Book Chapter

Dense Struggle: On Ghosts, Law and the Global Order

Luis Eslava

Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory | Routledge | Published : 2019


What follows is an invitation to think the world and its laws otherwise, together with its dramas and occult forces, in five steps. The first section lays the ground for the analysis. The second takes the reader to a protest of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Bogota, Colombia. The third section reminds us of the ongoing presence of the uncanny in our present, legally constructed world. In the fourth, a ghost appears. Finally, a call for moving beyond disenchantment is enacted. This will be a long journey,one that, I hope, will also be worthwhile.

University of Melbourne Researchers