Law: Legal Theory

  • Liberalizing Contracts: Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History book cover

    Liberalizing Contracts

    Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History

    By Anat Rosenberg

    In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most…

    Hardback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Legal Persuasion: A Rhetorical Approach to the Science book cover

    Legal Persuasion

    A Rhetorical Approach to the Science

    By Linda L. Berger, Kathryn M. Stanchi

    This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the integration of research from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Law, Language and Communication

  • The Legal Order book cover

    The Legal Order

    First published in 1917 (Part 1) and 1918 (Part 2), with a second edition in 1946, this is the first English translation of Santi Romano’s classic work, L’ordinamento giuridico (The Legal Order). The main focus of The Legal Order is the notion of institution, which Romano considers to be both the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • A Jurisprudence of Movement: Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place book cover

    A Jurisprudence of Movement

    Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place

    By Olivia Barr

    Law moves, whether we notice or not. Set amongst a spatial turn in the humanities, and jurisprudence more specifically, this book calls for a greater attention to legal movement, in both its technical and material forms. Despite various ways the spatial turn has been taken up in legal thought,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber book cover

    The Foundation of the Juridico-Political

    Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as initiators not only of two distinct and opposing processes of concept formation, but also of two discrete and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Foundation of the Juridical-Political: Concept Formation in Hans…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge

  • The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber book cover

    The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political

    Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as the original proponents of two distinct and opposed processes of concept formation generating two separate and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09 
    Routledge

  • Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference: Off the Scales of Justice book cover

    Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference

    Off the Scales of Justice

    By Dorota Anna Gozdecka

    Human rights and their principles of interpretation are the leading legal paradigms of our time. Freedom of religion occupies a pivotal position in rights discourses, and the principles supporting its interpretation receive increasing attention from courts and legislative bodies. This book…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge

  • Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue book cover

    Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics

    A Distributive Justice Issue

    By Jorge E. Núñez

    Many conflicts throughout the world can be characterized as sovereignty conflicts in which two states claim exclusive sovereign rights for different reasons over the same piece of land. It is increasingly clear that the available remedies have been less than successful in many of these cases, and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Democracy and the Human Rights Act: Republican Analysis of Citizen Power book cover

    Democracy and the Human Rights Act

    Republican Analysis of Citizen Power

    By Dennis Dixon

    This book discusses the extent to which the UK Human Rights Act successfully balances protection of rights and democracy. It is generally accepted that the Act prevents government from violating fundamental rights, but the extent to which the Act can legitimately be overridden as a result of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment book cover

    Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment

    By Peter D. Burdon

    The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgment Project book cover

    Law as if Earth Really Mattered

    The Wild Law Judgment Project

    Edited by Nicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney

    This book is a collection of judgments drawn from the innovative Wild Law Judgment Project. In participating in the Wild Law Judgment Project, which was inspired by various feminist judgment projects, contributors have creatively reinterpreted judicial decisions from an Earth-centred point of view…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract book cover

    The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract

    Edited by A. Claire Cutler, Thomas Dietz

    This edited volume provides critical reflections on the interplay between politics and law in an increasingly transnationalized global political economy. It focuses specifically on the emergence and operation of new forms of governance that are developing through a variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Politics of Transnational Law

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