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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

imperialism and the evolution of legalized lawlessness in the empire. Together, they provided the ideological and legal apparatuses necessary for Britain’s repeated deployment of systematized violence in far-flung corners of the globe. Liberal imperialism, the

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What Pinker Leaves Out

Mark S. Micale

Kingdom, never gets a mention from Pinker. 4 Caroline Elkins, in her powerful essay, copiously documents widespread, systematic use of “legalized lawlessness” in British colonies from Palestine to Kenya after World War II. To use only one event in South

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

and Transnationalism: UK Juridical Control of Detention of Foreign ‘International Terrorists’ .” Alternatives 28 : 491 – 515 . 10.1177/030437540302800404 Humphreys , Stephen . 2006 . “ Legalizing Lawlessness: On Giorgio Agamben’s State of