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  • 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 – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights

    By Josh Gellers

    Over the past forty years, countries throughout the world have adopted human rights related to environmental governance, protection. Interestingly, these countries vary widely in terms of geography, government, history, resources, tradition, and wealth. This raises the question: What accounts for…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • The Case Against the 1998 Human Rights Act

    A Critical Assessment

    Edited by Frederick Cowell

    Since its inception in 1998 the Human Rights Act (HRA) has come in for a wide variety of criticism on legal, constitutional, political and cultural grounds. More recently, this criticism escalated significantly as politicians have seriously considered proposals for its abolition. This book examines…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • International Law and Agroecological Husbandry

    Building legal foundations for a new agriculture

    By John W. Head

    Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • An Introduction to Transitional Justice

    Edited by Olivera Simic

    An Introduction to Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive overview of transitional justice judicial and non-judicial measures implemented by societies to redress legacies of massive human rights abuse. Written by some of the leading experts in the field it takes a broad,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Legality

    Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project

    Edited by Honor Brabazon

    Neoliberalism has been studied as a political ideology, an historical moment, an economic programme, an institutional model, and a totalising political project. Yet the role of law in the neoliberal story has been relatively neglected, and the idea of neoliberalism as a juridical project has yet to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    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 – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Europeanization of Judicial Review

    By Nicola Ch. Corkin

    Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions to the courts. The higher complexity of the political framework is a result of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • After Violence

    Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

    By Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, Trine Eide

    After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Anticipated contributions of transitional justice mechanisms are commonly stated in universal terms, with little regard for historically specific…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

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