Deleuze & Guattari
By Jamie Murray
Routledge-Cavendish – 2013 – 192 pages
Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers
Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is the first book to focus exclusively on Deleuze & Guattari and law. Situating Deleuze & Guattari's engagement with social organisation and legality in the context of their theory of 'abstract machines' and 'intensive assemblages', Jamie Murray presents their theory of law as that of a two-fold conception of, first, a transcendent molar law and, second, an immanent molecular emergent law. Transcendent molar legality is the traditional object of legal theory. And, as explicated here, immanent molecular emergent law is the novel juridical object that Deleuze & Guattari identify. Developing this conception, Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law draws out its implications for current and for future legal theory; arguing that it provides the basis for a new jurisprudence capable of creating new concepts of legality.
Introduction 1.Professor Challenger’s Lecture on the Earth 2. To Engender Thinking in Thought 3. Workshop on Social Machines and Social Assemblages With Caprica Six (Eternal Return) 4. Four Laws: From Ecumenon to Planomenon 5.Emergent Law: Schizo Lawyers and Vagabond Lawyers 6. A Legality for a New Earth: Ecology of Virtual and Intensive Earth
Dr Jamie Murray is Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University specialising in Equity & Trusts Law. His research interests are Deleuze & Guattari, Complexity Theory, and Equity & Trusts Law.