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Law and Society: A Routledge Sampler FreeBookThe field of sociolegal studies draws on a wealth of different contexts and provides an exciting, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the law. We've put together this free collection to provide you with an introduction to some of our latest titles in Law and Society, all written by experts in their fields. Each chapter offers an insight into a distinct area of sociolegal studies, providing fresh perspectives and new ideas.


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The chapters here are as varied as the field they cover, and address a range of issues within the study of Law and Society.

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  • Chronotopes of Law

    Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance

    By Mariana Valverde

    This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • The Pirate Myth

    Genealogies of an Imperial Concept

    By Amedeo Policante

    The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international newspapers as an untimely ‘security threat’. It materializes on the most…

    Hardback – 2015-01-13
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

    Raw Law

    By Irene Watson

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment

    By Peter D. Burdon

    The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the…

    Hardback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Law and Society in Latin America

    A New Map

    Edited by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

    Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America have changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have consolidated democratic rule, fundamental innovations have been introduced in state institutions, social movements have turned to law to advance their…

    Hardback – 2014-09-09
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Governing Refugees

    Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

    By Kirsten McConnachie

    Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but…

    Hardback – 2014-05-09
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

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