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Law's Imaginary Life on the Ground: Scenes of the Rule of Law in Liberia

Chalmers, Shane


This paper is concerned with “what takes place in the rule of law,” a question I consider here through an examination of what is taking place in the process of “building the rule of law” in post-war Liberia. This involves an empirical study of law, and as such, a study of law's imaginary life on the ground. My argument here is that all “empirical” research engages the imagination, requiring the scholar to develop their capacity to study phenomena through the imaginary rather than seek to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Literature


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