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The Law and Marxism Series: Global Justice and Social Conflict: The Foundations of Liberal Order

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Online,

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The ‘power and capital stream’ of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) is launching the ‘Law and Marxism Series’, a new forum featuring the work of the many exciting scholars researching and writing within the Marxist tradition from around the world. We begin the new series with a discussion of recently published books within this tradition, in conversation with the authors and other scholars from across the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Tarik Kochi (University of Sussex)

Discussants: Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel (Warwick) and Kelly Jo Bluen (LSE)

Tarik Kochi argues that to think seriously about global justice we need to understand how both liberalism and neoliberalism have pushed aside rival ideas of social and economic justice in the name of private property, individualistic rights, state security and capitalist ‘free’ markets. Ranging from ancient concepts of natural law and republican constitutionalism, to early modern ideas of natural rights and political economy, and to contemporary discourses of human rights, humanitarian war and global constitutionalism, Kochi shows how the key foundational elements of a now globalised political, economic and juridical tradition are constituted and continually beset by struggles over what counts as justice and over how to realise it. Engaging with a wide range of thinkers and reaching provocatively across a breadth of subject areas, Kochi investigates the roots of many globalised struggles over justice, human rights, democracy and equality, and offers an alternative constitutional understanding of the future of emancipatory politics and international law.

**Please note this is an online event and that all registrants will be sent joining details the day before.