Law: Legal Theory

  • Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law book cover

    Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance—punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Law, Politics and the Gender Binary book cover

    Law, Politics and the Gender Binary

    1st Edition

    Edited by Petr Agha

    The distinction between male and female, or masculinity and femininity, has long been considered to be foundational to society and the organization of its institutions. In the last decades, the massive literature on gender has challenged this discursive construction. Gender has been disassembled…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge

  • Principled International Criminal Justice: Lessons from Tort Law book cover

    Principled International Criminal Justice

    Lessons from Tort Law, 1st Edition

    By Mark Findlay, Joanna Chuah Hui Ying

    Commencing its search for a principled international criminal justice, this book argues that the Preamble to the Rome Statute requires a very different notion of justice than that which would be expected in domestic jurisdictions. This thinking necessitates theorising what international criminal…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    International and Comparative Criminal Justice

  • Spaces of Justice: Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations book cover

    Spaces of Justice

    Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This collection is inspired by the transdisciplinary possibilities posed by the connections between space and justice. Drawing on a variety of theoretical influences that include Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Doreen Massey, Gillian Rose, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Antonio…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Ethics of Hospitality book cover

    Ethics of Hospitality

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Innerarity

    The source of hospitality lies in the fundamental ethical experiences that make up the fabric of the social lives of people. Therein lies a primary form of humanity. Whether we are guests or hosts, this reveals our situation in a world made up of receiving and meeting, leaving room for the liberty…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Law's Hermeneutics: Other Investigations book cover

    Law's Hermeneutics

    Other Investigations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simone Glanert, Fabien Girard

    Bringing together leading academics hailing from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law, that theory motivates and enables, the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

  • Law, Legal Culture and Society: Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order book cover

    Law, Legal Culture and Society

    Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alberto Febbrajo

    This volume addresses the pluralistic identity of the legal order. It argues that the mutual reflexivity of the different ways society perceives law and law perceives society eclipses the unique formal identity of written law. It advances a distinctive approach to the plural ways in which legal…

    Hardback – 2018-07-12
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Philosophy, Obligation and the Law: Bentham’s Ontology of Normativity book cover

    Philosophy, Obligation and the Law

    Bentham’s Ontology of Normativity, 1st Edition

    By Piero Tarantino

    This book presents a comprehensive investigation of the notion of obligation in Bentham’s thought. For Bentham, obligation is a fictitious – namely linguistic – entity, whose import and truth lie in empirical perceptions of pain and pleasure, ‘real’ entities. This work explores Bentham’s…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • Sensing Law book cover

    Sensing Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke

    A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Crime Fiction and the Law book cover

    Crime Fiction and the Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Aristodemou, Fiona Macmillan, Patricia Tuitt

    This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Femicide and the Law: American Criminal Doctrines book cover

    Femicide and the Law

    American Criminal Doctrines, 1st Edition

    By Hava Dayan

    This book explores femicide, and scrutinizes the three key American criminal doctrines usually applied in its cases: provocation; the felony murder rule; self-defence. The book also explores the influence of the American Model Penal Code, and proposes, connected to the various criminal doctrines…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Schaber, Andreas Müller

      While the importance of consent has been discussed widely over the last few decades, interest in its study has received renewed attention in recent years, particularly regarding medical treatment, clinical research and sexual acts. The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent is an…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

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