Philosophy: Philosophy of Law

  • Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment: A Philosophical Analysis book cover

    Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment

    A Philosophical Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Uwe Steinhoff

    This book offers a philosophical analysis of the moral and legal justifications for the use of force. While the book focuses on the ethics self-defense, it also explores its relation to lesser evil justifications, public authority, the justification of punishment, and the ethics of war. Steinhoff’s…

    Hardback – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Criminal Theory and International Human Rights Law book cover

    Criminal Theory and International Human Rights Law

    1st Edition

    By Steven Malby

    The development of an international human rights jurisprudence on criminalization is in its relative infancy. Nonetheless, systematic examination of international decisions on acts engaging the criminal law reveals an emerging human rights approach to the acceptability, or not, of criminalization.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law book cover

    The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law

    1st Edition

    By Johan van Der Walt

    This book develops a historical concept of liberal democratic law through readings of the pivotal twentieth century legal theoretical positions articulated in the work of Herbert Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Duncan Kennedy, Rudolf Smend, Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. It assesses the jurisprudential…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Between Democracy and Law: The Amorality of Secession book cover

    Between Democracy and Law

    The Amorality of Secession, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carlos Closa, Costanza Margiotta, Giuseppe Martinico

    This volume purports to explore the legal and political issues triggered by the new wave of secessionism. More specifically, those issues concern the interplay between notions of democracy (and democratic ends and means) and law (and the rule of law and constitutionalism). Against this background,…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge

  • Law and Economics as Interdisciplinary Exchange: Philosophical, Methodological and Historical Perspectives book cover

    Law and Economics as Interdisciplinary Exchange

    Philosophical, Methodological and Historical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Péter Cserne, Magdalena Małecka

    Law and Economics is an established field of research and arguably one of the few examples of a successful interdisciplinary project. This book explores whether, or to what extent, that interdisciplinarity has indeed been a success. It provides insights on the foundations and methods, achievements…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    The Economics of Legal Relationships

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

    The Anthropological Paradox

    Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics: A New Interpretation book cover

    The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics

    A New Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By Lanxin Xiang

    Xiang explains the nature and depth of the legitimacy crisis facing the government of China, and why it is so frequently misunderstood in the West. Arguing that it is more helpful to understand the quest for legitimacy in China as an eternally dynamic process, rather than to seek resolutions in…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    1st Edition

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to law, legal interpretation and the jurisprudential to reshape law as a practice of response and responsibility. Confronting a Baconian antitheatrical legality embedded in its jurisprudences and interpretative practices, Marett Leiboff turns to…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Positive Freedom and the Law book cover

    Positive Freedom and the Law

    1st Edition

    By Kim Treiger-Bar-Am

    This book explains why we should stop thinking of freedom as limited to a right to be left alone. It explores how Kantian philosophy and Jewish thought instead give rise to a concept of positive freedom. At heart, freedom is inextricably linked to the obligation to respect the autonomy and dignity…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22
    Routledge

  • The Liberal Politics of John Locke book cover

    The Liberal Politics of John Locke

    1st Edition

    By M. Seliger

    Originally published in 1968. This book presents the synthesis of a coherent view of the Lockeian argument from his various works. This tests the inner consistency of Locke’s political theory against his own examples from history. The layers of Locke’s argumentation are analysed on metaphysics in…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

  • Law's Sacrifice: Approaching the Problem of Sacrifice in Law, Literature, and Philosophy book cover

    Law's Sacrifice

    Approaching the Problem of Sacrifice in Law, Literature, and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian W. Nail, Jeffrey A. Ellsworth

    This volume examines the relationship between law and sacrifice as a crucial nexus for theorizing the dynamics of creation, destruction, transcendence, and violence within the philosophical and legal discourse of western society. At a time of populist political unrest, what philosophical and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge

  • Law and the Passions: Why Emotion Matters for Justice book cover

    Law and the Passions

    Why Emotion Matters for Justice, 1st Edition

    By Julia J.A. Shaw

    Engaging with the underlying social context in which emotions are a motivational force, Law and the Passions provides a uniquely inclusive commentary on the significance and influence of emotions in the history and continuing development of legal judgment, policy formation, legal practice and legal…

    Hardback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge

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