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  • Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

    Futurity, Alterity, Power

    By Kathryn McNeilly

    How have politico-legal events regarding global terror and financial crisis, for example, impacted on human rights and their politics? What is the relationship between human rights and regimes of power? Can human rights still be considered an emancipatory discourse? Indeed, were they ever a truly…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Holocaust and Genocide Denial

    A Contextual Perspective

    Edited by Paul Behrens, Olaf Jensen, Nicholas Terry

    This book provides a detailed analysis of one of the most prominent and widespread international phenomena to which criminal justice systems has been applied: the expression of revisionist views relating to mass atrocities and the outright denial of their existence. Denial poses challenges to more…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Towards A Jurisprudence of State Communism

    Law and the Failure of Revolution

    By Cosmin Cercel

    More than twenty-five years after the collapse of the Socialist bloc, the nature of the regimes in Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1989 continues to evade the attempts of political theorists and scholars of post-communism to define and classify them. Drawing on philosophical inquiry,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Transformative Rule of Law

    Theory and Practice

    By Vivienne O'Connor Gluck

    The provision of international rule of law assistance, where ‘rule of law practitioners’ support the efforts of developing, post-conflict and transitioning countries to construct a rule of law, has been ongoing since the 1940’s. The results of nearly eight decades of rule of law assistance have,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Discursive Framings of Human Rights

    Negotiating Agency and Victimhood

    Edited by Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Jonas Ross Kjaergard

    What does it mean to be a subject of human rights? The status of the subject is closely connected with the form and rhetoric of the framing discourse, and this book investigates the relationship between the status of the subject and the form of human rights discourse, in differing aesthetic and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Law as if Earth Really Mattered

    The Wild Law Judgement Project

    Edited by Nicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney

    This book is a collection of re-written existing judgments and hypothetical judgments, that offer a ‘wild law’ perspective. The term ‘wild law’ names the specific challenges of aligning existing Western legal systems with Thomas Berry’s philosophy of Earth jurisprudence. Based upon ecocentric…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • 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 – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Psychological Torture

    Definition, Evaluation and Measurement

    By Pau Perez Sales

    Sadly, it is highly likely that psychological torture is committed by governments worldwide, and yet notwithstanding the serious moral questions that this disturbing and elusive concept raises, and research in the area so limited, there is no operational or legal definition. But this pioneering new…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development

    Edited by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Rosa Freedman

    This book explores recent developments in the concept of hybridity through a multi-disciplinary perspective, bringing ideas about legal plurality together with the fields of peace, development and cultural studies. Exploring the meaning and implications of hybridity in a range of contexts, the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Critical Transitions of Law and Politics

    By Mariano Croce, Michele Spanò

    This book provides a fresh and accessible overview of the most innovative and challenging theoretical approaches in the field of legal and political studies of the last three decades. To this end, it focuses on four main transformations that are reshaping the intersection of law and politics today:…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice

    By Catherine Turner

    The field of transitional justice has expanded rapidly since the term first emerged in the late 1990s. Its intellectual development has, however, tended to follow practice rather than drive it. Addressing this gap, Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice pursues a comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

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