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Law and Politics: Continental Perspectives


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The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law

The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Johan Van Der Walt
October 01, 2019

This book develops a historical concept of liberal democratic law through readings of the pivotal twentieth-century legal theoretical positions articulated in the work of Herbert Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Duncan Kennedy, Rudolf Smend, Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. It assesses the jurisprudential...

The Anthropological Paradox: Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation

The Anthropological Paradox: Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Massimo De Carolis
July 24, 2019

This book addresses how the erosion of traditional forms of political association and legal regulation has given rise to a pluralism of "imperfect communities" constantly exposed to the risk of dissolution. These are niches and micro-worlds that are connected through precarious and ambivalent ties....

Post-Truth, Philosophy and Law

Post-Truth, Philosophy and Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Angela Condello, Tiziana Andina
May 29, 2019

In the wake of Brexit and Trump, the debate surrounding post-truth fills the newspapers and is at the center of the public debate. Democratic institutions and the rule of law have always been constructed and legitimized by discourses of truth. And so the issue of "post-truth" or "fake truth" can be...

Money, Social Ontology and Law

Money, Social Ontology and Law

1st Edition

Angela Condello, Maurizio Ferraris, John Rogers Searle
March 28, 2019

Presenting legal and philosophical essays on money, this book explores the conditions according to which an object like a piece of paper, or an electronic signal, has come to be seen as having a value. Money plays a crucial role in the regulation of social relationships and their normative...

The Politics of Juridification

The Politics of Juridification

1st Edition

Mariano Croce
March 28, 2019

The Politics of Juridification offers a timely contribution to debates about how politics is being affected by the increasing relevance of judicial bodies to the daily administration of Western political communities. While most critical analyses portray juridification as a depoliticizing,...

The Legal Order

The Legal Order

1st Edition

Santi Romano
December 19, 2018

First published in 1917 (Part 1) and 1918 (Part 2), with a second edition in 1946, this is the first English translation of Santi Romano’s classic work, L’ordinamento giuridico (The Legal Order). The main focus of The Legal Order is the notion of institution, which Romano considers to be both the...

The Political Philosophy of Human Life

The Political Philosophy of Human Life

1st Edition

Piergiorgio Donatelli
November 30, 2018

This book addresses the notion of ‘human life’ that lies at the foundation of contemporary thinking in the areas of law, politics and ethics. Centrally, it engages the deep divide, characteristic of this thinking, between: on the one hand, those who wish to do away with any anthropological...

Foucault's Politics of Philosophy: Power, Law, and Subjectivity

Foucault's Politics of Philosophy: Power, Law, and Subjectivity

1st Edition

Sandro Chignola
July 26, 2018

Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro...

Ethics of Hospitality

Ethics of Hospitality

1st Edition

Daniel Innerarity
July 25, 2018

The source of hospitality lies in the fundamental ethical experiences that make up the fabric of the social lives of people. Therein lies a primary form of humanity. Whether we are guests or hosts, this reveals our situation in a world made up of receiving and meeting, leaving room for the liberty...

Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics: Time Out of Joint

Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics: Time Out of Joint

1st Edition

Luigi Corrias, Lyana Francot
March 12, 2018

In the last decade, the changing role of time in society has once again taken centre stage in the academic debate. A prominent, but surely not the only, aspect of this debate hinges on the so-called acceleration of time and its societal consequences. Despite the fact that time is fundamental to the...

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