Law: Legal Theory

  • The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy: Children, Risk and Modernities book cover

    The Development of Child Protection Law and Policy

    Children, Risk and Modernities, 1st Edition

    By Kieran Walsh

    This book examines how child protection law has been shaped by the transition to late modernity and how it copes with the ever-changing concept of risk. The book traces the evolution of the contemporary child protection system through historical changes, assessing the factors that have influenced…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Law, Lawyers and Justice: Through Australian Lenses book cover

    Law, Lawyers and Justice

    Through Australian Lenses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim D Weinert, Karen Crawley, Kieran Tranter

    This book engages with the place of law and legality within Australia’s distinctive contribution to global televisual culture. Australian popular culture has created a lasting legacy – for good or bad – of representations of law, lawyers and justice ‘down under’. Within films and television of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility

    1st Edition

    Edited by Saba Bazargan-Forward, Deborah Tollefsen

    The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility comprehensively addresses questions about who is responsible and how blame or praise should be attributed when human agents act together. Such questions include: Do individuals share responsibility for the outcome or are individuals responsible…

    Hardback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law: The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason book cover

    Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law

    The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason, 1st Edition

    By Claudio Corradetti

    Why is there so much attention on Kant's global politics in present day law and philosophy? This book highlights the potential fruitfulness of Kant's cosmopolitan thought for understanding the complexities of the contemporary political world. It adopts a double methodological strategy by…

    Hardback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • Fiction and the Languages of Law: Understanding Contemporary Legal Discourse book cover

    Fiction and the Languages of Law

    Understanding Contemporary Legal Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Karen Petroski

    Contemporary legal reasoning has more in common with fictional discourse than we tend to realize. Through an examination of the U.S. Supreme Court’s written output during a recent landmark term, this book exposes many of the parallels between these two special kinds of language use. Focusing on…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    Law, Language and Communication

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

    Governance and Constitutionalism

    Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Fictional Discourse and the Law book cover

    Fictional Discourse and the Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans J. Lind

    Drawing on insights from literary theory and analytical philosophy, this book analyzes the intersection of law and literature from the distinct and unique perspective of fictional discourse.  Pursuing an empirical approach, and using examples that range from Victorian literature to the current…

    Hardback – 2020-05-06 
    Routledge

  • Corporate Law and the Theory of the Firm: Reconstructing Corporations, Shareholders, Directors, Owners, and Investors book cover

    Corporate Law and the Theory of the Firm

    Reconstructing Corporations, Shareholders, Directors, Owners, and Investors, 1st Edition

    By Wm. Dennis Huber

    Dozens of judicial opinions have held that shareholders own corporations, that directors are agents of shareholders, and even that directors are trustees of shareholders’ property. Yet, until now, it has never been proven. These doctrines rest on unsubstantiated assumptions. In this book the…

    Hardback – 2020-05-08 
    Routledge
    The Economics of Legal Relationships

  • Hate Speech and Human Rights in Eastern Europe: Legislating for Divergent Values book cover

    Hate Speech and Human Rights in Eastern Europe

    Legislating for Divergent Values, 1st Edition

    By Viera Pejchal

    Hate Speech and Human Rights. Democracies need to understand these terms to properly adapt their legal frameworks. Regulation of hate speech exposes underlining and sometimes invisible societal values such as security and public order, equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, and other…

    Hardback – 2020-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial book cover

    Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial, 1st Edition

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2020-06-01 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

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