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Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

Series edited by Peter Goodrich, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva, USA, and David Seymour, University of Lancaster, UK

Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers presents analyses of key critical theorists who have written on law and contributed significantly to the development of the new interdisciplinary legal studies. Addressing those who have most influenced legal thought and thought about law, the aim of the series is to bring legal scholarship, the social sciences and the humanities into a closer dialogue.

  1. Roberto Esposito

    Law, Community and the Political

    By Peter Langford

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides an introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist's reconceptualisation of the relationship between law and community. Focusing primarily on Esposito's works Catégories de l’Impolitique, Communitas and...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Deleuze & Guattari

    Emergent Law

    By Jamie Murray

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Althusser and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Althusser and Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althusser’s philosophy. The growing importance of Althusser’s philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained&...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Henri Lefebvre

    Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City

    By Chris Butler

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre’s writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there has been no comprehensive consideration of his work within legal studies. Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Carl Schmitt

    Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth

    By Michael G. Salter

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    There continues to be a remarkable revival in academic interest in Carl Schmitt's thought within politics and social theory but this is the first book to address his thought from an explicitly legal theoretical perspective. Transcending the prevailing one-sided and purely historical focus on...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality

    Law as Absolute Hospitality

    By Jacques de Ville

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality presents a comprehensive account and understanding of Derrida’s approach to law and justice. Through a detailed reading of Derrida’s texts, Jacques de Ville contends that it is only by way of Derrida's deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence, and...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism

    Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism

    By Thanos Zartaloudis

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism is a thorough engagement with the thought of the influential Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It explores Agamben’s work on language, ontology, power, law and criticism from the 1970s to his most recent publications. Introducing Agamben's...

    Published February 9th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society presents the work of sociologist Niklas Luhmann in a radical new light. Luhmann’s theory is here introduced both in terms of society at large and the legal system specifically, and for the first time, Luhmann’s texts are systematically read together with...

    Published August 27th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Evgeny Pashukanis

    A Critical Reappraisal

    By Michael Head

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    A thorough examination of Pashukanis’ writings, this book is a significant contribution to a proper assessment of Pashukanis’ work, the value of his theoretical legacy and the contemporary relevance of Marxist legal theory. Interest in the best-known Soviet legal scholar, Evgeny Pashukanis, remains...

    Published August 23rd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  11. Judith Butler: Ethics, Law, Politics

    By Elena Loizidou

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first to use Judith Butler’s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler’s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives....

    Published February 25th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish