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Law and War (Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought)

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Law and War explores the cultural, historical, spatial, and theoretical dimensions of the relationship between law and war—a connection that has long vexed the jurisprudential imagination. Historically the term "war crime" struck some as redundant and others as oxymoronic: redundant because war itself is criminal; oxymoronic because war submits to no law. More recently, the remarkable trend toward the juridification of warfare has emerged, as law has sought to stretch its dominion over every aspect of the waging of armed struggle. No longer simply a tool for judging battlefield conduct, law now seeks to subdue warfare and to enlist it into the service of legal goals. Law has emerged as a force that stands over and above war, endowed with the power to authorize and restrain, to declare and limit, to justify and condemn.

In examining this fraught, contested, and evolving relationship, Law and War investigates such questions as: What can efforts to subsume war under the logic of law teach us about the aspirations and limits of law? How have paradigms of law and war changed as a result of the contact with new forms of struggle? How has globalization and continuing practices of occupation reframed the relationship between law and war?

About the Author

Austin Sarat is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. Lawrence Douglas is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Martha Merrill Umphrey is Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and Chair of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804787420
Author:
Sarat, Austin
Publisher:
Stanford Law Books
Author:
Lawrence, Douglas
Author:
Merrill Umphrey, Martha
Author:
Martha, Umphrey
Author:
Douglas, Lawrence
Author:
Umphrey, Martha Merrill
Author:
Umphrey, Martha
Author:
Austin Sarat
Subject:
Jurisprudence
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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