Not Drowning, Waving: Images, History, and the Representation of Asylum Seekers
Since Jeremy Bentham 200 years ago, the concept of law in the developed world has been dominated by a thoroughgoing consequentialism. The purpose of the law, according to Bentham and all those who follow in his footsteps, can be summed up in a single word: utility. Law is thought of not as a symbolic or normative structure so much as a system that causes changes in behaviour by instilling pain or pleasure. This consequentialist logic is based on the assumption that we know, by and large, what...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Press (1965-Present)|
|Source:||Unintended consequences - the impact of migration law and policy|
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