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New Trajectories in Law


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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.

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Sentencing New Trajectories in Law

Sentencing: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Elaine A. O. Freer
June 22, 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...

Technology New Trajectories in Law

Technology: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

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 ...

Data New Trajectories in Law

Data: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Robert Herian
March 31, 2021

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...

Dictatorship New Trajectories in Law

Dictatorship: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Dimitrios Kivotidis
February 24, 2021

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 ...

Obligations New Trajectories in Law

Obligations: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Scott Veitch
February 24, 2021

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 ...

Ethics New Trajectories in Law

Ethics: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Louis E. Wolcher
December 30, 2020

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 ...

Transparency New Trajectories in Law

Transparency: New Trajectories in Law

1st Edition

By Rachel Adams
January 28, 2020

This book critiques the contemporary recourse to transparency in law and policy. This is, ostensibly, the information age. At the heart of the societal shift toward digitalisation is the call for transparency and the liberalisation of information and data. Yet, with the recent rise of concerns ...

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