practises the art of sheering off into intellectual discussion during their treatment, who speculate a great deal and often very wisely about their condition and in that way avoid doing anything to overcome it.’


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Begum Case; Supreme Court; human rights; citizenship; Freud; Lacan; psychoanalysis
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Maria Aristodemou
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 08:20
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 15:26


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