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  • Punishment

    2nd edition

    By Thom Brooks

    This new second edition of Punishment includes a revised and expanded defence of the groundbreaking unified theory of punishment that brings together elements of retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation into a new coherent framework. Thom Brooks expands the chapter length case studies from…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Torture and Truth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Page duBois

    First published in 1991, this book — through the examination of ancient Greek literary, philosophical and legal texts — analyses how the Athenian torture of slaves emerged from and reinforced the concept of truth as something hidden in the human body. It discusses the tradition of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Jacques Derrida (Routledge Revivals)

    An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography

    Edited by William Schultz, Lewis L.B. Fried

    First published in 1992, this book represents the first major attempt to compile a bibliography of Derrida’s work and scholarship about his work. It attempts to be comprehensive rather than selective, listing primary and secondary works from the year of Derrida’s Master’s thesis in 1954 up until…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

    Edited by Kalle Grill, Jason Hanna

    While paternalism has been a long-standing philosophical issue, it has recently received renewed attention among scholars and the general public. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror

    A Study of the Institution of Images

    By Pierre Legendre

    In the context of our increasingly global legal order, Pierre Legendre’s God in the Mirror reconsiders the place of law within the division of existing bodies of knowledge. Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de…

    Paperback – 2018-01-21 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Adriana Cavarero

    Resistance and the Voice of Law

    By Elisabetta R. Bertolino

    Critical legal scholars have made us aware that law is made up not only of rules but also of language. But who speaks the language of law? And can one lawfully speak in one’s own voice? For the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, to answer these questions we must not separate who is speaking from…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Sociological Jurisprudence

    Juristic thought and social inquiry

    By Roger Cotterrell

    This book presents a unified set of arguments about the nature of jurisprudence and its relation to the jurist’s role. It explores contemporary challenges that create a need for social scientific perspectives in jurisprudence, and it shows how sociological resources can and should be used in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

    By Louis E. Wolcher

    The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place…

    Paperback – 2017-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

    Edited by Tom Campbell, Kylie Bourne

    This collection explores and illustrates issues arising from ‘political’ approaches to human rights in contrast to the more traditional ‘moral’ approaches. Moral approaches conceptualize and justify human rights in terms of priority rights which are both universal and moral. In contrast, political…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Space, Time, Justice

    From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives

    By David Marrani

    This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as the starting point of the question of justice…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Human Dignity and Law

    Legal and Philosophical Investigations

    By Stephen Riley

    This book argues that human dignity and law stand in a privileged relationship with one another.  Law must be understood as limited by the demands made by human dignity.  Conversely, human dignity cannot be properly understood without clarifying its interaction with legal institutions and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Ranciere and Law

    Edited by Monica Lopez Lerma, Julen Etxabe

    This book is the first to approach Jacques Rancière’s work from a legal perspective. A former student of Louis Althusser, Rancière is one of the most important contemporary French philosophers of recent decades: offering an original and path-breaking way to think politics, democracy and aesthetics.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

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