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"This book examines the birth of the European individual as a juridical problem. Focusing on six legal case dossiers from the European Court of Justice which, doctrinally, concern the legitimacy of states derogation from the free-movement rights of workers the book treats these as an electrifying laboratory for the study of law and society The concrete individuals whose cases the book analyses are a scientologist, a dangerous gunman, a provocative trade-unionist, a rogue pimp, a drug dealer, and two prostitutes. These delinquent individuals each expelled from one of the Member States thus provide the raw material for constructing the idea of the European individual. Foucaults story of the modern subject constitutes the books main theoretical inspiration, as it considers the encounter between legal and other practices within a more general field of juridical power: a network of active relations, between different social spheres. The European individual, it is argued, emerged out of this field and its practices of knowledge power at the intersection of regimes of law, economy and security. " Provided by publisher.
"A GlassHouse Book."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
KJC1012 .H87 2014
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.