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Judging the Conducător: fascism, communism and legal discontinuity in post-war Romania (2017)
Book Chapter
Cercel, C. S. (2017). Judging the Conducător: fascism, communism and legal discontinuity in post-war Romania. In A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias, & U. Belavusau (Eds.), Law and memory: addressing historical injustice by law, 228-245. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/9781316986172.012

The proposed chapter aims to further the engagement with the past by bringing to the fore the legal and memorial dynamics at work in the post war trials dealing with Romanian participation to the Holocaust. While work in this area of Romanian legal h... Read More

Law’s disappearance: the state of exception and the destruction of experience (2017)
Book
Cercel, C. S. (2017). Law’s disappearance: the state of exception and the destruction of experience. In F. Girard, & S. Glanert (Eds.), Law's hermeneutics: other investigationsRoutledge

This paper explores the philosophical, political and memorial consequences of the contemporary status of law present in the work of Giorgio Agamben with specific reference to the field of legal history. My intention is to offer a genealogical reading... Read More

The enemy within: criminal law and ideology in interwar Romania (2015)
Book
Cercel, C. S. (2015). The enemy within: criminal law and ideology in interwar Romania. In S. Skinner (Ed.), Fascism and criminal law: history, theory, continuityHart Publishing

The aim of this chapter is to offer a critical analysis of the uses of criminal law in the context of the royal dictatorship and the rise of fascism in Romania during the 1930s. It explores the effacement of traditional categories of legality entaile... Read More

The 'right' side of the law: state of siege and the rise of fascism in interwar Romania (2013)
Journal Article
Cercel, C. S. (2013). The 'right' side of the law: state of siege and the rise of fascism in interwar Romania. Fascism, 2(2), doi:10.1163/22116257-00202006. ISSN 2211-6249

The aim of this article is to problematize one of the most audacious tenets of the new consensus, namely the revolutionary character of fascism, by linking together the experience of the state of siege and the emergence of the fascist movement in int... Read More