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  • Europäische Methodenlehreby Karl Riesenhuber

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 140.00

    In this handbook questions regarding the method behind European law, particularly European private law, are represented for the first time comprehensively and systematically for instruction and practice. In addition to the basics, the authors discuss the questions of method behind the primary and secondary law as well as the member states'... more...

  • Reading Modern Lawby Ruth Buchanan; Stewart Motha; Sundhya Pahuja

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Reading Modern Law identifies and elaborates upon key critical methodologies for reading and writing about law in modernity. The force of law rests on determinate and localizable authorizations, as well as an expansive capacity to encompass what has not been pre-figured by an order of rules. The key question this dynamic of law raises is how legal... more...

  • Comparative Legal Linguisticsby Professor Heikki E S Mattila

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book examines legal language as a language for special purposes, evaluating the functions and characteristics of legal language and the terminology of law. Using examples drawn from major and lesser legal languages, it examines the major legal languages themselves, beginning with Latin through German, French, Spanish and English. This second... more...

  • Judicial Recourse to Foreign Lawby Basil Markesinis; Jorg Fedtke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Accessible and clearly structured, this is the first book to include examinations of public and private law in the discussion about access to foreign laws. With commentaries by an international collection of leading judges in the field, it looks at the practice in a range of countries spread across the globe. In jurisprudence an exchange of ideas... more...

  • Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Lawby Wil Waluchow; Stefan Sciaraffa

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 109.99

    Recent years have witnessed major developments in philosophical inquiry concerning the nature of law and, with the growth of transnational legal institutions, in the phenomenon of law itself. This volume gathers leading writers in the field to take stock of current debates on the nature of law and the aims and methods of legal philosophy. more...

  • Forgotten Justiceby Allan Beever

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 89.99

    Challenging the assumptions of modern political and legal philosophy, this book presents a historical account of the development of thinking about justice and political obligations. It argues against the modern fixation with the state, and for a return to traditional conceptions of political community and the law. more...

  • Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoningby Scott Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    At least since plato and Aristotle, thinkers have pondered the relationship between philosophical arguments and the "sophistical" arguments offered by the Sophists -- who were the first professional lawyers. Judges wield substantial political power, and the justifications they offer for their decisions are a vital means by which citizens can assess... more...

  • Language in the Negotiation of Justiceby Professor Christopher Williams; Professor Girolamo Tessuto; Professor Vijay K Bhatia; Ms Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book explores the ways language is used by the professional legal community for the communication of its main business - the negotiation of justice - in today?s globalized world. The volume addresses three main aspects of language use in the negotiation of justice. Beginning with the legal contexts of litigation, arbitration and mediation, the... more...

  • Authoritiesby Nicole Roughan

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 109.99

    How can legal authority be explained beyond the sovereign state? Roughan argues that instances of transnational and international law, along with overlapping constitutional orders, should be regarded as having shared, interdependent and relative authority. more...