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Family Values and Family Justice

Family Values and Family Justice

1st Edition

Michael Freeman
January 28, 2010

This volume collects together Michael Freeman's work on the family and society, and the part law plays in defining, structuring and controlling it. He questions the role of family law and its interface with family values, as well as the rights and best interests of children. Responsible...

Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na'im

Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na'im

1st Edition

Abdullahi An-Na'im, edited by Mashood A. Baderin
January 04, 2010

The relationship between Islam and human rights forms an important aspect of contemporary international human rights debates. Current international events have made the topic more relevant than ever in international law discourse. Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im is undoubtedly one of the leading...

Beyond Law in Context: Developing a Sociological Understanding of Law

Beyond Law in Context: Developing a Sociological Understanding of Law

1st Edition

David Nelken
February 19, 2009

This intriguing collection of essays by David Nelken examines the relationship between law, society and social theory and the various ideas social theorists have had about the actual and ideal 'fit' between law and its social context. It also asks how far it is possible to get beyond this...

Legal Scholarship and Education

Legal Scholarship and Education

1st Edition

Mark Tushnet
September 01, 2008

This book collects Mark Tushnet's essays on legal scholarship and legal education written between the 1970s and the end of the twentieth century. The essays deal with the development of critical legal studies and its current state, with persistent questions about the intellectual status of legal...

Law as Resistance: Modernism, Imperialism, Legalism

Law as Resistance: Modernism, Imperialism, Legalism

1st Edition

Peter Fitzpatrick
July 08, 2008

The scandal of this collection lies not just in its equating law and resistance but also in its consequent revision of those critical, realist, social, and even positivist theories that would constitute law in its dependence on sovereign or society, on some surpassing power, or on the state of the...

Living Law: Studies in Legal and Social Theory

Living Law: Studies in Legal and Social Theory

1st Edition

Roger Cotterrell
May 15, 2008

Living Law presents a comprehensive overview of relationships between legal and social theory, and of current approaches to the sociological study of legal ideas. It explores the nature of legal theory and sociolegal studies today as teaching and research fields, and the work of many of the major...

Meaning, Mind and Law

Meaning, Mind and Law

1st Edition

Dennis Patterson
March 27, 2008

In this important collection of papers, Dennis Patterson continues to show the importance of Wittgenstein's thought for problems in legal theory. Ranging across issues in the philosophy of mind to questions of meaning and normativity, this collection of papers is essential reading for anyone with...

Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory and Rights

Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory and Rights

1st Edition

Martin P. Golding
November 29, 2007

This book is a selection of articles and chapters published over Martin Golding's academic career. Golding's approach to the philosophy of law is that it contains conceptual and normative issues and in this volume logical issues in legal reasoning are examined, and various theories of law are...

Democracy Through Law: Selected Speeches and Judgments

Democracy Through Law: Selected Speeches and Judgments

1st Edition

Johan Steyn
December 21, 2004

In this collection of lectures and essays with seminal judgments, the author describes a gradual development of the United Kingdom as a constitutional state. Democracy through Law traces the recent phenomenon of the constitutionalisation of public law and analyses the present state of human rights...

Crime, Compliance and Control

Crime, Compliance and Control

1st Edition

Doreen McBarnet
August 17, 2004

Law is a double-edged sword. It is not just an instrument for implementing social policy, social control, and social rights, but an instrument, in the hands of those with the motivation, power and economic resources to wield it, for undermining them. This topical volume presents seminal socio-legal...

Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Practice and Policy

Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Carrie Menkel-Meadow
October 17, 2003

This insightful volume is essential for a clearer understanding of dispute resolution. After examining the historical and intellectual foundations of dispute processing, Carrie Menkel-Meadow turns her attention to the future of conflict resolution....

The Great Juristic Bazaar: Jurists' Texts and Lawyers’ Stories

The Great Juristic Bazaar: Jurists' Texts and Lawyers’ Stories

1st Edition

William Twining
May 09, 2002

Some law students find jurisprudence daunting, impersonal, dry and seemingly detached from practical affairs. William Twining believes that many jurists have been fascinating people struggling with questions that are both historically significant and relevant to contemporary issues. This book...

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