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Liza Mattutat (ed.), Roberto Nigro (ed.), ...: What’s Legit?

Liza Mattutat (ed.), Roberto Nigro (ed.), Nadine Schiel (ed.), Heiko Stubenrauch (ed.)

What’s Legit?
Critiques of Law and Strategies of Rights

Softcover, 256 pages

Date of publication: 15.06.2020

Once considered a stepchild of social theory, legal criticism has received a great deal of attention in recent years, perpetuating what has always been an ambivalent relationship. On the one hand, law is praised for being a cultural achievement, on the other, it is criticised for being an instrument of state oppression. Legal criticism’s strategies to deal with this ambivalence differ greatly: while some theoreticians seek to transcend the institution of law altogether, others advocate a transformation of the form of law or try to employ counter-hegemonic strategies to change the content of law, deconstruct its basis or invent rights. By presenting a variety of heterogeneous approaches to legal criticism, this volume points out transitions and exhibits irreconcilable differences of these approaches. Without denying the diversity of different forms of critique, they are related to one another with the aim of broadening the debates which all too often are conducted only within the boundaries of the separate theoretical currents.

With contributions by Fares Chalabi, Laurent de Sutter, Alisa Del Re, Franziska Dübgen, Peter Goodrich, Jonas Heller, Manuela Klaut, Susanne Krasmann, Daniel Loick, Liza Mattutat, Christoph Menke, Paolo Napoli, Roberto Nigro, Nadine Schiel, Heiko Stubenrauch, Benno Zabel

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Roberto Nigro

Roberto Nigro

is full Professor of philosophy at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg. He also is an ancien Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. His areas of research and teaching interest include aesthetics, political philosophy, and cultural theory with a special focus on French and Italian contemporary philosophy (in particular Foucault, Deleuze, and new-Operaism) and the legacy of German philosophy (in particular Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger) in contemporary thought.
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