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Jul 12, 2022 | ISBN 9781914420177

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“Renton is one of the most consistently interesting and imaginative political writers in Britain today, and this eloquent attack on the repressive legalism common to populists and neoliberals alike is one of his best yet.” – Owen Hatherley, author of Red Metropolis

“Renton’s experience as a barrister and historian shines through in a learned, and eminently readable, account of the structure of law and the daily business of the Courts.” - Liz Davies, barrister and Vice-President Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

“Meticulously researched and convincingly argued, Renton urges us to quit seeking liberation through legislation, instead wield our collective power for change.” - Grietje Baars, Reader in Law & Social Change, City University

“A cogent, compelling argument that the pursuit of justice requires breaking with the hegemony of law.” - Paul O’Connell, Reader in Law, SOAS

All police and prison abolitionists should read this book… it is a timely and sharp intervention, reminding us that laws are not only oppressively enforced but are themselves be a tool of control.” – Shanice Octavia McBean, activist with Sisters Uncut

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