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  • The Judge in a Democracyby Aharon Barak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • The Cloaking of Powerby Paul O. Carrese

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    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 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...

  • Doing Justice to Court Interpretingby Miriam Shlesinger; Franz Pöchhacker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting (10:1, 2008) and complemented with two articles published in Interpreting (12:1, 2010), this volume provides a panoramic view of the complex and uniquely constrained practice of court interpreting. In an array of empirical papers, the nine authors explore the potential of court interpreters to... more...

  • Dimensions of Forensic Linguisticsby John Gibbons; M. Teresa Turell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    This volume functions as a guide to the multidisciplinary nature of Forensic Linguistics understood in its broadest sense as the interface between language and the law. It seeks to address the links in this relatively young field between theory, method and data, without neglecting the need for new research questions in the field. Perhaps the most striking... more...

  • Approaches to Legal Rationalityby Dov M. Gabbay; Patrice Canivez; Shahid Rahman; Alexandre Thiercelin

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Legal theory, political sciences, sociology, philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence: there are many approaches to legal argumentation. Each of them provides specific insights into highly complex phenomena. Different disciplines, but also different traditions in disciplines (e.g. analytical and continental traditions in philosophy) find here a rare... more...

  • Semiotics of International Lawby Evandro Menezes de Carvalho

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Language carries more than meanings; language conveys a means of conceiving the world. In this sense, national legal systems expressed through national languages organize the Law based on their own understanding of reality. International Law becomes, in this context, the meeting point where different legal cultures and different views of world intersect.... more...

  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby R.G.F. Winkels

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 160.00

    The 23rd edition of the JURIX conference was held in the United Kingdom from the 15th till the 17th of December and was hosted by the University of Liverpool. This year submissions came from 18 countries covering all five continents. These proceedings contain thirteen full and nine short papers that were selected for presentation. As usual they cover... more...

  • Approaches to Legal Ontologiesby Giovanni Sartor; Pompeu Casanovas; Mariangela Biasiotti; Meritxell Fernandez-Barrera

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    The book provides the reader with a unique source regarding the current theoretical landscape in legal ontology engineering as well as on foreseeable future trends for the definition of conceptual structures to enhance the automatic processing and retrieval of legal information in the Semantic Web framework. It will thus interest researchers in the... more...

  • Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systemsby Vijay K. Bhatia; Christopher N. Candlin; Jan Engberg

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 60.00

    This book is a unique attempt to bring together some of the well-established scholars and practitioners from the fields of legal linguistics, legal translation, law, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, and arbitration practice to provide some understanding of the question. more...