9 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Date Written: 2009
This essay explores the concept of empire and the problems with delineating its scope and contours. As a way of examining these problems, it examines the relationship between the concept of empire and the concept of law through different jurisprudential views of the latter.
This essay serves as an introduction to the Meador Lectures on Empire, which were presented at the University of Alabama School of Law during 2007-08. The lectures were given by Daniel Hulsebosch, José Alvarez, Herbert Hovenkamp, and Michele Goodwin.
Keywords: empire, colonialism, Austin, Hart, Raz, Dworkin, Kent, international investment law, innovation, competition, antitrust, patents, copyright, human organs, human tissues
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