In this paper I argue that while critical theory has played an important role in re-thinking power it is now necessary to explicate the connections between power and responsibility. I use the film Spider-Man as a jumping board to explore whether for example, the fight against terror can be fought responsibly. In asking this question it becomes evident that we need to discuss what does it mean to be responsible as thinkers and more specifically as legal thinkers? The role of discourse in conceptualizing power and responsibility together points to the agency of the thinkers.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Critical legal conference : the law of the law in an Age of Empire - Hyderabad, India|
Duration: 1 Sep 2006 → 3 Sep 2006
|Conference||Critical legal conference : the law of the law in an Age of Empire|
|Period||1/09/06 → 3/09/06|
- war on terror
- discursive practices