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  • Bureaucracy, National Security and Access to Justice

    The Development and Use of Public Interest Immunity

    By Maureen Spencer

    This volume combines the use of reported cases with examination of records held at the National Archives and elsewhere to examine the development of the law of public interest immunity. Comparisons are drawn with the state of privilege concept in the USA and similar principles in commonwealth…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 

  • Athenian Law and Society

    By Konstantinos A. Kapparis

    Athenian Law and Society focuses upon the intersection of law and society in classical Athens, in relation to topics like politics, class, ability, masculinity, femininity, gender studies, economics, citizenship, slavery, crime, and violence. The book explores the circumstances and broader context…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26 

  • Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England

    By Ina Habermann

    This title was first published in 2003. Though the historical evidence of slander and defamation increasingly attracts the attention of early modern cultural historians and literary scholars, much of the current critical debate has failed to take into account the diverse signifying structures in…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Criminal Responsibility of Children and Young Persons

    A Comparison of English and German Law

    By Thomas Crofts

    This title was first published in 2002. Using a comparative and historical analysis of the relevant law and practice in England and Germany, this incisive volume examines the issue of whether there is still a need in modern society for an individual assessment of the criminal responsibility of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Making of a Policeman

    A Social History of a Labour Force in Metropolitan London, 1829–1914

    By Haia Shpayer-Makov

    This title was first published in 2002. The Making of a Policeman traces the process of consolidation of the Metropolitan Police of London from the establishment of the force in 1829 to the First World War. Not only was this the largest force in the country, policing the biggest city in Europe and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The History of Law in a Multi-Cultural Society

    Israel 1917-1967

    By Ron Harris, Alexandre Kedar, Assaf Likhovski

    This title was first published in 2002: This path-breaking collection of essays on the history of Israel from a legal perspective brings together the work of many distinguished Israeli legal historians. It focuses primarily on the impact of colonialism, nationalism and socialism on the law of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Gratian and the Schools of Law, 1140-1234

    Second Edition

    By Stephan Kuttner

    Edited by edited by Peter Landau

    The central figure in this volume is that of Gratian, whose monumental compilation of canon law sparked off the revival of legal studies in the medieval West. In other collections of essays, Stephan Kuttner dealt with the development of canon law in the two centuries that followed the publication…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Indigenous Peoples and the State

    International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi

    By Mark Hickford, Carwyn Jones

    This collection refreshes the scholarly and public discourse relating to the Treaty of Waitangi and makes a significant contribution to the international discussion of Indigenous-State relations and reconciliation. …

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Slavery and the Death Penalty

    A Study in Abolition

    By Bharat Malkani

    It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Law, Justice and Power

  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone

    Edited by Susan Paterson Glover

    Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Debating – and Creating – Authority

    The Failure of a Constitutional Ideal in Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1649

    By Elizabeth Dale

    This title was first published in 2001. In the tight frame of its first twenty years, Massachusetts Bay dramatically altered its constitutional order from a theocracy to an oligarchy, led by magistrates who created their own authority and defined the limits on their almost unlimited power.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Imperial Republic

    A Structural History of American Constitutionalism from the Colonial Era to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

    By James G. Wilson

    This title was first published in 2002. The Imperial Republic addresses the enduring relationship that the American constitution has with the concept of empire. Early activists frequently used the word to describe the nation they wished to create through revolution and later reform. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge Revivals

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