Radical Politics and the Rule of Law in Mexico


November 3, 2012

Event Description

This conference brings together scholars working in Mexico and the United States to consider the current crisis to the “rule of law” in Mexico. Participants will reflect — through literature, political theory, and history — on the Mexican state of exception and how it has been imagined, criticized, or combatted by different groups. We hope to illuminate the tenuous line between legality and illegality, and to make sense of the deep ambivalence about the state’s legitimacy that has shaped approaches by both academics and activists to the rule of law in Mexico.