Philosophy of Law Products

  • Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to  address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law.  Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different…

    Paperback – 2014-03-25
    Routledge

  • New Critical Legal Thinking

    Law and the Political, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

    New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal.…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Competing Sovereignties

    1st Edition

    By Richard Joyce

    Competing Sovereignties provides a critique of the concept of sovereignty in modernity in light of claims to determine the content of law at the international, national and local levels. In an argument that is illustrated through an analysis of debates over the control of intellectual property law…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge

  • The Concept of Injustice

    1st Edition

    By Eric Heinze

    This book insists upon a re-thinking of Western theories of Justice. For 2500 years, philosophers have subordinated the concept of injustice to the concept of justice, as if injustice were only a secondary, derivative notion. This book summons literary classics, notably Shakespeare, to argue that…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge

  • Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge

  • Law in the Courts of Love

    Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences, 1st Edition

    By Peter Goodrich

    Paperback – 2013-10-25
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Law as Process

    Creativity, Novelty, Change, 1st Edition

    By James MacLean

    Rethinking Law as Process draws on insights from 'process philosophy' in order to rethink the nature of legal decision-making. While there have been significant developments in the application of ‘process’ thought across a number of disciplines, little notice has been taken of Whiteheadian…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
    Routledge

  • Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Susanna Lindroos Hovinheimo

    Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation addresses how it is that legal texts -laws, statutes and regulations – can, and do have meaning. Conventionally, legal decisions are justified with reference to language. But since language is always open to interpretation, and so cannot fully justify…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
    Routledge

  • Law and Art

    Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oren Ben-Dor

    In engaging with the full range of 'the arts', contributors to this volume consider the relationship between law, justice, the ethical and the aesthetic. Art continually informs the ethics of a legal theory concerned to address how theoretical abstractions and concrete oppressions overlook…

    Paperback – 2013-02-20
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality

    Law as Absolute Hospitality, 1st Edition

    By Jacques de Ville

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality presents a comprehensive account and understanding of Derrida’s approach to law and justice. Through a detailed reading of Derrida’s texts, Jacques de Ville contends that it is only by way of Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence, and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-30
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Divine Violence

    Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty, 1st Edition

    By James R. Martel

    Divine Violence looks at the question of political theology and its connection to sovereignty. It argues that the practice of sovereignty reflects a Christian eschatology, one that proves very hard to overcome even by left thinkers, such as Arendt and Derrida, who are very critical of it. These…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
    Routledge

  • Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism

    Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere, 1st Edition

    By Frances Nethercott

    Following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, and again during the Gorbachev and Yel’tsin eras, the issue of individual legal rights and freedoms occupied a central place in the reformist drive to modernize criminal justice. While in tsarist Russia the gains of legal scholars and activists in…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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