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Forthcoming Law & Courts Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Federal Constitutionalism

    State Legislatures in Constitutional Politics

    By Bradley D. Hays

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    State legislatures regularly and recurrently affect constitutional meaning. However, they do so not through legal pathways like constitutional amendment or judicial challenges but by passing resolutions that assert an interpretation different than the one prevailing nationally. These resolutions...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    Series: Social Justice

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

    To Be Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Dual System of Privacy Rights in the United States

    By Mary McThomas

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    Theoretically, the right to privacy is an individual’s right to space away from the public gaze to make life choices that are best for her or him, regardless of the beliefs of the majority. Yet the right to privacy in the United States has proven problematic for both political theorists and...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Social Contract Theory in American Jurisprudence

    Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority

    By Thomas R. Pope

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state’s proper relationship to the individual. Without some objective standard upon which to ground jurisprudence, decisions have moved...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published August 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context

    Dialogues with James Tully

    Edited by Robert Nichols, Jakeet Singh

    Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully gathers leading thinkers from across the humanities and social sciences in a celebration of, and critical engagement with, the recent work of Canadian political philosopher James Tully. Over the past thirty years, James Tully...

    To Be Published August 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. American Judicial Process

    Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

    By Pamela C. Corley, Artemus Ward, Wendy L. Martinek

    This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Legalism

    Edited by John Barnes, Thomas Burke, Malcolm Feeley

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    Using the work of Robert A. Kagan’s intellectual contribution on the intensification of law, leading authorities in the study of the politics of regulation and litigation examine the consequences of the expansion and intensification of law, both in the United States and the rest of the world....

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Gender and the Judiciary in Africa

    From Obscurity to Parity?

    Edited by Gretchen Bauer, Josephine Dawuni

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

    From 2007 to 2013, four female chief justices were appointed in Africa, in countries as diverse as Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, and Malawi. Each of these appointments was a "first" in terms of the gender of the chief justice. At the same time, women are being appointed in record numbers as magistrates,...

    To Be Published October 19th 2015 by Routledge