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  • Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law and Broken Dialectic

    By Alan Norrie

    In this follow-up to Alan Norrie’s Law and the Beautiful Soul (Routledge, 2005), Alan Norrie addresses the unresolved split between legal and ethical judgment. This split is seen as a product of the historical shaping of legal judgment, such that its abstraction and formalism both eschew ethical…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Ecological Integrity and Global Governance

    Science, ethics and the law

    By Laura Westra

    It is increasingly argued that a focus on environmental sustainability is fundamental to effective and equitable governance, and ultimately for the good of mankind. This book argues that, in the face increasing environmental challenges, it is essential to recognise the role that ecological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge

  • Denying Death

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Terror Management Theory

    Edited by Lindsey A. Harvell, Gwendelyn S. Nisbett

    This volume is the first to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Terror Management Theory, providing a detailed overview of how rich and diverse the field has become since the late 1980s, and where it is going in the future. It offers perspectives from psychology, political science,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08 
    Psychology Press

  • Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

    Edited by Rik Peels

    This edited collection focuses on the moral and social dimensions of ignorance—an undertheorized category in analytic philosophy. Contributors address such issues as the relation between ignorance and deception, ignorance as a moral excuse, ignorance as a legal excuse, and the relation between…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia

    By Bui Ngoc Son

    Western liberal constitutionalism has expanded recently, with, in East Asia, the constitutional systems of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan based on Western principles, and with even the socialist polities of China and Vietnam having some regard to such principles. Despite the alleged universal…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Global Violence

    Ethical and Political Issues

    By Eric A Heinze

    What does it mean to say that a particular war is just or unjust, that terrorism is always wrong, or that torture can sometimes be morally justified? What are the moral bases for the possession or use of nuclear weapons, intervening in other countries’ civil wars, or being a bystander to genocide?…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Global Ethics

  • The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political

    Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as the original proponents of two distinct and opposed processes of concept formation generating two separate and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • The Foundation of the Juridico-Political

    Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as initiators not only of two distinct and opposing processes of concept formation, but also of two discrete and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Foundation of the Juridical-Political: Concept Formation in Hans…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • Spatial Justice

    Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    There can be no justice that is not spatial. Against a recent tendency to despatialise law, matter, bodies and even space itself, this book insists on spatialising them, arguing that there can be neither law nor justice that are not articulated through and in space. Spatial Justice presents a new…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Law and the Philosophy of Privacy

    By Janice Richardson

    Situating privacy within the context of political philosophy, this book highlights the way in which struggles concerning the meaning of privacy have always been political. Different conceptions of privacy are here shown to involve diverse assumptions about ontology: our conceptions of self, culture…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

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