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    The End of Human Rights: Critical Legal Thought at the Turn of the Century.Costas Douzinas - 2000 - Hart.
    Human rights have become an important ideal in current times, yet our age has witnessed more violations of human rights than any previous less enlightened one. This book explores the historical and theoretical dimensions of this paradox. Divided into two parts, the first section offers an alternative history of natural law, in which natural rights are represented as the eternal human struggle to resist opression and to fight for a society in which people are no longer degraded or despised. At (...)
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    Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism.Costas Douzinas - 2007 - Routledge-Cavendish.
    Erudite and timely, this book is a key contribution to the renewal of radical theory and politics.
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    Critical Jurisprudence: The Political Philosophy of Justice.Costas Douzinas - 2005 - Hart Publishing.
    Jurisprudence is the prudence of jus, law's consciousness and conscience. Throughout history, when thinkers wanted to contemplate the organisation of society or the relationship between authority and the subject, they turned to law. All great philosophers, from Plato to Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Marx and Weber had either studied the law or had a deep understanding of legal operations. But jurisprudence is also the conscience of law, the exploration of law's justice and of an ideal law or equity at the bar (...)
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  4. The Idea of Communism.Costas Douzinas & Slavoj Žižek (eds.) - 2010 - Verso.
    Responding to Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, the leading political philosophers of the Left convened in London in 2009 to take part in a landmark conference to discuss the perpetual, persistent notion that, in a truly emancipated society, all things should be owned in common. This volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its continuing significance and the need to reconfigure the concept within a world marked by havoc and crisis.
     
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    Postmodern Jurisprudence: The Law of Text in the Texts of Law.Costas Douzinas - 1991 - Routledge.
    This volume of essays traces the history of jurisprudence from classical times, and examines various interpretations of written laws.
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    The Paradoxes of Human Rights.Costas Douzinas - 2013 - Constellations 20 (1):51-67.
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    The Many Faces of Humanitarianism.Costas Douzinas - 2007 - Parrhesia 2:1-28.
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    Politics, Postmodernity, and Critical Legal Studies: The Legality of the Contingent.Costas Douzinas, Peter Goodrich & Yifat Hachamovitch (eds.) - 1994 - Routledge.
    Laws of Postmodernity is the first work of legal scholarship to apply postmodern jurisprudence to an analysis of a number of substantive areas of law. In analyzing the cultural significance of law, the contributors show how critical jurisprudential analysis undermines positivistic attempts to support a normative viewpoint of the legal order. In addition, they criticize contextual, sociological accounts of legal phenomena. The contributors explore blasphemy laws in the wake of the Salman Rushdie affair, and French critical legal theory-- particularly the (...)
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    The Metaphysics of Cosmopolitanism.Costas Douzinas - 2012 - In Rosi Braidotti, Patrick Hanafin & Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), After Cosmopolitanism. Routledge. pp. 57.
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    Justice Miscarried: Ethics and Aesthetics in Law.Costas Douzinas - 1994 - Harvester Wheatsheaf.
    This new study seeks to reopen the law-ethics debate from a postmodern perspective and calls for a radical reassessment of the relationship between law and morality.
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    Human Rights at the End of History.Costas Douzinas - 1999 - Angelaki 4 (1):99 – 114.
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    The Altars of Law: The Judgement of Legal Aesthetics.Costas Douzinas, Shaun McVeigh & Ronnie Warrington - 1992 - Theory, Culture and Society 9 (4):93-117.
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    Critical Legal Theory.Costas Douzinas & Colin Perrin (eds.) - 2011 - Routledge.
    Critical Legal Theory has conventionally been traced to the social, political, and philosophical movements of the 1960s and, before that, to the early-twentieth-century ‘realist’ critique of modern jurisprudence. In truth, however, its origins go back to classical and pre-modern thought, and to their acknowledgement of the centrality of law in attempts to conceive of the good life, or the just polity—a centrality that is, moreover, also discernible in the recent gravitation of a number of contemporary philosophers and theorists towards law. (...)
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    Human Rights, Humanism and Desire.Costas Douzinas - 2001 - Angelaki 6 (3):183 – 206.
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    Posting the Law: Social Contracts and the Postal Rule's Grammatology.Costas Douzinas & Ronnie Warrington - 1991 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 4 (2):115-135.
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    The Meanings of Rights: The Philosophy and Social Theory of Human Rights.Costas Douzinas & Conor Gearty (eds.) - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    Questioning some of the repetitive and narrow theoretical writings on rights, a group of leading intellectuals examine human rights from philosophical, theological, historical, literary and political perspectives.
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