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The War Lawyers, Review by Tracey Blasenheim

The War Lawyers expertly reveals how lawyers in the 'kill chain' make possible “juridically sanctioned violence” and upend attempts to humanize warfare through law. Yet, to whom do these legal arguments speak? Can lawyers legitimize imperial war?

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Tracey Blasenheim

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Passing Orders, Review by Tristan Sturm

Passing Orders re-deploys queer theory concerns with sovereignty, ontology, and futurity by applying them to neocharismatic Christian demonology literature, that which demonizes queer, black, indigenous, and colonized bodies as integrally, inevitably, and incontestably other.

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Tristan Sturm

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Decolonisation and Methodological Nationalism: Placing Empire at the Centre of the Analysis

This essay brings into conversation two recent books in this field that expound a different set of decolonial projects. In these books, Nadine El-Enany and Gary Wilder refuse to position the nation-state, with its bounded national territorial logic, as the frame of the analysis, thereby rejecting ‘methodological nationalism’.

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Dallas Rogers, Jake Davies, Pranita Shrestha and Xiao Ma

Politics & Political Theory

The War Lawyers, Review by Tracey Blasenheim

The War Lawyers expertly reveals how lawyers in the 'kill chain' make possible “juridically sanctioned violence” and upend attempts to humanize warfare through law. Yet, to whom do these legal arguments speak? Can lawyers legitimize imperial war?

By

Tracey Blasenheim

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