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Law, Justice and Power

Law, Justice and Power

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To speak about law is always and necessarily to be engaged in a discourse about both justice and power. While law's relationship to justice is everywhere contingent and uncertain, law completely divorced from power is unthinkable. And, while law need not be virtuous to be law, if it had no effect in the world it could hardly be said to merit the name law. Recognizing these facts, the series on Law, Justice and Power takes a broad view of legal scholarship.It publishes books by social scientists, humanists and legal academics which connect an understanding of culture's normative ideals with examination of the complex ways that law works in the world, insist that justice is inseparable from social practices and analyze law as one form of power, one way of constituting, controlling and changing the social world. It focuses on state law as well as law in communities and cultural practices and on identities and their articulation in and through law, on law's power in the taken-for-granted world, on its role in the complex construction of nation and national power and on global developments which today destabilize and transform the meaning and significance of law. The series invites innovative scholarship that crosses disciplinary as well as geographic and temporal boundaries.

  • The Time of Catastrophe

    Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Age of Catastrophe, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Dole, Robert Hayashi, Andrew Poe, Austin Sarat

    If catastrophes are, by definition, exceptional events of such magnitude that worlds and lives are dramatically overturned, the question of timing would pose a seemingly straightforward, if not redundant question. The Time of Catastrophe demonstrates the analytic productiveness of this question,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
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  • The Political Uncommons

    The Cross-Cultural Logic of the Global Commons, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Milun

    In The Political Uncommons, Kathryn Milun presents a cultural history of the global commons: those domains, including the atmosphere, the oceans, the radio frequency spectrum, the earth's biodiversity, and its outer space, designated by international law as belonging to no single individual or…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
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  • Slavery and the Death Penalty

    A Study in Abolition, 1st Edition

    By Bharat Malkani

    It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
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  • Renascent Pragmatism

    Studies in Law and Social Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alfonso Morales

    Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence in law, philosophy and social science, with pragmatists seeking a consistent, comprehensive and productive understanding of social life. In its four sections Renascent Pragmatism aids the reinvigoration of pragmatism as an important intellectual tradition and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
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  • Taking Space Seriously

    Law, Space and Society in Contemporary Israel, 1st Edition

    By Issachar Rosen-Zvi

    This perceptive study investigates the different ways in which the state deals with various social groups through the mechanisms of space. By means of case studies involving three social groups within Israel's multicultural society - the Sephardim, the Bedouin-Arab minority and the ultra-Orthodox…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
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  • Spatializing Law

    An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

    Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society focuses on law and its location, exploring how spaces are constructed on the terrestrial and marine surface of the earth with legal means in a rich variety of socio-political, legal and ecological settings. The contributors explore…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • Islam in American Prisons

    Black Muslims' Challenge to American Penology, 1st Edition

    By Hamid Reza Kusha

    The growth of Islam both worldwide and particularly in the United States is especially notable among African-American inmates incarcerated in American state and federal penitentiaries. This growth poses a powerful challenge to American penal philosophy, structured on the ideal of rehabilitating…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • The Logic of Consent

    The Diversity and Deceptiveness of Consent as a Defense to Criminal Conduct, 1st Edition

    By Peter Westen

    The Logic of Consent analyzes the varied nature of consent arguments in criminal law and examines the confusions that commonly arise from the failure of legislatures, courts and commentators to understand them. Peter Westen skillfully argues that the conceptual aspect accounts for a significant…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Pragmatism and Law

    From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution, 1st Edition

    By Michal Alberstein

    Pragmatism and Law provides a textual reading of the American legal discourse, as it unfolds through various genres of pragmatism, which evolve and transform during the twentieth century. The historical narrative, which the book weaves, traces the transformation of the pragmatic idea from the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Against the Death Penalty

    International Initiatives and Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Yorke

    This edited volume brings together leading scholars on the death penalty within international, regional and municipal law. It considers the intrinsic elements of both the promotion and demise of the punishment around the world, and provides analysis which contributes to the evolving abolitionist…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Aristotle's Ethics and Legal Rhetoric

    An Analysis of Language Beliefs and the Law, 1st Edition

    By Frances J. Ranney

    Taking the novel position of dealing with law, classical rhetoric and feminism concurrently, this book considers the effects of beliefs about language on those who attempt to theorize about and use law to accomplish practical and political purposes. The author employs Aristotle's terminology to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Confronting Sexual Harassment

    The Law and Politics of Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Anna-Maria Marshall

    Examining the relationship between law and social change in the context of employees' everyday problems with sexual harassment, this volume elaborates a framework for studying the role of law in everyday acts of resistance - what the author calls the legal consciousness of injustice. The framework…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty

    Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Novak

    Historically, at English common law, the death penalty was mandatory for the crime of murder and other violent felonies. Over the last three decades, however, many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Mobile People, Mobile Law

    Expanding Legal Relations in a Contracting World, 1st Edition

    By Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

    Demonstrating how users of law, who often operate in multi-sited situations, are forced to deal with increasingly complex legal circumstances, this volume focuses on political and social processes through which people appropriate, use and create legal forms in multiple legal settings. It provides…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling

    On the Governance of Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

    Offering an anthropological perspective, this volume explores the changing relations between law and governance, examining how changes in the structure of governance affect the relative social significance of law within situations of legal pluralism. The authors argue that there has been a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Popular Culture and Legal Pluralism

    Narrative as Law, 1st Edition

    By Wendy A Adams

    Drawing upon theories of critical legal pluralism and psychological theories of narrative identity, this book argues for an understanding of popular culture as legal authority, unmediated by translation into state law. In narrating our identities, we draw upon collective cultural narratives, and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
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  • Corruption and the Secret of Law

    A Legal Anthropological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Gerhard Anders

    Edited by Monique Nuijten

    This volume presents an anthropological perspective on the hidden continuities between corruption and law. The authors argue that the two opposites, corruption and law, are inextricably linked - with the possibility of the former already inscribed into the latter. Taking a critical stance towards…

    Paperback – 2009-02-10
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