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Author Hurri, Samuli, author

Title Birth of the European individual : law, security, economy / Samuli Hurri
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 256 pages)
Contents pt. 1. Human forms -- pt. 2. Power -- pt. 3. Knowledge
Summary "This book examines the birth of the European individual as a juridical problem. Focusing on six legal case dossiers from the European Court of Justice which, doctrinally, concern the legitimacy of states derogation from the free-movement rights of workers the book treats these as an electrifying laboratory for the study of law and society The concrete individuals whose cases the book analyses are a scientologist, a dangerous gunman, a provocative trade-unionist, a rogue pimp, a drug dealer, and two prostitutes. These delinquent individuals each expelled from one of the Member States thus provide the raw material for constructing the idea of the European individual. Foucaults story of the modern subject constitutes the books main theoretical inspiration, as it considers the encounter between legal and other practices within a more general field of juridical power: a network of active relations, between different social spheres. The European individual, it is argued, emerged out of this field and its practices of knowledge power at the intersection of regimes of law, economy and security." Provided by publisher
"This book examines the birth of the European individual as a juridical problem, focusing on legal case dossiers from the European Court of Justice as an electrifying laboratory for the study of law and society. Foucaults story of the modern subject constitutes the books main theoretical inspiration, as it considers the encounter between legal and other practices within a more general field of juridical power: a network of active relations, between different social spheres"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Personality (Law) -- Europe
Persons (Law) -- Europe
Sociological jurisprudence.
LAW -- General.
LAW -- Judicial Power.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Personality (Law)
Persons (Law)
Sociological jurisprudence.
R├Ąttssociologi.
Europe.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317938408
1317938402
9781315859002
1315859009
1306860601
9781306860604