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  1. The Foundation of the Juridico-Political

    Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Addressing the foundation of the concept of the juridico-political in the work of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber, this book provides an important re-assesment of the usual distinction between legal positivism and the sociology of law. The work of Kelsen and Weber is usually understood as representing...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political

    Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

    Edited by Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, John McGarry

    Focusing upon the elaboration of the concept of the juridico-political in the work of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber, this book provides an important re-assessment of the usual distinction between legal positivism and the sociology of law. The work of Kelsen and Weber is conventionally understood as...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Freedom, Autonomy and Privacy

    Legal Personhood

    By Janice Richardson

    Legal Personhood draws upon contemporary feminist philosophy in order to consider the meaning of legal personhood, its relationship to human freedom and autonomy and its connection to what is classified as public and private. Contemporary feminist philosophy has much to say about the ways in which...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Law, Memory, Violence

    Uncovering the Counter-Archive

    Edited by Stewart Motha, Honni van Rijswijk

    The demand for recognition, responsibility, and reparations is regularly invoked in the wake of colonialism, genocide, and mass violence: there can be no victims without recognition, no perpetrators without responsibility, and no justice without reparations. Or so it seems from law’s limited...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Graphic Justice

    Intersections of Comics and Law

    Edited by Thomas Giddens

    Establishing the medium of graphic fiction as a critical resource for interdisciplinary legal studies, this collection is the first to address the intersection of comics and law. Graphic fiction has gained enormous cultural capital and academic interest over recent years. Comics-inspired films fill...

    To Be Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Radical Philosophy of Rights

    By Costas Douzinas

    In advanced western societies, human rights have mutated, expanded and turned into a vernacular touching every aspect of social life. They are seen as the key concept of morals and politics, as well as in the forging of individual and collective identities. They are the ideology after ‘the end of...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt

    Law, Politics, Theology

    Edited by Matilda Arvidssen, Leila Brannstrom, Panu Minkkinen

    What does Carl Schmitt have to offer to ongoing debates about sovereignty, globalization, spatiality, the nature of the political, and political theology? Can Schmitt’s positions and concepts offer insights that might help us understand our concrete present-day situation? Works on Schmitt usually...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Law of Deliberative Democracy

    By Graeme Orr, Ron Levy

    The Law of Deliberative Democracy examines the extent to which the legal regulation of politics matches deliberative democratic ideals, and how and whether they should try to do so. The book’s unifying question is: ‘How does the law constrain, enable and guide deliberation in the way it governs the...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Self, Ethics & Human Rights

    By Joseph Indaimo

    This book explores how the notion of human identity informs the ethical goal of justice in human rights. Within the modern discourse of human rights, the issue of identity has been largely neglected. However, within this discourse lies a conceptualisation of identity that was derived from a...

    To Be Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan....

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  11. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  12. 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...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  13. 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...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  14. Giorgio Agamben

    Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Tom Frost

    This book collects new contributions from an international group of leading scholars – including many who have worked closely with Agamben – to consider the impact of Agamben’s thought on research in the humanities and social sciences. Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  15. A Sociological Theory of Law

    By Niklas Luhmann

    Edited by Martin Albrow

    Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resource for the state, and legal theory provides the most suitable base from which to theorize...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  16. Justice as Attunement

    Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life

    By Richard Dawson

    The meaning of an expression resides not in the expression itself but in the experience of a person’s engagement with it. Meaning will be different not only to different people but also to the same person at different times. This book offers a way of attending to these different meanings. This way...

    Published August 9th 2013 by Routledge

  17. Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rights

    Female Circumcision, Torture and Sacred Flesh

    By Juliet Rogers

    Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Katja de Vries

    Privacy, Due process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology engages with the rapidly developing computational aspects of our world including data mining, behavioural advertising, iGovernment, profiling for intelligence, customer relationship management,...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  19. 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-political 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 November 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  20. The Experience of Tragic Judgment

    By Julen Etxabe

    Adjudication between conflicting normative universes that do not share the same vocabulary, standards of rationality, and moral commitments cannot be resolved by recourse to traditional principles. Such cases are always in a sense tragic. And what is called for, in our pluralistic and conflictual...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  21. Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Routledge

  22. After Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Patrick Hanafin, Bolette B. Blaagaard

    At a time when social and political reality seems to move away from the practice of cosmopolitanism, whilst being in serious need of a new international framework to regulate global interaction, what are the new definitions and practices of cosmopolitanism? Including contributions from leading...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  23. The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt

    By Mariano Croce, Andrea Salvatore

    The Legal Theory of Carl Schmitt provides a detailed analysis of Schmitt’s institutional theory of law, mainly developed in the books published between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. By reading Schmitt’s overall work through the lens of his institutional turn, the authors...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  24. Competing Sovereignties

    By Richard Joyce

    Competing Sovereignties provides a critique of the concept of sovereignty in modernity in light of claims to determine the content of law at the international, national and local levels. In an argument that is illustrated through an analysis of debates over the control of intellectual property law...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  25. Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  26. Reading Modern Law

    Critical Methodologies and Sovereign Formations

    Edited by Ruth Buchanan, Stewart Motha, Sundhya Pahuja

    Reading Modern Law identifies and elaborates upon key critical methodologies for reading and writing about law in modernity. The force of law rests on determinate and localizable authorizations, as well as an expansive capacity to encompass what has not been pre-figured by an order of rules. The...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  27. Reading The Legal Case

    Cross-Currents between Law and the Humanities

    Edited by Marco Wan

    This volume examines the nature, function, development and epistemological assumptions of the legal case in an interdisciplinary context. Using the question of ‘reading’ as a guiding principle, it opens up new ways of understanding case law and the doctrine of precedent by bringing the law into...

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  28. Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation

    By Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo

    Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation addresses how it is that legal texts -laws, statutes and regulations – can, and do have meaning. Conventionally, legal decisions are justified with reference to language. But since language is always open to interpretation, and so cannot fully justify...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  29. Divine Violence

    Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty

    By James R. Martel

    Divine Violence looks at the question of political theology and its connection to sovereignty. It argues that the practice of sovereignty reflects a Christian eschatology, one that proves very hard to overcome even by left thinkers, such as Arendt and Derrida, who are very critical of it. These...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  30. Human Rights and Constituent Power

    Without Model or Warranty

    By Illan rua Wall

    With the emergence of modern human rights in the Universal Declaration, what remained of a radical political potential of the discourse withdrew: statism and individualism became its authorised foundations and the possibilities of other human rights traditions were denied. The strife that once lay...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  31. Rethinking Law as Process

    Creativity, Novelty, Change

    By James MacLean

    Rethinking Law as Process draws on insights from 'process philosophy' in order to rethink the nature of legal decision-making. While there have been significant developments in the application of ‘process’ thought across a number of disciplines, little notice has been taken of Whiteheadian...

    Published July 8th 2011 by Routledge

  32. Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing

    The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

    Edited by Mireille Hildebrandt, Antoinette Rouvroy

    Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing interrogates the legal implications of the notion and experience of human agency implied by the emerging paradigm of autonomic computing, and the socio-technical infrastructures it supports. The development of autonomic computing and ambient...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  33. Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law

    By Edward Mussawir

    Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law explores an affinity between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and jurisprudence as a tradition of technical legal thought. The author addresses and reopens a central aesthetic problem in jurisprudence: the difference between the...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  34. Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the...

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  35. Transcending the Boundaries of Law

    Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory

    Edited by Martha Albertson Fineman

    Transcending the Boundaries of Law is a ground-breaking collection that will be central to future developments in feminist and related critical theories about law. In its pages three generations of feminist legal theorists engage with what have become key feminist themes, including equality,...

    Published July 1st 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  36. Foucault's Monsters and the Challenge of Law

    By Alex Neville Sharpe

    In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard’s ‘scapegoat’ and Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘stranger’, Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ‘the monster’ offers greater analytical precision and explanatory...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  37. Law's Trace: From Hegel to Derrida

    By Catherine Kellogg

    Law's Trace argues for the political importance of deconstruction by taking Derrida’s reading of Hegel as its point of departure. While it is well established that seemingly neutral and inclusive legal and political categories and representations are always, in fact, partial and exclusive, among...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  38. Law and Evil

    Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

    Edited by Ari Hirvonen, Janne Porttikivi

    Law and Evil opens, expands and deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of evil by addressing the theoretical relationship between this phenomenon and law. Hannah Arendt said 'the problem of evil will be the fundamental question of post-war intellectual life in Europe'. This statement is,...

    Published October 7th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  39. After Sovereignty

    On the Question of Political Beginnings

    Edited by Charles Barbour, George Pavlich

    After Sovereignty addresses the vexed question of sovereignty in contemporary social, political, and legal theory. The emergence, and now apparent implosion, of international capital exceeding the borders of known political entities, the continued expansion of a potentially endless 'War on Terror',...

    Published October 6th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish