Political Theology and International Law


In Political Theology and International Law, John D. Haskell offers an account of the intellectual debates surrounding the term ‘political theology’ in academic literature concerning international law. Beneath these differences is a shared tradition, or genre, within the literature that reinforces particular styles of characterising and engaging predicaments in global politics. The text develops an argument toward another way of thinking about what political theology might offer international law scholarship—a politics of truth.

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Biographical Note
John D. Haskell is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Manchester and co-director of the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC). He is involved with a number of communities, including the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL) and the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP).
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Political Theology and International Law
John D. Haskell
 1 Introduction
 2 A Christian Heritage in Perilous Times
 3 Varieties of Post-Foundationalism
 4 The Void in Context
 5 Conclusion
All interested in the field of law and religion, legal theory and political philosophy, and those interested in scholars such as Harold Berman, Alain Badiou, Jurgen Habermas, Ernesto Laclau, David Kennedy, Martti Koskenniemi, and Carl Schmitt.
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