Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards an An-archic Jurisprudence

Marneros, Christos (2022) Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards an An-archic Jurisprudence. Hart Publishing. ISBN 1509957707

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The multiple socio-political crises and the dominance of neoliberal and capitalist policies have led legal and political theorists to question the emancipatory promise of human rights. These scholars tried to reassess and reconceptualise human rights in theory and practice. Yet, the possibility of creating new ways of existing and doing politics beyond human rights is left, significantly, underexamined. The present work, Human Rights After Deleuze: Towards an An-archic Jurisprudence, has as its central aim to examine this possibility.

Having as its starting point the ferocious, yet brief, critique on human rights of one of the most prominent French philosophers of the 20th century, Gilles Deleuze, the book argues that Deleuze’s critique is not only compatible with his broader thought but it has the potential to give a new impetus to the current critiques of human rights, within the ‘disciplinary borders’ of legal and political theory.

The book draws upon Deleuze’s broader thought, but also radical legal and political theory and continental philosophy. In particular, it investigates and expands on two of Deleuze’s most important notions, namely those of ‘immanence’ and ‘becoming’ and their relation to the philosopher’s critique of human rights. In doing so, it argues that these two notions are capable of questioning the dominant and dogmatic position that human rights enjoy. Ultimately, by critically examining and expanding on Deleuze’s use of the term ‘jurisprudence’, the book argues for an account of doing politics beyond human rights – what it calls an an-archic jurisprudence.

Keywords:Deleuze, Human Rights, Transcendence, Becoming, Anarchy, Jurisprudence
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
L Social studies > L210 Political Theories
L Social studies > L218 Anarchism
M Law > M240 Jurisprudence
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
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Deposited On:12 Apr 2022 10:24

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