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  1. Law and the Question of the Animal

    A Critical Jurisprudence

    Edited by Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    This book addresses the problem of ‘animal life’ in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. The discourse of animal rights is one that increasingly occupies the political, ethical and intellectual terrain of modern society. But, although the question of the status of...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. State Violence and the Execution of Law

    Torture, Black Sites, Drones

    By Joseph Pugliese

    State Violence and the Execution of Law examines how law plays a fundamental role in enabling state violence and, specifically, specifically, torture, secret imprisonment, and killing-at-a-distance. Analysing the complex ways in which the U.S. government deploys law in order to consolidate and...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Subversive Property

    Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

    By Sarah Keenan

    Series: Social Justice

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging,...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Ends of History

    Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    Over two decades ago we were confronted by the end of the Soviet Union and collapse of the geo-politicall divisions that had defined much of the twentieth century. From this particular end, the ‘end of history’ was proclaimed. But is it still possible to argue that liberal democracy and free market...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Between Indigenous and Settler Governance

    Edited by Lisa Ford, Tim Rowse

    Between Indigenous and Settler Governance addresses the history, current development and future of Indigenous self-governance in four settler-colonial nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Bringing together emerging scholars and leaders in the field of indigenous law and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Kirsten J. Fisher, Robert Stewart

    Series: Transitional Justice

    This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of revolutions and popular protests that have swept the Arab world since December 2010 give...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. After Legal Equality

    Family, Sex, Kinship

    Edited by Robert Leckey

    Series: Social Justice

    Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

    Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

    By Caroline Braunmühl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Comparative Law - Engaging Translation

    Edited by Simone Glanert

    In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Crime, Desire and Law's Unconscious

    Law, Literature and Culture

    By David Gurnham

    Sexual desire, and the possible dangers associated with its more extreme manifestations, provokes strong, albeit often contradictory reactions. Such reactions are a well-known stimulant of creative, juridical and scholarly activity, and the texts of law, literature and academic criticism...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge