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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 34 new and published major works in the subject of Law — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. State Crime

    Edited by William Chambliss, Chris Moloney

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    In modern times, the most egregious crimes are undoubtedly those committed, incited, or condoned by states (as well as by de facto authorities exerting political and military control over a substantial territory, such as FARC in Colombia). Indeed, both within and without the academy, there is a...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Race and Crime

    Edited by Coretta Phillips

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of race and crime continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Now, to make some sense of...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Peacebuilding

    Edited by Vincent Chetail, Oliver Jütersonke

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    The controversies raised by the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the situation in Iraq, and the management of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings have demonstrated anew that achieving peace is not merely a matter of ending wars. Indeed, the consequences of conflicts often extend far beyond the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

    Edited by Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    While the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s largest by population size, it has long been known for having the least developed regional and national institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights, particularly compared to the well-developed systems in Europe, the Americas, and...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Law and Society

    Edited by David Cowan, Linda Mulcahy, Sally Wheeler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    The thriving and well-established field of Law and Society (also referred to as Sociolegal Studies) has diverse methodological influences; it draws on social-scientific and arts-based methods. The approach of scholars researching and teaching in the field often crosses disciplinary borders, but,...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Gender & International Law

    Edited by Zoe Pearson, Sari Kouvo

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    Confronting the patriarchal origins and male-dominated institutions of international law, over the last several decades serious thinking about gender and international law has developed into a flourishing discourse within its host discipline. From the lecture theatres and conferences of academia to...

    Published August 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Risk

    Edited by Ragnar Lofstedt, Frederic Bouder

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Can we better predict or mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes? Can we reduce the number of oil spills? And what should be done to clean up the mess when something does goes wrong? Why are people concerned about nuclear plants, but so reckless when they...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Social and Historical Contexts

    By Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Law and Politics

    Edited by Keith E. Whittington

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Law and politics are deeply intertwined. Law is an essential tool of government action, an instrument with which government tries to influence society. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated, and controlled. It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Law and Development

    Edited by Julio Faundez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    Law and Development emerged in the United States in the 1960s and rapidly spread throughout the world. Its intellectual origins can be traced back to the boundless confidence of some American legal academics about the possibilities of achieving democratic change in developing countries through...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Forensic Psychology
    Edited by Jennifer M. Brown
    To Be Published November 13th 2014
  2. Transnational Crime
    Edited by James Sheptycki
    To Be Published March 3rd 2015
  3. International Criminal Law
    Edited by Antonio Cassese, Robert Cryer, Urmila Dé, Florian Jessberger, Salvatore Zappalà
    To Be Published August 15th 2015
  4. Postcolonialism and the Law
    Edited by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Brenna Bhandar, Mark Harris
    To Be Published August 15th 2015
  5. da Silva et al.: Indigenous Peoples and the Law, 4 vol.-set
    Edited by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Brenna Bhandar, Mark Harris
    To Be Published August 15th 2015

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