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  • An Introduction to Forensic Linguisticsby Malcolm Coulthard; Alison Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    From the accusation of plagiarism in The Da Vinci Code , to the infamous hoaxer in the Yorkshire Ripper case, the use of linguistic evidence in court and the number of linguists called to act as expert witnesses in court trials has increased rapidly in the past fifteen years. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence provides... more...

  • Law as Symbolic Formby Deniz Coskun

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    Jurisprudence, according to Cassirer, is not merely the systematic, conceptual pursuance of ethics. They are separate domains for Cassirer, and both direct their claims differently on the individual. Whereas ethics concerns the motives of the individual, law ultimately achieves a cosmos for our world of outward actions. However, they are not separated... more...

  • The Four Lacanian Discoursesby Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book proposes a taxonomy of jurisprudence and legal practice, based on the discourse theory of Jacques Lacan. In the anglophone academy, the positivist jurisprudence of H.L.A. Hart provides the most influential account of law. But just as positivism ignores the practice of law by lawyers, even within the academy, the majority of professors are... more...

  • Foucault's Lawby Ben Golder; Peter Fitzpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    Foucault?s Law is the first book in almost fifteen years to address the question of Foucault?s position on law. Many readings of Foucault?s conception of law start from the proposition that he failed to consider the role of law in modernity, or indeed that he deliberately marginalized it. In canvassing a wealth of primary and secondary sources,... more...

  • The Quest for the Description of the Lawby Reidar Edvinsson

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book presents an alternative approach to law, which can liberate practice of law from the grip of theorists. It questions the use of philosophy and theory of law in legal practice and acknowledges the frequent need for profoundly difficult judgments. more...

  • Lawby Raymond Wacks

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Law touches every aspect of our daily lives, and yet the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system remain obscure to many. This Very Short Introduction provides a clear, jargon-free account of modern legal systems, explaining how the law works both in the Western tradition and around the world. - ;Law underlies our society - it protects... more...

  • Outlines of the Philosophy of Rightby G. W. F. Hegel; T. M. Knox; Stephen Houlgate

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Hegel's Philosophy of Right concerns ideas on justice, moral responsibility, family life, economic activity, and the political structure of the state. It shows how human freedom involves living with others in accordance with publicly recognized righs and laws. This edition combines a revised translation with a cogent introduction to Hegel's work. more...

  • General Jurisprudenceby William Twining

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    This book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights. more...

  • Law, Text, Terrorby Ian Ward

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Ian Ward places contemporary political and jurisprudential responses to terrorism within a broader literary, cultural and historical context. more...

  • Rhetorical Knowledge in Legal Practice and Critical Legal Theoryby Francis J. Mootz

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    A clear summary of contemporary rhetorical philosophy and its intersections with hermeneutics and critical theory .   This book describes the significance of rhetorical knowledge for law through detailed discussions of some of the most difficult legal issues facing courts today, including affirmative action, gay rights, and assisted suicide.... more...