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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 aspect of the waging of armed struggle. No longer simply a tool for judgi ... More

Keywords: law and war, war crime, rules of warfare, terrorism, limits of the law, global warfare, war and justice, policing war, regulating war, lawfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787420
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Sarat, editor

Lawrence Douglas, editor

Martha Merrill Umphrey, editor

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