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It Is a Nomos Very Different from the Law: on Anarchy and the Law

Marneros, Christos (2021) It Is a Nomos Very Different from the Law: on Anarchy and the Law. Folia Iuridica, 96 . pp. 125-139. ISSN 0208-6069. E-ISSN 2450-2782. (doi:10.18778/0208-6069.96.10) (KAR id:91718)

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The relationship between anarchy and the law is, to say the least, an uncomfortable one. The so-called ‘classical’ anarchist position – in all its heterogeneous tendencies – is, usually, characterised by a total opposition against the law. However and despite its invaluable contribution and the ever-pertinent critique of the state of affairs, this ‘classical’ anarchist position needs to be re-examined and rearticulated if it is to pose an effective nuisance to the current (and much complex) mechanisms of domination and the oppression of dogmatism and dominance of the law. Taking into account the aforementioned challenges, in this article, I examine and develop two notions of the philosophical thought of Gilles Deleuze, namely that of the institution and that of the nomos of the nomads. In doing so, I aim to think anew the relationship between anarchy and the law and, ultimately, to point towards an ethico-political account, of what I shall call an an-archic nomos which escapes(or, at least, tries to) the dogmatism and “archist” mentality of the law.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.18778/0208-6069.96.10
Uncontrolled keywords: Anarchy, law, nomos, institutions, Deleuze
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Christos Marneros
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2021 22:31 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:27 UTC
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