Law, War, and the History of Time

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in April 2009

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Image by AlaskanLibrarian via Flickr Law, War, and the History of Time - Balkinization: I’ve posted a new paper on SSRN on a theme I’ve blogged about here and here: Law, War, and the History of Time. While I wrote this paper in the interest of making sense out of the 20th century history of […]


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Law, War, and the History of Time – Balkinization:

I’ve posted a new paper on SSRN on a theme I’ve blogged about here and here: Law, War, and the History of Time. While I wrote this paper in the interest of making sense out of the 20th century history of law and war, I think it helps with an early 21st century problem: the very concept of “wartime,” with the implicit ideas that wars are bounded in time, and that there is something outside of “wartime” that is supposed to be normality, simply no longer fits.

An interesting piece looking at law and history in a different way. Worth a read, I think.

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