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Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

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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.

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Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality

Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Chadwick, Eleonora Lozano-Rodríguez, Andrés Palacios-Lleras, Javier Solana
May 27, 2024

This interdisciplinary collection examines the significance of constitutions in setting the terms and conditions upon which market economies operate. With some important exceptions, most notably from the tradition of Latin American constitutionalism, scholarship on constitutional law has paid ...

Law, Obligation, Community

Law, Obligation, Community

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch
December 05, 2019

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 ...



1st Edition

Edited By Stefano Civitarese Matteucci, Simon Halliday
January 10, 2019

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 ...

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial

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

1st Edition

By Awol Allo
May 24, 2017

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 ...

Transformations of Policing

Transformations of Policing

1st Edition

Edited By David J. Smith, Alistair Henry
April 10, 2017

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...

Polity and Crisis Reflections on the European Odyssey

Polity and Crisis: Reflections on the European Odyssey

1st Edition

By Massimo Fichera, Sakari Hänninen
January 09, 2017

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. ...

Public Law and Politics The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism

Public Law and Politics: The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism

1st Edition

By Stephen Tierney, Emilios Christodoulidis
November 28, 2016

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 ...

The Anxiety of the Jurist Legality, Exchange and Judgement

The Anxiety of the Jurist: Legality, Exchange and Judgement

1st Edition

Edited By Maksymilian Del Mar, Claudio Michelon
November 17, 2016

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 ...

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