Law: Legal Theory

  • Postcolonial Legality: Law, Politics, and State Formation in Africa Since the End of the Cold War book cover

    Postcolonial Legality

    Law, Politics, and State Formation in Africa Since the End of the Cold War

    By Jeremy Gould

    This book examines the interaction of law and politics in postcolonial Africa. The basic narrative emphasizes the continuities of contemporary legal practices with the jurisprudence of colonial government, grounded in what is known as ‘imperial liberalism’. The analysis focuses on the production of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 

  • Governance and Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality book cover

    Governance and Constitutionalism

    Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

    Edited by Bogdan Iancu, Elena Simina Tănăsescu

    This collection studies the rise of neutral bodies as a challenge to the constitutional paradigm of the nation state. Administrative entities such as commissions, agencies, councils, authorities or ‘independent agencies’ as they are sometimes known, are relatively autonomous from majoritarian…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Private Property is Ego: Reflections on Property, Neoliberalism and Law book cover

    Private Property is Ego

    Reflections on Property, Neoliberalism and Law

    By Paul Babie

    Drawing on Badiou’s statement: ‘Property as ego", this book argues that the reality of neo-liberalism means that rather than seeing it as ego, we need to understand that private property is ego. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the neo-liberal account of private property as a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    Applied Legal Philosophy

  • The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA book cover

    The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA

    By Erin Kruger

    In the post-9/11 security environment, the use of genetic data has extended beyond the confines of the criminal legal domain and into the realms of national security, defense, immigration, humanitarian, army and military operations. As such, the function of genetic data has shifted from that of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Law, Science and Society

  • Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement: Global/International Perspectives on Illicit Enterprise book cover

    Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement

    Global/International Perspectives on Illicit Enterprise

    Edited by Saskia Hufnagel, Anton Moiseienko

    This collection presents an analysis of illicit networks and discusses the practical implications for law enforcement and crime prevention. The authors draw on a range of methodologies and apply them to a variety of international criminological settings, from illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 

  • Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law book cover

    Global Justice and Social Conflict

    A Critical Theory of International Law

    By Tarik Kochi

    This book critically investigates modern international law – assessing the range of its ambitions and, crucially, its failings. Drawing upon the history of early modern political thought and contemporary critical theory, the book argues that modern international law needs to be understood as an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 

  • Law and the Passions: A Discrete History book cover

    Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • The Politics of Adjudication book cover

    The Politics of Adjudication

    By Aileen McHarg

    The Politics of Adjudication addresses the pragmatics of legal decision-making. Against a dominant constitutional paradigm that has asserted the primacy of ideals of independence and impartiality in governing the organisation and conduct of the judiciary, a more critical constitutional…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 

  • Law as a Human Science book cover

    Law as a Human Science

    By Panu Minkkinen

    Law as a Human Science argues for the reintroduction of crucial aspects of the humanist tradition in legal thinking. Interdisciplinary studies of law are now primarily understood as policy-oriented and socio-legal in their orientation; whilst the older ties between law and the humanities (with…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 

  • The Radical Philosophy of Rights book cover

    The Radical Philosophy of Rights

    By Costas Douzinas

    In advanced western societies, human rights have mutated, expanded and turned into a vernacular touching every aspect of social life. They are seen as the key concept of morals and politics, as well as in the forging of individual and collective identities. They are the ideology after ‘the end of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31 

  • The Subject of Injustice: Political Action, Law and Empowerment book cover

    The Subject of Injustice

    Political Action, Law and Empowerment

    By Bethania Assy

    Normative and communitarian traditions define justice either as abstraction or as concretization, and in terms of either universal reason or of particular identity. In both cases, the archetypal morphology of the rule of law reproduces essentially the same representational schema, in which the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

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