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  • Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror

    A Study of the Institution of Images

    By Pierre Legendre

    In the context of our increasingly global legal order, Pierre Legendre’s God in the Mirror reconsiders the place of law within the division of existing bodies of knowledge. Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – understands law as an emergent, complex, self-organizing system in which an interactive network of actors and systems operate with no overall guiding hand, giving rise to complex collective behaviour that can be observed in patterns of law…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Border Security

    Shores of Politics, 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 – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic

    By Alan Norrie

    In this follow-up to Law and the Beautiful Soul, Alan Norrie addresses the split between legal and ethical judgment. Shaped by history, law’s formalism both eschews and requires ethics. The first essays consider legal form in its practical aspect, and the ethical problems encountered (‘law’s…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Medium Law

    By Daithí Mac Síthigh

    Why should anyone care about the medium of communication today, especially when talking about media law? In today’s digital society, many emphasise convergence and seek new regulatory approaches. In Medium Law, however, the ‘medium theory’ insights of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and the Toronto…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture

  • Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power

    By Kathryn McNeilly

    Against the recent backdrop of sociopolitical crisis, radical thinking and activism to challenge the oppressive operation of power has increased. Such thinkers and activists have aimed for radical social transformation in the sense of challenging dominant ways of viewing the world, including the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance—punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • Law, Religion and Love

    Seeking Ecumenical Justice for the Other

    Edited by Paul Babie, Vanja-Ivan Savić

    In contemporary society there are several issues making for a divisive atmosphere in regard to religion. The decreasing level of spirituality in the West it can be argued has created a wide divide between the 'faithful' and groups such as agnostics, atheists and those of mixed spirituality. In…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • Strange Gods

    Legal Theology and the ‘Modernity’ of Law

    By Peter Fitzpatrick

    Strange Gods provides a genealogy of modern law as a secular theology, calling into question the received ideas that modern law is radically different from its religious antecedents, and that modernity involved a repudiation of theological concepts. Peter Fitzpatrick charts the lineage of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age

    Edited by Ben Golder, Daniel McLoughlin

    This volume addresses 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 Kingdom, it addresses…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Phraseology in Legal and Institutional Settings

    A Corpus-based Interdisciplinary Perspective

    Edited by Stanislaw Goźdź-Roszkowski, Gianluca Pontrandolfo

    This volume presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of major developments in the study of how phraseology is used in a wide range of different legal and institutional contexts. This recent interest has been mainly sparked by the development of corpus linguistics research, which has both…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Law, Language and Communication

  • Building the Rule of Law in China

    Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

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