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  • Regulating Technologyby Patrick van Zwanenberg; Adrian Ely; Adrian Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Examining the regulation of technologies, this book explores how the drive to harmonize regulatory policies across the world is at odds with the increasingly diverse local settings in which they are implemented. The authors use a 'framings' approach that starts with the concerns and experiences of technology users and works 'upwards' in order to examine... more...

  • Der gute Staatby Walter Schweidler

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Die Würde des Menschen zu achten und seine Rechte zu schützen: Das ist der heute weltweit anerkannte Anspruch, vor dem staatliche Gewalt sich zu legitimieren hat. Ihm wohnt ein komplexer geschichtlicher und begrifflicher Hintergrund inne, den dieses Buch zu rekonstruieren und auf seine vernünftige Begründung hin zu durchdenken unternimmt. Dabei zeigt... more...

  • The Structure of Libertyby Randy E. Barnett

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    In this book, legal scholar Randy Barnett elaborates and defends the fundamental premise of the Declaration of Independence: that all persons have a natural right to pursue happiness so long as they respect the equal rights of others, and that governments are only justly established to secure these rights.Drawing upon insights from philosophy, economics,... more...

  • Anthropology and Lawby James M. Donovan; H. Edwin Anderson III

    Berghahn Books 2003; US$ 27.95

    The relationship between Law and Anthropology can be considered as having been particularly intimate. In this book the authors defend their assertion that the two fields co-exist in a condition of "balanced reciprocity" wherein each makes important contributions to the successful practice and theory of the other. Anthropology, for example, offers... more...

  • Law and the Utopian Imaginationby Austin Sarat; Lawrence Douglas; Martha Umphrey

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Law and the Utopian Imagination seeks to explore and resuscitate the notion of utopianism within current legal discourse. The idea of utopia has fascinated the imaginations of important thinkers for ages. And yet?who writes seriously on the idea of utopia today? The mid-century critique appears to have carried the day, and a belief in the very... more...

  • Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belongingby Sarah Keenan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging, rather than exclusion. Drawing on feminist and critical... more...

  • Knowledge, Technology and Lawby Emilie Cloatre; Martyn Pickersgill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of medical law and ethics, intellectual property law, environmental... more...

  • Lawyers and Savagesby Kaius Tuori

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal primitivism, and its connection to the colonial encounter. Through... more...

  • The Limits of Bodily Integrityby Ruth A. Miller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 139.95

    Miller's study argues that legislation on abortion, adultery, and rape has been central to the formation of the modern citizen. Case studies on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, France, and Italy explore the international implications and address the role of sexuality and reproduction in constructing 'civilizational' relationships. more...

  • Spatializing Lawby Franz von Benda-Beckmann; Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Anne Griffiths

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 139.95

    Exploring the interrelations between social spaces and boundaries and physical space, Spatializing Law examines how spaces are constructed on the terrestrial and marine surface of the earth with legal means in a rich variety of socio-political, legal and ecological settings. more...