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  • The Transformation of Criminal Justiceby Allen Steinberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    Allen Steinberg brings to life the court-centered criminal justice system of nineteenth-century Philadelphia, chronicles its eclipse, and contrasts it to the system -- dominated by the police and public prosecutor -- that replaced it. He offers a major reinterpretation of criminal justice in nineteenth-century America by examining this transformation... more...

  • Word and Power in Mediaeval Bulgariaby Ivan Biliarsky

    BRILL 2011; US$ 241.00

    The book presents an investigation into the legal language of mediaeval Bulgaria, seen in its own cultural context: the Byzantine Commonwealth. Law and Language are cultural phenomena and their interdependence is closely linked to their civilisation in which they are embedded. more...

  • »sie könten klagen, wo sie wollten«by Monika Preuß

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Wie verändert sich unser Blick auf jüdische Gerichtsbarkeit, wenn wir sie als selbstverständlichen Teil vormoderner Gerichtsbarkeit betrachten? Gerichtsbarkeit war bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert in den deutschen Staaten ein komplexes System. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Rechte und zum Richten befugter Amtsträger existierten nebeneinander. Monika Preuß... more...

  • All the Laws but Oneby William H. Rehnquist

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In All the Laws but One , William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security. Abraham Lincoln, champion of freedom and the rights of man, suspended... more...

  • American Conservatismby Sanford Levinson; Melissa Williams; Joel Parker

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 55.25

    The topic of American conservatism is especially timely?and perhaps volatile.  Is there what might be termed an ?exceptional? form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries?  Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political... more...

  • Black Trialsby Mark S. Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

       From a brilliant young legal scholar comes this sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation.    Spanning three centuries, Black Trials details the legal challenges and struggles that helped define the ever-shifting identity of blacks in America.... more...

  • Buying the Voteby Robert E. Mutch

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial... more...

  • Chasing Gideonby Karen Houppert

    The New Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Karen Houppert was a contributing writer at the Washington Post Magazine for many years. Her work has appeared in The Nation , Newsday , the New York Times , Mother Jones , the Village Voice , Salon , and many other publications. She is the author of two other books: Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military—for Better or Worse and ... more...

  • Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Codeby Dr Wing-Cheong Chan; Professor Barry Wright; Professor Stanley Yeo; Professor Mark Findlay; Professor Ralph Henham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95

    Enacted in 1860, the Indian Penal Code is the longest serving and one of the most influential criminal codes in the common law world. This book commemorates its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary and honours the law reform legacy of Thomas Macaulay, the principal drafter of the Code. The book comprises chapters which examine the general principles... more...

  • Colonial and Post-colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealthby Hakeem O. Yusuf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is the first full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order... more...