Jason Beckett

Jason Becket is Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo. His research is largely focused on public international law, and has traversed interests encompassing: The law of war, the nature of law, the creation and identification of legal norms, the redemption of the legal ideal in the face of a recalcitrant reality; refutations of the critical legal studies critique of law; embrace and analysis of that self same critique.

Dehumanisation and the Systemic Perpetuation of Rape

Are we witnessing a global epidemic of sexual violence against women, or are we simply witnessing a temporary surge in public and media interest in a ubiquitous, endemic problem? I suspect the latter — much as a spectacular famine, or a good earthquake, temporarily piques ‘international’ (i.e. Western or Euro-American) interest in the endemic reality…