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  1. 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

  2. Informal Reckonings

    Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations

    By Andrew Woolford, R.S. Ratner

    The 'reparational turn' in the field of law has resulted in the increased use of so-called 'informal' approaches to conflict resolution, including primarily the three mechanisms considered in this book: mediation, restorative justice and reparations. While proponents of these mechanisms have...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Choice and Consent

    Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity

    Edited by Rosemary Hunter, Sharon Cowan

    This current and timely volume presents new thinking and new directions in feminist legal scholarship. Rethinking key concepts in legal feminism, Cowan and Hunter provide a unique examination of key socio-legal concepts in law, jurisprudence and legal and political theory. Written by an...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Intimacy and Responsibility

    The Criminalisation of HIV Transmission

    By Matthew Weait

    In what circumstances and on what basis, should those who transmit serious diseases to their sexual partners be criminalised? In this new book Matthew Weait uses English case law as the basis of a more general and critical analysis of the response of the criminal courts to those who have been...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Hypercrime

    The New Geometry of Harm

    By Michael McGuire

    Hypercrime develops a new theoretical approach toward current reformulations in criminal behaviours, in particular the phenomenon of cybercrime. Emphasizing a spatialized conception of deviance, one that clarifies the continuities between crime in the traditional, physical context and developing...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Law and the Media

    The Future of an Uneasy Relationship

    By Lieve Gies

    Introducing readers to the study of law, media and popular culture, this text, using three original case studies, re-examines the assumptions underpinning existing research and suggests alternatives. Arguing that the study of law, media and popular culture should be embedded in the sociology of...

    Published November 29th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Law, Antisemitism and the Holocaust

    By David Seymour

    Whilst an increasing amount of attention is being paid to law's connection or involvement with National Socialism, less attention is focused upon thinking through the links between law and the emergence of antisemitism. As a consequence, antisemitism is presented as a pre-existent given, as...

    Published November 28th 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. Property

    Meanings, Histories, Theories

    By Margaret Davies

    Series: Critical Approaches to Law

    This critique of property examines its classical conception: addressing its ontology and history, as well as considering its symbolic aspects and connection to social relations of power. It is organized around three themes: the ways in which concepts of property are symbolically and...

    Published November 22nd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. The Making of a European Constitution

    Judges and Law Beyond Constitutive Power

    By Michelle Everson, Julia Eisner

    An original and innovative recasting of constitutionalism, written by acknowledged experts in the field, this empirically grounded and theoretically informed volume addresses the strategies and philosophies that judges and lawyers bring to bear when creating European constitutional jurisprudence;...

    Published September 26th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  11. Gendered Risks

    Edited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Pat O'Malley

    Edited and contributed to by a collection of eminent international scholars in the field, this is the first book to explore the gendered aspects of risk. It analyzes what is currently known and identifies some of the new directions and challenges for research and theory that emerge from thinking...

    Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  12. 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

  13. Constitutions

    Writing Nations, Reading Difference

    By Judith Pryor

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    Bringing a postcolonial perspective to UK constitutional debates and including a detailed and comparative engagement with the constitutions of Britain’s ex-colonies, this book is an original reflection upon the relationship between the written and the unwritten constitution. Can a nation have an...

    Published August 9th 2007 by Birkbeck Law Press

  14. Absent Environments

    Theorising Environmental Law and the City

    By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    Offering a novel, transdisciplinary approach to environmental law, its principles, mechanics and context, as tested in its application to the urban environment, this book traces the conceptual and material absence of communication between the human and the natural and controversially includes such...

    Published June 27th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  15. Human Rights Controversies

    The Impact of Legal Form

    By Luke McNamara

    Many countries confront similar human rights controversies, but, despite the claimed universality of human rights values they are not always resolved in the same way. Why? What role do local legal conditions play? Is human rights discourse more potent where rights are constitutionally entrenched,...

    Published June 21st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  16. Nazi War Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg

    Controversies Regarding the Role of the Office of Strategic Services

    By Michael Salter

    Reviewing recently declassified CIA documents, this book provides a balanced but critical discussion of the contribution of American intelligence officials to the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Giving new details of how senior Nazi war criminals, such as SS General Karl Wolff, were provided with...

    Published May 24th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  17. Levinas, Law, Politics

    Edited by Marinos Diamantides

    Emmanuel Levinas' re-formulation of subjectivity, responsibility and the good has radically influenced post-structuralist thought. Political and legal theory, however, have only marginally profited from his moral philosophy. Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often...

    Published May 10th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  18. The Legality of Boxing

    A Punch Drunk Love?

    By Jack Anderson

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    The first book of its kind dedicated to an assessment of the legality of boxing, The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes a current analysis of the status of boxing in both criminal legal theory and practice. In this book, Anderson...

    Published April 25th 2007 by Birkbeck Law Press

  19. Feminist Perspectives on Land Law

    Edited by Hilary Lim, Anne Bottomley

    Series: Feminist Perspectives

    The first book to examine the critical area of land law from a feminist perspective, it provides an original and critical analysis of the gendered intersection between law and land; ranging land use and ownership in England and Wales to Botswana, Papua New Guinea and the Muslim world. The authors...

    Published March 29th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  20. Sexuality and the Law

    Feminist Engagements

    Edited by Vanessa Munro, Carl Stychin

    ‘Rediscovering’ the peculiarity of feminist perspectives, rather than examining the broader range of gender-oriented analyses, in the area of legal regulation and sexuality, this edited collection avoids the ‘reductionist' and 'essentialist' shortcomings of ‘feminism unmodified’. With a substantial...

    Published March 29th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  21. Human Rights and Empire

    The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism

    By Costas Douzinas

    Erudite and timely, this book is a key contribution to the renewal of radical theory and politics. Addressing the paradox of a contemporary humanitarianism that has abandoned politics in favour of combating evil, Douzinas, a leading scholar and author in the field of human rights and...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  22. 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

  23. Captive Images

    Race, Crime, Photography

    By Katherine Biber

    Captive Images examines the law’s treatment of photographic evidence and uses it to investigate the relationship between law, image and fantasy. Based around the scholarly examination of a bank robbery, in which a surveillance camera captures the robbery in progress, Katherine Biber draws upon...

    Published February 22nd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  24. 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

  25. Law and the City

    Edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Law and the City offers a lateral, critical and often unexpected description of some of the most important cities in the world, including Moscow, Istanbul, Berlin, Singapore, Athens, Mexico City, Toronto, Sydney, Johannesburg: each one from a distinctive legal perspective. An invaluable 'guide' to...

    Published February 20th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish