Fighting Monsters: British-American War-Making and Law-Making (Hardback)
  • Fighting Monsters: British-American War-Making and Law-Making (Hardback)
zoom

Fighting Monsters: British-American War-Making and Law-Making (Hardback)

(author)
£45.00
Hardback 340 Pages / Published: 29/01/2011
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Against the backdrop of the British-American law- and war-making of the first decade of the millennium, Fighting Monsters considers how the way we think about law affects the way we make war and how the way we think about war affects the way we make law. The discussion is founded upon four of the martial phenomena (aggressive or 'pre-emptive' war, targeted killings, torture and arbitrary detention) that unsettle our complacent and flabby understandings of what law is to a liberal democracy. The author argues, first, that force is a quintessential albeit ambivalent element of any realistic, serviceable and intellectually coherent concept of law. Second, reappraising the classic question at the intersection of martial doctrine and political philosophy in its contemporary context, the author asserts that we need not, in fighting monsters, become monstrous ourselves; that fighting partisans does not entail our own partisanship; and that we can indeed govern without dirtying our hands. Seeking to ground a total, essentialist and practical theory of legality's sordid relationship with brutality, the book encompasses language and image; war and crime; liberty, security and rationality; amity, enmity and identity; sex, terror and perversion; temporality, spirituality and sublimity; economy and hegemony; parliaments, the press and the public man.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781849460934
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Democracy Hacked
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
AQA A-level Law for Year 1/AS
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2018
Added to basket
The Supreme Court
Added to basket
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Legal Skills
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
Work Like a Woman
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Death at Sea
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Internationalists
Added to basket
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.