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  • Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, 1st Edition

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Routledge

  • The Experience of Tragic Judgment

    1st Edition

    By Julen Etxabe

    Adjudication between conflicting normative universes that do not share the same vocabulary, standards of rationality, and moral commitments cannot be resolved by recourse to traditional principles. Such cases are always in a sense tragic. And what is called for, in our pluralistic and conflictual…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge

  • The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

    1st Edition

    By Mariano Croce, Andrea Salvatore

    The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt’s institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By reading Schmitt’s overall work through the lens of his institutional turn, the authors…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Distributive Justice

    1st Edition

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    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

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