Tag: Rule of Law

Law’s Catastrophe and the Greatness of Syriza

Syriza’s greatness lies in the fact that from an impossible position and in a catastrophic situation, it hasn’t been afraid to succeed.Two narratives compete for the truth of today’s global political stage. On the one hand, there’s the narrative of leftist irresponsibility and incorrectness. On the other, an austere narrative of correctness based on the…

Racism as Excessive Legalism

Ex­cessive leg­ality can make the ra­cial­ised live in a world that has been slowed down, made dys­func­tional and even un­bear­able.We rightly celebrate that we live in a society where law and order prevail. The capacity to follow established rules allows for the smooth operation of the many necessary transactions that make up our everyday life.…

Kettling and the Rule of Law

Lord Justice Bingham once described the Rule of Law as ‘the cornerstone of a democratic society.’ Although on the face of it this constitutional principle might be associated with the idea that law and order reign, the doctrine’s deeper implications concern how power is exercised in a modern constitutional regime. More specifically, a state that…