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  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities

    Edited by Stephen Gilmore

    This volume represents key scholarship on the issue of parental rights and responsibilities, selected from a dense forest of literature. The collection offers an overview of the subject and covers topics such as: underlying rationales of who or what is a parent; legal concepts of ’parent’ and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04 
    Routledge
    The Library of Essays on Family Rights

  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence

    Anthropological Approaches to Crime

    Edited by Yazid Ben Hounet, Deborah Puccio-Den

    This book provides an anthropological exploration of the ways in which crime is perceived and defined, focusing on notions of truth, intentionality, and evidence. The chapters contain rich ethnographic case studies drawn from work in the Middle East, Africa, India, Mexico and Europe. A variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Recognition, and Intervention

    Edited by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, Patricia Easteal

    Research shows that intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is the most common form of sexual assault. Professional focus is often on the victim, but more information is needed about the perpetrators in order to have a fuller understanding of this crime. The very nature of IPSV – sexual assault…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22 
    Routledge

  • Secrecy, Law and Society

    Edited by Greg Martin, Rebecca Scott Bray, Miiko Kumar

    Commentators have shown how a ‘culture of security’ ushered in after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and safeguarding national security. In this context, scholars have…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Subject of Prostitution

    Sex Work, Law and Social Theory

    By Jane Scoular

    The Subject of Prostitution offers a distinctive analysis of the links between prostitution and social theory in order to advance a critical analysis of the relationship of law to sex work. Using the lens of social theory to disrupt fixed meanings the book provides an advanced analytical framework…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy

    A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers

    By Karen Smith Rotabi, Nicole F. Bromfield

    Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to establishment of The Hague…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond

    Edited by Paul Blokker

    The volume addresses the phenomenon of constitutional acceleration, the increased recourse to constitutional revision and constitution-making - in, as well as on the edges of, contemporary Europe. With constitutional reform becoming less of an exceptional exercise and more of a form of routine…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • The Ethics of Biotechnology

    Edited by Gaymon Bennett

    The essays collected in this volume provide students of ethics with essential tools for making sense of emerging biotechnical capacities and the turbulent power relations these capacities are bringing into the world. Unlike previous reference works in bioethics, which focus on specific domains of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Ashgate
    The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • Judicial Elections in the 21st Century

    Edited by Chris W. Bonneau, Melinda Gann Hall

    Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S. Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Human Rights-Based Change

    The Institutionalisation of Economic and Social Rights

    Edited by Maija Mustaniemi-Laakso, Hans-Otto Sano

    This book provides different analytical perspectives into how human rights-based approaches to development (HRBADs) contribute to change. Based on the understanding that HRBADs are increasingly integrated into development and governance discourse and processes in many societies and organisations,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Doe and Sandberg: Law and Religion (4-vol. set)

    Edited by Norman Doe, Russell Sandberg

    From the murderous reaction to the publication in a French satirical magazine of ‘blasphemous’ cartoons, to wrangles over the wearing of religious dress and symbols in schools and workplaces, the interaction between law and religion is rarely far from the headlines. Indeed, the editors of this…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Law

  • Race in the Shadow of Law

    State Violence in Contemporary Europe

    By Eddie Bruce-Jones

    Race in the Shadow of Law offers a critical legal analysis of European responses to institutional racism. It draws connections between contemporary legal knowledge practices and colonial systems of thought, arguing that many people of colour experience the law as a part of a racial problem, rather…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge

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