(Di)Vision

The interrelated questions of change and agency, which, in some sense, have been underpinning all theoretical discussions of law, have similarly haunted the multiplicity of projects that are commonly brought under one umbrella with the employment of the label “critical legal studies” (serving both as a siege engine in the hands of external opposition forces, and as a basis for internal strife and division). If not only law but also all social relations are epiphenomenal, to rephrase the problem in Marxist terms, or if the legal subject is produced in subjugation, to restate it in its post-structuralist formulation, how is change possible? How is it effectuated? Who ‘amends’ law? How is law ‘made’? Is resistance possible? Where is it located?