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  • Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power

    By Kathryn McNeilly

    Against the recent backdrop of socio-political 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 measure…

    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 Gozdz 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

  • Building the Rule of Law in China

    Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design

    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

  • Liberalizing Contracts

    Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History

    By Anat Rosenberg

    In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most…

    Hardback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Criminal Law and Precrime

    Legal Studies in Canadian Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of Criminal Guilt

    By Richard Jochelson, James Gacek, Lauren Menzie, Kirsten Kramar

    In Philip K. Dick’s short story Minority Report, the institution of Precrime punishes people with imprisonment for crimes they would have committed had they not been prevented. With Dick’s allegorical inspiration, the authors of Criminal Law and Precrime: Legal Studies in Canadian Punishment and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Directions and Developments in Criminal Justice and Law

  • Legal Persuasion

    A Rhetorical Approach to the Science

    By Linda L. Berger, Kathryn M. Stanchi

    This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the integration of research from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Law, Language and Communication

  • The Legal Order

    First published in 1917 (Part 1) and 1918 (Part 2), with a second edition in 1946, this is the first English translation of Santi Romano’s classic work, L’ordinamento giuridico (The Legal Order). The main focus of The Legal Order is the notion of institution, which Romano considered to be both the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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