Whose nature? Whose rights? Criminalization of Social Protest in a globalizing world

Authors

  • Gustavo Rojas Paez

Keywords:

Social and environmental harm, legal history, knowledge production, Daño social y ambiental, teoría jurídica, producción de conocimiento

Abstract

This introductory essay provides a reflection on the historical configuration of law and its relationship with nature's exploitation. In doing so, it seeks to highlight the epistemic foundations surrounding the criminalization of social protest in today’s globalized world. The essay revolves around the question of why the law has historically disregarded both environmental and social harm. Finally, the discussion concludes by suggesting a paradigm shift in the fields of criminology and legal theory.

Este ensayo desarrolla una reflexión acerca de la configuración histórica del derecho y su relación con la explotación de la naturaleza. Al hacer lo anterior se busca resaltar los fundamentos epistémicos en torno a la criminalización de la protesta social en el mundo globalizado contemporáneo. El ensayo intenta entender por qué el derecho ha excluido históricamente el daño social y ambiental. Finalmente, el análisis concluye sugiriendo un cambio paradigmático en criminología y teoría jurídica.

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Author Biography

Gustavo Rojas Paez

Gustavo Rojas-Páez has a degree in Law (Universidad Libre-Colombia) and an M.A in Legal Sociology (IISJ- Oñati) He is a Phd Candidate in Jurisprudence at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a member of REMEP-Research school in Retaliation Mediation and Punishment at the Max Planck Institute for Criminology in Freiburg. Universidad Libre Colombia. Sede la Candelaria, Facultad de Filosofía. Calle 8a 5 80, Bogotá D.C, Colombia

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Published

29-01-2014

How to Cite

Rojas Paez, G. (2014) “Whose nature? Whose rights? Criminalization of Social Protest in a globalizing world”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 4(1), pp. 1–12. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/349 (Accessed: 5 December 2021).