The idea behind CLT’s Key Concepts page is to provide an overview of the specialized vocabulary / terms of art used by many of the contributors to CLT, and which will be helpful to non-specialist readers as we well as researchers within the critical legal field and beyond. Since we started it, the page has proved very popular, with some of the pieces being some of our most frequently accessed.
We are looking for articles of up to approximately 2,000 words on any key concept of established theorists/philosophers relevant to the critical (legal) field. For example: Agamben’s exception, Arendt’s political, Butler’s performativity, Derrida’s deconstruction, Foucault’s biopower, Hegel’sbeautiful soul, Kristeva’s semiotic, Lacan’s Big Other, Levinas’other, Marx’s alienation, Mbembe’s necropolitics, Nancy’s freedom, Said’ sorientalism, etc. Further examples can be found on the Key Concepts page itself.