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  • Law, Memory, Violence

    Uncovering the Counter-Archive

    Edited by Stewart Motha, Honni van Rijswijk

    The demand for recognition, responsibility, and reparations is regularly invoked in the wake of colonialism, genocide, and mass violence: there can be no victims without recognition, no perpetrators without responsibility, and no justice without reparations. Or so it seems from law’s limited…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 

  • Controlling Capital

    Public and Private Regulation of Financial Markets

    Edited by Nicholas Dorn

    Controlling Capital examines three pressing issues in financial market regulation: the contested status of public regulation, the emergence of ‘culture’ as a proposed modality of market governance, and the renewed ascendancy of private regulation. In the years immediately following the outbreak…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 

  • UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability

    Technology, law and results-based management

    Edited by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Katja Lindskov Jacobsen

    Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches of the humanitarian enterprise. Up to now, there exists no comprehensive account of what…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Peacebuilding in Crisis

    Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation

    Edited by Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held, Ulrich Schneckener

    The 1990s saw a constant increase in international peace missions, predominantly led by the United Nations, whose mandates were more and more extended to implement societal and political transformations in post-conflict societies. However, in many cases these missions did not meet the high…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • A Jurisprudence of Movement

    Common Law, Walking, Unsettling Place

    By Olivia Barr

    Law moves, whether we notice or not. Set amongst a spatial turn in the humanities, and jurisprudence more specifically, this book calls for a greater attention to legal movement, in both its technical and material forms. Despite various ways the spatial turn has been taken up in legal thought,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Value Making in International Economic Law and Regulation

    Alternative Possibilities

    By Donatella Alessandrini

    This book examines the contemporary production of economic value in today’s financial economies. Much of the regulatory response to the global financial crisis has been based on the assumption that curbing the speculative ‘excesses’ of the financial sphere is a necessary and sufficient condition…

    Hardback – 2016-02-10 

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-13 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Legal Histories of the British Empire

    Laws, Engagements and Legacies

    Edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett, John McLaren

    This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the role played by law(s) in the British Empire. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, the authors provide in-depth analyses which shine new light on the role of law in creating the people and places of the British Empire. Ranging…

    Paperback – 2016-01-08 

  • Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Kirsten J. Fisher, Robert Stewart

    This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of revolutions and popular protests that have swept the Arab world since December 2010 give…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Transitional Justice

  • Mediating Human Rights

    Media, Culture and Human Rights Law

    By Lieve Gies

    Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what lies behind the apparent media hostility to human rights and what has become of the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 

  • Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law

    An Introduction

    Edited by Christine Schwöbel

    Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings

    Experiences and Lessons from the Andes

    By Anna Barrera

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyses how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Law, Development and Globalization

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