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Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development and Transitional Justice Books (2014)
Law has become the vehicle by which countries in the 'developing world', including post-conflict states or states undergoing constitutional transformation, must steer the course of social and economic, legal and political change. Legal mechanisms, in ...
Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations Books (2012)
Reading Modern Law identifies and elaborates upon key critical methodologies for reading and writing about law in modernity. The force of law rests on determinate and localizable authorizations, as well as an expansive capacity to ...
Contributions to Books (14)
Treaty Canoe International Law's Objects by Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 491-503 (2018)
'Treaty Canoe' is an admittedly complex object to select for the present collection. As an artwork which is an assembly of made and found objects as well as a performance (in its making), its meaning ...
A Crisis and its Afterlife: Some Reflections on ‘Scholars in Self-Estrangement’ Critical Legal Perspectives on Global Governance. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 2014. (2014)
This essay is an extended reflection on the avenues of influence of a single article, one that is arguably the most cited contribution to scholarship on law and development of the last 40 years. In ...
Approximating Law and Development, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy (2013)
This chapter is the introduction to the forthcoming edited collection "Law in Transition: Human Rights, Developments and Transitional Justice", edited by the authors and forthcoming with Hart Publishing (Oxford, 2013). The book will appear in ...
The Evictions at Nyamuma: Struggles over Land and the Limits of Human Rights Advocacy in Tanzania L. White and Jeremy Perelman eds. Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty, (Stanford University Press) (2010)
The event which gave rise to the inquiry in this paper occurred in a village known as Remaining Nyamuma which was located on the border of the Ikorongo Game Reserve, immediately adjacent to the Serengeti ...
The Unforgiven Sources of International Law: Nation-building, Violence and Gender in the West(ern) Doris Buss and Ambreena Manji (eds.), International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2005. (2005)
In his classic work, ‘Nomos and Narrative,’ Cover reminds us that legal traditions form part of a complex normative world – a ‘nomos’ – a world of language and myth. Because precept and narrative operate ...
Book Reviews (1)
Book Review: Not Just Women's Work: Relocating Gender in Studies of Labour Regulation - Reviews of: Temporary Work: the Gendered Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship, by Leah F. Vosko; The Global Construction of Gender: Home Based Work in the Political Economy of the 20th Century, by Elisabeth Prugl Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2001)
Encountering Settler Colonialism Through Legal Objects: A Painted Drum And Handwritten Treaty From Manitoulin Island 68(3) NILQ 291 2017 (2017)
The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries generated a trove of objects documenting the encounter between the Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes region and the British. Two such objects, a drum painted with Anishinaabe imagery and a ...
"Passing Through the Mirror": Dead Man, Legal Pluralism and the De-Territorialization of the West Law, Culture and the Humanities. Volume 7, Number 2 (2011), p. 289-309. (2011)
The failures of Western law in its encounter with indigenous legal orders have been well documented, but alternative modes of negotiating the encounter remain under-explored in legal scholarship. The present article addresses this lacuna. It ...
Strange Encounters: Exploring Law and Film in the Affective Register Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Volume 46 (2009), p. 33-60. (2009)
This paper argues that taking seriously the embodied and affective dimensions of thought is important in relation both to the critical and transformative possibilities of Law-and-Film scholarship. In it, the authors begin the work of ...
The Constitutive Paradox of Modern Law: A Comment on Tully Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2008)
This commentary draws out and elaborates upon some of the more challenging aspects of Professor Tully's sophisticated taxonomy of the relationship between modern constitutional forms and constituent powers. Tully's article reveals the historical particularities of ...
Reconceptualizing Law and Politics in the Transnational Constitutional and Legal Pluralist Approaches Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy (2008)
Despite the apparent fluidity that characterizes this historical moment as well as this moment in legal scholarship, this paper argues that there is also an enduring rigidity in the persistence of a modernist conception of ...