This book provides a fresh and accessible overview of the most innovative and challenging theoretical approaches in the field of legal and political studies of the last three decades. To this end, it focuses on four main transformations that are reshaping the intersection of law and politics today:...
To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge
Off the Scales of Justice
Human rights and inclusion are the leading legal paradigms of our time and are considered to be the cornerstone of democracy. In legal discourses on rights, freedom of religion occupies a pivotal position, receiving increasing attention from legal bodies. This book critically evaluates the emerging...
To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge
The ‘culture of security’ ushered in after 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and – as exemplified by the Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden leaks – increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and national security. Beyond this counterterrorism and...
To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge
The Red Demiurge
This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs; and, as this book shows, one that is surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. Drawing on a...
Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge
Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology
Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal...
Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge
Critical Race Theory from the US to Europe
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is virtually unheard of in European scholarship, especially among legal scholars. Law, Lawyers and Race: Critical Race Theory from the United States to Europe endeavours to fill this gap by providing an overview of the definition and consequences of CRT developed in...
Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge
In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French...
Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge
Media, Culture and the Human Rights Act
Drawing on social-legal, cultural and media theory, this book is one of the first to examine the media politics of human rights. It examines how the media construct the story of human rights, investigating what lies behind the apparent media hostility to human rights and what has become of the...
Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Confronting the Past
Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law’s role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past. Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory...
Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge
Law, Security, Economy
This book examines the birth of the European individual as a juridical problem, focusing on legal case dossiers from the European Court of Justice as an electrifying laboratory for the study of law and society. Foucault’s story of the modern subject constitutes the book’s main theoretical...
Published May 12th 2014 by Routledge
Laws, Engagements and Legacies
This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the role played by law(s) in the British Empire. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, the authors provide in-depth analyses which shine new light on the role of law in creating the people and places of the British Empire. Ranging...
Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge
Concept and Practice
Disobedience has been practiced and considered since time immemorial. The aim of this edited collection is to explore the concept and practice of disobedience through the prism of contemporary ideas and events. Past writings on disobedience represented it as a largely political practice that...
Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge
The Andean Court as an Engine of Development
The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact), focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice and its case law, as well as the intellectual underpinnings that made such an...
Published August 29th 2013 by Routledge
Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power
Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the destiny of a great power brings into sharp focus several key episodes in Russia’s vividly ideological engagement with law and rights. Drawing on 30 years of experience of consultancy and teaching in many regions of Russia and on library research...
Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge
Text, Context, Subtext
This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus (what) of socio-legal approaches, noting that they...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
Between Indigenous and Settler Governance addresses the history, current development and future of Indigenous self-governance in four settler-colonial nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Bringing together emerging scholars and leaders in the field of indigenous law and...
Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge
The Property Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Beyond Restitution explores how the protection of housing and property rights can contribute to durable solutions to displacement. The focus of most of the international community’s recent protection efforts has been on returning...
Published April 5th 2012 by Routledge
Inside the Black Box of Securities Enforcement
Set against the backdrop of the recurring waves of financial scandal and crisis to hit Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe over the last decade, this book examines the struggles of securities enforcement agencies to police the financial markets. While allegations of regulatory failure in this realm...
Published January 17th 2012 by Routledge
Remedying the 'Past'?
Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the ‘Past’? Addresses how reparations might be obtained for the legacy of the Trans Atlantic slave trade. This collection lends weight to the argument that liability is not extinguished on the death of the plaintiffs or perpetrators. Arguing...
Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge
Imagined Constitutions, Remembered Legalities
Historiography, Empire and the Rule of Law considers the intersection of these terms in the historical development of what has come to be known as the ‘rule of law’. The separation of governmental powers, checks and balances, and judicial independence signified something entirely new in the way in...
Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge
From International Law to Local Practice
Marine Environmental Governance: From International Law to Local Practice considers the relationship between international environmental law and community-based management of marine areas. Focusing on small island states, in which indigenous populations have to a large extent continued to maintain...
Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge
Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents pursues a reflection upon the institutional orders designed to ensure respect for the rule of law, human rights, and social justice. The majority of literature on cosmopolitanism tends to be oriented in sociology, political science or philosophy, and is...
Published April 1st 2011 by Routledge
The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics
Providing the basis for critical engagement with the pessimism of the contemporary age, The Degradation of the International Legal Order? argues passionately for a rehabilitation of the honour of historic events and processes, and of their role in generating legal concepts. Drawing primarily from...
Published February 14th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish