L'arme du droit


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What use does politics of law serve? How has legal action progressively integrated itself into the repertory of resistance throughout the social movements and crises of the 20th century?
It is an integration that did not happen in a vacuum; the law seems in effect to live side by side with the established order of the state. Moreover, since the inception of the modern justice system, recourse to the law is considered a legitimate resource in the defense of liberties. But it is really in the 21st century, in the wake of big business, and before that in the 20th century, that the law progressively acquired, in the 1930s and then of course after May 1968, a new place in political struggle. One could also trace numerous ties between the subversive and activist uses of the law invented in the 1970s and the development of an expert militancy, applied to the use of law at the dawn of the 21st century, particularly in the formation of NGOs as actors on the international stage.

Beyond the French example, the work is relevant to the North American tradition, in the mode of Law and Society, an earlier model for the studied actors (notably to emphasize the role of national juridic cultures.) In blending approaches, from biographical analyses of attorneys engaged in the political battles of the 20th century to a full account of the contemporary transnational dynamics of the mobilization of law for the causes of the environment and human rights, the book reveals an often neglected aspect of dissent, that of the use of the law as a political weapon.

KEY WORDS: Sociology of Law - Defense of Liberties - Justice - Iinternational Justice - Political Conflict - Engaged Attorneys - Expert Militancy


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Title Part
Numéro 7
Author
Liora Israël,
Collection
Contester
Language
French
Tags
, contentious politics
Publisher Category
> Europe > European Construction
Publisher Category
> Exams > Exams political science
Publisher Category
> Sociology > Society
Publisher Category
> Exams
Publisher Category
> International field
Publisher Category
> Political Science
Publisher Category
> Politics
Publisher Category
> Society
Publisher Category
> Sociology
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
24 August 2009
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government

Paperback


Publication Date
24 August 2009
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1123-6
Extent
Main content page count : 144
Code
978-2-7246-1123-6
Weight
124 grams
List Price
12.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
24 August 2009
ISBN-13
9782724687354
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 144
Code
9782724687354
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
List Price
6.99 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction

Chapitre 1 DROIT ET CONTESTATION
DES RELATIONS AMBIVALENTES

Le droit, un frein à la contestation ?
Contester par le droit, une illusion ?
Retourner le droit contre l'État, une forme de lutte
Le droit comme forme de mobilisation : un nouveau regard des sciences sociales

Chapitre 2 LES AVOCATS : DÉFENSEURS DES LIBERTÉS ?
Les légistes dans le jeu démocratique
« La République des avocats » : une histoire française
Le barreau politique
Un engagement politique des avocats à relativiser

Chapitre 3 LA JUSTICE COMME ARÈNE
UNE TRADITION SUBVERSIVE

Des luttes anticoloniales à la théorisation de la défense de rupture
Les effets de 68 sur le monde du droit en France
La création d'un syndicalisme judiciaire
Le développement de pratiques alternatives du droit au service des luttes
Vers un cadre d'analyse unifié des engagements politiques du droit ?

Chapitre 4 LE DROIT : UN POUVOIR TRANSHISTORIQUE ET TRANSNATIONAL ?
La légitimité du droit
La contestation par le droit comme légitimation d'un régime injuste ?
Droit et transitions politiques : le tournant de la seconde guerre mondiale
Le droit : une arme politique rétroactive ?
Le droit pénal international : une arme dissuasive ?

Conclusion
ÉCLATEMENT DES NORMES
ÉCLATEMENT DES LUTTES