Law of Denial

  title={Law of Denial},
  author={Başak Ert{\"u}r},
  journal={Law and Critique},
  • Başak Ertür
  • Published 23 January 2019
  • Political Science
  • Law and Critique
Law’s claim of mastery over past political violence is frequently undermined by reversals of that relationship of mastery, so that the violence of the law, and especially its symbolic violence, becomes easily incorporated into longues durées of political violence, rather than mastering them, settling them, or providing closure. Doing justice to the past, therefore, requires a political and theoretical attunement to the ways in which law, in purportedly attempting to address past political… Expand


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