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  • 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

  • Love and Law in Europe book cover

    Love and Law in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hanne Petersen

    First published in 1998, this volume aims to draw attention to an ongoing shift in the perception of law, which is now increasingly understood as a cultural and historical phenomenon. As other such phenomena – like music, literature, or art – it is acknowledged that it is created in a specific…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Integrity, Community and Interpretation: Critical Analysis of Ronald Dworkin's Theory of Law book cover

    Integrity, Community and Interpretation

    Critical Analysis of Ronald Dworkin's Theory of Law, 1st Edition

    By Simon Honeyball, James Walter

    First published in 1998, this volume examines the work of Ronald Dworkin, the leading legal philosopher of our time, ten years after his seminal work, Law’s Empire. Its impact and influence was so extensive that the authors felt compelled to undertake both an in-depth analysis of both the book…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Feeling Queer Jurisprudence: Injury, Intimacy, Identity book cover

    Feeling Queer Jurisprudence

    Injury, Intimacy, Identity, 1st Edition

    By Senthorun Sunil Raj

    This book draws on the analytic and political dimensions of queer, alongside the analytic and political usefulness of reading emotion, to navigate legal interventions aimed at addressing the rights of LGBT people. Scholars, activists, lawyers, and judges concerned with eliminating violence and…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Owned, An Ethological Jurisprudence of Property: From the Cave to the Commons book cover

    Owned, An Ethological Jurisprudence of Property

    From the Cave to the Commons, 1st Edition

    By Johanna Gibson

    This book draws upon domestication science to undertake a radical reappraisal of the jurisprudence of property and intellectual property. Bringing together animal studies and legal philosophy, it articulates a critique of dominant property models and relationships from the perspective of cognitive…

    Hardback – 2020-01-28 
    Routledge

  • The Faces of Virtue in Law book cover

    The Faces of Virtue in Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amalia Amaya, Claudio Michelon

    This book gathers together leading voices in virtue theory—an increasingly influential aspect of legal theory in the 21st century—to take stock of virtue jurisprudence’s developments and suggest ways in which this approach can be further developed. The contributions address the three main axes…

    Hardback – 2020-01-24 
    Routledge

  • The Nature of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry book cover

    The Nature of Law

    A Philosophical Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Sciaraffa

    This book is an attempt to provide a philosophical answer to the simple question, "What is the law?" as well as address the various debates this question has spawned. Along the way, it develops a unique position within analytic jurisprudence by carefully distinguishing between a theory of the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    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

  • Complexity Theory and Law: Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence book cover

    Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    This collection of essays explores the different ways the insights from complexity theory can be applied to law. Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – views law as an emergent, complex, self-organising system comprised of an interactive network of actors and systems that operate with no…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • In Crime's Archive: The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence book cover

    In Crime's Archive

    The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Biber

    This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Responsive Legality: The New Administrative Justice book cover

    Responsive Legality

    The New Administrative Justice, 1st Edition

    By Zach Richards

    Responsive Legality is an important book about twenty first century justice. It explores the legal and moral values that twenty-first-century public officials use to make their decisions, engaging existing theoretical models of administrative justice and updating them to reflect changed…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Foucault's Politics of Philosophy: Power, Law, and Subjectivity book cover

    Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

    Power, Law, and Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    By Sandro Chignola

    Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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