The Borders of Justice

9781439906859: Hardback
Release Date: 28th October 2011

9781439906866: Paperback
Release Date: 28th June 2013

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 226

Series Politics History & Social Chan

Temple University Press

The Borders of Justice

Hardback / £76.00
Paperback / £24.99

Exploring the limits of and contradictions of transitional justice

Editors’ Introduction

1. Justice and Equality: A Political Dilemma? Pascal, Plato, Marx - Étienne Balibar

2. Global Justice and Politics: On the Transition from the Normative to the Political Level - Francisco Naishtat

3. Traversing the Borders of Liberalism: Can There Be a Liberal Multiculturalism? - Juha Rudanko

4. The Long March from the Margins: Subaltern Politics, Justice, and Nature in Postcolonial India  - Subir Sinha

5. Struggles of Justice: Political Discourses, Experiences, and Claims - Emmanuel Renault

6. Aestheticizing Law into Justice: The Fetus in a Divided Planet - Anirban Das

7. The Justice-Seeking Subject - Ranabir Samaddar

8. Law’s Internationalization and Justice for the Citizens and Noncitizens in France  - Jean-Louis Halpérin

9. Borderscapes of Differential Inclusion: Subjectivity and Struggles on the Threshold of Justice’s Excess - Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson



Étienne Balibar is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of numerous books including We the People of Europe? Reflections of Transnational Citizenship, and Politics and the Other Scene.

Sandro Mezzadra is Associate Professor of the Political Theory at the University of Bologna. He has published extensively on the subjects of citizenship, migration and postcolonialism. He is co-editor (with Andrea Fumagalli) of Crisis in the Global Economy: Financial Markets, Social Struggles, and New Political Scenarios.

Ranabir Samaddar, earlier a professor of South Asian Studies, is now the Director of Calcutta Research Group, and founder-editor of the journal Refugee Watch. He is the author of several books on the subjects of Post-colonialism, India and Politics, including The Marginal Nation and The Emergence of the Political Subject.

"The Borders of Justice interrogates the concept and practices of justice in original and provocative ways, combining the geographical diversity of the authors with a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches. The essays reveal how justice appears differently in different places and from different perspectives. This is an important contribution to contemporary debates on justice."
—Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature at Duke University, and co-author (with Antonio Negri) of Empire, Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire, and Commonwealth