Law: Legal Theory

  • Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality book cover

    Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

    1st Edition

    By Adnan Sattar

    This book examines the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifi cations for criminal punishment. Using interdisciplinary discourse analysis, it exposes certain paradoxes that underpin the ‘International Bill of Human Rights’, academic commentaries on human rights…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • The Law and Politics of Inclusion: From Rights to Practices of Disidentification book cover

    The Law and Politics of Inclusion

    From Rights to Practices of Disidentification, 1st Edition

    By Valeria Venditti

    On the one hand, inclusion constitutes a powerful framework of political agency, as people can gain access to forms of recognition granting legal protection and social visibility. On the other hand, inclusion requires their adherence to fixed matrices incorporating specific and limited forms of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge

  • Money, Social Ontology and Law book cover

    Money, Social Ontology and Law

    1st Edition

    By Angela Condello, Maurizio Ferraris, John Rogers Searle

    Presenting legal and philosophical essays on money, this book explores the conditions according to which an object like a piece of paper, or an electronic signal, has come to be seen as having a value. Money plays a crucial role in the regulation of social relationships and their normative…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • The Politics of Juridification book cover

    The Politics of Juridification

    1st Edition

    By Mariano Croce

    The Politics of Juridification offers a timely contribution to debates about how politics is being affected by the increasing relevance of judicial bodies to the daily administration of Western political communities. While most critical analyses portray juridification as a depoliticizing,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Giambattista Vico on Natural Law: Rhetoric, Religion and Sensus Communis book cover

    Giambattista Vico on Natural Law

    Rhetoric, Religion and Sensus Communis, 1st Edition

    By John Schaeffer

    This book introduces the thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) into the discussion about natural law. For many critics, natural law is not natural but a façade behind which lurks the supernatural – that is, revealed religion. While current notions of natural law are based on either Aristotelian/…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge

  • Justice, Community and Globalization: Groundwork to a Communal-Cosmopolitanism book cover

    Justice, Community and Globalization

    Groundwork to a Communal-Cosmopolitanism, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Anderson

    This book takes up the tension between globalization and community in order to articulate a new theory of global justice. Although the process of globalization is not new, its current manifestation and consequences are. At the same time, there is a growing recognition of the importance of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation book cover

    Envisioning Legality

    Law, Culture and Representation, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Law, Art and the Commons book cover

    Law, Art and the Commons

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Adriana Cavarero: Resistance and the Voice of Law book cover

    Adriana Cavarero

    Resistance and the Voice of Law, 1st Edition

    By Elisabetta R. Bertolino

    Critical legal scholars have made us aware that law is made up not only of rules but also of language. But who speaks the language of law? And can one lawfully speak in one’s voice? For the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, to answer these questions we must not separate who is speaking from the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Controlling Urban Events: Law, Ethics and the Material book cover

    Controlling Urban Events

    Law, Ethics and the Material, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Pavoni

    How does order emerge out of the multiplicity of bodies, objects, ideas and practices that constitute the urban? This book explores the relation between space, law and control in the contemporary city – and particularly in the context of urban ‘mega events’ – through a combined geographical and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Law and the Dead: Technology, Relations and Institutions book cover

    Law and the Dead

    Technology, Relations and Institutions, 1st Edition

    By Marc Trabsky

    The governance of the dead in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries gave rise to a new arrangement of thanato-politics in the West. Legal, medical and bureaucratic institutions developed innovative technologies for managing the dead, maximising their efficacy and exploiting their vitality. Law…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19
    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, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

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