Law: Legal Theory

  • Revival: Law in the Modern State (1921) book cover

    Revival: Law in the Modern State (1921)

    By Leon Duguit

    It is perhaps worth explaining why there is a special importance in the present development of the theory of the State. Law, like every social phenomenon, is subject to perpetual change; indeed any scientific study of law must necessarily involve an analysis of the evolution of legal…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Law, Sensory Experience and Urban Space: The Making of the Regular City book cover

    Law, Sensory Experience and Urban Space

    The Making of the Regular City

    By Rebecca Goodbourn

    As many western countries are increasing their legal regulation and surveillance of public spaces, this book offers new ways of thinking about and addressing urban inhabitation, by showing how particular understandings of the world become entrenched through physical and sensory experience.…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology: Testimonies from Around Europe book cover

    The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology

    Testimonies from Around Europe

    Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets, Gordon Woodman, Anthony Bradney

    This volume addresses practical concerns of how to create space for legal anthropology in both law and anthropology programmes, and also more conceptual issues such as the ethnographic examination of the ‘culture’ of legal institutions and systems of state laws. It is based on testimonies from…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Law and Anthropology

  • 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 – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Public Private Partnerships and Constitutional Law: Accountability in the United Kingdom and the United States of America book cover

    Public Private Partnerships and Constitutional Law

    Accountability in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

    By Nikiforos Meletiadis

    Annually, the government commits significant expenditure to a type of public contracts which are known as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). These contracts bind the public purse for decades in sectors such as Health, Defence and Detention, and involve the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Beyond Law and Revolution: Sociality, Political Theology and the Modern Constitutional Imagination book cover

    Beyond Law and Revolution

    Sociality, Political Theology and the Modern Constitutional Imagination

    By Marinos Diamantides

    In response to the rise of administrative rationality, this book draws on history, social anthropology and political theology, to examine the current crisis of faith in the legal and political constitutional imagination. An important body of law and society research has helped move jurisprudence…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • The Political Philosophy of Human Life book cover

    The Political Philosophy of Human Life

    By Piergiorgio Donatelli

    This book addresses the notion of ‘human life’ that lies at the foundation of contemporary thinking in the areas of law, politics and ethics. Centrally, it engages the deep divide, characteristic of this thinking, between: on the one hand, those who wish to do away with any anthropological…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • 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 – 2018-11-22 
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance book cover

    Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance

    By Francescomaria Tedesco

    When talking about his film Salò, Pasolini claimed that nothing is more anarchic than power, because power does whatever it wants, and what power wants is totally arbitrary. And yet, upon examining the murderous capital of modern sovereignty, the fragility emerges of a power whose existence depends…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

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

    Pierre Legendre Lessons III 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 – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • The Nature of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry book cover

    The Nature of Law

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    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 – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Judging and Emotion: A Socio-Legal Analysis book cover

    Judging and Emotion

    A Socio-Legal Analysis

    By Sharyn Roach Anleu, Kathy Mack

    Judges embody impartial legal authority. They are the nexus between formal abstract law, the legal institution of the court, and the practical tasks of making and communicating decisions. Because emotions are often viewed as inherently irrational, disorderly, impulsive and personal, and therefore…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge

8Series in Legal Theory

Product Search