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  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Implementing the Rule of Law in Athenian Rhetoric

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in Athens and specifically the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law. Ancient rhetorical theory devoted…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 

  • The Development of Jury Service in Japan

    A square block in a round hole?

    By Anna Dobrovolskaia

    This book presents a comprehensive account of past and present efforts to introduce the jury system in Japan. Four legal reforms are documented and assessed: the implementation of the bureaucratic and all-judge special jury systems in the 1870s, the introduction of the all-layperson jury in the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 

  • Statutory Priorities in Corporate Insolvency Law

    An Analysis of Preferred Creditor Status

    By Christopher F. Symes

    Who enjoys statutory preferred creditor status? What justifications exist for jurisdictions to maintain statutes that favour 'priority' creditors over other creditors and contributories? This book examines preferential debts derived from specific legislative provisions applying to corporate…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Markets and the Law

  • Shaping US Military Law

    Governing a Constitutional Military

    By Joshua E. Kastenberg

    Since the United States’ entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation’s military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship between the Court and the military establishment argues otherwise providing the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800–1914

    By Catherine Mills

    This book explores the emergence and growth of state responsibility for safer and healthier working practices in British mining and the responses of labour and industry to expanding regulation and control. It begins with an assessment of working practice in the coal and metalliferous mining…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Studies in Labour History

  • Executive Measures, Terrorism and National Security

    Have the Rules of the Game Changed?

    By David Bonner

    David Bonner presents an historical and contemporary legal analysis of UK governmental use of executive measures, rather than criminal process, to deal with national security threats. The work examines measures of internment, deportation and restriction on movement deployed in the UK and (along…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Miners' Lung

    A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining

    By Arthur McIvor, Ronald Johnston

    Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to the present. In this way, the book addresses the important issues of occupational health…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • The Music Trade in Georgian England

    Edited by Michael Kassler

    In contrast to today's music industry, whose principal products are recorded songs sold to customers round the world, the music trade in Georgian England was based upon London firms that published and sold printed music and manufactured and sold instruments on which this music could be played. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty

    Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

    By Andrew Novak

    Historically, at English common law, the death penalty was mandatory for the crime of murder and other violent felonies. Over the last three decades, however, many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Law, Justice and Power

  • Victorian Crime, Madness and Sensation

    By Andrew Maunder

    Edited by Grace Moore

    Beginning with Victoria's enthronement and an exploration of sensationalist accounts of attacks on the Queen, and ending with the notorious case of a fin-de-siècle killer, Victorian Crime, Madness and Sensation throws new light on nineteenth-century attitudes toward crime and 'deviance'. The essays…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law, 1790–1860

    By Bridget M. Marshall

    Tracing the use of legal themes in the gothic novel, Bridget M. Marshall shows these devices reflect an outpouring of anxiety about the nature of justice. On both sides of the Atlantic, novelists like William Godwin, Mary Shelley, Charles Brockden Brown, and Hannah Crafts question the foundations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Ratio and Voluntas

    The Tension Between Reason and Will in Law

    By Kaarlo Tuori

    From the ancient beginnings of Western legal tradition, law has been conceived as traversed by a fundamental tension between power (will) and reason. This volume examines the tension between these two poles, 'ratio and voluntas' in modern law. Part I focuses on three instructive phases in the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Applied Legal Philosophy

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