Legal Form editorial collective member Jasmine Chorley-Schulz is organizing an online event on Friday, April 28, 2023 that will be of interest to Legal Form readers.
Review Essay: Economic Power, Liberalism, and Crisis — Nate Holdren
Nate Holdren reviews three recent Marxist books, each of which significantly enriches Marxism as both theory and concrete investigation: Søren Mau’s 'Mute Compulsion', Tony Smith’s 'Beyond Liberal Egalitarianism', and Jack Copley’s 'Governing Financialization'.
Simon Clarke (1946–2022) — Jack Copley
Jack Copley on the life and work of Simon Clarke.
The Materialism of UK Constitutional Change — Tanzil Chowdhury
“But what is it that is usually called the constitution? …These actual relations of force are put down on paper, are given written form, and after they have been thus put down, they are no longer simply actual relations of force but have now become laws, judicial institutions, and whoever opposes them is punished!” -Ferdinand … Continue reading The Materialism of UK Constitutional Change — Tanzil Chowdhury
Tactics and Legal Form: Lessons for the Left After the Defeat of Chile’s New Constitution Project — Fernando Quintana
Fernando Quintana on the rejection of a new Chilean constitution that was drafted in the wake of the popular struggles of 2019.
Back to school or school of war?: Ontario’s Bill 28 and the Power in a Union — Cam Scott
Cam Scott discusses Ontario's Bill 28, CUPE's return to the bargaining table and their critics.
Methods Workshop on Law and Marxism
Do you use Marxist theory in your legal studies research? What are the methodologies you use for your work? What challenges have you faced? The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London invites doctoral students, ECRs and academics working in the field of … Continue reading Methods Workshop on Law and Marxism
Capitalist History, Capitalist Structure: On Integrating Historical Material and Theoretical Structure (Part Two) — Bo Harvey
This is part two of two posts by Bo Harvey on the transition debate.
The ‘90s are Back — Christine Schwöbel-Patel
This is the author's response to a series of posts comprising a symposium on Christine Schwöbel-Patel‘s recently published book, 'Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law' (2021).
Capitalist History, Capitalist Structure: On Integrating Historical Material and Theoretical Structure (Part One) — Bo Harvey
This is part one of two posts by Bo Harvey on the transition debate.
The Basic Contradiction in Socialist Society (Part Two) — Dimitris Kaltsonis
This is the second part of an essay by Dimitris Kaltsonis on Soviet society, administration, and the relation between productive forces and relations of production.
The Basic Contradiction in Socialist Society (Part One) — Dimitris Kaltsonis
This is the first part of an essay by Dimitris Kaltsonis on Soviet society, administration, and the relation between productive forces and relations of production.
Law, Capitalism, and the Power of Persuasion — Honor Brabazon
Honor Brabazon's review for a symposium on Christine Schwöbel-Patel's 'Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law'.
‘Without Remainder’: Law and the Constitution of Economy and Society — Matthew Dimick
'The compulsion facing the worker is not legally constituted without remainder.' Matt Dimick continues a mini-symposium on the socially-constitutive nature of law.
Hatefully Constitutive — Nate Holdren
Nate Holdren introduces a mini-symposium on law's socially constitutive nature.
We Need a Different Relationship to the Law: Opposition to the Rwandan Deportation Flight Shows It Is Possible — David Renton
David Renton on the limits of 'faith in the law' and the need for action in the streets to secure lasting victories.
Capital’s Patrimony in America — Jeff Broxmeyer
Jeff Broxmeyer examines the contradictory relationship between patrimonialism and capitalism—and the roles of race and gender in the settler-colonial project—in the development of the American polity in his review of James Parisot's important book on the rise and consolidation of capitalist social relations in the United States.
The Injustice of Publicity — Melissa Aronczyk
Melissa Aronczyk's review for a symposium on Christine Schwöbel-Patel's 'Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law'.
Commodified Justice as Commodified History after February 24th, 2022 — Eric Loefflad
Eric Loefflad's review for a symposium on Christine Schwöbel-Patel's 'Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law'.
Global Capitalism, International Law, and Chinese Sovereignty — Ryan Martínez Mitchell
Ryan Martínez Mitchell on the limitations of contemporary international public law's capacity to articulate 'any genuinely alternative future order' in and beyond China.
Political Philosophy After Forrester’s Rawls — Bo Harvey
Bo Harvey explores the limits and contradictions of liberal political philosophy.
‘From what present are we historicizing the left?’ Arab Lefts: Histories and Silences — Alina Sajed
Alina Sajed reviews Arab Lefts: Histories and Legacies, 1950s–1970s, edited by Laure Guirguis.
Nat Turner and Expanding Historical Memory — Aziz Rana
Aziz Rana reviews Christopher Tomlins' new book about Nat Turner's Rebellion.
The Time of the Commune — Owen Holland
150 years after Eugène Pottier wrote "L'internationale", Owen Holland reflects on the song's relationship to the Paris Commune and revolutionary tradition.
A Review of Zoe Adams’ Labour and the Wage — Maria Tzanakopoulou
Maria Tzanakopoulou reviews Zoe Adams' new book Labour and the Wage.
The Police in Greek Universities: An Unconstitutional Legislative Novelty with Historical Weight — Charalambos Kourondis
Charalambos Kourondis on new laws in Greece to increase police presence on university campuses.
The End of Democracy? — Dimitris Kaltsonis
Dimitris Kaltsonis on the future of democracy.
Interview with Lisa Klingsporn and Christiane Wilke on Otto Kirchheimer (Part II) — Rob Hunter
The second part of our two-part interview with Lisa Klingsporn and Christiane Wilke on the publication of the fourth volume of Otto Kirchheimer's collected works.
Interview with Lisa Klingsporn and Christiane Wilke on Otto Kirchheimer (Part I) — Rob Hunter
The first part of our two-part interview with Lisa Klingsporn and Christiane Wilke on the publication of the fourth volume of Otto Kirchheimer's collected works.
Review of Igor Shoikhedbrod’s Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism — Bill Bowring
Bill Bowring reviews Igor Shoikhedbrod's recent book Revisiting Marx's Critique of Liberalism.