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  1. Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence

    Killing in the Name of Otherness

    Edited by Michel Prum, Bénédicte Deschamps, Marie-Claude Barbier

    With contributions by internationally recognized specialists, this book, a perfect complement to courses in criminology and hate crime, provides a key resource for understanding how racism and homophobia work to produce violence. Hate-motivated violence is now deemed a ‘serious national problem’ in...

    Published December 21st 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Women and Immigration Law

    New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes

    Edited by Thomas Spijkerboer, Sarah Van Walsum

    This book examines immigration law from a gender perspective. It shows how immigration law situates gender conflicts outside the national order, projecting them onto non-western countries, exotic cultures, clandestine labour and criminal organizations. In doing so, immigration law sustains the...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Punishment and Madness

    Governing Prisoners with Mental Health Problems

    By Toby Seddon

    The focus of this book is on the government of prisoners with mental health problems in England and Wales over the last twenty-five years. The wider context and backdrop to the book is the shift to 'late modernity', which, since the 1970s has seen massive structural change in most Western societies...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. The Regulation of Cyberspace

    Control in the Online Environment

    By Andrew Murray

    Examining the development and design of regulatory structures in the online environment, The Regulation of Cyberspace considers current practices and suggests a regulatory model that acknowledges its complexity and how it can be used by regulators to provide a more comprehensive regulatory...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Feminist Perspectives on Family Law

    Edited by Alison Diduck, Katherine O'Donovan

    Series: Feminist Perspectives

    Examining specific areas of family law from a feminist perspective, this book assesses the impact that feminism has had upon family law. It is deliberately broad in scope, as it takes the view that family law cannot be defined in a traditional way. In addition to issues of long-standing concern for...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. 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 November 23rd 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Gaining Ground?

    Rights and Property in South African Land Reform

    By Deborah James

    Gaining Ground? Rights and Property in South African Land Reform examines how land reform policy and practice in post-apartheid South Africa have been produced and contested. Set in the province of Mpumalanga, the book gives an ethnographic account of local initiatives and conflicts, showing how...

    Published November 16th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Anthropology and Expertise in the Asylum Courts

    By Anthony Good

    Although asylum has generated unparalleled levels of public and political concern over the past decade, there has been astonishingly little field research on the topic. This is a study of the legal process of claiming asylum from an anthropological perspective, focusing on the role of expert...

    Published November 16th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Law and Order

    Images, Meanings, Myths

    By Mariana Valverde

    In an innovative departure from the much-studied field of 'crime in the media', this lively book focuses its attention on the forces of law and order; how they visualize and represent danger and criminality and how they represent themselves as authorities. After two chapters covering basic terms...

    Published August 31st 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Criminology, Civilisation and the New World Order

    By Wayne Morrison

    Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state control, the impact of September 11th and...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  11. Law, Text, Terror

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Lior Barshack, Anton Schutz

    The essays collected here under the governing signs, Law, Text, Terror have their origins in a singular and topical desire. Their motive is most immediately that of acknowledging the massive and eccentric contribution of the philologist, psychoanalyst and Romanist jurist Pierre Legendre to the...

    Published March 30th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  12. 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 16th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  13. Law and Sacrifice

    Towards a Post Apartheid Theory of Law

    Edited by Johan Van der Walt

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    In the wake of apartheid, Law and Sacrifice draws on the uniquely expansive protection of fundamental rights now entrenched in the South African Constitution to outline a new theory of law. The South African Constitution not only protects the rights of people against abuses of power by the state,...

    Published March 2nd 2006 by Birkbeck Law Press

  14. UK Election Law

    A Critical Examination

    By Bob Watt

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Public Policy

    This book contains a critical analysis of the law and politics governing the conduct of statutory elections in the United Kingdom. The author argues that elections have now become a marketplace for 'buying' the most seemingly attractive political party on offer into power, rather than an...

    Published January 9th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish