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Law & society books

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Law and the Visual Representations, Technologies, and Critique by Desmond Manderson Law and the Visual Representations, Technologies, and Critique

In Law and the Visual, leading legal theorists, art historians, and critics come together to present new work examining the intersection between legal and visual discourses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Max Weber's Interpretive Sociology of Law by Michel Coutu Max Weber's Interpretive Sociology of Law

This book presents a clear and precise account of the structure and content of Max Weber's sociology of law: situating its methodological and epistemological specificity in relation to other approaches to the sociology of law; as well as offering a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Spaces of Indigenous Justice Applying Theory to Practical Problems by Dr. Jennifer Hendry, Melissa L. Tatum Spaces of Indigenous Justice Applying Theory to Practical Problems
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This book employs critical theory to investigate the different worldviews involved in an engagement with indigenous normativities, and to suggest practical solutions for overcoming the systemic inequalities between Indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. Drawing upon recent conceptualisations of 'spatial justice', the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law by Colin King The Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law

The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law focuses on how criminal and terrorist assets pose significant and unrelenting threats to the integrity, security, and stability of contemporary societies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

The Business of Transition Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar by Melissa (University of New South Wales, Sydney) Crouch The Business of Transition Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar
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A timely reflection on law, development and economics through empirical and comparative perspectives on the case of Myanmar.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Tax, Medicines and the Law From Quackery to Pharmacy by Chantal (University of Exeter) Stebbings Tax, Medicines and the Law From Quackery to Pharmacy

This book reveals the surprising impact of medicine stamp duty (1783-1941) on pharmaceutical practice and the interface of law and government.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Law and Memory Towards Legal Governance of History by Uladzislau (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Belavusau Law and Memory Towards Legal Governance of History

The volume revisits memory laws as a phenomenon of global law, transitional justice, historical narratives and claims for historical truth
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Chinese Small Property The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms by Shitong (The University of Hong Kong) Qiao Chinese Small Property The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms

Qiao demonstrates how an impersonal and unbounded market can operate without legal protection or enforcement of property and contract rights.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects by Roman Petrov Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects

Aiming to map out the constitutional challenges deriving from the European and Eurasian integration processes and identify options for constitutional reform to ensure post-Soviet countries' effective participation in those processes, this book studies the implications of ongoing regional integration projects...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2017

Law Making as an Institutional Game Who Wins and Who Loses from Judicial Reforms? by Daniela Piana Law Making as an Institutional Game Who Wins and Who Loses from Judicial Reforms?

Judicial institutions are directly involved in law making and law enforcement. Their core business tightly refers to the venture, the fate, and the prospect of the law. And yet, despite numerous investigations of how far and deep courts intervene in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Govermentality in EU External Trade and Environment Policy Between Rights and Market by Jessica (European University INstitute, Italy) Lawrence Govermentality in EU External Trade and Environment Policy Between Rights and Market
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Govermentality and EU External Trade and Environment Policy applies theories drawn from Foucauldian governmentality studies to investigate the ideological and political roots of the European Union's (EU) external trade and environmental policy and their effects on the transnational legal landscape....
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/12/2017

Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe Emerging Challenges and Political Agents by Daniele (Italian National Research Council, Italy) Archibugi Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe Emerging Challenges and Political Agents
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While the European integration project is facing new challenges, abandonments and criticism, it is often forgotten that there are powerful legal instruments that allow citizens to protect and extend their rights. These instruments and the actions taken to activate them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Jewish Law Annual Volume 22 by Berachyahu (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Lifshitz Jewish Law Annual Volume 22
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Volume 22 of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish law that have been published in volumes 1- 21 of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual and comparative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies Achievements and Challenges by Felipe (University of Deusto, Spain) Gomez Isa EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies Achievements and Challenges
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Though the EU has tried to place human rights and democracy at the heart of its external action, there are serious concerns about its capacity to have a significant impact on the democratization processes taking place in different regions of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2017

Palaces of Hope The Anthropology of Global Organizations by Ronald (McGill University, Montreal) Niezen Palaces of Hope The Anthropology of Global Organizations
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This book assembles a range of work by researchers who have entered the social worlds of global organizations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

God and the Secular Legal System by Rafael (Emory University, Atlanta) Domingo God and the Secular Legal System
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This is a timely contribution to the debate on the rights and liberties of religion, beliefs, and conscience in an age of secularization.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

Anarchy in the System Law and Power in a Global World by Lyana Francot, Bald De Vries Anarchy in the System Law and Power in a Global World
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Anarchy in the System: Law and Power in a Global World critically engages the belief that the state and law can bring about peaceful order. Globalisation itself puts into question this belief, as it reveals the inability of these essentially...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Insiders, Outsiders, Injuries, and Law Revisiting 'The Oven Bird's Song' by Mary Nell Trautner Insiders, Outsiders, Injuries, and Law Revisiting 'The Oven Bird's Song'

This volume closely examines a single canonical article and how it continues to shape the future of sociolegal studies.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

Insiders, Outsiders, Injuries, and Law Revisiting 'The Oven Bird's Song' by Mary Nell Trautner Insiders, Outsiders, Injuries, and Law Revisiting 'The Oven Bird's Song'

This volume closely examines a single canonical article and how it continues to shape the future of sociolegal studies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Routledge Handbook of Law, Race and the Postcolonial by Denise Ferreira da Silva Routledge Handbook of Law, Race and the Postcolonial

Routledge Handbook of Law, Race and the Postcolonial is a comprehensive and original reference work setting out contemporary issues and theoretical aspects relating to postcolonialism, race and the law. The contributions examine juridical apparatuses as they operate in concert with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

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Silenced Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence by Olivera (Griffith University, Melbourne, Australia) Simic Silenced Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence
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The condemnation of wartime sexual violence as a gross violation of human rights has received widespread support. While rape and other forms of sexual violence have attracted considerable local and international attention, this often excludes wartime sexual violence among women...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Riots and Public Disorder Law Enforcement, Policy and Civil Society by John Owen Riots and Public Disorder Law Enforcement, Policy and Civil Society

Journalists portray rioting as an extreme public spectacle, a theatre of violence and mayhem that in its turn whips up heightened emotions in their readers. Politicians, by injecting panic into the popular imagination, add a strong dose of fear and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Optimize English Legal System by Angela Stanhope Optimize English Legal System

?[Optimize is] ideal for undergraduate students at all levels. The content is of a high standard, easy to read and understand. The materials are very catching and easy on the eye making it easy to read and digest the materials?an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Law and Society by Steven Vago, Steven E. Barkan Law and Society
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In the 11th edition of Law and Society, Steven E. Barkan preserves Dr. Vago's voice while making this classic text more accessible for today's students. Each chapter now includes an outline, learning objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries. A new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Law and Society by Steven Vago, Steven E. Barkan Law and Society
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In the 11th edition of Law and Society, Steven E. Barkan preserves Dr. Vago's voice while making this classic text more accessible for today's students. Each chapter now includes an outline, learning objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries. A new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Restoring Consumer Sovereignty How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It by Adrian (Assistant Professor, Zurich University, Faculty of Law, and an Affiliate Fellow at the Information Society Pr Kuenzler Restoring Consumer Sovereignty How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It
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In today's highly concentrated marketplaces, social and cultural values-such as the lifestyle connotations that manufacturers and sellers confer upon their goods-often shape consumers' prior beliefs and attitudes and affect the weight given to new information by consumers who make purchasing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Invitation to the Sociology of International Law by Moshe (Von Hofmannsthal Chair in International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Hirsch Invitation to the Sociology of International Law
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International legal rules are profoundly embedded in diverse social factors and processes. International law thus often reflects and affects societal factors nationally and internationally. This book exposes some central tenets of the sociological perspective and presents a sociological analysis of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

Britain and its Internal Others, 1750-1800 Under Rule of Law by Dana Rabin Britain and its Internal Others, 1750-1800 Under Rule of Law

This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses. Each case adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Vagrant Nation Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s by Risa L. (Dean and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, University of Virginia, and author of The Lost Promise of Civil Ri Goluboff Vagrant Nation Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s
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In Vagrant Nation, Risa Goluboff has found a way to explain how the interaction between 1960s social movements and the courts fundamentally changed both American law and society writ large. By look at the changing views regarding a minor type...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Criminalizing Children Welfare and the State in Australia by David (Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne) McCallum Criminalizing Children Welfare and the State in Australia
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Duties to Care Dementia, Relationality and Law by Rosie (University of Birmingham) Harding Duties to Care Dementia, Relationality and Law

Duties to Care is the first empirically grounded, conceptually nuanced, socio-legal examination of caring for a person with dementia.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Disability and Community Living Policies by Arie (University of Haifa, Israel) Rimmerman Disability and Community Living Policies
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This book discusses American and European policies surrounding deinstitutionalization and community living, including Articles 12 and 19 of the UNCRPD.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

The Transparency Fix Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Government Information by Mark Fenster The Transparency Fix Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Government Information

Is the government too secret or not secret enough? Why is there simultaneously too much government secrecy and a seemingly endless procession of government leaks? The Transparency Fix asserts that we incorrectly assume that government information can be controlled. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

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