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  • The Judge in a Democracyby Aharon Barak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Whether examining election outcomes, the legal status of terrorism suspects, or if (or how) people can be sentenced to death, a judge in a modern democracy assumes a role that raises some of the most contentious political issues of our day. But do judges even have a role beyond deciding the disputes before them under law? What are the criteria for... more...

  • Foucault's Monsters and the Challenge of Lawby Alex Neville Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard?s ?scapegoat? and Zygmunt Bauman?s ?stranger?, Foucault?s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ?the monster? offers greater analytical precision and explanatory power in relation to understanding the processes whereby... more...

  • Code annoté de la Cour pénale internationale, 2004-2006by Cyril Laucci

    BRILL 2008; US$ 312.00

    Depuis l?entrée en vigueur de son Statut, le 1er juillet 2002, la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a commencé à travailler. Les premières Situations (République Démocratique du Congo, Ouganda, République Centrafricaine et Soudan) et affaires (Lubanga, Kony, Otti, Lukwyia, Odhiambo, Ongwen, Katanga, Ngudjolo) sont à présent pendantes devant la Cour.... more...

  • Concepts in Lawby Jaap Hage; Dietmar von der Pfordten

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 137.44

    In recent decades, legal theory has focused almost completely on norms, rules and arguments as the constitutive elements of law. This is the only recent book on the market with legal concepts as its central theme, and it aims to initiate a debate on the topic. more...

  • Law in Crisisby Ruth Miller

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.99

    Law in Crisis is an unsettling history of natural disaster and political subject formation in the modern world. more...

  • Courts and Political Institutionsby Tim Koopmans

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    Considers the relation between law and politics, including human rights, federalism and equal protection. more...

  • The Cloaking of Powerby Paul O. Carrese

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    How did the US judiciary become so powerful?powerful enough that state and federal judges once vied to decide a presidential election? What does this prominence mean for the law, constitutionalism, and liberal democracy? In The Cloaking of Power , Paul O. Carrese provides a provocative analysis of the intellectual sources of today?s powerful judiciary,... more...

  • The Power of Law in a Transnational Worldby Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Franz von Benda-Beckmann; Anne Griffiths

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    How is law mobilized and who has the power and authority to construct its meaning? This important volume examines this question as well as how law is constituted and reconfigured through social processes that frame both its continuity and transformation over time. The volume highlights how power is deployed under conditions of legal pluralism, exploring... more...

  • The Methodology of Maurice Hauriouby Christopher Berry Gray

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 68.00

    This book shows that Hauriou’s positivist and pragmatic jurisprudence and social theory, as well as their application to the study of institutions, is satisfactorily supported by his idealistic philosophy. The nine chapters first locate Hauriou’s influences, then situate his disciplinary methodologies within methodology in general. The central... more...

  • Ronald Dworkinby Arthur Ripstein

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Introductory volume to Ronald Dworkin, the influential legal and political philosopher. more...