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Critical Concepts in Law: Critical Concepts in Law


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Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

1st Edition

Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mark Harris
February 07, 2019

Despite the fact that the appropriation of land and resources of the so-called New World necessarily involved the dispossession and exploitation (and, sometimes, genocide) of the original inhabitants of colonized nations, it was not until the late twentieth century that Indigenous Peoples attained...

Postcolonialism and the Law

Postcolonialism and the Law

1st Edition

Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mark Harris
November 24, 2017

Postcolonialism and the Law provides a long overdue delineation of the field of enquiry that engages with the legal programmes, structures, and procedures which have sustained Euro-North American supremacy on the international political stage for the past fifty years or so. Focusing on the...

Law and Religion

Law and Religion

1st Edition

Norman Doe, Russell Sandberg
December 15, 2016

From the murderous reaction to the publication in a French satirical magazine of ‘blasphemous’ cartoons, to wrangles over the wearing of religious dress and symbols in schools and workplaces, the interaction between law and religion is rarely far from the headlines. Indeed, the editors of this...

Law and History

Law and History

1st Edition

Norman Doe, Russell Sandberg
November 17, 2016

The historical study of law is among the most important domains of global legal scholarship. Indeed, many of the most distinguished academic works on law are historical. And while much scholarly output has focused on ‘textual’ legal history—exploring how legal doctrines, ideas, concepts, principles...

Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

1st Edition

Kieran Mcevoy, Louise Mallinder
September 07, 2016

Scholars and practitioners working in ‘transitional justice’ are concerned with remedies of accountability and redress in the aftermath of conflict and state repression. Transitional justice, it is argued, provides recognition of the rights of victims, promotes civic trust, and strengthens the...

Law and Sexuality

Law and Sexuality

1st Edition

Rosie Harding
April 08, 2016

Law and Sexuality has rapidly developed as a distinct area of critical and socio-legal scholarship over the last two decades. In that time, it has blossomed from a small community into a global field of enquiry, with contributions at the cutting edge of academic legal research around the world. A...

International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law

1st Edition

Antonio Cassese, Florian Jeßberger, Robert Cryer, Urmila Dé
December 17, 2015

In 1993, the United Nations Security Council set up an ad hoc tribunal to bring to trial those accused of the worst breaches of humanitarian law in the war-torn former Yugoslavia, thus setting in motion a process which has significantly raised the profile and importance of international criminal...

Property

Property

1st Edition

Margaret Davies
July 10, 2015

The editor of this new Routledge collection reminds us that ‘property is one of the most unassailable concepts of modern Western legal systems’. The need for individuals and companies to be able to control and manipulate property—including, among other things, rights in land, objects, patents, and...

Law and Society

Law and Society

1st Edition

David Cowan, Linda Mulcahy, Sally Wheeler
December 09, 2013

The thriving and well-established field of Law and Society (also referred to as Sociolegal Studies) has diverse methodological influences; it draws on social-scientific and arts-based methods. The approach of scholars researching and teaching in the field often crosses disciplinary borders, but,...

Gender & International Law

Gender & International Law

1st Edition

Zoe Pearson, Sari Kouvo
August 09, 2013

Confronting the patriarchal origins and male-dominated institutions of international law, over the last several decades serious thinking about gender and international law has developed into a flourishing discourse within its host discipline. From the lecture theatres and conferences of academia to...

Law and Development

Law and Development

1st Edition

Julio Faundez
March 05, 2012

Law and Development emerged in the United States in the 1960s and rapidly spread throughout the world. Its intellectual origins can be traced back to the boundless confidence of some American legal academics about the possibilities of achieving democratic change in developing countries through...

Critical Legal Theory

Critical Legal Theory

1st Edition

Costas Douzinas, Colin Perrin
December 14, 2011

Critical Legal Theory has conventionally been traced to the social, political, and philosophical movements of the 1960s and, before that, to the early-twentieth-century ‘realist’ critique of modern jurisprudence. In truth, however, its origins go back to classical and pre-modern thought, and to...

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