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  1. Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. The English Legal System

    2014-2015, 15th Edition

    By Gary Slapper, David Kelly

    Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sovereignty and Liberty

    A Study of the Foundations of Power

    By Amnon Lev

    The attitude we take to power is almost invariably one of distrust, never more so than when it claims to be sovereign. And yet, we have always been drawn to sovereignty. Out of fear or fascination, we accepted that it was a condition of our liberty; that to assert ourselves as free, we would have...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare's Curse

    The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama

    By Björn Quiring

    Series: Discourses of Law

    Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare’s Curse:The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama pursues a reading of Richard III, King John, and King Lear in order to analyse the...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Rome the Law-Giver

    By J. Declareuil

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights

    Female Circumcision, Torture and Sacred Flesh

    By Juliet Rogers

    Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The English Legal System

    2013-2014, 14th Edition

    By Gary Slapper, David Kelly

    Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality

    Law as Absolute Hospitality

    By Jacques de Ville

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality presents a comprehensive account and understanding of Derrida’s approach to law and justice. Through a detailed reading of Derrida’s texts, Jacques de Ville contends that it is only by way of Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence, and...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Divine Violence

    Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty

    By James R. Martel

    Divine Violence looks at the question of political theology and its connection to sovereignty. It argues that the practice of sovereignty reflects a Christian eschatology, one that proves very hard to overcome even by left thinkers, such as Arendt and Derrida, who are very critical of it. These...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents

    Edited by Cecilia Bailliet, Katja Franko Aas

    Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents pursues a reflection upon the institutional orders designed to ensure respect for the rule of law, human rights, and social justice. The majority of literature on cosmopolitanism tends to be oriented in sociology, political science or philosophy, and is...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge