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|Publication Year:||2011||Title:||Fighting Monsters|
|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 phemena (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 t, in fighting monsters, become monstrous ourselves; that fighting partisans does t 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; ecomy and hegemony; parliaments, the press and the public man.|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||106702710|
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|Author(s)||Rory S. Brown|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Content Note||Black & White Illustrations|
|Author Biography||Rory Brown was a Russell Vick Prize Winner at Jesus College, Cambridge, an Erasmus Scholar at Regensburg University, Germany, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York City, and received his Doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is a barrister, a member of Inner Temple, and currently practises from 9 Stone Buildings Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London.|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Subject||International Law: Professional|
|Date of Publication||29/01/2011|
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