Law transformed: Guantánamo and the ‘other’ exception

  title={Law transformed: Guant{\'a}namo and the ‘other’ exception},
  author={Claudia Aradau},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={489 - 501}
Abstract Guantánamo Bay is almost unanimously seen as an exceptional space inhabited by ‘bare life’. This article unpacks the double rendering of the exception in Carl Schmitt's work and argues that the conceptualisation of the exception in The Nomos of the Earth can help us understand the form of exception that is at work in the ‘war on terror’. The nomos as the junction of order and orientation appears as a way of closing off the space of political decision from Schmitt's earlier concept of… 
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