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The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (Second Series): The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (Second Series)


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International Law, Volumes I and II

International Law, Volumes I and II

1st Edition

Patrick Capps, Malcolm Evans
May 15, 2009

Over the last 300 years public international law has developed from a set of principles, ultimately grounded in natural law, into an extremely complex web of norms, supporting and sustained by an array of international institutions which, in combination, present a system for the realisation of...

Constitutionalism and Democracy

Constitutionalism and Democracy

1st Edition

Richard Bellamy
April 04, 2006

Constitutionalism and democracy have been interpreted as both intimately related and intrinsically opposed. On the one hand constitutions are said to set out the rules of the democratic game, on the other as constraining the power of the demos and their representatives to rule themselves -...

Law and Morality

Law and Morality

1st Edition

Brian Bix, Kenneth Einar Himma
November 25, 2005

This volume collects many of the key essays exploring the possible relationships between the concepts of law and morality, a central concern of contemporary philosophizing about law. It is organized around five conceptual issues: classical natural law theory; legal positivism's separability thesis;...

The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers

The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers

1st Edition

Richard Bellamy
July 18, 2005

The rule of law is frequently invoked in political debate, yet rarely defined with any precision. Some employ it as a synonym for democracy, others for the subordination of the legislature to a written constitution and its judicial guardians. It has been seen as obedience to the duly-recognised...

Regulation

Regulation

1st Edition

Colin Scott
February 10, 2003

Legal scholarship is concerned with distinctive issues and problems of regulatory governance. This volume draws together writings on regulation which problematize law in regulatory settings and which introduce problems of regulatory law to legal theory. The main themes addressed are: the...

Law and Democracy

Law and Democracy

1st Edition

Tom Campbell, Adrienne Stone
January 15, 2003

The study of law is a branch of the study of politics. Even those who emphasize the autonomy of law, either sociologically or normatively, must acknowledge that this is a position that requires justification within a broader theory of politics that either explains or justifies this autonomy....

Law and Anthropology

Law and Anthropology

1st Edition

Martha Mundy
November 11, 2002

This volume provides an introduction to the major themes and theoretical perspectives of contemporary work in Law and Anthropology. It reflects both important recent ethnography of law and the state, and the dialogue of jurists and anthropologists concerning legal institutions in the present era...

Gender and Justice

Gender and Justice

1st Edition

Ngaire Naffine
February 13, 2002

The leading articles on gender and justice within Anglo-American legal theory are assembled in this volume. The essays are drawn primarily from the writings of lawyers working in the common law tradition and they mainly examine the justice of legal institutions. Due to the close kinship between...

Privacy

Privacy

1st Edition

Eric Barendt
November 29, 2001

Privacy is a complex and controversial right. The essays in this book address fundamental issues about its value and how best it may be defined. Some of them examine its importance and scope in the context of the information society in which both government and business acquire ever more knowledge...

Sociological Perspectives on Law, Volumes I and II: Volume I: Classical Foundations Volume II: Contemporary Debates

Sociological Perspectives on Law, Volumes I and II: Volume I: Classical Foundations Volume II: Contemporary Debates

1st Edition

Roger Cotterrell
November 15, 2001

What does it mean to adopt a sociological perspective on law? Treating law as an aspect of social life, part of a larger social environment, the aim is to understand the environment and law’s place within it systematically and empirically. The papers in these two volumes reflect the variety of...

Rights

Rights

1st Edition

Robin West
September 14, 2001

Rights brings together the most influential essays of the last thirty years critiquing and defending the liberal rights tradition. Modern 'rights critics' have focused on the perceived conflict between liberal rights and progressive or egalitarian political objectives, the preference of liberal...

Chinese Law and Legal Theory

Chinese Law and Legal Theory

1st Edition

Perry Keller
July 17, 2001

China's Confucian-based imperial legal system developed and flourished for more than 3000 years. Its disintegration, following the collapse of the last dynasty in 1911, ushered in a new century of legal experimentation, development and intermittent disorder. No single book could possibly offer a...

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