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  • "Recht ist Streit"by Jing Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Using linguistic instruments this work sets out to give a transparent description of the text-supported and discourse-based legal dispute in the process of reaching a legal judgement. It examines a corpus of authentic texts originating from six related legal cases in Germany, identifying distinct speech act patterns and the specific action strategies... more...

  • Families, Care-giving and Paid Workby Grace James; Nicole Busby

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This unique selection of chapters brings together researchers from a variety of academic disciplines to explore aspects of law's engagement with working families. It connects academic debate with policy proposals through an integrated set of approaches and perspectives. Families, Care-giving and Paid Work offers an original approach to a very topical... more...

  • Transparency, Power, and Controlby Vijay K. Bhatia; Christoph A. Hafner; Lindsay Miller; Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    This book brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines from more than twenty countries to reflect on the growing importance of issues such as social order, liberty and individual freedom in our international community. Contributors explore these issues from a range of perspectives as well as legal contexts. The collection... more...

  • It is Hereby Performed...by Dennis Kurzon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

    This book deals with speech acts, especially performatives, that are regarded as ?operative? in legal discourse. After a detailed exposition of speech act theory in relation to legislative texts, the author discusses the legal document as a communicative act; potential speech acts and delegated legislation; wills, the marriage ceremony and statutes... more...

  • Efficiency, Sustainability, and Justice to Future Generationsby Klaus Mathis

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 159.00

    Fifty years after the famous essay "The Problem of Social Cost" (1960) by the Nobel laureate Ronald Coase, Law and Economics seems to have become the lingua franca of American jurisprudence, and although its influence on European jurisprudence is only moderate by comparison, it has also gained popularity in Europe. A highly influential publication... more...

  • Judges in Contemporary Democracyby Justice Stephen Breyer; Robert Badinter

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Law, politics, and society in the modern West have been marked by the increasing power of the judge: the development of constitutional justice, the evolution of international judiciaries, and judicial systems that extend even further into social life. Judges make decisions that not only enforce the law, but also codify the values of our times. In the... more...

  • Linguistik rechtlicher Normgeneseby Friedemann Vogel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The analysis of legal texts in the context of legislation is a previously unexplored field of research. Consequently, this study examines the formation of legal norms using the example of the ?online search?. Taking over 1000 texts as reference material, the study illuminates the discourse actors, the semantic struggles and the process of legal textual... more...

  • Recht als Textby Dietrich Busse

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 168.00

    Recht ALS Text: Linguistische Untersuchungen Zur Arbeit Mit Sprache in Einer Gesellschaftlichen Institution. more...

  • Europäische Methodenlehreby Karl Riesenhuber

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00

    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' (transfer)... more...

  • Blogging & Tweeting Without Getting Suedby Mark Pearson

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.99

    A blog or tweet can get its author arrested or cost a lot of money in legal battles?this practical guide explains how to stay out of trouble when writing online Every time an internet user blogs or tweets, they may be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued in... more...