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Law and Time

Law and Time

Forthcoming

Sian Beynon-Jones, Emily Grabham
May 31, 2018

Research on law's relationship with time has flourished over the past decade. This edited collection aims to put law and time scholarship into wider context, advancing conversations on time and temporalities between socio-legal scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and historians....

Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us About Ownership

Maja Hojer Bruun, Patrick Joseph Cockburn, Bjarke Skærlund Risager, Mikkel Thorup
December 08, 2017

Property relations are such a common feature of social life that the complexity of the web of laws, practices, and ideas that allow a property regime to function smoothly are often forgotten. But we are quickly reminded of this complexity when conflict over property erupts. When social actors...

Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance

Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance

Lucy Finchett-Maddock
October 12, 2017

Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’, or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, poststructuralism and...

Law Unlimited

Law Unlimited

Margaret Davies
February 06, 2017

This book engages with a traditional yet persistent question of legal theory – what is law? However, instead of attempting to define and limit law, the aim of the book is to unlimit law, to take the idea of law beyond its conventionally accepted boundaries into the material and plural domains of an...

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections

ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections

Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher, Chris Beasley
November 21, 2016

Care is central to life, and yet is all too often undervalued, taken for granted, and hidden from view. This collection of fourteen substantive and highly innovative essays, along with its insightful introduction, seeks to explore the different dimensions of care that shape social, legal and...

Sensing Law

Sensing Law

Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke
November 21, 2016

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian...

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty: The Contested Governance of Health

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty: The Contested Governance of Health

Tarryn Phillips
November 11, 2016

We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental...

The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority: The 'Trials' of Same-Sex Desire

Aleardo Zanghellini
November 11, 2016

While there is no shortage of studies addressing the state’s regulation of the sexual, research into the ways in which the sexual governs the state and its attributes is still in its infancy. The Sexual Constitution of Political Authority argues that there are good reasons to suppose that our...

Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy

Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy

Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph H.E. Holzhey, Volker Woltersdorff
November 08, 2016

Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, Global Justice and Desire addresses economy as a key ingredient in the dynamic interplay between modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing together a range of international contributors, the book proposes that both...

Power, Politics and the Emotions: Impossible Governance?

Power, Politics and the Emotions: Impossible Governance?

Shona Hunter
April 21, 2016

How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is...

After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship

After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship

Robert Leckey
December 09, 2015

Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume that a troublesome file is now closed. This collection arises from the urgent sense...

Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

Sarah Keenan
November 13, 2015

This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity, and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Moreover, Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and...

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