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  1. Semester 1: Modernity, Law and Power 61 items
    1. One or two readings for each seminar are marked as essential. We would expect you not only to have read (or tried to read) these pieces, but also to bring a copy of the reading to the seminar, where it will form the basis of discussion. You should also make an effort to read some of the further materials included on the reading list.

    2. Seminar 1: Introduction 3 items
      1. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Essential See: Part.I, chapters 1,3 & 4

      2. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Essential See: Part.I, chapters 1,3 & 4

      3. Law and social theory - Reza Banakar, Max Travers 2013

        Book Essential See: Hunt, A., 'The Problematisation of Law in Classical Social Theory', pp. 17-34. Available via the Online Resource button.

    3. Seminar 2: The Modern State 8 items
      1. The development of the modern state: a sociological introduction - Gianfranco Poggi 1978

        Book Essential See: Chapter 5.

      2. A genealogy of public security: the theory and history of modern police powers - Giuseppe Campesi, Taylor & Francis Group 2016

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 1

      3. The theory of communicative action: Vol.2: Lifeworld and system : a critique of functionalist reason - Jürgen Habermas 1987

        Book Recommended See: pp.355ff (on the meaning and history of 'juridification thrusts')

      4. The capitalist state: Marxist theories and methods - Bob Jessop 1982

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 1

      5. State, power, socialism - Nicos Ar Poulantzas 2014

        Book Recommended

      6. Law in modern society: toward a criticism of social theory - Roberto Mangabeira Unger 1977, c1976

        Book Recommended See: pp. 155-92

      7. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part III, chapter 9 (on juridification)

      8. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part III, chapter 9 (on juridification)

    4. Seminar 3: Weber on Law and the Modern State 8 items
      1. Economy and society: an outline of interpretive sociology - Max Weber, Guenther Roth, Claus Wittich 1978

        Book Essential See: pp.217-26, 956-8, 963-9, 973-5 & 987-90 (‘On Bureaucracy’)

      2. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - Max Weber, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2001, c1930 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: pp. 13-31.

      3. Law's community: legal theory in sociological perspective - Roger Cotterrell, Oxford University Press 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: Cotterrell, R., 'Legality and Legitimacy: The Sociology of Max Weber'.

      4. Max Weber, rationality and modernity - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2014

        Book Recommended See: Gordon, C., 'The Soul of the Citizen: Max Weber and Michel Foucault on Rationality and Government'.

      5. For Weber: essays on the sociology of fate - Bryan S. Turner 1996

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 11.

      6. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part.I, chapter.6.

      7. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part.I, chapter.6.

    5. Seminar 4: Michel Foucault I: power, knowledge, method 8 items
      1. Power-knowledge: selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 - Michel Foucault, Colin Gordon 1980

        Book Essential See: 'Two Lectures'. These are also now reprinted as the first two lectures of M. Foucault, Society Must Be Defended (Penguin, 2003), available at Philosophy DD690 2003-B.

      2. Michel Foucault: beyond structuralism and hermeneutics - Hubert L. Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow 1983

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 6-8

      3. Law and the order of culture - Robert Post, University of California Press c1991 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: F. Ewald, “Norms, Discipline and the Law”

      4. Foucault and the politics of rights - Ben Golder 2015

        Book Recommended See: pp. 37-51

      5. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part III, chapter 5

      6. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni 2018

        Book Recommended See: Part III, chapter 5

      7. Power - Michel Foucault, James D. Faubion c2001

        Book Recommended See: Foucault, M., 'The Subject and Power'.

      8. Punishment and modern society: a study in social theory - David Garland 1990

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 6 and 7.

    6. Seminar 5: Michel Foucault II: Governmentality 8 items
      1. Power - Michel Foucault, James D. Faubion c2001

        Book Essential See: 'Governmentality'. Also available in in G. Burchill et al., 'The Foucault Effect', inb the library at Sociology A40.F6 BUR.

      2. The history of sexuality: Vol.1: The will to knowledge - Michel Foucault, Robert Hurley 1978

        Book Essential See: pp. 133-59.

      3. The Foucault effect: studies in governmentality : with two lectures by and an interview with Michel Foucault - Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, Peter Miller, Michel Foucault 1991

        Book Recommended See: esp. essays by Gordon & Burchill

      4. A Genealogy of Public Security: The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers - Giuseppe Campesi

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 2

      5. Governmentality: power and rule in modern society - Mitchell Dean 2010

        Book Recommended First edition also available via the library.

      6. Foucault and the politics of rights - Ben Golder 2015

        Book Recommended See: pp.51-59

      7. The rule of freedom: liberalism and the modern city - Patrick Joyce 2003

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 1, 5 and 6.

    7. Seminar 6: The Police Power 6 items
      1. The Foucault effect: studies in governmentality : with two lectures by and an interview with Michel Foucault - Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, Peter Miller, Michel Foucault 1991

        Book Essential See: P Pasquino, “Theatrum Politicum: The Genealogy of Capital – Police and the State of Prosperity”

      2. A genealogy of public security: the theory and history of modern police powers - Giuseppe Campesi, Taylor & Francis Group 2016

        Book Essential See: Chapters.3 & 4 (chapter 3 is mainly historical and useful background; focus on ch.4)

      3. The police power: patriarchy and the foundations of American government - Markus Dirk Dubber 2005

        Book Recommended See: Part I

      4. The fabrication of social order: a critical theory of police power - Mark Neocleous c2000

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 1 and 2

      5. Police and the liberal state - Markus Dirk Dubber, Mariana Valverde c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: M Valverde, “Police, Sovereignty and Law: Foucaultian Reflections”, pp.15-32

    8. Seminar 7: Deleuze and the Society of Control 8 items
      1. Exposed: desire and disobedience in the digital age - Bernard E. Harcourt 2015

        Book Recommended

      2. Deleuze and the social - Martin Fuglsang, Bent Meier Sørensen c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: M Lazzarato, “The Concepts of Life and Living in the Societies of Control”, ch.9

      3. Civilizing security - Ian Loader, Neil Walker 2007

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 4

      4. Critique of security - Mark Neocleous c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 2 & 3

    9. Seminar 8: Biopolitics 5 items
      1. The Politics of Life Itself - N. Rose 01/12/2001

        Article Essential

      2. Society must be defended: lectures at the Collège de France, 1965-76 - Michel Foucault, Mauro Bertani, Alessandro Fontana, Fran̨cois Ewald c2003

        Book Recommended See: pp. 23-41, pp. 239-263.

      3. Biopower Today - Paul Rabinow, Nikolas Rose 2006-6

        Article Recommended

    10. Seminar 9: Necropolitics 4 items
      1. Necropolitics - A. Mbembe 01/01/2003

        Article Essential

      2. The Necropolitics of Drones - Jamie Allinson 06/2015

        Article Recommended

      3. Law and disorder in the postcolony - Jean Comaroff, John Comaroff 30/11/2007

        Article Recommended

    11. Seminar 10: Book Discussion 1 item
      1. A genealogy of public security: the theory and history of modern police powers - Giuseppe Campesi, Taylor & Francis Group 2016

        Book Essential See: Chapter 5 and Conclusion

    12. Karl Marx: selected writings - Karl Marx, David McLellan 1977

      Book Essential See: Karl Marx, 'On the Jewish Question', Part 1, pp. 42-6, 51-7. See also 'The German Ideology', pp. 159-79. 'The German Ideology' is available via the Online Resource button.

  2. Semester 2 36 items
    1. Seminar 11: Actor-Network Theory I 6 items
      1. Shaping technology/building society: studies in sociotechnical change - Wiebe E. Bijker, John Law, American Council of Learned Societies c1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential See: B Latour “Where are the missing masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts”, pp.225–258.

      2. Law, anthropology and the constitution of the social: making persons and things - Askews & Holts Library Services 2004

        Book Recommended See: B Latour, “Scientific Objects and Legal Objectivity”, pp.73-114.

      3. Power, action, and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? 1986

        Book Recommended See: M Callon “Some elements of a sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fishermen of St Brieuc Bay”, pp.196-223.

    2. Seminar 12: Actor-Network Theory II: Studying Law 6 items
      1. The Materiality of What? - Alain Pottage 03/2012

        Article Essential

      2. The making of law: an ethnography of the Conseil d'Etat - Bruno Latour c2010

        Book Recommended

    3. Seminar 13: Law and Systems Theory (1) 7 items
      1. Introduction to jurisprudence and legal theory: commentary and materials - Anne Barron 2002

        Book Essential See: G Teubner, ‘The Autonomy of Law: Introduction to Legal Autopoiesis’. Available via Online Resource Button.

      2. Law and reflexive politics - Emilios A. Christodoulidis 1998

        Book Recommended See: Excursus: Luhmann's Systems Theory: An Introduction, pp. 73-95. Available via Online Resource Button.

      3. Autopoietic law: a new approach to law and society 1988

        Book Recommended See: N. Luhmann, ‘The Unity of a Legal System’.

      4. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni, Taylor & Francis Group 2018

        Book  See: Pt.III ch.10

    4. Seminar 14: Law and Systems Theory (2): The Regulatory Trilemma 6 items
      1. The theory of communicative action: Vol.2: Lifeworld and system : a critique of functionalist reason - Jürgen Habermas 1987

        Book Recommended See: pp.355ff ('on the meaning and history of 'juridification thrusts')

      2. Jurisprudence: themes and concepts - Scott Veitch, Emilios A. Christodoulidis, Marco Goldoni, Taylor & Francis Group 2018

        Book Recommended See: Pt.III ch.9

    5. Seminar 15: Applications: Legal Artefacts and Global Governance 5 items
    6. Seminar 16: Applications: Economic Theory and Performativity 6 items
      1. An engine, not a camera: how financial models shape markets - Donald A. MacKenzie c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: Introduction pp 2-35.

      2. Actor network theory and after - John Law, John Hassard 1999

        Book Recommended See: M Callon, “Actor-Network Theory: The Market Test”, pp. 181-195.

      3. The laws of the markets 1998

        Book 

      4. Peripheral Vision - Michel Callon, Fabian Muniesa 08/2005

        Article Recommended