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Law, Sensory Experience and Urban Space The Making of the Regular City

Law, Sensory Experience and Urban Space The Making of the Regular City

Author: Rebecca Goodbourn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

As many western countries are increasing their legal regulation and surveillance of public spaces, this book offers new ways of thinking about and addressing urban inhabitation, by showing how particular understandings of the world become entrenched through physical and sensory experience. Combining empirical work, analyses of cultural representations, historical research, and legal analysis, this book considers the ways in which urban regulation extends beyond written law, as it becomes interwoven with broader cultural concepts, images and representations. Taking the city of Melbourne, Australia, as a case study, the book looks at how the gridded structure of Melbourne's city centre has, over time, been infiltrated with a network of small laneways. Beyond legal regulation, these overlooked and alternative public spaces offer a way of rethinking how we inhabit the city. More specifically, it is by attending to the embodied, sensory, experience of urban life that this book highlights the contingency of the city's legal, political and social order. Denaturalising its established power and economic relations, it thus describes, not just the force, but also the fragility of the current regulatory processes through which urban subjectivity is conditioned.

Human Rights and Drug Control A New Perspective

Human Rights and Drug Control A New Perspective

This book uses a human rights perspective - developed philosophically, politically and legally - to change the way in which we think about drug control issues. The prohibitionist approach towards tackling the `drugs problem' is not working. The laws and mentality that see drugs as the problem and tries to fight them, makes the `drugs problem' worse. While the law is the best placed mechanism to regulate our actions in relation to particular drugs, this book argues against the stranglehold of the criminal law, and instead presents a human rights perspective to change the way we think about drug control issues. Part I develops a conceptual framework for human rights in the context of drug control - philosophically, politically and legally - and applies this to the domestic (UK) and international drug control system. Part II focuses on case law to illustrate both the potential and the limitations of successfully applying this unique perspective in practice. The conclusion points towards a bottom up process for drug policy which is capable of reconfiguring the mentality of prohibition. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of human rights, criminal law, criminology, politics and socio-legal studies.

Judging and Emotion A Socio-Legal Analysis

Judging and Emotion A Socio-Legal Analysis

Author: Sharyn Roach Anleu, Kathy Mack Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Judges embody impartial legal authority. They are the nexus between formal abstract law, the legal institution of the court, and the practical tasks of making and communicating decisions. Because emotions are often viewed as inherently irrational, disorderly, impulsive and personal, and therefore inconsistent with the impartiality required for a legitimate exercise of judicial authority, judging is usually understood to be unemotional. This conventional model of judging emphasises reason over feeling and legal rules over emotion. But, despite these powerful expectations of judicial dispassion and detachment, emotions and emotional capacities are inevitably part of judging and courtroom practice. This book addresses the place of emotion in judicial work. Grounded in empirical data - interviews, observations and surveys - it investigates how judicial officers understand, experience, deploy, display and manage emotions as part of their everyday work, especially in court. Building on a growing interest in emotions - in law and elsewhere - the book offers a much-needed empirical examination of the relationship between judging and emotion, as it considers how tensions between the demand for emotional engagement and the obligation of constraint are managed at the level of the individual judicial officer, and institutionally.

The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology Testimonies from Around Europe

The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology Testimonies from Around Europe

Author: Marie-Claire Foblets Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

This volume addresses practical concerns of how to create space for legal anthropology in both law and anthropology programmes, and also more conceptual issues such as the ethnographic examination of the `culture' of legal institutions and systems of state laws. It is based on testimonies from anthropologists teaching in anthropology departments, and legal scholars incorporating anthropology into their law curricula, and teaching fundamental aspects of legal thinking to anthropology students. Starting from an acknowledgement that anthropologists and lawyers still often regard one another with a degree of suspicion, the authors try to bridge the apparent epistemological and ontological gulf separating the disciplines. They do so by emphasizing both the need for law students to go beyond the standard approach to law based on state-centred positivism and open their eyes to the normative diversity that exists in all plural societies. At the same time, they stress the need for anthropologists to have a solid foundation in law, legal practice, and legal procedure to more effectively deal with a number of explicitly legal issues that are emerging as important concerns to anthropologists. The collection also addresses the issue of preparing anthropologists to apply their expertise in legal settings as expert witnesses and consultants.

Mixed Martial Arts and the Law Disputes, Suits and Legal Issues Surrounding the Controversial Sport

Mixed Martial Arts and the Law Disputes, Suits and Legal Issues Surrounding the Controversial Sport

Author: Jason J. Cruz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Barbaric. Savage. Violent. Words often used by critics to describe the sport of mixed martial arts. To this can be added lucrative, popular and flourishing. MMA has seen astronomical growth since the 2000s, spurred on by its biggest promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Along the way, legal issues have plagued the sport. This book provides an overview of the most important cases and controversies arising both inside and outside of the cage-antitrust suits by fighters against promoters, fighters suing other fighters, drug testing, contractual issues, and the need for federal regulation.

The Politics of Hate Speech Laws

The Politics of Hate Speech Laws

Author: Alexander Brown, Adriana Sinclair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This book examines the complex relationship between politics and hate speech laws, domestic and international. How do political contexts shape understandings of what hate speech is and how to deal with it? Why do particular states enact hate speech laws and then apply, extend or reform them in the ways they do? What part does hate speech play in international affairs? Why do some but not all states negotiate, agree and ratify international hate speech frameworks or instruments? What are some of the best and worst political arguments for and against hate speech laws? Do political figures have special moral duties to refrain from hate speech? Should the use of hate speech by political figures be protected by parliamentary privilege? Should this sort of hyperpolitical hate speech be subject to the laws of the land, civil and criminal? Or should it instead be handled by parliamentary codes of conduct and procedures or even by political parties themselves? What should the codes of conduct look like? Brown and Sinclair answer these important and overlooked questions on the politics of hate speech laws, providing a substantial body of new evidence, insights, arguments, theories and practical recommendations. The primary focus is on the UK and the US but several other country contexts are also explored and compared in detail, including: Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, India, China, Japan, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. Methodologically, the two authors draw on approaches and concepts from a range of academic disciplines, including: law and legal theory, political theory, applied ethics, political science and sociology, international relations theory and international law.

National Security and the D-Notice System

National Security and the D-Notice System

Author: Pauline Sadler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2001. The D-Notice system is a voluntary arrangement between the government and the media whereby the media agree not to publish certain information in the interests of national security. This original and thought-provoking book identifies a major deficiency in both the D-Notice system and the legal alternatives to the system.

The Social Construction of Sexual Harassment Law The Role of the National, Organizational and Individual Context

The Social Construction of Sexual Harassment Law The Role of the National, Organizational and Individual Context

Author: Mia L. Cahill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2001. The global legal landscape is littered with attempts to provide context and meaning for sexual harassment law. Most have failed because they have limited themselves to the mere words of law. This cross-national study is the first to expand our notion of sexual harassment law and implementation by exposing the relationship between law and its social context, demonstrating how this fundamentally influences legal understandings and outcomes. Taking a unique theoretical approach, this book explores perceptions of law within national, corporate and the individual contexts, analyzing the potentials of each level to influence the social understanding of law and the wider role of law in society itself. The result is a pioneering work of fresh insight which will appeal to a broad range of academic disciplines.

Making Settlement Work An Examination of the Work of Judicial Mediators

Making Settlement Work An Examination of the Work of Judicial Mediators

Author: Stacy Lee Burns Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2000. The trend in the public courts and in the private sector toward resolving civil cases through mediation, as opposed to arbitration or trial, seems inescapable. This book documents the emergence of a burgeoning private dispute resolution industry utilizing the services of retired judges, many of whom left the bench early to work as professional mediators.

The Politics of Hate Speech Laws

The Politics of Hate Speech Laws

Author: Alexander Brown, Adriana Sinclair Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

This book examines the complex relationship between politics and hate speech laws, domestic and international. How do political contexts shape understandings of what hate speech is and how to deal with it? Why do particular states enact hate speech laws and then apply, extend or reform them in the ways they do? What part does hate speech play in international affairs? Why do some but not all states negotiate, agree and ratify international hate speech frameworks or instruments? What are some of the best and worst political arguments for and against hate speech laws? Do political figures have special moral duties to refrain from hate speech? Should the use of hate speech by political figures be protected by parliamentary privilege? Should this sort of hyperpolitical hate speech be subject to the laws of the land, civil and criminal? Or should it instead be handled by parliamentary codes of conduct and procedures or even by political parties themselves? What should the codes of conduct look like? Brown and Sinclair answer these important and overlooked questions on the politics of hate speech laws, providing a substantial body of new evidence, insights, arguments, theories and practical recommendations. The primary focus is on the UK and the US but several other country contexts are also explored and compared in detail, including: Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, India, China, Japan, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. Methodologically, the two authors draw on approaches and concepts from a range of academic disciplines, including: law and legal theory, political theory, applied ethics, political science and sociology, international relations theory and international law.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Technologies Appropriate or Excessive `Solutions' to Social Problems?

Child Protection and Safeguarding Technologies Appropriate or Excessive `Solutions' to Social Problems?

Author: Maggie Brennan, Andy Phippen Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

This book explores, through a children's rights-based perspective, the emergence of a safeguarding dystopia in child online protection that has emerged from a tension between an over-reliance in technical solutions and a lack of understanding around code and algorithm capabilities. The text argues that a safeguarding dystopia results in docile children, rather than safe ones, and that we should stop seeing technology as the sole solution to online safeguarding. The reader will, through reading this book, gain a deeper understanding of the current policy arena in online safeguarding, what causes children to beocme upset online, and the doomed nature of safeguarding solutions. The book also features a detailed analysis of issues surrounding content filtering, access monitoring, surveillance, image recognition, and tracking. This book is aimed at legal practitioners, law students, and those interested in child safeguarding and technology.

Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods

Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods

Author: Naomi (University of Westminster, UK) Creutzfeldt Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Drawing on a range of approaches from the social sciences and humanities, this handbook explores theoretical and empirical perspectives that address the articulation of law in society, and the social character of the rule of law. The vast field of socio-legal studies provides multiple lenses through which law can be considered. Rather than seeking to define the field of socio-legal studies, this book takes up the experiences of researchers within the field. First-hand accounts of socio-legal research projects allow the reader to engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches within this fluid interdisciplinary area. The book provides a rich resource for those interested in deepening their understanding of the variety of theories and methods available when law is studied in its broadest social context, as well as setting those within the history of the socio-legal movement. The chapters consider multiple disciplinary lenses - including feminism, anthropology and sociology - as well as a variety of methodologies, including: narrative, visual and spatial, psychological, economic and epidemiological approaches. Moreover, these are applied in a range of substantive contexts such as online hate speech, environmental law, biotechnology, research in post-conflict situations, race and LGBT+ lawyers. The handbook brings together younger contributors and some of the best-known names in the socio-legal field. It offers a fresh perspective on the past, present and future of sociolegal studies that will appeal to students and scholars with relevant interests in a range of subjects, including law, sociology and politics.