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  • Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience

    Edited by Alexia Herwig, Marta Simoncini

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Legal Education at the Crossroads

    Education and the Legal Profession

    Edited by Avrom Sherr, Richard Moorhead, Hilary Sommerlad

    For several years legal professions across the world have, to varying degrees, been undergoing dramatic changes as a result of a range of forces such as globalization, diversification and changes in regulation. In many jurisdictions the extent of these transformations have led to a process of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Land Law and Urban Policy in Context

    Essays on the Contributions of Patrick McAuslan

    Edited by Thanos Zartaloudis

    This book is a collection of essays honouring and engaging with the work of the late Professor Patrick McAuslan. It is a collection that narrates, analyses and critiques McAuslan’s contributions, as well as offering substantive perspectives on how his work has impacted the legal fields in which he…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07 
    Routledge
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty

    The Contested Governance of Health

    By Tarryn Phillips

    We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA

    By Erin Kruger

    In the post-9/11 security environment, the use of genetic data has extended beyond the confines of the criminal legal domain and into the realms of national security, defense, immigration, humanitarian, army and military operations. As such, the function of genetic data has shifted from that of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Urban Commons

    Rethinking the City

    Edited by Christian Borch, Martin Kornberger

    This book rethinks the city by examining its various forms of collectivity – their atmospheres, modes of exclusion and self-organization, as well as how they are governed – on the basis of a critical discussion of the notion of urban commons. The idea of the commons has received surprisingly little…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Information, Freedom and Property

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Bibi van den Berg

    This book addresses issues on the nexus of freedom of and property in information, while acknowledging that both hiding and exposing information may affect our privacy. It inquires into the physics, the technologies, the business models, the governmental strategies and last but not least the legal…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13
    Routledge

  • A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge

  • Irregular Migrants

    Policy, Politics, Motives and Everyday Lives

    Edited by Alice Bloch, Milena Chimienti

      A new era of international migration has been accompanied by increasingly restrictive immigration controls to manage migration to more developed countries. The consequence has been fewer routes to enter and/or stay in countries in a regularised way and as a result, an increase in the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century

    By Christian Borch

    This book presents a Foucauldian problematisation analysis of crime, with a particular focus on the twentieth century. It considers how crime has been conceived as problem and, by scrutinising the responses that have been adapted to deal with crime, demonstrates how a range of power modalities have…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
    Routledge

  • Moral Rhetoric and the Criminalisation of Squatting

    Vulnerable Demons?

    Edited by Lorna Fox O'Mahony, David O'Mahony, Robin Hickey

    This collection of critical essays considers the criminalisation of squatting from a range of different theoretical, policy and practice perspectives. While the practice of squatting has long been criminalised in some jurisdictions, the last few years have witnessed the emergence of a newly…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge

  • Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Social Justice

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