Many different (sometimes opposite) considerations can be made on the impact of 9/11 from a psychological perspective: this research works on a particular product of societies which can be read as a stratified social representation, that of legal norms and jurisprudence (de Certeau 1975): through written laws, infact, what is oral is interpreted, what is timeless is inscribed within specific contexts, ‘otherness’ becomes difference, unconscious turns to explicit sense.The theoretical framework of this study is that of Moscovici’s social representations (1961/76, 1998), with reference to Flament and Abric’s work on the dynamic relation between nucleus and peripheral system (1996), which lead to various kind of adjustment and transformation of the whole representation or part of it. The methodology to address the analysis of texts is ethnographic, well-known to read social representation from judicial literature (Altheide 1996, DalLago 2002). Most acts of law considered are from the ‘emergency legislation’, produced in EU, USA, UN, Nato and Italy. Results show that terrorism cripples the perypheral system of western Law (habeas corpus, natural judge, just trial) and weakens the nucleus of the representation (from legitimate defence to humanitarian war, to preventive war): this has a strong impact on the American loss of individual freedom in favour of social security, whilst in Europe there is a higher resistance to this crisis of liberal values. In both cases, however, transformation of representation is linked to the potential of a return to previous conditions (is this 'emergency' a temporary state?).
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Social representation of law in the post- 9/11 western world|
|Autori:||R. Mineo; D. Giovannini|
|Data del convegno:||20-23 luglio|
|Nome del convegno:||14mo Convegno Internazionale dell’European Association of Experimental Social Psychology|
|Luogo del convegno:||Wuerzburg|
|Titolo del libro:||Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Relazione in Atti di Convegno|
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