Critical Beings: Law, Nation, and the Global Subject

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Peter Fitzpatrick, Patricia Tuitt
Ashgate, 2004 - Law - 226 pages
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The role of such people as the refugee, the immigrant and the subjugated minority is explored in this book, together with their attendant legal regimes, in the persistent but ever unsettled processes of national/global formation. Challenging accounts that would ascribe to them a transitory or incidental place in the establishment of the modern juridical order, the collection argues that these excluded or marginalized people are coming to form a new entity - the global legal subject - comparable in ways to other non-state actors operating in the international legal system. The collection shows how the global legal subject is integral to and constituent of the processes of state and global formation yet also disruptive of them. It maintains that these global subjects stand as possible precursors to new political ways of being. This book makes a contribution to debates on law and globalization, and could be of interest to those concerned with law and the movement of people, law and the formation of identities and law and human rights.

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Catherine Dauvergne is Canada Research Chair in migration law at the University of British Columbia Peter Fitzpatrick is Anniversary Professor of Law at Birkbeck in the University of London Patrick Hanafin is Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck in the University of London Sarah Kyambi is currently completing her PhD at the School of Law, Birkbeck in the University of London Sundhya Pahuja is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Melbourne Kunal Parker is an Associate Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University Paul A. Passavant is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York Denise Ferreira da Silva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego Roshan De Silva is a Lecturer in Law at Griffith University, Brisbane Jill Stauffer is a PhD candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric Patricia Tuitt is a Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck in the University of London

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