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
Law, Power and the Politics of Location
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
Rebellion and Constitution
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
Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety
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 2nd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish
The Political Economy of Trade in Services Agreements
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
or Turning Law Inside Out
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 25th 2008 by Birkbeck Law Press
Media Representations and Government Reactions
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 3rd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish
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 6th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish
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