Tag: Critique

On a Recent Change of Tone in Politics and Law

This is the foreword by Costas Douzinas to Law and Critique in Central Europe: Questioning the Past, Resisting the Present, eds. Rafał Manko, Cosmin Cercel, and Adam Sulikowski (Oxford: Counterpress 2016). I am writing this preface in the Chamber of Hellenic Parliament a little after giving my maiden speech as a newly elected Member of Parliament…

Counterpress and Critical Legal Strategy

Counterpress was formally launched at a plenary during the Critical Legal Conference in Belfast last week. This is Illan rua Wall’s intervention at the launch in which he reflects upon the Press and critical legal strategy more broadly. In 2007, Daniel Bensaïd suggested that we turn to the question of strategy. Traditionally, strategy is distinguished…

Towards a Critical Arab Social Science

Keynote presented to the inaugural conference of the Arab Council of Social Sciences, Beirut, March 2013 What does being a critical social scientist mean in the Arab world today? Or to ask the question differently: How can social scientists think Arab societies critically following or amidst the upheavals of the last few years? Such questions…

Truth, critique and writing: Foucault, every-day

The mysterious sequence of these seemingly unconnected words made up the title of my presentation for this year’s Critical Legal Conference. It took me a good few days after the conference, however, to fully grasp what I might have had in mind when I decided to assemble these random words into something. To understand what…