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New and Published Books

  1. Understanding Ethics

    4th Edition

    By Noel Preston

    We encounter ethical challenges on a day to day basis in matters that involve what we call ethical values. Some of these challenges affect us as individuals but seem beyond our power to influence, such as a political decision about whether our nation should go to war. Other momentous ethical...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Federation Press

  2. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan....

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law

    Edited by Andrei Marmor

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Published June 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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-politicall 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 May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

    By Mariano Croce, Andrea Salvatore

    The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt’s institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By reading Schmitt’s overall work through the lens of his institutional turn, the authors...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Critical Legal Thinking

    Law and the Political

    Edited by Matthew Stone, Illan rua Wall, Costas Douzinas

    New Critical Legal Thinking articulates the emergence of a stream of critical legal theory which is directly concerned with the relation between law and the political. The early critical legal studies claim that all law is politics is displaced with a different and more nuanced theoretical arsenal....

    Published March 14th 2014 by Birkbeck Law Press

  10. Competing Sovereignties

    By Richard Joyce

    Competing Sovereignties provides a critique of the concept of sovereignty in modernity in light of claims to determine the content of law at the international, national and local levels. In an argument that is illustrated through an analysis of debates over the control of intellectual property law...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Althusser and Law
    Edited by Laurent de Sutter
    To Be Published August 21st 2014
  2. Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals): Bentham, Burke and Marx on the Rights of Man
    By Jeremy Waldron
    To Be Published September 12th 2014
  3. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  4. Spatial Justice: Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere
    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  5. Children: Rights and Childhood, 3rd Edition
    By David Archard
    To Be Published November 26th 2014

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