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Law and irresponsibility : on the legitimation of human suffering

Author: Scott Veitch
Publisher: New York., NY : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a series of case studies from local, national, and global concerns, this text analyses how law facilitates dispersals and disavowals of responsibility, and shows how it does so in consistent and patterned ways.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Veitch
ISBN: 0415442508 9780415442503 9780415442510 0415442516 9780203940396 0203940393
OCLC Number: 144598155
Description: x, 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The disavowals of legality --
Social structures and the dispersal of responsibilities --
The laws of irresponsibility --
Complicity in organised irresponsibility.
Responsibility: Scott Veitch.
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