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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09 
    Routledge

  • A Sociology of Crime

    Second edition

    By Stephen Hester, Peter Eglin

    Hester and Eglin’s A Sociology of Crime has an outstanding reputation for its distinctive and systematic contribution to the criminological literature. Through detailed examples and analysis, it shows how crime is a product of processes of criminalisation constituted through the interactional and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida

    By Jacques de Ville

    This book advances a new reading of the central works of Carl Schmitt and, in so doing, rethinks the primary concepts of constitutional theory. In this book, Jacques de Ville engages in a close analysis of a number of Schmitt’s texts, including Dictatorship (1921), The Concept of the Political (…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Hate Speech Law

    A Philosophical Examination

    By Alex Brown

    Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt

    Law, Politics, Theology

    Edited by Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkkinen

    What does Carl Schmitt have to offer to ongoing debates about sovereignty, globalization, spatiality, the nature of the political, and political theology? Can Schmitt’s positions and concepts offer insights that might help us understand our concrete present-day situation? Works on Schmitt usually…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15 
    Routledge

  • In Defense of Moral Luck

    Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness

    By Robert J. Hartman

    The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Law's Hermeneutics

    Other Investigations

    Edited by Simone Glanert, Fabien Girard

    Bringing together leading academics hailing from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law, that theory motivates and enables, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge

  • Law Unlimited

    By Margaret Davies

    This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory – what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Pragmatism, Law, and Language

    Edited by Graham Hubbs, Douglas Lind

    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

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