Evaluates the impact of catastrophic events on social institutions. This book examines the tests that catastrophe poses to politics and humanitarianism as well as to law. It explores legal, political, and humanitarian responses during times when the sudden disastrous event has become, paradoxically, a structural component of political imagination.
AUSTIN SARAT is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science at Amherst College. JAVIER LEZAUN is University Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance, Oxford University.
"One of the strongest edited collections I have read for some time. It provides a wide array of very different methodological and theoretical tool kits for exploring the multiple relationships between catastrophe, politics, and law while offering several layers of framework within which these different approaches can be brought into dialogue." - Jonathan Simon, author of Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear"
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