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  • Transitional Justice in Latin America

    The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

    Edited by Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Cath Collins

    This book addresses current developments in transitional justice in Latin America – effectively the first region to undergo concentrated transitional justice experiences in modern times. Using a comparative approach, it examines trajectories in truth, justice, reparations, and amnesties in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • 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 – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Peoples as Subjects of International Law

    Edited by Irene Watson

    For more than 500 years, Indigenous laws have been disregarded. Many appeals for their recognition under international law have been made, but have thus far failed – mainly because international law was itself shaped by colonialism. How, this volume asks, might international law be reconstructed,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Law, Lawyers and Race

    Critical Race Theory from the US to Europe

    By Mathias Möschel

    Critical Race Theory (CRT) is virtually unheard of in European scholarship, especially among legal scholars. Law, Lawyers and Race: Critical Race Theory from the United States to Europe endeavours to fill this gap by providing an overview of the definition and consequences of CRT developed in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Law and Society in Latin America

    A New Map

    Edited by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

    Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America have changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have consolidated democratic rule, fundamental innovations have been introduced in state institutions, social movements have turned to law to advance their…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

    Raw Law

    By Irene Watson

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • 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 – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Indigeneity: Before and Beyond the Law

    By Kathleen Birrell

    Examining contested notions of indigeneity, and the positioning of the Indigenous subject before and beyond the law, this book focuses upon the animation of indigeneities within textual imaginaries, both literary and juridical. Engaging the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin, as well…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Pastoralism and Common Pool Resources

    Rangeland co-management, property rights and access in Mongolia

    By Sandagsuren Undargaa

    The grazing of animals on common land and associated property rights were the original basis of the concept of "the tragedy of the commons". Drawing on the classic work of Elinor Ostrom and the readings of political ecology, this book questions the application of exclusive property rights to mobile…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14 
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

    By Brendan Tobin

    This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Law and Sustainable Development

  • 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 
    Routledge

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