This series of short-form books intends to define a new direction in the interdisciplinary study of law and legal processes. The conventional issues and categories must be reframed in our challenging times, especially in regard to the ‘racial reckoning’ of 2020, the climate crisis, and the persistence of systemic inequalities within and across nations and cities. New Trajectories in Law is a series of short, punchy texts borrowing from the academic publishing tradition of a ‘key ideas/concepts’ series, but subverting and extending it to push the study of law and the delineation of legal concepts in a new, progressive and thoroughly interdisciplinary direction. The books in the series will not respect the conventional divisions of legal teaching and practice, but will focus attention on ideas and ways of governing that cut across conventional institutional as well as intellectual divides. Making use of various theoretical traditions, but kept rigorously accessible, each title will shed light on a contemporary issue of interest to readers concerned not only with law but with social justice.
Rhythm New Trajectories in Law
Data New Trajectories in Law
Lawfare New Trajectories in Law
Territory New Trajectories in Law
Dictatorship New Trajectories in Law
Obligations New Trajectories in Law
Ethics New Trajectories in Law
Infrastructure New Trajectories in Law
By Conor Heaney
October 19, 2022
This book analyses the conceptual and concrete relationships between rhythm and law. Rhythm is the unfolding of ordered and regulated movement. Law operates through the ordering and regulation of movement. Adopting a ‘rhythmanalytical’ perspective – which treats natural and social phenomena in ...
By Robert Herian
September 26, 2022
This book explores the phenomenon of data – big and small – in the contemporary digital, informatic and legal-bureaucratic context. Challenging the way in which legal interest in data has focused on rights and privacy concerns, this book examines the contestable, multivocal and multifaceted figure...
By Jaume Castan Pinos, Mark Friis Hau
September 19, 2022
This book develops a new conceptualisation of lawfare that recognises the polysemantic nature of the term. Drawing on theoretical developments from legal anthropology, international relations, and social theory, the book scrutinises the multiple dimensions of this phenomenon. It illustrates the ...
By Nicholas Blomley
September 09, 2022
This book introduces readers to the concept of territory as it applies to law while demonstrating the particular work that territory does in organizing property relations. Territories can be found in all societies and at all scales, although they take different forms. The concern here is on the ...
By Dimitrios Kivotidis
August 29, 2022
This book analyses the institution and concept of dictatorship from a legal, historical and theoretical perspective, examining the different types of dictatorship, their relationship to the law, as well as the analytical value of the concept in contemporary world. In particular, it seeks to ...
By Scott Veitch
August 29, 2022
Obligations: New Trajectories in Law provides a critical analysis of the role of obligations in contemporary legal and social practices. As rights have become the preeminent feature of modern political and legal discourse, the work of obligations has been overshadowed. Questioning and correcting ...
By Louis E. Wolcher
August 01, 2022
This book examines ethics at the intersection of law and justice. If law and justice are concerned with collectively establishing the general terms on which the plurality called "we" share the earth as social beings, then ethics concerns the individual Self’s particular moral relationship with the ...
By Mariana Valverde
July 08, 2022
This book provides an overview and assessment of infrastructure’s legal and governance underpinnings. Infrastructure is often thought of as a term referring only to the physical entities – pipes, cables, utility poles, highways, airports – that facilitate the transmission of water, gas, ...
By Thomas Giddens
March 18, 2022
Judgment is simple, right? This book begs to differ. Written for all students of the law—from undergraduate to supreme court justice—it opens the reader to a broad landscape of ideas surrounding common law judgment. Short and accessible, it touches upon the many pathways that lead out from the ...
By Sarah Murray
September 13, 2021
This book examines the phenomenon of Community Justice Centres and their potential to transform the justice landscape by tackling the underlying causes of crime. Marred by recidivism, addiction, family violence, overflowing courtrooms, crippling prison spending and extreme rates of incarceration, ...
By Elaine A. O. Freer
June 24, 2021
This book examines the process and purpose of sentencing in the criminal justice system, beyond the confines of its legalistic aspects. Sentencing is the process that concludes any criminal trial that ends with the defendant being convicted, and any hearing in which a defendant pleads guilty. Those...
By Penny Crofts, Honni van Rijswijk
April 30, 2021
Placing contemporary technological developments in their historical context, this book argues for the importance of law in their regulation. Technological developments are focused upon overcoming physical and human constraints. There are no normative constraints inherent in the quest for ongoing ...