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New Research Books Publishing in November

The Scene of the Mass Crime

We have a bumper crop of new legal research books publishing across a number of different subjects in November. New to the Discourses of Law series is The Scene of the Mass Crime, edited by Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich, takes up the unwritten history of the peculiar yet highly visible form of war crimes trials. Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development edited by Olivier De Schutter, Johan Swinnen and Jan Wouters islocated at the intersection of development economics, international investment law, and international human rights is written in an accessible language, and should attract the attention of anyone who cares about the role of private investment in supporting the efforts of poor countries to climb up the development ladder. Read on for more information about the 16 new research books publishing in November.

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  1. Climate Change, Forests and REDD

    Lessons for Institutional Design

    Edited by Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Onno Kuik

    Series: Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

    A search for new methods for dealing with climate change led to the identification of forest maintenance as a potential policy option that could cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the development of measures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women and Transitional Justice

    The Experience of Women as Participants

    Edited by Lisa Yarwood

    This book discusses the evolving principle of transitional justice in public international law and international relations from the female perspective at a time when the concept is increasingly recognised by the international community as an effective framework in which to negotiate and manage a...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Copyright Industries and the Impact of Creative Destruction

    Copyright Expansion and the Publishing Industry

    By Jiabo Liu

    Series: Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

    This book examines the relationship between the legal extension of copyright duration as an enduring means of copyright protection and the growth of the UK book publishing industry as a typical creative industry reliant on copyright. The book draws on Schumpeter’s theory of creative destruction to...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Criminal Law and Policy in the European Union

    By Samuli Miettinen

    Series: Routledge Research in EU Law

    This book takes stock of the development of EU criminal law from the establishment of the ECSC to the first European Union criminal law directives passed after the Lisbon Treaty. The work considers criminal offences established at EU level, the effects of EU law on national criminalization, the...

    Published November 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia

    A Comparative Study of Institutional and Legislative Frameworks

    By Jona Razzaque

    Series: Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

    This book looks at environmental governance in both Asia and Europe and offers a comparative analysis of the two regions in order to provide a better understanding of the concept of ‘environmental governance’ and its status in Europe and Asia. The book assesses the legislative, institutional and...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development

    The Law and Economics of International Investment Agreements

    Edited by Olivier De Schutter, Johan Swinnen, Jan Wouters

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book presents original research that examines the growth of international investment agreements as a means to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and considers how this affects the ability of capital-importing countries to pursue their development goals. The hope of countries signing such...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities

    Latin American and African Perspectives

    Edited by Rachel Sieder, John Andrew McNeish

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Reforming the UN Security Council Membership

    The illusion of representativeness

    By Sabine Hassler

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book comprehensively examines the different proposals put forward for reforming the UN Security Council by analysing their objectives and exploring whether the implementation of these proposals would actually create a representative and more effective Security Council. The book places the...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Right to Self-determination Under International Law

    “Selfistans,” Secession, and the Rule of the Great Powers

    By Milena Sterio

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    This book proposes a novel theory of self-determination; the Rule of the Great Powers. This book argues that traditional legal norms on self-determination have failed to explain and account for recent results of secessionist self-determination struggles. While secessionist groups like the East...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief

    Changes in Europe Since 2001

    By Karen Murphy

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The question of to what extent, manifestations of religious beliefs should be permitted in the European public sphere has become a salient and controversial topic in recent years. Despite the increasing interest however, debates have rarely questioned the conventional wisdom that an increase in the...

    Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Tangled Complexity of the EU Constitutional Process

    The Frustrating Knot of Europe

    By Giuseppe Martinico

    Series: Routledge Research in EU Law

    Despite the rejection of the EU Constitutional Treaty eventually leading to the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, the debates concerning the European Union’s constitutional framework continue. This book builds on the discourse in European Union constitutionalism in order to offer a novel analysis of...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  12. The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

    Universality in Transition

    By James A. Sweeney

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The European Court of Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era: Universality in Transition examines transitional justice from the perspective of its impact on the universality of human rights, taking the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights as its detailed case study. The problem is...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  13. The Ends of History

    Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    Over two decades ago we were confronted by the end of the Soviet Union and collapse of the geo-political divisions that had defined much of the twentieth century. From this particular end, the ‘end of history’was proclaimed. But is it still possible to argue that liberal democracy and free market...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  14. The Experience of Tragic Judgment

    By Julen Etxabe

    Adjudication between conflicting normative universes that do not share the same vocabulary, standards of rationality, and moral commitments cannot be resolved by recourse to traditional principles. Such cases are always in a sense tragic. And what is called for, in our pluralistic and conflictual...

    Published November 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  15. The Scene of the Mass Crime

    History, Film, and International Tribunals

    Edited by Christian Delage, Peter Goodrich

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The Scene of the Mass Crime takes up the unwritten history of the peculiar yet highly visible form of war crimes trials. These trials are the first and continuing site of the interface of law, history and film. From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Threats of Force

    International Law and Strategy

    By Francis Grimal

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Despite recent attempts by scholars to examine the absolute prohibition of threats of force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, threats remain a largely un-chartered area in international law when compared with actual uses of force. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and utilising strategic...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge