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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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This book explores the subtle and multifaceted nuances that lead consumers to behave in one way or another. On the whole, the cognitive psychological research has demonstrated that consumer decision-making is a profound topic that is considerably more complex than...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

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

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: 31/08/2017

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

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: 16/08/2017

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

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: 13/07/2017

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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: 22/09/2017

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: 30/09/2017

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

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

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

The Law and Religious Market Theory China, Taiwan and Hong Kong by Jianlin (University of Melbourne) Chen The Law and Religious Market Theory China, Taiwan and Hong Kong


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Tax, Medicines and the Law From Quackery to Pharmacy by Chantal 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: 31/10/2017

The Jewish Law Annual by Berachyahu Lifshitz The Jewish Law Annual

Volume 17 of The Jewish Law Annual adds to the growing list of articles on Jewish law that have been published in volumes 1-16 of this series, providing English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual and comparative analysis...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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: 31/10/2017

Lie Detection in Practice Ontologies of Lying in Socio-Legal Contexts by Andrew Balmer Lie Detection in Practice Ontologies of Lying in Socio-Legal Contexts

This book develops a sociological account of lie detection practices. Bringing together social theories of intersubjectivity with science and technology studies scholarship on ontologies, it examines how, in socio-legal contexts, it is determined whether an action is a lie or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

European Union Agencies as Global Actors A Legal Study of the European Aviation Safety Agency, Frontex and Europol by Florin (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) Coman-Kund European Union Agencies as Global Actors A Legal Study of the European Aviation Safety Agency, Frontex and Europol
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The emergence and expansion of the European Union agencies has been considered by some as one of the most significant developments in the institutional structure of the EU. Against this background, it is not surprising that European agencies have been...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

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

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

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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

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: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society by Austin Sarat Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society provides a vehicle for the publication of scholarly articles within the broad parameters of interdisciplinary legal scholarship. In this latest edition of this highly successful research series, articles examine a diverse range of legal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Q&A English Legal System 2013-2014 by Gary Slapper Q&A English Legal System 2013-2014

Routledge QandAs give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains up to fifty essay and problem-based questions on the most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Access to Information, Technology, and Justice A Critical Intersection by Ursula Gorham Access to Information, Technology, and Justice A Critical Intersection

Drawing upon the ongoing collaborative efforts of legal aid organizations, libraries, and non-profit organizations, Access to Information, Technology, and Justice: A Critical Intersection provides a framework for removing barriers to equitable access to legal information, with the ultimate goal of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Q&A English Legal System by Gary Slapper Q&A English Legal System

You?ve planned your revision and you know your subject inside out! But how do you apply what you have learned to get the best marks in the examination room? Routledge QandAs give you the ideal opportunity to practice and refine...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Q&A European Union Law by Michael Cuthbert Q&A European Union Law

Routledge QandAs give you the tools to practice and refine your exam technique, showing you how to apply your knowledge to maximum effect in an exam situation. Each book contains up to fifty essay and problem-based questions on the most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber by Ian Bryan The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political Affinity and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber

Hans Kelsen and Max Weber are conventionally understood as the original proponents of two distinct and opposed processes of concept formation generating two separate and contrasting theoretical frameworks for the study of law. The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Public Practice, Private Law An Essay on Love, Marriage, and the State by Gary (La Sierra University, California) Chartier Public Practice, Private Law An Essay on Love, Marriage, and the State
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This book elaborates an appealing model of marriage, rooted in love, for same-sex and different-sex couples, that doesn't involve the state.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

The New Legal Realism Studying Law Globally by Heinz J. Klug The New Legal Realism Studying Law Globally

Leading scholars, established and new, demonstrate a novel approach to the empirical study of global law-in-action in this second volume of a two-volume series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

The New Legal Realism Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice by Professor Elizabeth Mertz The New Legal Realism Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice

Leading scholars from a startling array of disciplinary perspectives chart an exciting new course for legal research in this first volume of a two-volume series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society by Austin Sarat Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society provides a vehicle for the publication of scholarly articles within the broad parameters of interdisciplinary legal scholarship. In this latest edition of this highly successful research series, articles examine a diverse range of legal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/05/2017

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