Notes on the General Economy of International Law & Governance


For some time now the indistinction of left and right has been understood as banal enough to render my hypothesis quite logical and straightforward: if “we” lack flag-positions of “left” or “right” on the basis of which to argue this or that, then decision-making and “political” expression deform, and they do so in a state or manner of what could be called general indecision. This is not to say that decisions are not made-and indeed by individuals or (in)corporated personas who may claim or counterclaim to have decided on this or that from a perspective of “the left” or “the right”-even if invisible hands on their shoulders have displaced their decidability. It is to say, rather, that for some time now, decisions have been made through the rule of general indecision and this has changed everything that used to be called politics (as well as anything we may understand as “teaching law through/and politics” and vice versa). This transformation, well-evident today, can be described as a move away from the multiverse of restricted economies (micro-politics) to a general economy (politics “as such”).

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