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  • Drugs in Society

    Causes, Concepts, and Control, 8th Edition

    By Michael D. Lyman

    Drugs in Society, 8th Edition, focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decision-making within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Lyman offers a comprehensive big-picture examination of the US drug problem, dealing with drugs, abusers…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Parliamentary Practices and the Nature of Constitutional Power

    Assembling the Leviathan

    Edited by Kristin Asdal, Bard Hobaek

    As institutions of law, parliaments are usually understood with reference to constitutional texts, and analysed as sites of speech and rhetoric, the material aspects of parliamentary politics are routinely overlooked. In response, this book considers how, in order to assemble and to enact its…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Statebuilding and State Formation in the Western Pacific

    Solomon Islands in Transition?

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen

    This book provides a rigorous and cross-disciplinary analysis of this Melanesian nation at a critical juncture in its post-colonial and post-conflict history, with contributions from leading scholars of Solomon Islands. The notion of ‘transition’ as used to describe the recent drawdown of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Constitutionalism in the Global Realm

    A Sociological Approach

    By Poul F. Kjaer

    This book develops a sociologically informed theory of constitutionalism in the global realm, addressing both national and transnational forms of constitutional ordering. The book begins with the argument that current approaches to constitutionalism remain tied to a state-based conception of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • The Law of Deliberative Democracy

    By Ron Levy, Graeme Orr

    Laws have colonised most of the corners of political practice, and now substantially determine the process and even the product of democracy. Yet analysis of these laws of politics has been hobbled by a limited set of theories about politics. Largely absent is the perspective of deliberative…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy

    Edited by Pierpaolo Mudu, Sutapa Chattopadhyay

    This book offers a unique contribution, exploring how the intersections among migrants and radical squatter’s movements have evolved over past decades. The complexity and importance of squatting practices are analyzed from a bottom-up perspective, to demonstrate how the spaces of squatting can be…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing

    On Drones, Counter-Insurgency, and Violence

    By Kyle Grayson

    The deployment of remotely piloted air platforms (RPAs) - or drones - has become a defining feature of contemporary counter-insurgency operations. Scholarly analysis and public debate has primarily focused on two issues: the legality of targeted killing and whether the practice is effective at…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention

    Law and Practice in the Field

    By Elizabeth M. Bruch

    Human rights, peacekeeping, and humanitarian intervention have emerged in the past decades as important components of international law and practice. Adopting a methodology of Institutional Ethnography informed by Actor-Network Theory, this book traces the practices of law and expertise from global…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The Aboriginal Tent Embassy

    Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State

    Edited by Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap

    The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established in Canberra in January 1972, when four Aboriginal activists drove from Sydney to Canberra, planted a beach umbrella on the lawns across the road from the Commonwealth Parliament House, and called it an Embassy. They were responding to a speech by…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics

    A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

    By Mika Ojakangas

    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Protest, Property and the Commons

    Performances of Law and Resistance

    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock

    Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’, or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, poststructuralism and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Lacan, Deleuze and World Politics

    Rethinking the Ontology of the Political Subject

    By Andreja Zevnik

    This book aims to re-think the way in which the subject is inscribed in the modern political, and does so by exploring the potentiality of Lacano-Deleuzian theoretical framework. It concerns a different ontology and a non-dualist understanding of political and legal existence, by focusing on…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge
    Interventions

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