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  • Peacebuilding in Crisis: Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation book cover

    Peacebuilding in Crisis

    Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held, Ulrich Schneckener

    The 1990s saw a constant increase in international peace missions, predominantly led by the United Nations, whose mandates were more and more extended to implement societal and political transformations in post-conflict societies. However, in many cases these missions did not meet the high…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Value Making in International Economic Law and Regulation: Alternative Possibilities book cover

    Value Making in International Economic Law and Regulation

    Alternative Possibilities, 1st Edition

    By Donatella Alessandrini

    This book examines the contemporary production of economic value in today’s financial economies. Much of the regulatory response to the global financial crisis has been based on the assumption that curbing the speculative ‘excesses’ of the financial sphere is a necessary and sufficient condition…

    Hardback – 2016-01-26
    Routledge

  • 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.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-12
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings: Experiences and Lessons from the Andes book cover

    Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings

    Experiences and Lessons from the Andes, 1st Edition

    By Anna Barrera

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyses how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Balkans book cover

    Transitional Justice and Reconciliation

    Lessons from the Balkans, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martina Fischer, Olivera Simic

    Scholars and practitioners alike agree that somehow the past needs to be addressed in order to enable individuals and collectives to rebuild trust and relationships. However, they also continue to struggle with critical questions. When is the right moment to address the legacies of the past after…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge

  • EU Treaties and the Judicial Politics of National Courts: A Law and Politics Approach book cover

    EU Treaties and the Judicial Politics of National Courts

    A Law and Politics Approach, 1st Edition

    By Pablo José Castillo Ortiz

    Cases such as the Maastricht ruling by the German Federal Constitutional Court or the 'Crotty; decision by the Irish Supreme Court have gone down in the history of European integration as outstanding examples of intervention by judicial actors in important political processes. In this book, Dr.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law: The Flight and the Plight of People Deemed 'Illegal' book cover

    Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law

    The Flight and the Plight of People Deemed 'Illegal', 1st Edition

    By Robert F. Barsky

    This book describes the experiences of undocumented migrants, all around the world, bringing to life the challenges they face from the moment they consider leaving their country of origin, until the time they are deported back to it. Drawing on a broad array of academic studies, including law,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-18
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17
    Routledge

  • Secrecy, Law and Society book cover

    Secrecy, Law and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Greg Martin, Rebecca Scott Bray, Miiko Kumar

    Commentators have shown how a ‘culture of security’ ushered in after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and safeguarding national security. In this context, scholars have…

    Hardback – 2015-06-02
    Routledge

  • After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy book cover

    After Violence

    Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, Trine Eide

    After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Anticipated contributions of transitional justice mechanisms are commonly stated in universal terms, with little regard for historically specific…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial

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