Plunder

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When the Rule of Law is Illegal

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<i>Plunder</i> examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones. <ul> <li>Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side</li> <li>Examines the Rule of Law’s relationship with ‘plunder’ – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination</li> <li>Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States</li> <li>Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?</li> </ul>

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