Democracy's Empire: Sovereignty, Law, and Violence
April 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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The essays in this volume take on the challenge of explaining the current formation of the relation between sovereignty, law and violence in what is termed ‘Democracy’s Empire’.
- Contains a situated discussion of the institution of democracy and related
- Examines the historical and philosophical legacies which inform Democracy’s Empire – such as the Roman Republic, the separation between Church and State in the enlightenment, formations of revolutionary violence, and the relation between norm and exception
- Poses the problem of violence and death at the heart of the institution of democracy including examples such as South Africa and Iraq
- Offers a mixture of historical and philosophical treatment of democracy as a juridical problem of constitutional violence