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Guantanamo Bay and the Annihilation of the Exception
This article takes issue with prevailing characterizations of Guantanamo Bay as an instance of international law and US law's breakdown or withdrawal: a surmounting of the rule by the exception.Expand
Non-Legality in International Law: Unruly Law
1. Making non-legalities in international law 2. Illegality and the torture memos 3. Black holes and the outside within: extra-legality at Guantanamo 4. Doing deals: pre- and post-legal choice inExpand
Financing as Governance
Built environments, and social and legal interactions through them, are powerfully shaped by the arrangements by which their making and remaking are financed. There is a rich and extensive literatureExpand
Data jurisdictions and rival regimes of algorithmic regulation
This article aims to characterize and compare some approaches to regulation manifest in distinct yet intersecting domains of data assemblage and algorithmic development, and to explore someExpand
Global governance through the pairing of list and algorithm
The work of global governance increasingly entails some pairing of list and algorithm. Across sectors as diverse as environmental conservation, migration, nuclear nonproliferation, humanitarian aid,Expand
The Invisibility of the Transnational Corporation: An Analysis of International Law and Legal Theory
Despite their profound influence upon international affairs, transnational corporations are more notable in their absence from public international law doctrine, than in their presence. This articleExpand
Migration, mental health, and human rights.
The three themes of this special issue of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry—migration, mental health, and human rights—draw together matters that are intuitively linked and moments when law and psychiatry seem implacably disconnected arise. Expand
On Failing Forward: Neoliberal Legality in the Mekong River Basin
Collective inquiry is underway, in the United States and around the world, into relations between legal and neoliberal thought and practice, or “neoliberal legality”. Scholars in a number ofExpand
Data, Detection, and the Redistribution of the Sensible in International Law
  • Fleur Johns
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of International Law
  • 1 January 2017
One dusty day in 2002, at Takhta Baig Voluntary Repatriation Centre near Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, an Afghan woman—let us call her Amena—entered a nondescript room and sat down in front of aExpand
The Mekong: A Socio-legal Approach to River Basin Development
1. Introduction 2. River Basins as Socio-legal Arenas 3. Making the Mekong River Basin: Donors, Developers and Experts 4. Governing a River Basin: The Work of the Mekong River Commission 5. AssessingExpand