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  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby E. Francesconi; G. Sartor; D. Tiscornia

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 145.00

    From its very beginning, legal informatics was limited to the study of legal databases, but very early on, the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques started being involved with the topic of the Jurix conference, namely knowledge-based systems. This book includes programmatic papers with accounts of applications and prototypes. more...

  • Living Speechby James Boyd White

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Language is our key to imagining the world, others, and ourselves. Yet sometimes our ways of talking dehumanize others and trivialize human experience. In war other people are imagined as enemies to be killed. The language of race objectifies those it touches, and propaganda disables democracy. Advertising reduces us to consumers, and clichés destroy... more...

  • Legal Theory, Sources of Law and the Semantic Webby A. Boer

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00

    Legal Theory, Sources of Law and the Semantic Web is an attempt to construct an integrated conceptual framework for the application-neutral and problem-neutral representation of sources of law using Semantic Web technology and concepts, and some technically straightforward extensions to Semantic Web technology based on established practices found in... more...

  • Rhetorical Knowledge in Legal Practice and Critical Legal Theoryby Francis J. Mootz

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    A clear summary of contemporary rhetorical philosophy and its intersections with hermeneutics and critical theory .   This book describes the significance of rhetorical knowledge for law through detailed discussions of some of the most difficult legal issues facing courts today, including affirmative action, gay rights, and assisted suicide.... more...

  • Access to Justiceby Rebecca L. Sanderfur

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 138.99

    Around the world, access to justice enjoys an energetic and passionate resurgence as an object both of scholarly inquiry and political contest, as both a social movement and a value commitment motivating study and action. This work evidences a deeper engagement with social theory than past generations of scholarship. more...

  • The Judge in a Democracyby Aharon Barak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Whether examining election outcomes, the legal status of terrorism suspects, or if (or how) people can be sentenced to death, a judge in a modern democracy assumes a role that raises some of the most contentious political issues of our day. But do judges even have a role beyond deciding the disputes before them under law? What are the criteria for... more...

  • Foucault's Monsters and the Challenge of Lawby Alex Neville Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard’s ‘scapegoat’ and Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘stranger’, Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ‘the monster’ offers greater analytical precision and explanatory power in relation to understanding the processes whereby... more...

  • Code annoté de la Cour pénale internationale, 2004-2006by Cyril Laucci

    BRILL 2008; US$ 312.00

    Depuis l’entrée en vigueur de son Statut, le 1er juillet 2002, la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a commencé à travailler. Les premières Situations (République Démocratique du Congo, Ouganda, République Centrafricaine et Soudan) et affaires (Lubanga, Kony, Otti, Lukwyia, Odhiambo, Ongwen, Katanga, Ngudjolo) sont à présent pendantes devant la Cour.... more...

  • Concepts in Lawby Jaap C. Hage; Dietmar von der Pfordten

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 153.54

    In recent decades, legal theory has focused almost completely on norms, rules and arguments as the constitutive elements of law. This is the only recent book on the market with legal concepts as its central theme, and it aims to initiate a debate on the topic. more...

  • Law in Crisisby Ruth A. Miller

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 62.50

    Law in Crisis is an unsettling history of natural disaster and political subject formation in the modern world. more...