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Following the publication of Melayna Lamb’s superb book A Philosophical History of Police Power, we have asked James Martel and Carson Arthur to respond to the book. Today we bring you James’ response.Melayna Lamb’s A Philosophical History of Police Power makes the startling claim that the police are a force of anarchy (although she puts

Epistolary International LawDate: 26 September 2024Location: LSEConvened by Nora Jaber and Gerry SimpsonIncreasingly, scholars publicly intervene in international events by writing letters in which they invoke international law to denounce injustices as illegal. The weight and authority of these interventions derives, partly, from the status and proclaimed expertise of the letters’ authors (and signatories), particularly

We live under orders of speculation, where both financial capital and nation-state modes of accounting, or not accounting for, lives and ways of living perpetuate how we come to understand and act in the world. At the same time, such orders of speculation invites the possibility of thinking: what if there could be other ways

Twenty years have passed since Jacques Derrida’s death, yet his profound philosophical contributions to the Critical Legal Studies movement in both the UK and the US continue to reverberate. His concept of deconstruction, which challenges traditional philosophical dichotomies and concepts through meticulous analysis of language and reason, has been a driving force for numerous Critical

Tim ChristiaensIn the early 2010s, many people on the left proclaimed the death of state-based socialism, the political party, and any kind of organizational authority. From Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, the 2011 revolts put their faith in horizontalist assemblies to advance progressive politics, but horizontalist networked solidarity proved too feeble to seriously

Shocking footage shows unimaginable destruction in📍#Gaza city, including our health centre.+70% of civilian infrastructure- including homes, hospitals & schools- have been destroyed or severely damaged.84% of health facilities have been affected by attacks.Nowhere is safe.— UNRWA (@UNRWA) February 15, 2024 We asked Jessica Whyte, Goldie Osuri and Marina Velickovic to put together

Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 2024The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law  |  香港大學法律學院16-18 December (Conference)  |  15 December (PhD Day)CALL FOR PAPERS – SUBMIT BY 15 JULYThis Conference is an invitation to collectively examine, critique, and, for the more daring, transform the imaginaries that constellate our grasp of reality and

Henrique Carvalho & Anastasia Chamberlen“Cage Head” by SanguineSeasThe philosophy of punishment finds itself at a crossroads. On the one hand, it remains a very prolific and popular field of study, with countless works being regularly produced and revisited. On the other hand, most of the philosophical scholarship in this area seems to be largely detached