History: Legal History

  • Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial book cover

    Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial, 1st Edition

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2020-06-01 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • The Rise of Law and Economics: An Intellectual History book cover

    The Rise of Law and Economics

    An Intellectual History, 1st Edition

    By George L. Priest

    This is a history – though, intentionally, a brief history – of the rise of law and economics as a field of thought in the US college and law school academy, though the field has expanded to Europe and South America and will expand further as other legal systems develop. This book explains the…

    Paperback – 2020-04-14 
    Routledge

  • The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy: Children, Risk and Modernities book cover

    The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy

    Children, Risk and Modernities, 1st Edition

    By Kieran Walsh

    This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk. The book traces the evolution of the contemporary child protection system through historical changes, assessing the factors that have influenced…

    Hardback – 2020-04-08 
    Routledge

  • Private Security and the Modern State: Historical and Comparative Perspectives book cover

    Private Security and the Modern State

    Historical and Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Churchill, Dolores Janiewski, Pieter Leloup

    Based on extensive research in several international contexts, this volume provides a nuanced assessment of the historical evolution of private security and its fluid, contested, and mutually constitutive relationship with state agencies, public policing, and the criminal justice system. This…

    Hardback – 2020-04-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Prosecuting Homicide in Eighteenth-Century Law and Practice: “And Must They All Be Hanged?” book cover

    Prosecuting Homicide in Eighteenth-Century Law and Practice

    “And Must They All Be Hanged?”, 1st Edition

    By Drew D. Gray

    This volume uses four case studies, all with strong London connections, to analyze homicide law and the pardoning process in eighteenth-century England. Each reveals evidence of how attempts were made to negotiate a path through the justice system to avoid conviction, and so avoid a sentence of…

    Hardback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Hong Kong Constitutionalism: The British Legacy and the Chinese Future book cover

    Hong Kong Constitutionalism

    The British Legacy and the Chinese Future, 1st Edition

    By Richard Cullen

    Hong Kong is widely regarded as an exemplar of authoritarian jurisdictions with a positive history of adhering to Rule of Law shaped governance systems. British Hong Kong provides a remarkable story of the effective development and consolidation of such a system, which has continued to apply since…

    Hardback – 2020-02-25 
    Routledge
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

  • Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime book cover

    Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

    4th Edition

    By Shaun L. Gabbidon

    Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime, Fourth Edition, is the only text to look at the array of mainstream and unconventional explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its…

    Paperback – 2020-02-14 
    Routledge
    Criminology and Justice Studies

  • Law and Asylum: Space, Subject, Resistance book cover

    Law and Asylum

    Space, Subject, Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Simon Behrman

    In contrast to the claim that refugee law has been a key in guaranteeing a space of protection for refugees, this book argues that law has been instrumental in eliminating spaces of protection, not just from one’s persecutors but also from the grasp of sovereign power. By uncovering certain…

    Paperback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Poverty Law and Legal Activism: Lives that Slide Out of View book cover

    Poverty Law and Legal Activism

    Lives that Slide Out of View, 1st Edition

    By Adam Gearey

    Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Attic Oratory and Performance book cover

    Attic Oratory and Performance

    1st Edition

    By Andreas Serafim

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Comparative Law: Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors book cover

    Comparative Law

    Mixes, Movements, and Metaphors, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Patrick Donlan, Jane Mair

    This book discusses a number of important themes in comparative law: legal metaphors and methodology, the movements of legal ideas and institutions and the mixity they produce, and marriage, an area of law in which culture – or clashes of legal and public cultures – may be particularly evident. In…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Juris Diversitas

  • Christian Spain and Portugal in the Early Middle Ages: Texts and Societies book cover

    Christian Spain and Portugal in the Early Middle Ages

    Texts and Societies, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Davies

    A collection of papers in English by one of the foremost historians of the social and economic structure of medieval rural communities, who here examines local societies in rural northern Spain and Portugal in the early middle ages. Principal themes are scribal practice and the analysis of charter…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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