Plurality Of Peaces In Legal Action

Analyzing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia

By Catalina Vallejo

This book offers an application of the transnational model of interpretation of peace into the area of legal studies. By building on the idea that there are various - and many times contradictory - interpretations of peace in history and culture, this book examines how these many forms of peace interplay in legal spheres, shaping legal discourses and practices - concretely those concerning the exercise of rights. By arguing that different perspectives on peace influence different argumentations of rights, the book challenges some of the political and legal discourses framed within the war against terror since 2001 and the resulting militarization of the Colombian society and its rights discourses. (Series: Masters of Peace - Vol. 7)

158 pages

Publication Date: 11/15/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902825