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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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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

’ .” Alternatives 28 : 491 – 515 . Humphreys , Stephen . 2006 . “ Legalizing Lawlessness: On Giorgio Agamben’s State of Exception .” European Journal of International Law 17 ( 3 ): 677 – 687 . Huysmans , Jef . 2008 . “ The Jargon of Exception. On Schmitt