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  1. Moral Rhetoric and the Criminalisation of Squatting

    Vulnerable Demons?

    Edited by Lorna Fox O'Mahony, David O'Mahony, Robin Hickey

    This collection of critical essays considers the criminalisation of squatting from a range of different theoretical, policy and practice perspectives. While the practice of squatting has long been criminalised in some jurisdictions, the last few years have witnessed the emergence of a newly...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Legal Pluralism and Governance in South Asia and Diasporas

    Edited by Livia Holden

    Legal Pluralism and Governance in South Asia and the Diasporas contributes to the already heated debate about legal pluralism and the ontology of law by shifting the attention toward the relationship between what is treated as law and its impact on governance at the fora of dispute resolution. This...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

    Raw Law

    By Irene Watson

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and the Law

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The EU's Human Rights Dialogue with China

    Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits

    By Katrin Kinzelbach

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights

    The European Union uses a confidential, institutionalized Dialogue to raise human rights concerns with China, but little is publicly known about its set-up, its substance, its development over time and its impact. This book provides the first detailed reconstruction and assessment of the EU’s...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Making Law and Courts Research Relevant

    The Normative Implications of Empirical Research

    Edited by Brandon Bartels, Chris W. Bonneau

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    One of the more enduring topics of concern for empirically-oriented scholars of law and courts—and political scientists more generally—is how research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside of academia. A significant part of this issue goes back to a seeming disconnect between...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment

    By Peter D. Burdon

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Shades of Grey - Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women

    Law Reform and Society

    By Anna Carline, Patricia Easteal

    Arguing that law must be looked at holistically, this book investigates the ‘hidden gender’ of the so-called neutral or objective legal principles that structure the law addressing violence against women. Adopting an explicitly feminist perspective, it investigates how legal responses to violence...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth

    A Wealth of Innovation

    Edited by Helen Xanthaki

    Legislation has traditionally been viewed as a text addressed to and used by lawyers and judges. But with enhanced accessibility via electronic publication of legislation in many Commonwealth jurisdictions, drafters "speak" not only to lawyers and judges, but also to untrained users. This shift of...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia

    Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

    By Bill Bowring

    This book provides a rich examination of Russia’s particular attitude to political liberalism, the rule of law, and rights. In words often cited in contemporary Russia, the former Bolshevik and religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev wrote, in 1911, that ‘Russia is the Third Rome’. This book...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge