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  • Democracy and Dissentby Frank Vibert

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Frank Vibert examines the fundamental issues involved in attempts to rethink international institutions and their rule making procedures. He analyses the basic problems with the existing system and the main approaches to its reform. The book repudiates the idea that there are any simple institutional 'fixes' for current problems, such as relying on... more...

  • Shaping Rule of Law Through Dialogueby Filippo Fontanelli; Giuseppe Martinico; Paolo Carrozza

    Europa Law Publishing 2009; US$ 115.00

    The process of fragmentation of the international legal order and the absence of constitutional devices governing the connections between the various legal regimes can be reduced to a rational picture only through the activity of the judges. Against this background, the judges play a crucial role in creating connections between legal regimes and proceedings. more...

  • Getting to the Rule of Lawby James E. Fleming

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    The rule of law has been celebrated as "an unqualified human good" and promoted around the world to secure economic development and political freedom. Yet there is considerable disagreement about just what the ideal of the rule of law requires. When people clamor for the preservation or extension of the rule of law, are they advocating a... more...

  • Historiography, Empire and the Rule of Lawby Ian Duncanson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Historiography, Empire and the Rule of Law considers the intersection of these terms in the historical development of what has come to be known as the ?rule of law?. The book will be invaluable for all those engaged in research and the postgraduate study of socio-legal and constitutional studies, and early modern and modern history. more...

  • Judicial Reconstruction and the Rule of Lawby Angeline Lewis

    BRILL 2012; US$ 160.00

    Challenging the dominant rhetoric of international rule of law operations, this work reasserts the centrality of the community in building its own relationship with law, counselling military interveners to refocus exclusively on restoring security using their extraordinary powers under international law. more...

  • Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 1by F. A. Hayek

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    This volume represents the first section of F. A. Hayek's comprehensive three-part study of the relations between law and liberty. Rules and Order constructs the framework necessary for a critical analysis of prevailing theories of justice and of the conditions which a constitution securing personal liberty would have to satisfy. more...

  • Promoting the Rule of Law Abroadby Thomas Carothers

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2010; US$ 15.99

    "Over the past decade, Carothers has established himself as the leading U.S. expert on democracy promotion. He is a powerful critic not only of the nuts-and-bolts of democracy assistance but also of U.S. grand strategy overall."?SAIS Review Promoting the rule of law has become a major part of Western efforts to spread democracy and market economics... more...

  • State Violence and the Execution of Lawby Joseph Pugliese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    State Violence and the Execution of Law stages a provocative analysis of how the biopolitical divide between human and animal has played a fundamental role in enabling state violence, including torture, secret imprisonment and killing-at-a-distance via drones. Analyzing the complex ways in which the United States government deploys law in order to... more...

  • Justice Reform and Developmentby Linn A. Hammergren

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the objectives pursued in donor programs, the methods used to advance them, and the underlying assumptions and strategies. It emphasizes the unexpected and sometimes unpleasant consequences of ignoring not only political and societal constraints but also advances in our technical approaches to performance improvement, the one area... more...

  • Rules of Law and Laws of Rulingby Franz von Benda-Beckmann; Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Julia Eckert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 149.95

    Offering an anthropological perspective, this book explores the changing relations between law and governance, examining how changes in the structure of governance affect the relative social significance of law within situations of legal pluralism. more...