Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

Series Editors:

The Critical Studies in Jurisprudence Series provides a forum for interdisciplinary study in the philosophical, political and sociological traditions of thinking about the law. It is these linkages and intersections that the series sets out to chart and explore, in the tradition of research undertaken in the Law Schools of Edinburgh and Glasgow for over twenty years. The series covers a broad field that includes legal reasoning and the ethics of rule following, public law and democratic theory, socio-legal studies and the sociology of punishment, crime, crime control and policing, the politics of transitional justice, as well as the sociology and anthropology of law. The Series places special emphasis on the function of law in its political dimension and with it, in the uses of critical legal theory, capturing something significant of the orientation and the priorities that animate research and teaching in both Law schools.



    1st Edition

    Edited by Stefano Civitarese Matteucci, Simon Halliday

    This collection of essays examines the promise and limits of social rights in Europe in a time of austerity. Presenting in the first instance five national case studies, representing the biggest European economies (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain), it offers an account of recent reforms…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

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    Law, Obligation, Community

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch

    Against an ever-expanding and diversifying ‘rights talk’, this book re-opens the question of obligation from not only legal but also ethical, sociological and political perspectives. Its premise is that obligation has a primacy ahead of rights, because rights attach to practices and modes of being…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance: Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial book cover

    The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance

    Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial, 1st Edition

    By Awol Allo

    Fifty years before his death in 2013, Nelson Mandela stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoria's Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock. In what came to be regarded as "the trial that changed South Africa", Mandela summed up the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

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    Transformations of Policing

    1st Edition

    By Alistair Henry

    Edited by David J. Smith

    Police and People in London is still the largest and most detailed study of a police force and its relations with the public that has yet been undertaken in Britain. The twenty-three years since its publication has seen a constantly-accelerating rate of change in the legal framework of policing, in…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • Polity and Crisis: Reflections on the European Odyssey book cover

    Polity and Crisis

    Reflections on the European Odyssey, 1st Edition

    By Massimo Fichera, Sakari Hänninen

    European integration is an open-ended, ongoing process which has been deeply challenged by integral world capitalism. This study explores the present EU foundational dilemma, looking at the problematic relationship between the ideal model of integration and the reality of the 21st century.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • Public Law and Politics: The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism book cover

    Public Law and Politics

    The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Tierney

    Edited by Emilios Christodoulidis

    In a critical engagement with the function of public law and with constitutionalism in its political dimensions, this volume brings together the reflections of three leading constitutionalists: Martin Loughlin, James Tully and Frank Michelman. Comprising three critical commentaries on each, it…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • The Anxiety of the Jurist: Legality, Exchange and Judgement book cover

    The Anxiety of the Jurist

    Legality, Exchange and Judgement, 1st Edition

    By Claudio Michelon

    Edited by Maksymilian Del Mar

    The contributions in this volume pay homage to Zenon BaÅ„kowski, with a focus on problems concerning law’s normalization and the revitalizing force of anxiety. Ranging from political critique to methodological issues and from the role of human rights in development to the role of parables and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence