Bureaucracy as Violence

19 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last revised: 28 Aug 2018

Date Written: 2017


This review essay addresses David Graeber’s book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. The book has a variety of fun things to say about public law, and one of them is important. While Graeber’s arguments are vulnerable to challenge, lawyers can learn by engaging with them.

Keywords: Graeber, Book Review, Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, Rules and Standards, Empathy

Suggested Citation

Weinberg, Jonathan, Bureaucracy as Violence (2017). Michigan Law Review, Vol. 115, 2017; Wayne State University Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3204464

Jonathan Weinberg (Contact Author)

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