Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side
- Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination
- Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States
- Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?