Law: Legal Theory

  • Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment book cover

    Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-04-26
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology book cover

    The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt

    Law, Politics, Theology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkkinen

    What does Carl Schmitt have to offer to ongoing debates about sovereignty, globalization, spatiality, the nature of the political, and political theology? Can Schmitt’s positions and concepts offer insights that might help us understand our concrete present-day situation? Works on Schmitt usually…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15

  • Law and the Philosophy of Privacy book cover

    Law and the Philosophy of Privacy

    1st Edition

    By Janice Richardson

    Situating privacy within the context of political philosophy, this book highlights the way in which struggles concerning the meaning of privacy have always been political. Different conceptions of privacy are here shown to involve diverse assumptions about ontology: our conceptions of self, culture…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law: Lively Legalities book cover

    Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Law and Enjoyment: Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis book cover

    Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Hourigan

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Discourses of Law

  • The United States Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution, Democracy, and the Rule of Law book cover

    The United States Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution, Democracy, and the Rule of Law

    1st Edition

    By Adam Lamparello, Cynthia Swann

    This book argues that the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, should embrace an interpretive framework that promotes equal participation in the democratic process, fosters accountability, and facilitates robust public discourse among citizens of all backgrounds. The authors propose a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Controversies in American Constitutional Law

  • Privatization, Vulnerability, and Social Responsibility: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    Privatization, Vulnerability, and Social Responsibility

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Titti Mattsson, Ulrika Andersson

    Taking a cross-cultural perspective, this book explores how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Gender in Law, Culture, and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of Space Law book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Space Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ram S. Jakhu, Paul Stephen Dempsey

    This handbook is a reference work providing a comprehensive, objective and comparative overview of Space Law. The global space economy reached $330 billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 9 per cent vis-à-vis the previous year. Consequently, Space Law is changing and expanding expeditiously,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21

  • Adjudicating New Governance: Deliberative Democracy in the European Union book cover

    Adjudicating New Governance

    Deliberative Democracy in the European Union, 1st Edition

    By Emilia Korkea-aho

    This book engages with and advances the current debate on new governance by providing a much-needed analysis of its relationship with the courts. New modes of governance have produced a plethora of instruments and actors at various levels that present a challenge to more traditional forms of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom book cover

    Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Connelly

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza’s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza’s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes’ own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Zizek and Law book cover

    Zizek and Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire: The Disembodied Shade book cover

    Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade, 1st Edition

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Law and the Postcolonial

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