Mauthe, Barbara (2006) Public law, knowledge and explanation: a critique on the facilitative nature of public law analysis. International Journal of Law in Context, 2 (4). pp. 377-392. ISSN 1744-5523
The aim of this paper is to examine why public law is able to incorporate political theory but excludes feminist critiques. In order to achieve this goal a form of discourse analysis will be undertaken using epistemological and scientific perceptions of knowledge and explanation. This approach is both unusual and unique but will illustrate some of the exclusionary suppositions which underpin analysis within public law. The paper will conclude that only by adopting an alternative starting point for analysis, such as the use of concepts, will public law be able to incorporate alternative and critical approaches.
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