Law: Legal Theory

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Legal Studies: Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law book cover

    Cultural Legal Studies

    Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law

    Edited by Cassandra Sharp, Marett Leiboff

    What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice?  This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law and legal theory.  Moving beyond the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Towards A Jurisprudence of State Communism: Law and the Failure of Revolution book cover

    Towards A Jurisprudence of State Communism

    Law and the Failure of Revolution

    By Cosmin Cercel

    More than twenty-five years after the collapse of the Socialist bloc, the nature of the regimes in Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1989 continues to evade the attempts of political theorists and scholars of post-communism to define and classify them. Drawing on philosophical inquiry,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge

  • Space, Time, Justice: From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Space, Time, Justice

    From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives

    By David Marrani

    This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as the starting point of the question of justice…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Ranciere and Law book cover

    Ranciere and Law

    Edited by Monica Lopez Lerma, Julen Etxabe

    This book is the first to approach Jacques Rancière’s work from a legal perspective. A former student of Louis Althusser, Rancière is one of the most important contemporary French philosophers of recent decades: offering an original and path-breaking way to think politics, democracy and aesthetics.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory: Power, Domination and the Courts book cover

    Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    Power, Domination and the Courts

    By Scott E. Lemieux, David J. Watkins

    For decades, the question of judicial review’s status in a democratic political system has been adjudicated through the framework of what Alexander Bickel labeled "the counter-majoritarian difficulty." That is, the idea that judicial review is particularly problematic for democracy because it…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition: Caretaker Government in Bangladesh book cover

    The Politics and Law of Democratic Transition

    Caretaker Government in Bangladesh

    By Sonia Zaman Khan

    Peaceful legal and political ‘changing of the guards’ is taken for granted in developed democracies, but is not evident everywhere. As a relatively new democracy, marred by long periods of military rule, Bangladesh has been encountering serious problems because of a prevailing culture of mistrust,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-10-16 
    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 – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Law, Art and the Commons book cover

    Law, Art and the Commons

    By Merima Bruncevic

    The concept of the cultural commons has become increasingly important for legal studies. Within this field, however, it is a contested concept: at once presented as a sphere for creativity, democratic access and freedom of speech, but one that denies property rights and misappropriates the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

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