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  • Law and Warby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Law and War explores the cultural, historical, spatial, and theoretical dimensions of the relationship between law and war?a connection that has long vexed the jurisprudential imagination. Historically the term "war crime" struck some as redundant and others as oxymoronic: redundant because war itself is criminal; oxymoronic because war submits... more...

  • Law and the Utopian Imaginationby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Law and the Utopian Imagination seeks to explore and resuscitate the notion of utopianism within current legal discourse. The idea of utopia has fascinated the imaginations of important thinkers for ages. And yet?who writes seriously on the idea of utopia today? The mid-century critique appears to have carried the day, and a belief in the very... more...

  • Law and the Strangerby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    Law and the Stranger explores the ways law identifies and responds to strangers within and across national borders. more...

  • Law without Nationsby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    The possibility of law in the absence of a nation would seem to strip law from its source of meaning and value. At the same time, law divorced from nations would clear the ground for a cosmopolitan vision in which the prejudices or idiosyncrasies of distinctive national traditions would give way to more universalist groundings for law. These alternately... more...

  • Law as Punishment / Law as Regulationby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    Law depends on various modes of classification. How an act or a person is classified may be crucial in determining the rights obtained, the procedures employed, and what understandings get attached to the act or person. Critiques of law often reveal how arbitrary its classificatory acts are, but no one doubts their power and consequence. This crucial... more...

  • Imagining New Legalitiesby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Imagining New Legalities reminds us that examining the right to privacy and the public/private distinction is an important way of mapping the forms and limits of power that can legitimately be exercised by collective bodies over individuals and by governments over their citizens. This book does not seek to provide a comprehensive overview of threats... more...

  • The Secrets of Lawby Austin Sarat; Lawence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    The Secrets of Law explores the ways law both traffics in and regulates secrecy. Taking a close look at the opacity built into legal and governance processes, it explores the ways law produces zones of secrecy, the relation between secrecy and justice, and how we understand the inscrutability of law's processes. The first half of the work examines... more...

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