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Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law: The Legacy of Modernism


ISBN13: 9780415598279
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law - The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf, which cannot continue.

Starting from the position that contemporary critiques of linguistic meaning and certainty are too important to be dismissed, Desmond Manderson takes up the political and intellectual challenge they pose. Can the rule of law be re-configured in light of the critical turn of the past several years in legal theory, rather than being steadfastly opposed to it? Pursuing a reflection upon the relationship between law and the humanities, the book stages an encounter between the influential theoretical work of Jacques Derrida and D.H. Lawrence's strange and misunderstood novel Kangaroo (1923). One hundred years ago, and struggling with the same problems we are puzzling over today, Lawrence articulated complex ideas about the nature of justice and the nature of literature. And, using Lawrence to clarify Derrida’s major writings on law, as well as using Derrida to clarify Lawrence’s experience of literature, Manderson makes a robust case for 'law and literature', as he outlines a 'post-positivist' conception of the rule of law – in which justice is imperfectly possible, rather than perfectly impossible.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Problem with the Rule of Law
3. Kangaroo
4. From and to But…
5. Polarity
6. Thirroul of Law
7. Conclusion: Of Justice and Kangaroo. Courts