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Deleuze & Guattari

Emergent Law, 1st Edition

By Jamie Murray


192 pages

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Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is the first book to focus exclusively on Deleuze & Guattari and law. Situating Deleuze & Guattari's engagement with social organisation and legality in the context of their theory of 'abstract machines' and 'intensive assemblages', Jamie Murray presents their theory of law as that of a two-fold conception of, first, a transcendent molar law and, second, an immanent molecular emergent law. Transcendent molar legality is the traditional object of legal theory. And, as explicated here, immanent molecular emergent law is the novel juridical object that Deleuze & Guattari identify. Developing this conception, Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law draws out its implications for current and for future legal theory; arguing that it provides the basis for a new jurisprudence capable of creating new concepts of legality.

Table of Contents

1. The Deleuzian Ontology 2. The Deleuzian Epistemology 3. The Assemblage Theory of Legality 4. On Two Planes: Molar Law and Emergent Law 5. Social Machines: Topology of Regimes of Legalities 6. What is Deleuze & Guattari Critical Legal Theory?

About the Author

Dr Jamie Murray is Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University specialising in Equity & Trusts Law. His research interests are Deleuze & Guattari, Complexity Theory, and Equity & Trusts Law.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Jurisprudence
PHILOSOPHY / Political