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  1. Globalizing Human Rights

    Emerging Issues and Approaches

    Edited by Charles Anthony Smith

    This collection presents a comprehensive engagement of issues of human rights in an increasingly globalized world. As the role of the rule of law has moved beyond the confines of the state and beyond the interactions of states, how and when law protects human rights has become a central issue of...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The External Dimension of Justice and Home Affairs

    A Different Security Agenda for the European Union?

    Edited by Sarah Wolff, Nicole Wichmann, Gregory Mounier

    Series: Journal of European Integration Special Issues

    This book proposes to cast some theoretical and empirical light upon the external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) which has become a priority in the European Union (EU)’s external relations. Counter-terrorism, visa policy, drug trafficking, organized crime or border controls have indeed...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  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:...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Role of Courts in Transitional Justice

    Voices from Latin America and Spain

    Edited by Jessica Almqvist, Carlos Esposito

    Bringing together a group of outstanding judges, scholars and experts with first-hand experience in the field of transitional justice in Latin America and Spain, this book offers an insider’s perspective on the enhanced role of courts in prosecuting serious human rights violations and grave crimes,...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of the Globalization of Law

    Getting from Rights to Justice

    Edited by Alison Brysk

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk’s edited volume aims to assess the institutional and political factors that determine the influence of the...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Public Order and Private Lives (Routledge Revivals)

    The Politics of Law and Order

    By Michael Brake, Chris Hale

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shaped the law and order debate in Britain at that time. The authors offer a significant and provoking analysis of Conservative policies on crime, showing that, ironically, they created...

    Published February 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Law and Politics

    Edited by Keith E. Whittington

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Law and politics are deeply intertwined. Law is an essential tool of government action, an instrument with which government tries to influence society. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated, and controlled. It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Law and Election Politics

    The Rules of the Game, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matthew J. Streb

    Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudied—as, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge