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Evil, law and the state : perspectives on state power and violence

Author: John T Parry
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: At the interface/probing the boundaries, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The topic of "evil" means different things depending upon context. For some, it is an archaic term, while others view it as a central problem of ethics, psychology, or politics. Coupled with state power, the problem of evil takes on a special salience for most observers. When governments do evil -in whatever way we define the term - the scale of harm increases, sometimes exponentially. The evils of state violence,  Read more...
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Evil, law and the state.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)65211460
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John T Parry
ISBN: 1423787579 9781423787570 9042017481 9789042017481 9789401201841 9401201846
OCLC Number: 70296316
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages).
Contents: Pain, interrogation, and the body : state violence and the law of torture / John T. Parry --
"Too many foreigners for my taste" : law, race and ethnicity in California, 1848-1852 / Fernando Purcell --
Protection, harm and social evil : the age of consent, c.1885-c.1940 / Shani D'Cruze --
Sin, scandal, and disaster : politics and crime in contemporary Turkey / Ruth A. Miller --
Adding injury to injury : the case of rape and prostitution in Turkey / İştar Göazydın --
Exception as the norm and the fiction of sovereignty : the lack of the right to health care in the Occupied Territories / Dani Filc and Hadas Ziv --
Mental health care during apartheid in South Africa : an illustration of how "science" can be abused / Alban Burke --
Schistosomiasis and capital Marxism / Rui Zhu --
The inevitable impunity of suicide terrorists / Elena A. Baylis --
The lessons of Nuremberg and the trial of Saddam Hussein / Douglas J. Sylvester --
Responsibility for atrocity : individual criminal agency and the International Criminal Court / Kirsten Ainley --
Humanity and inhumanity : state power and the force of law in the prescription of juridical norms / Roberto Buonamano --
New balance, evil, and the scales of justice / Vincent Luizzi --
The execution as sacrifice / Jody Lyneé Madeira --
Legitimacy and violence : on the relation between law and justice according to Rawls and Derrida / Bram Ieven.
Series Title: At the interface/probing the boundaries, v. 24.
Responsibility: edited by John T. Parry.

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The topic of "evil" means different things depending upon context. For some, it is an archaic term, while others view it as a central problem of ethics, psychology, or politics. Coupled with state power, the problem of evil takes on a special salience for most observers. When governments do evil -in whatever way we define the term - the scale of harm increases, sometimes exponentially. The evils of state violence, then, demand our attention and concern. Yet the linkage of evil with state power does not resolve the underlying question of how to understand the concepts that we invoke when we use.

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