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  • The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policyby Peter R. Baehr; Dr Monique Castermans-Holleman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 42.00

    Governments use human rights both as a tool and as an objective of foreign policy. The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy analyses conflicting policy goals such as peace and security, economic relations and development co-operation. The use of diplomatic, economic and military means is discussed, together with the role of state actors, intergovernmental... more...

  • The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudenceby Beverley Baines; Ruth Rubio-Marin

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    A description of the constitutional rights of women in twelve countries. more...

  • Many Voices, One Visionby Christina Cameron; Mechtild Rössler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the World Heritage system and its global impact through diverse prisms, including its normative frameworks, constituent bodies, programme activities, personalities and key issues. Concentrating on the period between 1972 and 2000, this innovative book project seeks out the voices of the pioneers - some 40 key players who participated... more...

  • Knowing the Suffering of Othersby Austin Sarat; Austin Sarat; Montré D. Carodine; Cathy Caruth; Alan L. Durham; Brian K. Fair; Steven Hobbs; Gregory Keating; Linda Ross Meyer; Meredith M. Render; Austin Sarat; Jeannie Suk; John Fabian Witt

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Knowing the Suffering of Others , legal scholar Austin Sarat brings together essays that address suffering as it relates to the law, highlighting the ways law imagines suffering and how pain and suffering become jurisprudential facts. From fetal imaging to end-of-life decisions, torts to international human rights, domestic violence to torture,... more...

  • Law and Sacrificeby Johan Van der Walt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In the wake of apartheid, Law and Sacrifice draws on the uniquely expansive protection of fundamental rights now entrenched in the South African Constitution to outline a new theory of law. The South African Constitution not only protects the rights of people against abuses of power by the state, but also against abuses of power by private legal... more...

  • Human Rights Law and Personal Identityby Jill Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and excludes specific types of identity, which feed into moral norms of human freedom and human dignity and their translation into legal rights. ... more...

  • Bruno Latourby Kyle McGee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour?s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour?s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence . Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes possible, the book advances a new theory of legal normativity... more...

  • Law, Psychoanalysis, Societyby Maria Aristodemou

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ?If God is dead, everything is permitted?, writes Dostoyevsky. ?If God is dead, everything is prohibited?, responds Lacan. ?I think, therefore I am?, reasons Descartes. ?I am... more...

  • Law's Cut on the Body of Human Rightsby Juliet Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Scenes of violence and incisions into the flesh inform?the demand for law. The scene of little girls being held down in practices of female circumcision has been a defining and definitive image that demands the attention of human rights, and the intervention of law. But the investment in protecting women and little girls from such a cut is not all... more...

  • Crime, Desire and Law's Unconsciousby David Gurnham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Sexual desire, and the possible dangers associated with its more extreme manifestations, provokes strong, albeit often contradictory reactions. Such reactions are a well-known stimulant of creative, juridical and scholarly activity, and the texts of law, literature and academic criticism respond to it in ways that suggest both of revulsion and fascination.... more...