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By Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

New severe felony Thinking articulates the emergence of a movement of serious criminal concept that is at once serious about the relation among legislation and the political. The early severe felony reviews declare that each one legislation is politics is displaced with a special and extra nuanced theoretical arsenal. Combining grand concept with a priority for grounded political interventions, a number of the individuals to this e-book draw on political theorists and continental philosophers so as to interact with present criminal problematics, similar to the hot international financial situation, the Arab spring and the emergence of biopolitics. The contributions instantiate the declare new and radical political criminal scholarship has come into being: one that seriously interrogates and intervenes within the modern dating among legislation and power.

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But what did the hunger strikers demand? The wanted to make Greeks notice their meagre, insignificant existence and to ask for basic labour protections and minimum living conditions. They asked the minimum recognition that they live and work in Greece but have worse treatment than convicts on chain gangs. They were just saying: '[w]e the invisible, uncounted and undocumented are next to you, worked for pennies and are part of who you are and what your government is doing to you'. They are people punished not for what they have done (criminality or illegality) but for who they are, not for their evil but for their abject innocence.

101 It is worth noting that the legal concept of a 'right of intervention' was itself developed by the French academic Mario Bettati but, as David Chandler notes, Kouchner is generally viewed as the figure responsible for 'popularising' the concept. See D. y 685. Human rights: confronting governments1 29 sovereignty that typifies the Westphalian state system, challenged by an emerging consensus that large-scale human rights violations generate an imperative to intervene across state borders to protect the vulnerable.

58 In contrast, for Foucault, who had long been disenchanted with Marxism and the Communist project, 59 this new determination to stand up for the victims of political rationalities seemed to offer an answer to the question of how it was possible to formulate a new right detached from the principle of sovereignty. Indeed, given that the right to intervene was explicitly grounded in opposition to the prerogatives of Westphalian sovereignty, we can understand why it seemed to offer an ideal solution to the problem of such a right.

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