Law without Nations (The Amherst Series in Law, by Austin Sarat,Lawrence Douglas,Martha Umphrey

By Austin Sarat,Lawrence Douglas,Martha Umphrey

The hazard of legislation within the absence of a state would appear to strip legislation from its resource of that means and price. while, legislation divorced from international locations might transparent the floor for a worldly imaginative and prescient within which the prejudices or idiosyncrasies of specified nationwide traditions might collapse to extra universalist groundings for legislations. those alternately dystopian and utopian viewpoints motivate this unique choice of essays on legislations with out countries.

This publication examines the ways that the growing to be internationalization of legislations impacts household nationwide legislation, the connection among cosmopolitan criminal rules and understandings of nationwide identification, and the intersections of id and legislation according to the liberal culture of jurisprudence and transnational affects. finally, Law with no Nations deals sharp analyses of the fraught courting among the state and the state—and the felony kinds and practices that they require, represent, and violently contest.

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