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Law and War

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Law and War

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey

This collection of essays explores the cultural, historical, spatial, and theoretical dimensions of the relationship between law and war. This relationship has long vexed the jurisprudential imagination. Historically the term “war crime” struck some as redundant and others as oxymoronic: redundant because war itself is criminal; oxymoronic because war submits to no law. More recently, there has been an emergence of the remarkable trend to the juridification of warfare, as law has sought to stretch its dominion over every ... Read more




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