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Jurisprudence & philosophy of law books

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In the Shadow of the Judge The involvement of judicial assistants in Dutch District Courts by In the Shadow of the Judge The involvement of judicial assistants in Dutch District Courts

This book helps to understand the dynamics in judicial decision-making as it occurs behind the closed doors of court houses. Both court personnel and researchers of courts will benefit from the insights in this book.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

The Shifting Meaning of Legal Certainty in Comparative and Transnational Law by Stefan Wrbka The Shifting Meaning of Legal Certainty in Comparative and Transnational Law

The principle of legal certainty is of fundamental importance for law and society: it has been vital in stabilising normative expectations and in providing a framework for social interaction, as well as defining the scope of individual freedom and political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Emancipation, Democracy and the Modern Critique of Law Reconsidering Habermas by Mikael Spang Emancipation, Democracy and the Modern Critique of Law Reconsidering Habermas

This book focuses on Jurgen Habermas' theorising on law, rights and democracy in light of the modern critique of law. The latter tradition, which goes back to Hegel and Marx, has addressed the limitations of rights as vocabulary of emancipation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Imposing Risk A Normative Framework by John (Rutgers University) Oberdiek Imposing Risk A Normative Framework

When we impose risk upon others, what is it that we are doing? What is risking's moral significance? What moral standards govern the imposition of risk? And how should the law respond to it? Drawing on philosophy and legal theory...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Jurisprudence by Suri (University of Queensland) Ratnapala Jurisprudence

The book provides a wide ranging, in-depth but accessible account of the major traditions in jurisprudence.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Transformative Rule of Law Theory and Practice by Vivienne O'Connor Gluck Transformative Rule of Law Theory and Practice

The provision of international rule of law assistance, where 'rule of law practitioners' support the efforts of developing, post-conflict and transitioning countries to construct a rule of law, has been ongoing since the 1940's. The results of nearly eight decades...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Supervenience and Normativity by Bartosz Brozek Supervenience and Normativity

The present collection represents an attempt to bring together several contributions to the ongoing debate pertaining to supervenience of the normative in law and morals and strives to be the first work that addresses the topic comprehensively. It addresses the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Scalia's Constitution Essays on Law and Education by Paul E. Peterson Scalia's Constitution Essays on Law and Education

This book explores the application of Scalia's textualism and originalism to education law and reflects upon Scalia's teachings and his pedagogy. Education law may seem to be an odd vehicle for considering Scalia's constitutional approach, but thinking about schools requires...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence Volume 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics by Fred D. Miller Jr. A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence Volume 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics

The first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Restitution by Lionel D. Smith Restitution

This title was first published in 2001. In the Western legal tradition, the history of restitution for unjust enrichment reaches back to pre-classical Roman law. In common law, the roots of unjust enrichment may be said to lie in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance by Robert S (Cornell University New York) Summers The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance

This title was first published in 2000: Robert S. Summers is a distinguished legal theorist whose work has had significant influence in Europe as well as the United States. The study of form and substance in law, the theme of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

International Law's Objects by Jessie (Lecturer in Law, QMUL) Hohmann International Law's Objects
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This edited collection expands our understanding of the theoretical and critical scope of international law by considering the discipline through the lens of objects. The relevance of each object for the development, impact, status, and authority of international law is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti Authority and Legacy by Rebecca (received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University's Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and taugh Skreslet Hernandez The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti Authority and Legacy

This book looks at the thought of a key figure in Islamic history from the vantage point of different forms of authority. In addition to providing detailed textual analysis of al-Suyuti's legal writing in its historical context, the study also...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Outlines of Muhammadan Law by Asaf A. A. Fyzee Outlines of Muhammadan Law

Asaf A.A. Fyzee was a renowned author in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and his contribution to Muhammadan Law has been indispensable for advancing its understanding. This classic work, which essentially lays down the tenets of Islamic jurisprudence in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Normativity and Power Analysing Social Orders of Justification by Rainer (Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt) Forst Normativity and Power Analysing Social Orders of Justification
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The English translation of Forst's Normativitat und Macht (2015), this book continues to develop the author's account of the nature of social orders and their justifications by re-evaluating fundamental philosophical concepts such as 'reason' and 'power'.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Transitional Justice and the Public Sphere Engagement, Legitimacy and Contestation by Chrisje Brants Transitional Justice and the Public Sphere Engagement, Legitimacy and Contestation

Transparency is a fundamental principle of justice. A cornerstone of the rule of law, it allows for public engagement and for democratic control of the decisions and actions of both the judiciary and the justice authorities. This book looks at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Aristotle on Emotion in Law and Politics by Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer Aristotle on Emotion in Law and Politics

In this book, experts from the fields of law and philosophy explore the works of Aristotle to illuminate the much-debated and fascinating relationship between emotions and justice. Emotions matter in connection with democracy and equity - they are relevant to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann A Festschrift in Honour of Lord Leonard Hoffmann by Paul S. Davies The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann A Festschrift in Honour of Lord Leonard Hoffmann

Lord Leonard Hoffmann remains one of the most important and influential English jurists. Born in South Africa, he came to England as a Rhodes Scholar to study law at the University of Oxford. After graduating from the Bachelor of Civil...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Arendtian Constitutionalism Law, Politics and the Order of Freedom by Christian Volk Arendtian Constitutionalism Law, Politics and the Order of Freedom

The meaning and function of law in Hannah Arendt's work has never been the subject of a systematic reconstruction. This book examines Arendt's work and reconstructs her ideas through political, legal and constitutional theory, and shows that her engagement with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Human Dignity and Law Legal and Philosophical Investigations by Stephen Riley Human Dignity and Law Legal and Philosophical Investigations

This book argues that human dignity and law stand in a privileged relationship with one another. Law must be understood as limited by the demands made by human dignity. Conversely, human dignity cannot be properly understood without clarifying its interaction...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Space, Time, Justice From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives by David Marrani Space, Time, Justice From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives

This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the? administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as starting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Law, Reason, and Emotion by Mortimer (University of Maryland, Baltimore) Sellers Law, Reason, and Emotion
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The book explores the role and importance of reason and emotion in justice and the law.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Law, Life, and Lore It's Too Late to Stop Now by Allan C. (York University, Toronto) Hutchinson Law, Life, and Lore It's Too Late to Stop Now
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Combining autobiography and scholarship, this volume asks how lawyers and legal theorists' experiences affect their legal practice and research.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory by Andreas (University of Westminster, London, UK) Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory
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This handbook sets out an innovative approach to the theory of law reconceptualising legal theory in a material, socially contextualised and politically radical way. The book is made up of original contributions authored by academics at the forefront of research...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age by Ben Golder The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age

This volume addresses the relationship between law and neoliberalism. Assembling work from established and emerging legal scholars, political theorists, philosophers, historians and sociologists from around the world, including the Americas, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, it addresses the conceptual,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Understanding the Rule of Law by Geert Corstens Understanding the Rule of Law

The `rule of law' is increasingly regarded as integral to liberal democracy, and its significance is frequently discussed by lawyers, academics, politicians and the media. But the meaning of the phrase is not always clear. What does `the rule of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

New Essays on the Nature of Rights by Mark McBride New Essays on the Nature of Rights

This original collection of jurisprudential essays furthers our understanding of the nature of rights. In Part 1, Halpin considers the value of Hohfeldian neutrality when theorising about law in general, and legal rights in particular, and Kurki focuses on Hohfeld's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Legal Persuasion A Rhetorical Approach to the Science by Linda L. Berger, Kathryn M. Stanchi Legal Persuasion A Rhetorical Approach to the Science
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This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Legal Persuasion A Rhetorical Approach to the Science by Linda L. Berger, Kathryn M. Stanchi Legal Persuasion A Rhetorical Approach to the Science
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This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Law's Judgement by William Lucy Law's Judgement

Law's Judgement elucidates and defends a feature of contemporary law that is currently either overlooked or too glibly dismissed as morally troublesome or historically anachronistic. That feature is the abstract nature of law's judgement and its three components show that,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Religious Liberty and the Law Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives by Angus Menuge Religious Liberty and the Law Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives

Questions of religious liberty have become flashpoints of controversy in virtually every area of life around the world. Despite protection of religious liberty at both supranational and individual state levels, there is an increasing number of conflicts concerning the proper...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Civil Disobedience in Global Perspective Decency and Dissent over Borders, Inequities, and Government Secrecy by Michael Allen Civil Disobedience in Global Perspective Decency and Dissent over Borders, Inequities, and Government Secrecy

This makes the disobedience by the undocumented justified, based on the idea that all persons are moral equals, so that all sovereign peoples need to reject dominating forms of social organization for all persons, and not just their own citizens.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

Catholic and Reformed Traditions in International Law A Comparison Between the Suarezian and the Grotian Concept of Ius Gentium by Paulo Emilio Vauthier Borges de Macedo Catholic and Reformed Traditions in International Law A Comparison Between the Suarezian and the Grotian Concept of Ius Gentium

This book compares the respective concepts of the law of nations put forward by the Spanish theologian Francisco Suarez and by the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius. This comparison is based on the fact that both thinkers developed quite similar notions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

Legitimacy Gap Secularism, Religion, and Culture in Comparative Constitutional Law by Vincent (Policy Officer, Fundamental Rights Unit, European Commission) Depaigne Legitimacy Gap Secularism, Religion, and Culture in Comparative Constitutional Law
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This book addresses the 'legitimacy gap' created by the removal of religion as a source of legitimacy for the foundation of secular states, when many of the world's states are still profoundly religious but require procedural, rather than substantive, grounds...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Law and Life in Common by Timothy (Professor of Jurisprudence, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London) Macklem Law and Life in Common
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How can law help build community? Don't people typically have good reason to pursue their own courses at the cost of life in common? This book goes beyond the familiar debates in jurisprudence, exploring the ways in which the rational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Unity of the Common Law by Alan (Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto) Brudner The Unity of the Common Law
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A fully revised edition of Brudner's classic account of the foundational structures and rationale of private law. Brudner proposes a radical unification of formalist and functionalist understandings of the law. In doing so, he rethinks the foundations of tort, contract,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights by Kalliopi Chainoglou Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights

This multi-disciplinary collection interrogates the role of human rights in addressing past injustices. The volume draws on legal scholars, political scientists, anthropologists and political philosophers grappling with the weight of the memory of historical injustices arising from conflicts in Europe,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

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