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Critical Studies in Jurisprudence


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Law, Obligation, Community

Law, Obligation, Community

1st Edition

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Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch
January 07, 2020

Against an ever-expanding and diversifying ‘rights talk’, this book re-opens the question of obligation from not only legal but also ethical, sociological and political perspectives. Its premise is that obligation has a primacy ahead of rights, because rights attach to practices and modes of being...

SOCIAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY

SOCIAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY

1st Edition

Stefano Civitarese Matteucci, Simon Halliday
January 10, 2019

This collection of essays examines the promise and limits of social rights in Europe in a time of austerity. Presenting in the first instance five national case studies, representing the biggest European economies (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain), it offers an account of recent reforms...

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance: Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance: Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial

1st Edition

Awol Allo
May 24, 2017

Fifty years before his death in 2013, Nelson Mandela stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoria's Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock. In what came to be regarded as "the trial that changed South Africa", Mandela summed up the...

Transformations of Policing

Transformations of Policing

1st Edition

Alistair Henry, David J. Smith
April 16, 2017

Police and People in London is still the largest and most detailed study of a police force and its relations with the public that has yet been undertaken in Britain. The twenty-three years since its publication has seen a constantly-accelerating rate of change in the legal framework of policing, in...

Polity and Crisis: Reflections on the European Odyssey

Polity and Crisis: Reflections on the European Odyssey

1st Edition

Massimo Fichera, Sakari Hänninen
January 09, 2017

European integration is an open-ended, ongoing process which has been deeply challenged by integral world capitalism. This study explores the present EU foundational dilemma, looking at the problematic relationship between the ideal model of integration and the reality of the 21st century....

Public Law and Politics: The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism

Public Law and Politics: The Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism

1st Edition

Stephen Tierney, Emilios Christodoulidis
November 28, 2016

In a critical engagement with the function of public law and with constitutionalism in its political dimensions, this volume brings together the reflections of three leading constitutionalists: Martin Loughlin, James Tully and Frank Michelman. Comprising three critical commentaries on each, it...

The Anxiety of the Jurist: Legality, Exchange and Judgement

The Anxiety of the Jurist: Legality, Exchange and Judgement

1st Edition

Claudio Michelon, Maksymilian Del Mar
November 17, 2016

The contributions in this volume pay homage to Zenon BaÅ„kowski, with a focus on problems concerning law’s normalization and the revitalizing force of anxiety. Ranging from political critique to methodological issues and from the role of human rights in development to the role of parables and...

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