In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard’s ‘scapegoat’ and Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘stranger’, Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ‘the monster’ offers greater analytical precision and explanatory...
Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish
Essays on the ‘Man’ of Law
What does it mean to speak of ‘men’ as a gender category in relation to law? How does law relate to masculinities? This book presents the first comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the relationship between men, law and gender; outlining the contours of the ‘man’ of law across diverse...
Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish
The Interrelations between Legal Reform and International Development
Rules, Rubrics and Riches highlights the limitations of existing approaches to understanding the relationship of the law to the process of development. It interrogates neoclassical economic thinking that draws on the narrow rubric of self-interest to understand the acquisition of riches. It takes...
Published October 22nd 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish
Freedom and Security in an Era of Uncertainty
Series: Critical Approaches to Law
Have we gone too far in enacting laws, promulgating regulations and announcing policies that threaten freedom of association, either now or ‘in waiting’ for the future? Regulation of the Voluntary Sector focuses on the legal and political environment for civil society in an era in which...
Published October 7th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish
The Origins of Criminology: A Reader is a collection of nineteenth-century texts from the key originators of the practice of criminology – selected, introduced, and with commentaries by the leading scholar in this area, Nicole Rafter. This book presents criminology as a unique field of study that...
Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish
Fines and Damages in Consumer Societies
Fines and monetary damages account for the majority of legal sanctions across the whole spectrum of legal governance. Money is, in key respects, the primary tool law has to achieve compliance. Yet money has largely been ignored by social analyses of law, and especially by social theory. The...
Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish