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    The “Right to the Event”: the legality and morality of revolution and resistance

    Douzinas, Costas (2014) The “Right to the Event”: the legality and morality of revolution and resistance. Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy 2 (1), pp. 151-167. ISSN 2281-9177.

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    The rights of modernity, first and foremost the right to resistance against oppression and domination, were created by revolution. The philosophical rejection and the removal of this right from law was an attempt to foreclose radical change by making a particular conception of legal rights the insurance policy for the established order. The attempt was doomed to fail. This essay examines the legal, jurisprudential and moral arguments for the right to resistance. It concludes that a “right to the event” has always accompanied legal rights in a ghostly form ensuring that the law is regularly shaken to its core and not allowed to become sclerotic.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:10


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