Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • Complexity Theory and Law: Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence book cover

    Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – understands law as an emergent, complex, self-organizing system in which an interactive network of actors and systems operate with no overall guiding hand, giving rise to complex collective behaviour that can be observed in patterns of law…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Foucault's Politics of Philosophy: Power, Law, and Subjectivity book cover

    Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

    Power, Law, and Subjectivity

    By Sandro Chignola

    Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focused shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Law, Obligation, Community book cover

    Law, Obligation, Community

    Edited by Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch

    Against an ever-expanding and diversifying ‘rights talk’, this book re-opens the question of obligation from not only legal but also ethical, sociological and political perspectives. Its premise is that obligation has a primacy ahead of rights, because rights attach to practices and modes of being…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • The Ethics of Counterterrorism book cover

    The Ethics of Counterterrorism

    By Isaac Taylor

    States across the globe spend billions of dollars fighting terrorism annually. As well as strategic questions about the way in which the money should be spent, we are also confronted with a host of moral issues here, many of which are poorly understood. The Ethics of Counterterrorism offers the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

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

    Philosophy, Obligation and the Law

    Bentham’s Ontology of Normativity

    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 – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory

    Edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    This handbook sets out an innovative approach to the theory of law reconceptualising legal theory in a material, socially contextualised and politically radical way. The book is made up of original contributions authored by academics at the forefront of research in legal theory so provides a…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Law in the Time of Oxymora: A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic and Law book cover

    Law in the Time of Oxymora

    A Synaesthesia of Language, Logic and Law

    By Rostam J. Neuwirth

    What do different concepts like true lie, bad luck, honest thief, old news, spacetime, glocalisation, symplexity, sustainable development, constant change, soft law, substantive due process, pure law, bureaucratic efficiency and global justice have in common? What connections do they share with…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11 
    Routledge
    Juris Diversitas

  • Arendt, Agamben and the Issue of Hyper-Legality: In Between the Prisoner-Stateless Nexus book cover

    Arendt, Agamben and the Issue of Hyper-Legality

    In Between the Prisoner-Stateless Nexus

    By Kathleen R. Arnold

    In the Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt famously argued that the stateless were so rightless, that it was better to be a criminal who at least had some rights and protections. In this book, Kathleen R. Arnold examines Arendt’s comparison in the context of post-1996 U.S. criminal and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-06 
    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

    Edited by Alberto Febbrajo

    This volume addresses the different ways in which legal cultures work in a modern society. 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, and leads to a pluralistic identity of the legal…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Consent

    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 outstanding…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics: Time Out of Joint book cover

    Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics

    Time Out of Joint

    Edited by Luigi Corrias, Lyana Francot

    In the last decade, the changing role of time in society has once again taken centre stage in the academic debate. A prominent, but surely not the only, aspect of this debate hinges on the so-called acceleration of time and its societal consequences. Despite the fact that time is fundamental to the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-27 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • The Anthropological Paradox: Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation book cover

    The Anthropological Paradox

    Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation

    By Massimo De Carolis

    This book addresses how the erosion of traditional forms of political association and legal regulation has given rise to a pluralism of ‘imperfect communities’ constantly exposed to the risk of dissolution. These are niches and micro-worlds that are connected through precarious and ambivalent ties.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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