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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Punishment

    1st Edition

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical…

    Paperback – 2012-11-13

  • 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

  • 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
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    1st Edition

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16

  • Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law

    1st Edition

    By Edward Mussawir

    Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law explores an affinity between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and jurisprudence as a tradition of technical legal thought. The author addresses and reopens a central aesthetic problem in jurisprudence: the difference between the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16

  • Critical Legal Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Costas Douzinas, Colin Perrin

    Critical Legal Theory has conventionally been traced to the social, political, and philosophical movements of the 1960s and, before that, to the early-twentieth-century ‘realist’ critique of modern jurisprudence. In truth, however, its origins go back to classical and pre-modern thought, and to…

    Hardback – 2011-12-14
    Critical Concepts in Law

  • Law's Trace: From Hegel to Derrida

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Kellogg

    Law's Trace argues for the political importance of deconstruction by taking Derrida’s reading of Hegel as its point of departure. While it is well established that seemingly neutral and inclusive legal and political categories and representations are always, in fact, partial and exclusive, among…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12

  • Giorgio Agamben

    Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism, 1st Edition

    By Thanos Zartaloudis

    Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism is a thorough engagement with the thought of the influential Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It explores Agamben’s work on language, ontology, power, law and criticism from the 1970s to his most recent publications. Introducing Agamben's…

    Paperback – 2011-07-31

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