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Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

Series Editor: Peter Goodrich, David M. Seymour

Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers presents analyses of key critical theorists who have written on law and contributed significantly to the development of the new interdisciplinary legal studies. Addressing those who have most influenced legal thought and thought about law, the aim of the series is to bring legal scholarship, the social sciences and the humanities into a closer dialogue.

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  1. Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Henri Lefebvre

    Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City

    By Chris Butler

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre’s writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there has been no comprehensive consideration of his work within legal studies. Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Carl Schmitt

    Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth

    By Michael Salter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    There continues to be a remarkable revival in academic interest in Carl Schmitt's thought within politics and social theory but this is the first book to address his thought from an explicitly legal theoretical perspective. Transcending the prevailing one-sided and purely historical focus on...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality

    Law as Absolute Hospitality

    By Jacques de Ville

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality presents a comprehensive account and understanding of Derrida’s approach to law and justice. Through a detailed reading of Derrida’s texts, Jacques de Ville contends that it is only by way of Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence, and...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society presents the work of sociologist Niklas Luhmann in a radical new light. Luhmann’s theory is here introduced both in terms of society at large and the legal system specifically, and for the first time, Luhmann’s texts are systematically read together with...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism

    Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism

    By Thanos Zartaloudis

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism is a thorough engagement with the thought of the influential Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It explores Agamben’s work on language, ontology, power, law and criticism from the 1970s to his most recent publications. Introducing Agamben's...

    Published February 10th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Evgeny Pashukanis

    A Critical Reappraisal

    By Michael Head

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    A thorough examination of Pashukanis’ writings, this book is a significant contribution to a proper assessment of Pashukanis’ work, the value of his theoretical legacy and the contemporary relevance of Marxist legal theory. Interest in the best-known Soviet legal scholar, Evgeny Pashukanis, remains...

    Published August 23rd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Judith Butler: Ethics, Law, Politics

    By Elena Loizidou

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first to use Judith Butler’s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler’s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives....

    Published February 26th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Zizek and Law
    Edited by Laurent de Sutter
    To Be Published March 11th 2015
  2. Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political
    By Peter Langford
    To Be Published May 17th 2015

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