Law: Legal Theory

  • Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror: A Study of the Institution of Images book cover

    Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror

    A Study of the Institution of Images

    By Pierre Legendre

    In the context of our increasingly global legal order, Pierre Legendre’s God in the Mirror reconsiders the place of law within the division of existing bodies of knowledge. Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de…

    Paperback – 2018-01-21 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Adriana Cavarero: Resistance and the Voice of Law book cover

    Adriana Cavarero

    Resistance and the Voice of Law

    By Elisabetta R. Bertolino

    Critical legal scholars have made us aware that law is made up not only of rules but also of language. But who speaks the language of law? And can one lawfully speak in one’s own voice? For the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, to answer these questions we must not separate who is speaking from…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Building the Rule of Law in China: Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community book cover

    Building the Rule of Law in China

    Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

    Hardback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Building the Rule of Law in China: Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design book cover

    Building the Rule of Law in China

    Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

    Hardback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Fragmentation vs the Constitutionalisation of International Law: A Practical Inquiry book cover

    Fragmentation vs the Constitutionalisation of International Law

    A Practical Inquiry

    Edited by Andrzej Jakubowski, Karolina Wierczyńska

    The current system of international law is experiencing profound transformations. Indeed, the simultaneous processes of globalization combined with the disintegration of international systems of governance and law-making pose complex challenges for legal scholarship. The doctrinal response to these…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion: Between Public Reason and Pluralism book cover

    Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion

    Between Public Reason and Pluralism

    By Camil Ungureanu, Paolo Monti

    What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates in Western and non-Western contexts.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge

  • Islam and Society book cover

    Islam and Society

    Edited by Thijl Sunier

    This new 4 volume collection will bring together the key literature on Islam and Society. In four broad themes the collection will cover Islam and power; minorities and pluralism; everyday life, ethics and community building; subjectivation, discipline and piety. Fully indexed and including a newly…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Controlling Urban Events: Law, Ethics and the Material book cover

    Controlling Urban Events

    Law, Ethics and the Material

    By Andrea Pavoni

    How does order emerge out of the multiplicity of bodies, objects, ideas and practices that constitute the urban? This book explores the relation between space, law and control in the contemporary city – and particularly in the context of urban ‘mega events’ – through a combined geographical and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Criminal Accusation: Political Rationales and Socio-Legal Practices book cover

    Criminal Accusation

    Political Rationales and Socio-Legal Practices

    By George Pavlich

    Accusing someone of committing a crime arrests everyday social relations and unfurls processes that decide on who to admit to criminal justice networks. Accusation, that is, demarcates specific subjects as the criminally accused who then face courtroom trials, and possible punishment. It…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Sociological Jurisprudence: Juristic thought and social inquiry book cover

    Sociological Jurisprudence

    Juristic thought and social inquiry

    By Roger Cotterrell

    This book presents a unified set of arguments about the nature of jurisprudence and its relation to the jurist’s role. It explores contemporary challenges that create a need for social scientific perspectives in jurisprudence, and it shows how sociological resources can and should be used in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions book cover

    The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

    By Louis E. Wolcher

    The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place…

    Paperback – 2017-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation book cover

    Envisioning Legality

    Law, Culture and Representation

    Edited by Timothy Peters, Karen Crawley

    Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation is a path-breaking collection of some of the world’s leading cultural legal scholars addressing issues of law, representation and the image. Law is constituted in and through the representations that hold us in their thrall, and this book…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

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