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  • War, Power and International Law

    Liberal and Capitalist Lineages

    By Tarik Kochi

    This book critically investigates modern international law – assessing the range of its ambitions and, crucially, its failings. Drawing upon the history of early modern political thought and contemporary critical theory, the book argues that modern international law needs to be understood as an…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge

  • Border Security

    Shores of Politics and Horizons of Justice

    By Peter Chambers

    What kind of a world is one in which border security is understood as necessary? How is this transforming the shores of politics? And why does this seem to preclude a horizon of political justice for those affected? Border Security responds to these questions through an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription

    Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland

    By Joseph Robinson

    Taking Northern Ireland as its primary case study, this book applies the burgeoning literature in memory studies to the primary question of transitional justice: How shall societies and individuals reckon with a traumatic past? Joseph Robinson argues that without understanding how memory shapes,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • International Practices of Criminal Law

    Social and legal perspectives

    Edited by Mikkel Jarle Christensen, Ron Levi

    This book examines the social dynamics behind the creation of internationalized criminal law. Although the emergence of different forms of international criminal law in the 1990s has been the topic of much academic and legal attention, this book takes the people and practices behind the modern…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Judges and Democratization

    Judicial Independence in New Democracies

    By B. C. Smith

    Judiciaries must be politically impartial and immune from political interference if democracy is to be consolidated in countries in transition from authoritarian rule. Without an independent judiciary there can be no rule of law, and without the rule of law there can be no democracy. Judges and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Challenges of Globalisation

  • Anarchy in the System

    Law and Power in a Global World

    By Lyana Francot

    Anarchy in the System: Law and Power in a Global World critically engages the belief that the state and law can bring about peaceful order. Globalisation itself puts into question this belief, as it reveals the inability of these essentially modern mechanisms to address contemporary conditions of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age

    Edited by Ben Golder, Daniel McLoughlin

    The proposed volume is the first to address the relationship between law and neoliberalism. Assembling work from established and emerging legal scholars, political theorists, philosophers, historians and sociologists from around the world, including the Americas, Australia, Europe and the United…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development

    Edited by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Rosa Freedman

    Bringing together leading academics from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law – that theory motivates and enables – the writings…

    Hardback – 2017-02-18 
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • 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

  • 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

  • Legal and Ethical Implications of Drone Warfare

    Edited by Michael J. Boyle

    Over the last decade, the U.S., UK Israel and other states have begun to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for military operations and for targeted killings in places like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Worldwide, over 80 governments are developing their own drone programs, and even non-state…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge

  • Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law

    The Flight and the Plight of People Deemed 'Illegal'

    By Robert F. Barsky

    This book describes the experiences of undocumented migrants, all around the world, bringing to life the challenges they face from the moment they consider leaving their country of origin, until the time they are deported back to it. Drawing on a broad array of academic studies, including law,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

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