L'arme du droit
The law as a Weapon
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?
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