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Self-Constitution of European Society: Beyond EU politics, law and governance

Self-Constitution of European Society: Beyond EU politics, law and governance

Forthcoming

Jiří Přibáň
May 15, 2018

Recent social and political developments in the EU have clearly shown the profound structural changes in European society and its politics. Reflecting on these developments and responding to the existing body of academic literature and scholarship, this book critically discusses the emerging notion...

Legal Symbolism: On Law, Time and European Identity

Legal Symbolism: On Law, Time and European Identity

Jiří Přibáň
October 09, 2017

Jirí Pribán's book contributes to the field of systems theory of law in the context of European legal and political integration and constitution-making. It puts recent European legislative efforts and policies, especially the EU enlargement process, in the context of legal theory and philosophy....

The Logic of Constitutional Rights

The Logic of Constitutional Rights

Eric Heinze
September 14, 2017

Individual rights raise endless conflicts and spawn intricate standards and policies. Increasing involvement by courts has added still greater complexity. It would seem that few meaningful principles can unite an area of law plagued by such uncertainty. In this book the author argues that a fixed...

Religious Liberty and the Law: Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives

Religious Liberty and the Law: Theistic and Non-Theistic Perspectives

Angus J. L. Menuge
July 27, 2017

Questions of religious liberty have become flashpoints of controversy in virtually every area of life around the world. Despite the protection of religious liberty at both national and supranational levels, there is an increasing number of conflicts concerning the proper way to recognize it –&...

Expertise in Regulation and Law

Expertise in Regulation and Law

Gary Edmond
May 16, 2017

This collection of essays examines the multi-faceted roles of experts and expertise in and around contemporary legal and regulatory cultures. The essays illustrate the complexity intrinsic to the production and use of expert knowledge, particularly during transition from specialist communities to...

Ethics and Law of Intellectual Property: Current Problems in Politics, Science and Technology

Ethics and Law of Intellectual Property: Current Problems in Politics, Science and Technology

Christian Lenk, Nils Hoppe
March 16, 2017

Divided into three parts, this edited volume gives an overview of current topics in law and ethics in relation to intellectual property. It addresses practical issues encountered in everyday situations in politics, research and innovation, as well as some of the underlying theoretical concepts. In...

Humanity, Freedom and Feminism

Humanity, Freedom and Feminism

Jill Marshall
February 27, 2017

While some feminists seek to use ideas of the 'universal human subject' to include women, others argue that such ideas are intrinsically masculine and exclude the feminine. This book analyzes and critiques 'second wave' feminists who discuss how philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, Descartes,...

Law's Task: The Tragic Circle of Law, Justice and Human Suffering

Law's Task: The Tragic Circle of Law, Justice and Human Suffering

Louis E. Wolcher
February 27, 2017

What is the ultimate task of law? This deceptively simple question guides this volume towards a radically original philosophical interpretation of law and justice. Weaving together the philosophical, jurisprudential and ethical problems suggested by five general terms - thinking, human suffering,...

Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society: A Systems Theory of European Constitutionalism

Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society: A Systems Theory of European Constitutionalism

Jiří Přibáň
January 11, 2017

Sovereignty marks the boundary between politics and law. Highlighting the legal context of politics and the political context of law, it thus contributes to the internal dynamics of both political and legal systems. This book comprehends the persistence of sovereignty as a political and juridical...

Contested Words: Legal Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Liberal Democracies

Contested Words: Legal Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Liberal Democracies

Ian Cram
November 30, 2016

In modern liberal democracies, rights-based judicial intervention in the policy choices of elected bodies has always been controversial. For some, such judicial intervention has trivialized and impoverished democratic politics. For others judges have contributed to a dynamic and healthy dialogue...

A Philosophy of Intellectual Property

A Philosophy of Intellectual Property

Peter Drahos
November 30, 2016

Are intellectual property rights like other property rights? More and more of the world’s knowledge and information is under the control of intellectual property owners. What are the justifications for this? What are the implications for power and for justice of allowing this property form to...

First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics and Healthcare

First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics and Healthcare

Sheila A. M. McLean
November 28, 2016

This collection brings together essays from leading figures in the field of medical law and ethics which address the key issues currently challenging scholars in the field. It has also been compiled as a lasting testimony to the work of one of the most eminent scholars in the area, Professor Ken...

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