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  • War, Power and International Law

    Liberal and Capitalist Lineages

    By Tarik Kochi

    This book critically investigates modern international law – assessing the range of its ambitions and, crucially, its failings. Drawing upon the history of early modern political thought and contemporary critical theory, the book argues that modern international law needs to be understood as an…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge

  • In Crime's Archive

    The Cultral Afterlife of Evidence

    By Katherine Biber

    This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly-regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge

  • Border Security

    Shores of Politics and Horizons of Justice

    By Peter Chambers

    What kind of a world is one in which border security is understood as necessary? How is this transforming the shores of politics? And why does this seem to preclude a horizon of political justice for those affected? Border Security responds to these questions through an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Beyond Legal Reasoning: a Critique of Pure Lawyering

    By Jeffrey Lipshaw

    The concept of learning to ‘think like a lawyer’ is one of the cornerstones of legal education in the United States and beyond. In this book, Jeffrey Lipshaw provides a critique of the traditional views of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ or ‘pure lawyering’ aimed at lawyers, law professors, and students…

    Hardback – 2017-03-18 
    Routledge

  • Anarchy in the System

    Law and Power in a Global World

    By Lyana Francot

    Anarchy in the System: Law and Power in a Global World critically engages the belief that the state and law can bring about peaceful order. Globalisation itself puts into question this belief, as it reveals the inability of these essentially modern mechanisms to address contemporary conditions of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age

    Edited by Ben Golder, Daniel McLoughlin

    The proposed volume is the first to address the relationship between law and neoliberalism. Assembling work from established and emerging legal scholars, political theorists, philosophers, historians and sociologists from around the world, including the Americas, Australia, Europe and the United…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Law's Hermeneutics

    Other Investigations

    Edited by Simone Glanert, Fabien Girard

    Bringing together leading academics hailing from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law, that theory motivates and enables, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-18 
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Legality

    Law, Culture and Representation

    Edited by William Macneil, Timothy Peters, Karen Crawley

    Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation is a path-breaking collection of some of the world’s leading cultural legal scholars addressing issues of law, representation and the image. Law is constituted in and through the representations that hold us in their thrall, and this book…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Law Unlimited

    By Margaret Davies

    This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory – what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an…

    Hardback – 2017-02-04 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Spaces of Justice

    Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This collection is inspired by the transdisciplinary possibilities posed by the connections between space and justice. Drawing on a variety of theoretical influences that include Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Doreen Massey, Gillian Rose, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Antonio…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Ethics of Hospitality

    By Daniel Innerarity

    The source of hospitality lies in the fundamental ethical experiences that make up the fabric of the social lives of people. Therein lies a primary form of humanity. Whether we are guests or hosts, this reveals our situation in a world made up of receiving and meeting, leaving room for the liberty…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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