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Introduction

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction outlines previous definitions of the modern state as well as historians’ current explanations of state formation in early modern Europe and England. It demonstrates that earlier ... More


Violence Monopoly

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

in Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines violence monopoly. Violence monopoly refers to whether the state is capable of establishing an order in which its claim to be the ultimate and principal employer of coercion ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Pfeifer

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Scholars have argued that lynching--summary group attack and/or homicide seeking to punish behavior defined as deviant--against individuals often deemed socially distant, typically occurs in ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Pfeifer

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Scholars have argued that lynching--summary group attack and/or homicide seeking to punish behavior defined as deviant--against individuals often deemed socially distant, typically occurs in ... More


Reflections on the Future of Violence

Shiv Visvanathan

in Rethinking Law and Violence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120993
eISBN:
9780190992927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120993.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The essay traces a sequential history of violence of the Indian nation state, marking the Partition and the Bengal famine as its repressed inaugural events, its ‘creation myths’. Outlining the vision ... More


Radbruch on the Origins of the Criminal Law: Punitive Interventions before Sovereignty

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter is dedicated to Radbruch’s seminal text on “The Origin of Criminal Law in the Class of Serfs.” It contains a number of counter intuitive insights on the relationship between public ... More


The Dual Face of Sovereignty: Contradictions of Coercion in International Law

Hans Köchler

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197513552
eISBN:
9780197513576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513552.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the dialectic of power and law as exemplified in the ambiguous status of sovereignty, in particular in the Charter and practice of the United Nations Organization. One of the ... More


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