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  1. A Feminist Analysis of Mental Health Law

    Reconceptualising Rights

    By Claire Murray

    Most common law jurisdictions have a rights-based model of mental health law – whether procedural or substantive – and individual human rights have become the main normative element in mental health law. There is, however, a growing critical discourse on the nature of the current rights-based model...

    To Be Published June 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Democracy and Diversity in Financial Market Regulation

    By Nicholas Dorn

    Financial markets have become acknowledged as a source of crisis, and discussion of them has shifted from economics, through legal and regulatory studies, to politics. Events from 2008 onwards raise important, cross-disciplinary questions: must financial markets drive states into political and...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Legal Architecture

    Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law

    By Linda Mulcahy

    Legal Architecture addresses how the environment of the trial can be seen as a physical expression of our relationship with ideals of justice. It provides an alternative account of the trial, which charts the troubled history of notions of due process and participation. In contrast to visions of...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. From Heritage to Terrorism

    Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty

    By Brian Simpson, Cheryl Simpson

    Critical in style, From Heritage to Terrorism: Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty examines the law and its role in shaping and defining tourism and the tourist experience. Using a broad range of legal documents and other materials from a variety of disciplines, it surveys how the...

    Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Foucault's Law

    By Ben Golder, Peter Fitzpatrick

    Foucault’s Law is the first book in almost fifteen years to address the question of Foucault’s position on law. Many readings of Foucault’s conception of law start from the proposition that he failed to consider the role of law in modernity, or indeed that he deliberately marginalized it. In...

    Published March 3rd 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Serving Whose Interests?

    The Political Economy of Trade in Services Agreements

    By Jane Kelsey

    Serving Whose Interests? explores the political economy of trade in services agreements from a critical legal perspective. The controversy surrounding the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and its variants at the regional and bilateral levels can, it is argued, be seen as a...

    Published July 1st 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance

    A Foucauldian Critique

    By Antoinette Rouvroy

    Original and interdisciplinary, this is the first book to explore the relationship between a neoliberal mode of governance and the so-called genetic revolution. Looking at the knowledge-power relations in the post-genomic era and addressing the pressing issues of genetic privacy and discrimination...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Law and Irresponsibility

    On the Legitimation of Human Suffering

    By Scott Veitch

    Law is widely assumed to provide contemporary society with its most important means of organizing responsibility. Across a broad range of areas of social life – from the activities of states and citizens, to work, business and private relationships – it is understood that legal regulation plays a...

    Published November 22nd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Governance and Regulation in Social Life

    Essays in Honour of W.G. Carson

    Edited by Augustine Brannigan, George Pavlich

    Comprising fourteen articles by leading international contributors, including some of the most prominent socio-legal and criminological scholars working in the field, this volume is currently the only work available that critically examines W.G. Carson and his crucial influence in the turn towards...

    Published February 21st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. The Political Economy of Desire

    International Law, Development and the Nation State

    By Jennifer Beard

    Containing the best interdisciplinary work in international law, this book offers an intelligent and thought-provoking analysis of the genealogy of Western capitalist ‘development’. Putting forth ground-breaking arguments and challenging the traditional boundaries of thinking about the concept...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  11. Regulating Social Housing

    Governing Decline

    By David Cowan, Morag McDermont

    Drawing upon Foucauldian analyzes of governmentality, the authors contend that social housing must be understood according to a range of political rationalities that saturate current practice and policy. They critically address the practice of dividing social from private tenure; situating subjects...

    Published March 15th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  12. Legal Pluralism in Conflict

    Coping with Cultural Diversity in Law

    By Prakash Shah

    Legal Pluralism in Conflict offers a new theoretical perspective for conceptualising and analysing the relationship between ethnic minority laws and the official legal order. Examining the limits of liberal legal thought in light of a contemporary plurality of ethnic identifications and religious...

    Published September 27th 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish