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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...

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 36.46

    A new approach to the telling of legal history, devoid of jargon and replete with good stories, which will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the common law - the spinal cord of the English body politic. more...

  • The Law of Contract 1670?1870by Warren Swain

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book considers the development of contract law doctrine in England from 1670 to 1870. more...

  • Dissent and the Supreme Courtby Melvin I. Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    From the revered judicial authority?author of Louis D. Brandeis, Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions ?a major book that looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting (226 years) public policy debate in the country?s history, among members of the Supreme Court,... 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...

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    Throughout English history the rule of law and the preservation of liberty have been inseparable, and both are intrinsic to England's constitution. This accessible and entertaining history traces thegrowth of the law from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. It shows how the law evolved from a means of ensuring order and limiting... more...

  • Fifty Years of Justiceby James M. Denham

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 12.99

    The verdicts have made headlines, but little is known about the inner workings of the court in which they were delivered. In Fifty Years of Justice, James Denham presents the fascinating history of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. Readers will discover the intricacies of rulings, the criminal defendants... more...

  • A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTOby Gabrielle Marceau; Roberto AzevÍdo

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

    How have GATT/WTO staff and Appellate Body members contributed to the evolution of the rule-of-law in the multilateral trading system? more...

  • Understanding the Nature of Lawby Michael Giudice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Understanding the Nature of Law explores methodological questions about how best to explain law. Among these questions, one is central: is there something about law which determines how it should be theorized? This novel book explains the importance of conceptual explanation by situating its methods and goals in relation to, rather than in competition... more...

  • The United States Constitutionby John R. Vile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty. more...