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  • 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 – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • The Law and the Dead

    By Heather Conway

    The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • Race in the Shadow of Law

    Activism in Contemporary Europe

    By Eddie Bruce-Jones

    Race, Law and Unruliness 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 – 2016-05-01 
    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 – 2016-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23 
    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 – 2016-03-20 
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Social Justice

  • Ageing, Gender and Sexuality

    Equality in Later Life

    By Sue Westwood

    Ageing, Gender and Sexuality focuses on the experiences of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals, in order to analyse how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to produce particular inequalities relating to resources, recognition and representation in later life. The book adopts a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

    Lessons from Sweden

    By Jay Levy

    In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself as the pioneer of a radical approach to prostitution. What has come to be referred to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 
    Routledge

  • Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism

    By John Stanton

    Change and development are going on all around us. On both an international platform, as well as at the local governmental and community level, governments, decision and policy makers constantly strive to improve the world in which we live, seeking to make it better and to improve quality of life.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy

    Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process

    By Benjamin Farrand

    In this book, Benjamin Farrand employs an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal analysis with political theory to explore the development of copyright law in the EU. Farrand utilises Foucault’s concept of Networks of Power and Culpepper’s Quiet Politics to assess the adoption and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge

  • Decolonising Indigenous Child Welfare

    Comparative Perspectives

    By Terri Libesman

    During the past decade, a remarkable transference of responsibility to Indigenous children’s organisation has taken place in many parts of Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand. It has been influenced by Indigenous peoples’ human rights advocacy at national and international levels, by claims…

    Paperback – 2015-08-26
    Routledge

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