Malet Street main building (Torrington Square entrance), Room B34 Speaker: Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, University of London and Syriza member of the. Costas Douzinas is a law professor at Birkbeck, University of London. His books include The End of Human Rights and Human Rights and Empire. Philosophy. Professor Costas Douzinas joined the Institute for Social Justice as a Professorial Fellow in and is currently the Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the.

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Critical Jurisprudence

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. We are now witnessing the end of the “end of history” metanarrative. But a second spring of discontent is in the air. In advanced capitalist societies, human rights become strategies for the publicization and legalization of insatiable individual desire. The Greek election could be the start of a European spring.

Costas Douzinas, Author at Critical Legal Thinking

These hunger strikers are the martyrs of Greece. Costas Douzinas for Open Democracy: Our initiative diuzinas to show there is an alternative analysis of the present situation rather than the misery and injustice of austerity.

Greece is standing up to EU neocolonialism.

A vote for the left today will drastically change the austerity policies that have created a humanitarian crisis.

Europe’s south rises up against those who act as sadistic colonial masters. But its importance goes costs. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. A discussion on how Europeans can relaunch the struggle for a democratic Europe in the aftermath of Syriza’s fight costaa the powers that be.

The latest draconian austerity measures imposed on the Greek people can be a catalyst to bring about the end of the old system.


The referendum takes the lesson of the squares to the heart of politics. The more you obey the more you get punished — that’s the coetas way. Cities of refuge Costas Douzinas 26 March For what does the left mean today as ideology and vision, as organization and party, as movement and government?

In this sense, human rights…. Available for download now. Human Rights and Empire: Law’s complicity with dokzinas oppression, violence and racism has to be faced before it is possible to speak of a new beginning for legal cosgas, which in turn is the necessary precondition for a theory of justice.

TTIP and the right to protect personal data. Rights to life, liberty, and property are…. He was deeply involved in the British Critical Legal Studies Movement from the outset and was part costs the team which set up the Birkbeck School of Law. Greece and the Future of Europe Jul 11, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Low to High Price: Human rights are a hybrid of liberal law, morality and politics. I plead guilty to the indictment of avowed optimism.

Universalism and communitarianism rather than being opponents are two types of humanism dependent on each other. Critical Thought at the Turn of the Century Jun 01, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

It is concerned both with posited law and with the law of the douzjnas. But jurisprudence is also the conscience of law, the exploration of law’s justice and of an ideal law or equity at the bar of which state law is always judged.

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Critical Jurisprudence offers an ethics of law against the nihilism of power and an aesthetics of existence for the melancholic lawyer. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Learn more at Author Central.


The human rights movement can be seen as the ongoing but failing struggle to close the gap between douzijas abstract man of the Declarations costsa the empirical human being.

A very European coup Costas Douzinas 24 April Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy. He received the lifelong achievement award by the Association of Law, Culture and the Humanities in This major instability is contributing to its demise. Their ideological power lies in their ambiguity, not in their adherence to liberal values of individual freedom. The two peoples are alike, quick-witted, resourceful, adventurous. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The fear of ‘contagion’ shouldn’t be just about the euro — this Greek resistance could spread across Europe. Most Popular Why studying climate change made me quit my PhD.

Douzinaw public debates of the outraged in Athens are the closest we have come to democratic practice in recent European history. Greece needs a radical overhaul of its corrupt University system. Asylum seekers willing to die in the face of expulsion after shame and exploitation bear witness to a higher truth than life.

Notes Towards a Theory of Judgement Part 3: Brexit and the British constitution: