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  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • The Politics of Adjudication

    By Aileen McHarg

    The Politics of Adjudication addresses the pragmatics of legal decision-making. Against a dominant constitutional paradigm that has asserted the primacy of ideals of independence and impartiality in governing the organisation and conduct of the judiciary, a more critical constitutional…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Law as a Human Science

    By Panu Minkkinen

    Law as a Human Science argues for the reintroduction of crucial aspects of the humanist tradition in legal thinking. Interdisciplinary studies of law are now primarily understood as policy-oriented and socio-legal in their orientation; whilst the older ties between law and the humanities (with…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • The Radical Philosophy of Rights

    By Costas Douzinas

    In advanced western societies, human rights have mutated, expanded and turned into a vernacular touching every aspect of social life. They are seen as the key concept of morals and politics, as well as in the forging of individual and collective identities. They are the ideology after ‘the end of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • The Subject of Injustice

    Political Action, Law and Empowerment

    By Bethania Assy

    Normative and communitarian traditions define justice either as abstraction or as concretization, and in terms of either universal reason or of particular identity. In both cases, the archetypal morphology of the rule of law reproduces essentially the same representational schema, in which the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Placing International Law

    The Techniques of Jurisdiction

    By Fleur Johns, Shaun McVeigh, Sundhya Pahuja, Thomas Skouteris, Robert Wai

    This book how addresses how international law is ‘placed’ in the world. International lawyers have long acknowledged the significance of space and place to their work, often in a territorial register. As this book demonstrates, however, the repertoire of international legal techniques for…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • In Crime's Archive

    The Cultural 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 – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Responsive Legality

    The New Administrative Justice

    By Zach Richards

    An important addition to socio-legal studies of administrative justice, this book explores the normative logics that twenty-first century public officials use to make their decisions. Engaging existing theoretical models of administrative justice, it identifies what is different about twenty first…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Principled International Criminal Justice

    Lessons from Tort Law

    By Mark Findlay, Joanna Chuah Hui Ying

    Commencing its search for a principled international criminal justice, this book argues that the Preamble to the Rome Statute requires a very different notion of justice than that which would be expected in domestic jurisdictions. This thinking necessitates theorizing what international criminal…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge
    International and Comparative Criminal Justice

  • Law, Legal Culture and Society

    Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order

    Edited by Alberto Febbrajo

    This volume addresses the pluralistic identity of the legal order. It argues that the mutual reflexivity of the different ways society perceives law and law perceives society eclipses the unique formal identity of written law. It advances a distinctive approach to legal culture, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology 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 – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

    Power, Law, and Subjectivity

    By Sandro Chignola

    Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focused shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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