Comparative Law Products

  • Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland

    Edited by Stephen McKay, Michael Murray

    Each of the jurisdictions within the UK and Ireland is refining the operational characteristics of its planning system and while there are some common practices, it is also the case that there are substantive divergences. In each territory the planning template is fundamentally shaped within a…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 

  • Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans

    Edited by Lutz Oette, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker

    Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Several efforts, such as the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and transitional justice initiatives have recognised that the failure to…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • Regulating Preventive Justice

    Principle, Policy and Paradox

    Edited by Tamara Tulich, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Simon Bronitt, Sarah Murray

    Like medicine, law is replete with axioms of prevention. ‘Prevention is better than cure’ has a long pedigree in both fields. 17th century jurist Sir Edward Coke observed that ‘preventing justice excelleth punishing justice’. A century later, Sir William Blackstone similarly stated that ‘preventive…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 

  • The Diffusion of Law

    The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World

    By Sue Farran, James Gallen, Christa Rautenbach

    In considering diffusion from a global perspective, this book provides timely new insights into its application in a variety of fields and at many levels of both legal and non-legal orderings. This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 
    Juris Diversitas

  • Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

    Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

    By Ido Shahar

    This book provides an unprecedented portrayal of a lively shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, which belongs to the Israeli legal system but serves Palestinian residents of the eastern part of the city. It draws a rich picture of an intriguing institution, operating in an environment…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights

    By Paula Gerber, Katie O'Byrne

    Surrogacy presents particularly complex questions for human rights law and theory. This book provides a unique and insightful examination into the underexplored issues of how domestic and international law is responding to the sharp increase in the use of surrogacy. The work presents critical…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13 

  • Legal Lexicography

    A Comparative Perspective

    By Máirtín Mac Aodha

    Legal lexicography or jurilexicography is the most neglected aspect of the discipline of jurilinguistics, despite its great relevance for translators, academics and comparative lawyers. This volume seeks to bridge this gap in legal literature by bringing together contributions from ten…

    Paperback – 2017-01-12 
    Law, Language and Communication

  • Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

    By Vernon Valentine Palmer, Mohamed Y. Mattar

    Advancing legal scholarship in the area of mixed legal systems, as well as comparative law more generally, this book expands the comparative study of the world’s legal families to those of jurisdictions containing not only mixtures of common and civil law, but also to those mixing Islamic and/or…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Juris Diversitas

  • Polity and Crisis

    Reflections on the European Odyssey

    By Massimo Fichera, Sakari Hänninen

    European integration is an open-ended, ongoing process which has been deeply challenged by integral world capitalism. This study explores the present EU foundational dilemma, looking at the problematic relationship between the ideal model of integration and the reality of the 21st century.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Edinburgh/Glasgow Law and Society Series

  • Of Doubt and Proof

    Ritual and Legal Practices of Judgment

    By Daniela Berti, Anthony Good

    All institutions concerned with the process of judging - whether it be deciding between alternative courses of action, determining a judge’s professional integrity, assigning culpability for an alleged crime, or ruling on the credibility of an asylum claimant - are necessarily directly concerned…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Juris Diversitas

  • Disabled Justice?

    Access to Justice and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    By Eilionóir Flynn

    Disability offers a new lens through which to view the effectiveness of access to justice, and the inclusiveness of the justice system as a whole. This book analyses the experience of people with disabilities through the entire justice system, from making a complaint, to investigation, and through…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 

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