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  • Discursive Framings of Human Rights

    Negotiating Agency and Victimhood

    Edited by Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Jonas Ross Kjaergard

    What does it mean to be a subject of human rights? The status of the subject is closely connected with the form and rhetoric of the framing discourse, and this book investigates the relationship between the status of the subject and the form of human rights discourse, in differing aesthetic and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Spacing Law and Politics

    The Constitution and Representation of the Juridical

    By Leif Dahlberg

    Examining the inherent spatiality of law, both theoretically and as social practice, this book presents a genealogical account of the emergence and the development of the juridical. In an analysis that stretches from ancient Greece, through late antiquity and early modern and modern Europe, and on…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Latin America and the International Court of Justice

    Contributions to International Law

    Edited by Jean-Marc Sorel, Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

    This book evaluates the contribution of Latin America to the development of international law at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from a multifunctional perspective. This contemporary approach to international adjudication includes an examination of the historical contribution of the region…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Constitution Making in Asia

    Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire

    Edited by H. Kumarasingham

    Britain’s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Magna Carta

    A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom

    Edited by Zbigniew Rau, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski

    To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runneymead, Magna Carta provides the Central and Eastern European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political and legal experiences of freedom, from the medieval period to the present…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914

    By Leslie Hume

    First published in 1981, this book traces the history of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897-1914. Whereas most historians have focused on the more militant aspect of the struggle for female enfranchisement, embodied by the Women’s Political and Social Union (WPSU),…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Women's Rights and Religious Law

    Domestic and International Perspectives

    Edited by Fareda Banda, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe

    The three Abrahamic faiths have dominated religious conversations for millennia but the relations between state and religion are in a constant state of flux. This relationship may be configured in a number of ways. Religious norms may be enforced by the state as part of a regime of personal law or,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • The Danish Medieval Laws

    the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland

    Edited by Ditlev Tamm, Helle Vogt

    The Danish medieval laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland contains translations of the four most important medieval Danish laws written in the vernacular. The main texts are those of the Law of Scania, the two laws of Zealand – Valdemar’s and Erik’s – and the Law of Jutland, all of which…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • The Origin of Property in Land

    By Fustel De Coulanges

    De Coulanges original study provided a historical view of how land has become property which was then translated and published in 1891 by M. Ashley, not just to bring this study to an English reader but to provide a counter argument to Agrarian Communism. This edition also contains an introductory…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    By Narendra Chapalgaonker

    Why did the Constituent Assembly of India discard Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of constitutional structure that gave prominence to villages, and prefer parliamentary democracy instead? Why did the self-sufficient and self-governing village of his dream not find a place in India’s political edifice?…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge India

  • Crime in England

    1550-1800

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

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