"...Cheng does a superb job, at the outset, of summarizing and explaining the major concepts and issues..." - Law and Politics Book Review
This is an unprecedented volume that brings together renowned intellectuals from five countries in seven disciplines to provide fresh perspectives on the new configurations of law, justice, and power in the global age. The volume engages and challenges past and present scholarship on current topics in legal studies: globalization, post-colonialism, multiculturalism, ethics, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis. Part I debates issues of (trans-)national justice and human rights in the global age, focusing on military interventions and refugee policies. Part II traces the globalization of Western law back to colonialism, addressing the rising importance of multiculturalism, gender studies, and the quotidian in legal studies. Part IV turns from the empirical "other" of legal pluralism to the concrete "Other" in Continental ethics and philosophy. The book then traces this recent ethical turn in legal theory back to the challenges of poststructuralism in Part V. The volume concludes with a psychoanalytic rethinking of justice for the new millennium that is based on love, forgiveness, and promise - a justice that, in Lacanian terms, operates outside the "limits" of the law.