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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. European Governmentality

    The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book contributes to the literature on the change of governance in the context of its European multilevel organization. The integration of Europe is a process of fundamental social change: a process of constructing a European society and of deconstructing the national societies. Münch...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Diversity in Europe

    Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice

    Edited by Gideon Calder, Emanuela Ceva

    From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge