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  1. Uncertain Risks Regulated

    Edited by Ellen Vos, Michelle Everson

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    Uncertain Risks Regulated compares various models of risk regulation in order to understand how these systems shape the relationship between law and science, and how they attempt to overcome public distrust in science-based decision-making. The book contributes to...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Intersectionality and Beyond

    Law, Power and the Politics of Location

    Edited by Emily Grabham, Davina Cooper, Jane Krishnadas, Didi Herman

    Series: Social Justice

    This collection addresses the present and the future of the concept of intersectionality within socio-legal studies. Intersectionality provides a metaphorical schema for understanding the interaction of different forms of disadvantage, including race, sexuality, and gender. But it also goes further...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Being Against the World

    Rebellion and Constitution

    By Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    How can we save politics from the politician? How can we save ourselves? This book looks at the example of those who leave the city and break the social contract, rebellious exiles and freedom fighters escaping the wheel of necessity, and learns from them....

    Published July 14th 2008 by Birkbeck Law Press

  4. Fear of Crime

    Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety

    Edited by Murray Lee, Stephen Farrall

    An attention to the 'fear of crime' has found its way into governmental interventions in crime prevention and into popular discourse with many newspapers, local government and the like conducting their own fear of crime surveys. As a concept, 'fear of crime' has also produced considerable academic...

    Published July 3rd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. 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 2nd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. The Four Lacanian Discourses

    or Turning Law Inside Out

    By Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    This book proposes a taxonomy of jurisprudence and legal practice, based on the discourse theory of Jacques Lacan. In the anglophone academy, the positivist jurisprudence of H.L.A. Hart provides the most influential account of law. But just as positivism ignores the practice of law by lawyers, even...

    Published June 24th 2008 by Birkbeck Law Press

  7. Child Sexual Abuse

    Media Representations and Government Reactions

    By Julia Davidson

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Public Policy

    Child Sexual Abuse critically evaluates the development of policy and legislative measures to control sex offenders. The last fifteen years has seen increasing concern on the part of the government, criminal justice agencies, the media and the public, regarding child sexual abuse. This...

    Published April 2nd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. The Degradation of the International Legal Order?

    The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics

    By Bill Bowring

    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 7th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Prostitution, Politics & Policy

    By Roger Matthews

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy brings together the main debates and issues associated with...

    Published January 24th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish