Plunder: When the rule of Law is Illegal
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones.
- Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side
- Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination
- Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States
- Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?
Mattei, Ugo and Nader, Laura, "Plunder: When the rule of Law is Illegal" (2008). Faculty Books. 13.