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New Research Books Publishing in May

Human Health and Ecological Integrity

Routledge Law is delighted to announce a number of new research titles publishing in May. Edited by Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw, Women in the Judiciary asks is gender matters in judging. Also publishing in May is Human Health and Ecological Integrity edited by Laura Westra, Colin L. Soskolne and Donald W. Spady. The book integrates perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including ethics, ecology, public health and epidemiology, and human rights and law. Read on for a full list of our research books publishing in May.

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  1. Women in the Judiciary

    Edited by Ulrike Schultz, Gisela Shaw

    Does gender matter in judging? And if so, in what way? Why were there so few women judges only two or three decades ago, and why are there so many now in most countries of the Western world? How do women judges experience their work in a previously male-dominated environment? What are their...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Human Health and Ecological Integrity

    Ethics, Law and Human Rights

    Edited by Laura Westra, Colin L. Soskolne, Donald W. Spady

    The connection between environment and health has been well studied and documented, particularly by the World Health Organization. It is now being included in some legal instruments, although for the most part caselaw does not explicitly make that connection. Neither the right to life nor the...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Oil and Gas in the Disputed Kurdish Territories

    Jurisprudence, Regional Minorities and Natural Resources in a Federal System

    By Rex J. Zedalis

    This book examines the historical and contextual background to the oil and gas resources in the Kurdish territories, placing particular emphasis on the reserves situated in the disputed provinces. The volume is singularly unique in focusing on an examination of the rules reflected in both the...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Private Copying

    By Stavroula Karapapa

    Series: Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

    This book offers an original analysis of private copying and determines its actual scope as an area of end-user freedom. The basis of this examination is Article 5(2)(b) of the Copyright Directive. Despite the fact that copying for private and non-commercial use is permitted by virtue of this...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Reworking the Relationship between Asylum and Employment

    By Penelope Mathew

    Touching on the laws and practices of a wide array of countries around the globe, this book examines the extent to which refugees and asylum-seekers’ right to work is protected by international human rights law. The book examines a number of key international treaties, national constitutions and...

    Published May 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Weak Constitutionalism

    Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power

    By Joel Colón-Ríos

    Series: Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

    It has been frequently argued that democracy is protected and realized under constitutions that protect certain rights and establish the conditions for a functioning representative democracy. However, some democrats still find something profoundly unsettling about contemporary constitutional...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge