Angela Condello/et al. (Hrsg.): Sensing the Nation’s Law. Historical Inquiries into the Aesthetics of Democratic Legitimacy

Springer, Heidelberg 2018

This book examines how the nation – and its (fundamental) law – are ‘sensed’ by way of various aesthetic forms from the age of revolution up until our age of contested democratic legitimacy. Contemporary democratic legitimacy is tied, among other things, to consent, to representation, to the identity of ruler and ruled, and, of course, to legality and the legal forms through which democracy is structured. This book expands the ways in which we can understand and appreciate democratic legitimacy. If (democratic) communities are “imagined” this book suggests that their “rightfulness” must be “sensed” – analogously to the need for justice not only to be done, but to be seen to be done. This book brings together legal, historical and philosophical perspectives on the representation and iconography of the nation in the European, North American and Australian contexts from contributors in law,

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Dr. Angela Condello war von Januar bis Dezember 2014 Fellow des Käte Hamburger Kollegs "Recht als Kultur". Mehr Informationen