Socio-Legal Studies Products

  • Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn'

    Culture, law, and legitimacy in the era of neoliberal capitalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jaafar Aksikas, Sean Johnson Andrews

    The relationship between culture and the law has become an emergent concern within contemporary Cultural Studies as a field, but the recent focus has been largely limited to the role played by cultural representations and identity politics in the legitimation of legal discourse and policies. While…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Cultural Legal Studies

    Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cassandra Sharp, Marett Leiboff

    What can law’s popular cultures do for law, as a constitutive and interrogative critical practice?  This collection explores such a question through the lens of the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement, which proffers a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law and legal theory.  Moving beyond the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-05
    Routledge

  • Developing the Right to Social Security - A Gender Perspective

    1st Edition

    By Beth Goldblatt

    The right to social security, found in international law and in the constitutions of many nations, contributes to the alleviation of poverty globally. Social security and its articulation as a human right have received increased attention in recent years both in response to austerity cuts to…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Peacebuilding in Crisis

    Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

  • UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability

    Technology, law and results-based management, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Asian Law in Disasters

    Toward a Human-Centered Recovery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yuka KANEKO, Katsumi MATSUOKA, Toshihisa TOYODA

    This book is a critical analysis of several of the most disaster-prone regions in Asia. Its unique focus is on the legal issues in the phase of disaster recovery, the most lengthy and difficult stage of disaster response that follows the conclusion of initial emergency stage of humanitarian aid. In…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Between Morality and the Law

    Corruption, Anthropology and Comparative Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Italo Pardo

    This book explores illegal forms of corruption and, more widely, moral and legal forms of corruption. The authors draw on detailed ethnographic accounts of corrupt practice at local, national and international levels. Coverage includes both Western and non-Western societies, from Italy to Latin…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

    2nd Edition

    By Loyita Worley

    Edited by Sarah Spells

    The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Transitional Justice in Latin America

    The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers, 1st Edition

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Armed Non-State Actors in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

    Foundation and Framework of Obligations, and Rules on Accountability, 1st Edition

    By Konstantinos Mastorodimos

    The accountability of armed non-state actors is a neglected field of international law, overtaken by the regimes of state responsibility and individual criminal accountability as well as fears of legitimacy. Yet armed non-state actors are important players in the international arena and their…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice

    The Long Shadow of Carl Schmitt, 1st Edition

    By Michael Head

    Why have the early years of the 21st century seen increasing use of emergency-type powers or claims of supra-legal executive authority, particularly by the Western countries regarded as the world's leading democracies, notably the United States? This book examines the extraordinary range of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

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