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Lawfare and the juridification of late modern war

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Craig Jones



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Sage, 2016.

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Processes of juridification are a defining feature of late modern war. But geographic accounts of war have generally not considered the role that law plays in shaping its conduct. This paper explores the juridification of war using the concept of lawfare. Lawfare may signal an intensification and shift in the relationship between war and law, but I argue that understanding the nature and extent of these changes requires a careful examination of the historical geographies of war, law and lawfare. Drawing from critical legal approaches I offer a preliminary geographical and historical theorization of lawfare so that we may better understand the relationship between war and law today.

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Author(s): Jones CA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Progress in Human Geography

Year: 2016

Volume: 40

Issue: 2

Pages: 221-239

Print publication date: 01/04/2016

Online publication date: 16/03/2015

Acceptance date: 16/03/2015

Date deposited: 19/12/2018

ISSN (print): 0309-1325

ISSN (electronic): 1477-0288

Publisher: Sage


DOI: 10.1177/0309132515572270


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