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A critique of sovereignty

Author: Daniel Loick; Amanda DeMarco
Publisher: London ; Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2019]
Series: Reinventing critical theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a broad reconstruction of the modern notion of sovereignty, a comprehensive critique of state-inflicted violence, and a concept of non-coercive law for our contemporary world society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Loick, Daniel.
Critique of sovereignty.
London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2019]
(DLC) 2018031642
(OCoLC)1049301548
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Loick; Amanda DeMarco
ISBN: 9781786600400 1786600404
OCLC Number: 1049576320
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Kritik der Souveränität.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 255 pages).
Contents: Traditional theories of sovereignty. Order and orientation: primitive usurpation (Jean Bodin) --
Binding and blinding: the rhetorics of obligation (Thomas Hobbes) --
Divide and conquer: autonomy as heteronomy (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) --
Internalize and internationalize: subordinate sovereignty (Immanuel Kant) --
Interim conclusion: ironies of the political --
Critical theories of sovereignty. The critique of law-positing violence (Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt) --
The critique of law-preserving violence (Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault) --
The critique of law-withholding violence (Giorgio Agamben) --
The critique of law-interpreting violence (Robert Cover and Jacques Derrida) --
The critique of law-splitting violence (Feminist critique of sovereignty) --
Critical theory without sovereignty. Law without coercion (Hermann Cohen) --
Commandment without the state (Franz Rosenzweig) --
Participation and dissidence: consequences of a critical theory of/without sovereignty.
Series Title: Reinventing critical theory.
Other Titles: Kritik der Souveränität.
Responsibility: Daniel Loick ; translated by Amanda DeMarco.

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This book offers a broad reconstruction of the modern notion of sovereignty, a comprehensive critique of state-inflicted violence, and a concept of non-coercive law for our contemporary world society.

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