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    Diamantides, Marinos (2022) Oikonomia. In: Goodrich, P. and Gandorfer, D. and Gebruers, C. (eds.) Research Handbook on Law and Literature. Research Handbooks in Legal Theory. Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 223-249. ISBN 9781839102257.

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    In classical Athens the Greek word 'oikonomia' -from which the modern English word economy derives- referred to the management of the household which was considered a non-political space. In Christian Byzantium it meant the divine plan for the world. Philosopher Giorgio Agamben has used the notion to construct a genealogy of the process whereby managerialism overwhelms political and legal reasoning in late modernity. In this handbook on 'Law and Literature', in chapter 12 and under the sub-heading 'Governance,' this chapter explores this issue by analysing a wide range of literary texts from ancient Greek drama to contemporary science fiction.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Law and the Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Marinos Diamantides
    Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 12:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:17


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