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Slavery and the Death Penalty: A Study in Abolition

Slavery and the Death Penalty: A Study in Abolition

1st Edition

Bharat Malkani
May 23, 2018

It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how...

Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition: The Bureaucratic Politics of Regulatory Justification

Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition: The Bureaucratic Politics of Regulatory Justification

1st Edition

Bronwen Morgan
November 30, 2017

Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition explores how economic concepts and tools are reshaping regulatory law. Building on studies that link law - both institutionally and discursively - to the legitimation of economic neo-liberalism, the book charts lawmakers' attempts to justify social...

Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science

Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science

1st Edition

Alfonso Morales
April 30, 2017

Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence in law, philosophy and social science, with pragmatists seeking a consistent, comprehensive and productive understanding of social life. In its four sections Renascent Pragmatism aids the reinvigoration of pragmatism as an important intellectual tradition and...

Taking Space Seriously: Law, Space and Society in Contemporary Israel

Taking Space Seriously: Law, Space and Society in Contemporary Israel

1st Edition

Issachar Rosen-Zvi
April 30, 2017

This perceptive study investigates the different ways in which the state deals with various social groups through the mechanisms of space. By means of case studies involving three social groups within Israel's multicultural society - the Sephardim, the Bedouin-Arab minority and the ultra-Orthodox...

Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society

Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society

1st Edition

Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
November 30, 2016

Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society focuses on law and its location, exploring how spaces are constructed on the terrestrial and marine surface of the earth with legal means in a rich variety of socio-political, legal and ecological settings. The contributors explore...

Islam in American Prisons: Black Muslims' Challenge to American Penology

Islam in American Prisons: Black Muslims' Challenge to American Penology

1st Edition

Hamid Reza Kusha
November 25, 2016

The growth of Islam both worldwide and particularly in the United States is especially notable among African-American inmates incarcerated in American state and federal penitentiaries. This growth poses a powerful challenge to American penal philosophy, structured on the ideal of rehabilitating...

The Logic of Consent: The Diversity and Deceptiveness of Consent as a Defense to Criminal Conduct

The Logic of Consent: The Diversity and Deceptiveness of Consent as a Defense to Criminal Conduct

1st Edition

Peter Westen
November 17, 2016

The Logic of Consent analyzes the varied nature of consent arguments in criminal law and examines the confusions that commonly arise from the failure of legislatures, courts and commentators to understand them. Peter Westen skillfully argues that the conceptual aspect accounts for a significant...

Pragmatism and Law: From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution

Pragmatism and Law: From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution

1st Edition

Michal Alberstein
November 11, 2016

Pragmatism and Law provides a textual reading of the American legal discourse, as it unfolds through various genres of pragmatism, which evolve and transform during the twentieth century. The historical narrative, which the book weaves, traces the transformation of the pragmatic idea from the...

Against the Death Penalty: International Initiatives and Implications

Against the Death Penalty: International Initiatives and Implications

1st Edition

Jon Yorke
November 11, 2016

This edited volume brings together leading scholars on the death penalty within international, regional and municipal law. It considers the intrinsic elements of both the promotion and demise of the punishment around the world, and provides analysis which contributes to the evolving abolitionist...

Aristotle's Ethics and Legal Rhetoric: An Analysis of Language Beliefs and the Law

Aristotle's Ethics and Legal Rhetoric: An Analysis of Language Beliefs and the Law

1st Edition

Frances J. Ranney
November 11, 2016

Taking the novel position of dealing with law, classical rhetoric and feminism concurrently, this book considers the effects of beliefs about language on those who attempt to theorize about and use law to accomplish practical and political purposes. The author employs Aristotle's terminology to...

Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life

Confronting Sexual Harassment: The Law and Politics of Everyday Life

1st Edition

Anna-Maria Marshall
October 19, 2016

Examining the relationship between law and social change in the context of employees' everyday problems with sexual harassment, this volume elaborates a framework for studying the role of law in everyday acts of resistance - what the author calls the legal consciousness of injustice. The framework...

The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

1st Edition

Andrew Novak
October 19, 2016

Historically, at English common law, the death penalty was mandatory for the crime of murder and other violent felonies. Over the last three decades, however, many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including...

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