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  • Mixed Legal Systems, East and Westby Vernon Valentine Palmer; Mohamed Y. Mattar; Anna Koppel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    This book takes us far beyond the usual focus of comparative law with analysis of a broad range of jurisdictions, including mixtures of common and civil law, and also those mixing Islamic and/or traditional legal systems with those derived from common and/or civil law traditions. The discussion is situated within the broader context of the continuing... more...

  • The Limits of Leviathanby Robert E. Scott; Paul B. Stephan

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    Originally published in 2006, The Limits of Leviathan documents the emergence of hard international law. more...

  • Legal Theoryby Ian McLeod

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 50.00

    Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? Should the law concern itself with the activities of consenting adults in private? This fully-updated new edition of Legal Theory asks questions such as these and discusses. more...

  • Judith Butlerby Elena Loizidou

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 67.95

    The first to use Judith Butler?s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler?s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives. Acknowledging the potency and influence of Butler?s... more...

  • Character Evidenceby Douglas Walton

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Looks at evidence for character judgments, answering questions about how judgments are supported or refuted by verifiable evidence. This book uses a methodology derived from work on models of reasoning in argumentation theory and artificial intelligence. It aims to show how judgments should be based on sound reasoning, in order to avoid errors. more...

  • The Economics of Courts and Litigationby F. Cabrillo; S. Fitzpatrick

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    No longer a theme delegated to the peripheries of economic analysis, the administration of justice is recognised by most economists as being of fundamental importance for economic development. This book uses as its departing point the need for an analysis of the incentive structures facing key players in the courts and litigation process. more...

  • Law as Institutional Normative Orderby Maksymilian Del Mar; Zenon Bankowski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    MacCormick's `Institutions of Law' is the culmination of a lifetime's work in legal theory by one of the world's most respected legal theorists. This book collects responses from well-known legal theorists from around the world, all of whom are familiar with MacCormick's work, providing a cutting edge account of the book's significance. more...

  • Architectures of Justiceby Henrik Palmer Olsen; Stuart Toddington

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 139.95

    Law can be seen to consist not only of rules and decisions, but also of a framework of institutions providing a structure that forms the conditions of its workable existence and acceptance. In this book Olsen and Toddington conduct a philosophical exploration and critique of these conditions: what they are and how they shape our understanding of what... more...

  • Jurisprudenceby Suri Ratnapala

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 82.00

    The book provides a wide ranging, in-depth but accessible account of the major traditions in jurisprudence. more...