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New and Published Books

  1. 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 about...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Compromising on Justice

    Edited by Fabian Wendt

    When we compromise on justice, we accept or acquiesce to an arrangement that we judge to be unjust, or at least not fully just. Such arrangements are often described as constituting a ‘modus vivendi’. What reasons could we have to accept a modus vivendi, thereby compromising on justice? Given the...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women, Judging and the Judiciary

    From Difference to Diversity

    By Erika Rackley

    Women, Judging and the Judiciary examines debates about gender representation in the judiciary and the importance of judicial diversity. It offers a fresh look at the role of the (woman) judge and the process of judging and provides a new analysis of the assumptions which underpin and constrain...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedom
    By Stephen Connelly
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  2. A Critical Introduction to Law, 4th Edition
    By Wade Mansell
    To Be Published May 31st 2015
  3. International Development
    By Sundhya Pahuja
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  4. Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asian Law
    By Bui Ngoc Son
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  5. Freedom, Autonomy and Privacy: Legal Personhood
    By Janice Richardson
    To Be Published August 29th 2015

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