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  1. Foundations of Freedom

    Welfare-Based Arguments Against Paternalism

    By Simon R. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    What makes individual freedom valuable? People have always believed in freedom, have sought it, and have sometimes fought and died for it. The belief that it is something to be valued is widespread. But does this belief have a rational foundation? This book examines answers to these questions that...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism

    Criminal Justice, Politics and the Public Sphere

    By Frances Nethercott

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, and again during the Gorbachev and Yel’tsin eras, the issue of individual legal rights and freedoms occupied a central place in the reformist drive to modernize criminal justice. While in tsarist Russia the gains of legal scholars and activists in...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law

    By Edward Mussawir

    Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law explores an affinity between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and jurisprudence as a tradition of technical legal thought. The author addresses and reopens a central aesthetic problem in jurisprudence: the difference between the...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law

    Edited by Andrei Marmor

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law provides a comprehensive, non-technical philosophical treatment of the fundamental questions about the nature of law. Its coverage includes law's relation to morality and the moral obligations to obey the law, the main philosophical debates...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Critical Legal Theory

    Edited by Costas Douzinas, Colin Perrin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    Critical Legal Theory has conventionally been traced to the social, political, and philosophical movements of the 1960s and, before that, to the early-twentieth-century ‘realist’ critique of modern jurisprudence. In truth, however, its origins go back to classical and pre-modern thought, and to...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Law's Trace: From Hegel to Derrida

    By Catherine Kellogg

    Law's Trace argues for the political importance of deconstruction by taking Derrida’s reading of Hegel as its point of departure. While it is well established that seemingly neutral and inclusive legal and political categories and representations are always, in fact, partial and exclusive, among...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Giorgio Agamben

    Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism

    By Thanos Zartaloudis

    Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism is a thorough engagement with the thought of the influential Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It explores Agamben’s work on language, ontology, power, law and criticism from the 1970s to his most recent publications. Introducing Agamben's...

    Published July 30th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Sovereignty, Knowledge, Law

    By Panu Minkkinen

    Sovereignty, Knowledge, Law investigates the notion of sovereignty from three different, but related perspectives: as a legal question in relation to the sovereign state, as a political question in relation to sovereign power, and as a metaphysical question in relation to sovereign self-knowledge....

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Law and Evil

    Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

    Edited by Ari Hirvonen, Janne Porttikivi

    Law and Evil opens, expands and deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of evil by addressing the theoretical relationship between this phenomenon and law. Hannah Arendt said 'the problem of evil will be the fundamental question of post-war intellectual life in Europe'. This statement is,...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish