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  • Criminal Legalities in the Global South

    Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pablo Ciocchini, George Radics

    This edited volume presents the work of academics from the Global South and explores, from local and regional settings, how the legal order and people’s perceptions of it translates into an understanding of what constitutes "criminal" behaviours or activities. This book aims to address the gap…

    Hardback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • The Politics of Hate Speech Laws

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Brown, Adriana Sinclair

    This book examines the complex relationship between politics and hate speech laws, domestic and international. How do political contexts shape understandings of what hate speech is and how to deal with it? Why do particular states enact hate speech laws and then apply, extend or reform them in the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge

  • The Power of the Supreme People's Court

    Reconceptualizing Judicial Power in Contemporary China, 1st Edition

    By Ding Qi

    This book explores the recent development of the Supreme People’s Court of China, the world’s largest highest court. Recognizing that its approach to exercising power in an authoritarian context has presented a challenge to the understanding of judicial power in both democratic and non-democratic…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

  • Scales of Governance and Indigenous Peoples

    New Rights or Same Old Wrongs?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Irene Bellier, Jennifer Hays

    The adoption of the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was heralded as the beginning of a new era for Indigenous Peoples’ participation in global governance bodies, as well as for the realization of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and self-determination. The category of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Global Justice and Social Conflict

    The Foundations of Liberal Order and International Law, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge

  • State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism

    Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India, 1st Edition

    By Kalindi Kokal

    This book presents an ethnography of dispute processing by non-state forums and actors in rural India. As such it sheds light on a much neglected and contested topic. Arising in the context of recent legal and political debates that question the legitimacy of non-state actors engaged in dispute…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29 
    Routledge
    Law and Anthropology

  • Medical Use of Human Beings

    Respect as a Basis for Critique of Discourse, Law and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Austen Garwood-Gowers

    Medical use of the human being can be described as the phenomenon of employing medical means to make use of humans individually and as a species. This is occurring on a vast scale across a diverse range of fields. Much of the time it is also very controversial. However, scholarly discourse has only…

    Hardback – 2019-08-28 
    Routledge
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • Queer Histories and the Politics of Policing

    1st Edition

    By Emma Russell

    "In this pioneering book, Emma K Russell offers a seeping yet nuanced history of the relationship between police and LGBT communities. Merging rich archival and interview research with sophisticated theoretical material, the book breathes fresh life into debates about the tensions between sexual…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge
    Queering Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Religious Rights within the Family

    From Coerced Manifestation to Dispute Resolution in France, England and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    By Esther Erlings

    It is often asserted that ‘A Family that Prays Together, Stays Together’. But what if a child no longer wishes to pray? This book analyses the law in relation to situations where parents force their children to manifest the parental religion. From thorough examination of international law it…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Law and the Passions

    Why Emotion Matters for Justice, 1st Edition

    By Julia Shaw

    Engaging with the underlying social context in which emotions are a motivational force, Law and the Passions provides a uniquely inclusive commentary on the significance and influence of emotions in the history and continuing development of legal judgment, policy formation, legal practice and legal…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Politicising and Policing Organised Crime

    1st Edition

    By Monique Mann

    The concept of ‘organised crime’ is constructed and mobilised by a milieu of complex factors and discourses including a politics of law and order, and international insecurity, combined with the vested interests and priorities of scholars, politicians, government officials, and policing authorities…

    Hardback – 2019-08-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime, Security and Justice

  • Transitional Justice, Corporate Accountability and Socio-Economic Rights

    Lessons from Argentina, 1st Edition

    By Laura García Martín

    This book explores the intersection of two emergent and vibrant fields of study in international human rights law: transitional justice and corporate accountability for human rights abuses. While both have received significant academic and political attention, the potential links between them…

    Hardback – 2019-08-06 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

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