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  • Central and Eastern Europe After Transitionby Wojciech Sadurski; Alberto Febbrajo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How have national identities changed, developed and reacted in the wake of transition from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Central and Eastern Europe After Transition defines and examines new autonomous differences adopted at the state and the supranational level in the post-transitional phase of the post-Communist area, and considers... more...

  • Ratio and Voluntasby Kaarlo Tuori

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From the ancient beginnings of Western legal tradition, law has been conceived as traversed by a fundamental tension between power (will) and reason. This volume examines the tension between these two poles, 'ratio and voluntas' in modern law. Part I focuses on three instructive phases in the history of the law's ratio. Part II examines the way legal... more...

  • Law and Agonistic Politicsby Andrew Schaap

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Ancient Greek notion of agonism, meaning struggle, has been revived in radical legal and political theory to rethematize class conflict and to conceptualize the conditions of possibility of freedom and social transformation in contemporary society. Insisting that what is ultimately at stake in politics are the terms in which social conflict is... more...

  • Law's Taskby Louis E. Wolcher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is the ultimate task of law? This deceptively simple question guides this volume towards a radically original philosophical interpretation of law and justice. Weaving together the philosophical, jurisprudential and ethical problems suggested by five general terms - thinking, human suffering, legal meaning, time and tragedy - the book places the... more...

  • Law, Hermeneutics and Rhetoricby Francis J. Mootz Iii

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 275.00

    Mootz offers an antidote to the fragmentation of contemporary legal theory with a collection of essays arguing that legal practice is a hermeneutical and rhetorical event that can best be understood and theorized in those terms. This is not a modern insight that wipes away centuries of dogmatic confusion; rather, Mootz draws on insights as old as the... more...

  • Law as Institutional Normative Orderby Maksymilian Del Mar; Zenon Bankowski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    MacCormick's `Institutions of Law' is the culmination of a lifetime's work in legal theory by one of the world's most respected legal theorists. Featuring an impressive collection of contributions from well-known legal theorists from around the world, all of whom are familiar with MacCormick?s work, this collection provides a cutting edge account of... more...

  • Legisprudenceby Luc J. Wintgens

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book establishes legisprudence, in contrast to jurisprudence, as a legal theory of rational law-making. It suggests that by rejecting the common wisdom about the nature of political law-making, legislation could be improved and streamlined. Using the methods, theoretical insights and tools of current legal theory and philosophy of law in a new... more...

  • From Old Times to New Europeby Agata Fijalkowski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    From Old Times to New Europe considers the post-totalitarian legal framework in today's Europe, arguing that the study of totalitarianism and post-totalitarianism continues to be significant as ever. Drawing mainly on the Polish experience, this analysis focuses on the significant part played by history in the development of the region's identity and... more...

  • Legal Evidence and Proofby Henry Prakken; Hendrik Kaptein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    As a result of recent scandals concerning evidence and proof in the administration of criminal justice - ranging from innocent people on death row in the United States to misuse of statistics leading to wrongful convictions in The Netherlands and elsewhere - inquiries into the logic of evidence and proof have taken on a new urgency both in an academic... more...

  • Exploring Courtroom Discourseby Le Cheng; Anne Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of "Power and Control" - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified... more...