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  • Appropriation and Invention of Traditionby Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda

    OUP India 2007; US$ 64.99

    This book, strongly grounded in primary sources, makes an important contribution to the intellectual history of early modern Bengal. It brings to light the complex interpenetration of diverse interests, opinions, and ideologies articulated by various social groups implicated in the process of colonization on the lines of Ranajit Guha's work on property... more...

  • The Future of Human Rightsby Upendra Baxi

    OUP India 2007; US$ 64.99

    This book critically examines the contemporary discourses on the nature of 'human rights', their histories, the myths that are embedded in them, and contributes an alternative reading of those histories by placing the concerns and interests of the 'people in struggle and communities of resistance' at centre stage. The work analyses the significance... more...

  • The Persons Caseby Robert J. Sharpe; Patricia I. McMahon

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    The Persons Case is a comprehensive study of this important event, examining the case itself, the ruling of the Privy Council, and the profound affect that it had on women's rights and the constitutional history of Canada. more...

  • The Transformation of the Supreme Court of Canadaby Donald R. Songer

    University of Toronto Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    The first book on the Supreme Court to incorporate extensive in-depth interviews with former justices, this study provides both insiders' accounts of how decisions are made and an empirical analysis of more than 3,000 Court decisions. more...

  • Rechtsdenken im literarischen Textby Walter Müller-Seidel; Gunter Reiss

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Der Literaturwissenschaftler Walter Müller-Seidel zählt zu den einflussreichsten Vertretern seines Faches. Weit über dessen Grenzen hinaus setzte er sich mit anderen Disziplinen und Denksystemen auseinander. Seine vorliegenden Arbeiten von Goethe bis zur Weimarer Republik sind im Spannungsfeld von Psychiatrie, Strafrecht und Literatur angesiedelt... more...

  • The Battle for the Courtby Lawrence Baum; David Klein; Matthew J. Streb

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Once largely ignored, judicial elections in the states have become increasingly controversial over the past two decades. Legal organizations, prominent law professors, and a retired Supreme Court justice have advocated the elimination of elections as a means to choose judges. One of their primary concerns is interest group involvement in... more...

  • The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960by Morton J. Horwitz

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 49.99

    When the first volume of Morton Horwitz's monumental history of American law appeared in 1977, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most significant works ever published in American legal history. The New Republic called it an "extremely valuable book." Library Journal praised it as "brilliant" and "convincing." And Eric Foner, in The New... more...

  • The East German Social Courtsby Peter W. Sperlich

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 170.00

    This book provides a record of the structures, functions, interactions, decisions, and personnel of the East German Social Courts. more...

  • The Trialby Sadakat Kadri

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    For as long as accuser and accused have faced each other in public, criminal trials have been establishing far more than who did what to whom–and in this fascinating book, Sadakat Kadri surveys four thousand years of courtroom drama. A brilliantly engaging writer, Kadri journeys from the silence of ancient Egypt’s Hall of the Dead to the clamor of... more...

  • Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republicby Phillip I. Blumberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Explains how America adopted the widely deplored Sedition Act of 1798 and how it undermined the political ideals of the American Revolution. more...