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Sociology of law. Sociological jurisprudence

  • Law, Society and Communityby Richard Nobles; David Schiff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This collection of socio-legal studies, written by leading theorists and researchers from around the world, offers original, perceptive and critical contributions to ideas and theories that have been expounded by Roger Cotterrell over a long and distinguished career. Engaging with the complexity and multiplicity of our contemporary legal world, the... more...

  • Bruno Latourby Kyle McGee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour?s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour?s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence . Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes possible, the book advances a new theory of legal normativity... more...

  • Law and Sacrificeby Johan Van der Walt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In the wake of apartheid, Law and Sacrifice draws on the uniquely expansive protection of fundamental rights now entrenched in the South African Constitution to outline a new theory of law. The South African Constitution not only protects the rights of people against abuses of power by the state, but also against abuses of power by private legal... more...

  • The Law and Society Reader IIby Erik Larson; Patrick Schmidt

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Law and society scholars challenge the common belief that law is simply a neutral tool by which society sets standards and resolves disputes. Decades of research shows how much the nature of communities, organizations, and the people inhabiting them affect how law works. Just as much, law shapes beliefs, behaviors, and wider social structures, but... more...

  • Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritageby Silvio Ferrari; Andrea Benzo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The authors discuss the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies, provide an overview of existing legal approaches to their protection and consider the meaning of sacred places in Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought. The... more...

  • Weltmeereby Alexander Kraus; Martina Winkler

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 43.77

    Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes beschreiben den Umgang mit »dem Meer« im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Verwissenschaftlichung, Domestizierung, Ästhetisierung, Ökonomisierung und Strukturierung. So wird der Blick auf Prozesse gelenkt, welche die verbreitete These von einer generellen Wahrnehmung der Meere als »anders« und »leer« in der Moderne fundamental... more...

  • Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addictionby Simon Planzer

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book analyses the voluminous and meandering case law on gambling of the Court of Justice from an empirical perspective. It offers a comprehensive overview of the legal situation of gambling services in the EU Single Market. Additionally, the book presents the current state of research on gambling addiction. It then seeks to answer the central... more...

  • Die rechtliche Kartografierung von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsverträgenby Franziska Lempe

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 35.01

    Forschung und Entwicklung sind die Triebfedern, die Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und damit unsere Gesellschaft vor dem Stillstand bewahren. Forschungs- und Entwicklungsverträge legen hierfür die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen fest, sie finden in der juristischen Literatur und Spruchpraxis jedoch noch nicht immer eine angemessene Beachtung. Vor allem die... more...

  • Art, Cultural Heritage and the Marketby Valentina Vadi; Hildegard E. G. S. Schneider

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    In the age of economic globalisation, do art and heritage matter Once the domain of elitist practitioners and scholars, the governance of cultural heritage and the destiny of iconic artefacts have emerged as the new frontier of international law, making headlines and attracting the varied interests of academics and policy-makers, museum curators and... more...

  • Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Property Protectionby Sharon B. Le Gall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book offers an original account of how contemporary intellectual property rights regimes could be adapted to suit traditional knowledge. It examines the ways in which international developments to protect collectively held knowledge typically associated with Indigenous Peoples could de developed to protect cultural signifiers which lies outside... more...