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Law and Irresponsibility On the Legitimation of Human Suffering

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ISBN-10: 0415442516

ISBN-13: 9780415442510

Edition: 2007

Authors: Scott Veitch

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It is commonly understood that in its focus on rights and obligations law is centrally concerned with organising responsibility. In defining how obligations are created, in contract or property law, say, or imposed, as in tort, public, or criminal law, law and legal institutions are usually seen as societys key mode of asserting and defining the content and scope of responsibilities. This book takes the converse view: legal institutions are centrally involved in organising irresponsibility. Particularly with respect to the production of large-scale harms including extensive human rights violations, forms of colonialism, or environmental or nuclear devastation and in opposition to…    
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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.21" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The disavowals of legality
The measure of human suffering
'It is daunting to acknowledge ...'
The question of responsibility
The juridical architecture
Social structures and the dispersal of responsibilities
The mark of irresponsibility
Disappearing responsibility
The rise of responsibility
The division of labour and role responsibility
Individualisation and the irresponsible mentality
Responsibility transference-politics and economy
The invisible hand of irresponsibility?
The laws of irresponsibility
Juridicial concepts and categories at work
Colonial impunities
Apocalyptic jurisprudence
Complicity in organised irresponsibility
'Not in our name'?
Death and taxes
Law and the slaughterhouse