International Law, Volumes I and II
Constitutionalism and Democracy
Law and Morality
The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers
Law and Democracy
Law and Anthropology
Gender and Justice
Sociological Perspectives on Law, Volumes I and II: Volume I: Classical Foundations Volume II: Contemporary Debates
Chinese Law and Legal Theory
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...
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 -...
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;...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...