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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Affordable Care Act Decision

    Philosophical and Legal Implications

    Edited by Fritz Allhoff, Mark Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for its substantive holdings and the purported behind-the-scene dynamics. Legal blogs exploded...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Concept of Injustice

    By Eric Heinze

    This book insists upon a re-thinking of Western theories of Justice. For 2500 years, philosophers have subordinated the concept of injustice to the concept of justice, as if injustice were only a secondary, derivative notion. This book summons literary classics, notably Shakespeare, to argue that...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Distributive Justice

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy

    Edited by Maria Drakopoulou

    Presenting feminist readings of texts from the legal philosophical and jurisprudential canon, the papers collected here offer an interdisciplinary and critical challenge to established modes of reading law. Feminist approaches to law usually take the form of either critical engagements with legal...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Spatial Justice: Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere
    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
    To Be Published November 11th 2014
  2. Children: Rights and Childhood, 3rd Edition
    By David Archard
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  3. The Mental as Physical
    By Edgar Wilson
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  4. The Self, Ethics & Human Rights
    By Joseph Indaimo
    To Be Published January 19th 2015
  5. Evil and Moral Psychology
    By Peter Brian Barry
    To Be Published January 21st 2015

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