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  • Buying the Voteby Robert E. Mutch

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Poor in Court: The Legal Services Program and Supreme Court Decision Makingby Susan E. Lawrence

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on the Supreme Court as an integral part of the policy-making process, Susan Lawrence examines how a change in who has access to the Court, and the nature of the institutions that structure that access, has affected its agenda setting and doctrinal development. In her analysis of cases sponsored by the Legal Services Program (LSP) before... more...

  • Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman Worldby John W. Cairns; Paul J. du Plessis

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 139.99

    This book is an important contribution to the current lively debate about the relationship between law and society in the Roman world. This debate, which was initiated by the work of John Crook in the 1960's, has had a profound impact upon the study of law and history and has created sharply divided opinions on the extent to which law may be said... more...

  • Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918: Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen, 3. Band: Berg und Braunschweig (German Edition)by Michael Kotulla

    Springer 2009; US$ 279.00

    Der Band dokumentiert das Verfassungsrecht des Großherzogtums Berg und des Herzogtums Braunschweig nahezu lückenlos. Dabei werden die historischen Verfassungsdokumente aus rechtlicher, zeitlicher, territorial übergreifender und entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive betrachtet. Enthalten sind insgesamt ca. 450 teilweise sehr heterogene Verfassungsdokumente,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Curseby Björn Quiring

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Conceptualizing the curse as the representation of a foundational, mythical violence that is embedded within juridical discourse, Shakespeare?s Curse:The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama  pursues a reading of Richard III, King John, and King Lear in order to analyse the persistence of imprecations in the discourses of modernity.... more...

  • Dissent and the Supreme Courtby Melvin I. Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

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  • A Cold Caseby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 15.99

    A tale of crime and punishment from a prizewinning writer. A few years ago, Andy Rosenzweig, an inspector for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, was abruptly reminded of an old, unsolved double homicide. It bothered him that Frankie Koehler, the notoriously dangerous suspect, had eluded capture and was still at large. Rosenzweig had known... more...

  • Wasting a Crisisby Paul G. Mahoney

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The recent financial crisis led to sweeping reforms that inspired countless references to the financial reforms of the New Deal. Comparable to the reforms of the New Deal in both scope and scale, the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Act of 2010?the main regulatory reform package introduced in the United States?also shared with New Deal reforms the assumption... more...

  • Ancient Laws and Modern Problemsby John Sassoon

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    John Sassoon?s study of the written laws of four thousand years ago puts paid to the belief that the most ancient laws were merely arbitrary and tyrannical. On the contrary, the earliest legal systems honestly tried to get to the truth, do justice to individuals, and preserve civil order. They used the death penalty surprisingly seldom, and then more... more...