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Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations
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  • Ruth Margaret Buchanan, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Stewart J. Motha
  • Sundhya Pahuja
Description
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 encompass what has not been pre-figured by an order of rules. The key question this dynamic of law raises is how legal forms might be deployed to confront and disrupt injustice. The urgency of this question must not eclipse the care its complexity demands. This book offers a critical methodology for addressing the many challenges thrown up by that question, whilst testifying to its complexity. The essays in this volume - engagements direct or oblique, with the work of Peter Fitzpatrick - chart a mode of resisting the proliferation of social scientific methods, as much as geo-political empire. The authors elaborate a critical and interdisciplinary treatment of law and modernity, and outline the pivotal role of sovereignty in contemporary formations of power, both national and international. From various overlapping vantage points, therefore, Reading Modern Law interrogates law's relationship to power, as well as its relationship to the critical work of reading and writing about law in modernity.
ISBN
9780415568548
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
Routledge
Keywords
  • Law--Methodology,
  • Law--Philosophy,
  • Jurisprudence
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Bibliographic Citation
Buchanan, Ruth M., Stewart J. Motha, and Sundhya Pahuja. Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Citation Information
Ruth Margaret Buchanan, Stewart J. Motha and Sundhya Pahuja. Reading Modern Law: Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations. Abingdon, Oxon, UK(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruth_buchanan/10/