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The Oxford handbook of law and politics
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The Oxford handbook of law and politics / edited by Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Abstract: This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.

Hegel's Philosophy of right. Translated with notes by T. M. Knox.
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Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, (1770-1831.)

Hegel's Philosophy of right. Translated with notes by T. M. Knox.

London, New York, Oxford University Press [1967]

Abstract: Among the most influential parts of the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) were his ethics, his theory of the state, and his philosophy of history. The Philosophy of Right (Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts) (1821), the last work published in Hegel's lifetime, is a combined system of moral and political philosophy, or a sociology dominated by the idea of the state. Here Hegel repudiates his earlier assessment of the French Revolution as a "a marvelous sunrise" in the realization of liberty. Rejecting the republican form of government, he espouses an idealized form of a constitutional monarchy, whose ultimate power rests with the sovereign.

Natural law and natural rights
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Finnis, John

Natural law and natural rights / by John Finnis

Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980

Abstract: This book uses contemporary analytical tools to provide basic accounts of values and principles, community and `common good', justice and human rights, authority, law, the varieties of obligation, unjust law, and even the question of divine authority.

International family law
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Blair, D. Marianne.

International family law : conventions, statutes, and regulatory materials / D. Marianne Blair, Merle H. Weiner.

2nd Ed.

Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

Abstract: This paperback book was created to assist American law students and attorneys who are studying or practicing international family law. It was designed to supplement any U.S. law course on private or public international family law, whether the course utilizes the authors' own casebook or other materials. The book contains the principal global and regional multilateral conventions and human rights declarations pertinent to familial rights, obligations, and conflicts, edited for educational use. The book also includes selected U.S. federal statutes and regulations related to international family law matters, as well as the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement.

Legal philosophy from Plato to Hegel.
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Cairns, Huntington, (1904-1985.)

Legal philosophy from Plato to Hegel.

Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1949.

A short history of Western legal theory
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Kelly, J. M.

A short history of Western legal theory / by J.M. Kelly.

Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

Abstract: Outlines the development of legal theory from pre-Roman times to the 20th century. Aiming to relate the evolution of legal theory to parallel developments in political theory and political history, it offers an account of relevant contemporaneous political, religious and economic events. This unique publication outlines the development of legal theory from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century. It aims to relate the evolution of legal theory to parallel developments in political history, and accordingly offers the reader an account of relevant contemporaneous political, religious, and economic events. Each chapter commences with a general historical background for the relevant period, and discusses how political events and political and legal theory are both related to one another and occasionally influence one another. No other English publication aims to anchor legal theory to contemporary general history in this way, shunning the more conventional approach to legal theory via the study of 'traditions' or 'schools', and it is hoped that this study will provide a much-needed basic text for students of jurisprudence, legal theory and politics.

The case of the speluncean explorers
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Suber, Peter.

The case of the speluncean explorers : nine new opinions / Peter Suber.

London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

Abstract: The Case of the Speluncean Explorers, written in 1949 by Lon Fuller, is the first famous fictitious legal case of all time. Describing a case of trapped travellers who are forcd to cannibalize one of their team, it is used on courses in philosophy of law and Jurisprudence to show how their trial upon rescue touches on key concepts in philosophy and legal theory such as utilitarianism and naturalism. The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New opinions includes a reprint of Fuller's classic article and a much-needed revision of and addition to the five openings originally expressed in the case by the five Supreme Court Judges. Peter Suber carefully and clearly introduces students to the main themes of Fuller's article before introducing nine new opinions. These opinions include perspectives from communitarian, feminist, multicultural, postmodern and economic theories of law, updating Fuller's original case and bringing contemporary theories of law to bear on the five original opinions. Why read this book? One reason is to get beyond sloganeering about "judicial activism" and "activist judges". The book is an enjoyable and even-handed way to understand what the debate is about. It doesn't tell you what to think, but illustrates the contending positions and lets you think for yourself. It will show you how judges with different moral and political beliefs interpret written law, how they use precedents, how they conceive the proper role of judges, how they conceive the relationship between law and morality, and how they defend their judicial practices against criticism. It anchors all of this in a Supreme Court hearing of a gripping, concrete case on which real people disagree. (Challenge: Take any view of how judges should interpret law, especially any view that makes it sound easy, and try it out on this case. How well can it respect the facts and law? How well can it answer the objections from judges who take other views? How well does it deliver justice?) The book uses no jargon and assumes no prior knowledge of law or legal philosophy.

Introduction to the law of the European Communities
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Kapteyn, P. J. G.

Introduction to the law of the European Communities : from Maastricht to Amsterdam / P.J.G. Kapteyn & P. VerLoren van Themaat.

Student ed., 3rd ed., incorporating the 5th Dutch ed. / edited and further rev. by Laurence W. Gormley.

London ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, 1998.

Quintilian and the law
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Quintilian and the law : the art of persuasion in law and politics / edited by Olga Tellegen-Couperus.

Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, c2003.

The therapeutic state
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Nolan, James L. <Jr.>

The therapeutic state : justifying government at century's end / James L. Nolan, Jr.

New York : New York University, c1998.

Abstract: The United States has always been profoundly conflicted about the role and utility of its government. Simmering just beneath the surface of heated public discussions over the appropriate scope and size of government are foundational questions about the very purpose of the state, and the basis of its authority. America's changing and diversifying cultural climate makes common agreement about the government's raison d' tre all the more difficult.<p>In The Therapeutic State, James Nolan shows us how these unresolved dilemmas have coalesced at century's end. Today the American state, faced with a steady decline in public confidence, has embraced a therapeutic code of moral understanding to legitimize its very existence.<p>By ranging widely across education, criminal justice, welfare, political rhetoric, and civil law, Nolan convincingly illustrates how the state increasingly turns to the therapeutic ethos as a justification for its programs and policies, a development that will profoundly influence the relationship between government and citizenry. In a tone refreshingly free of polemic, Nolan charts the dialectic relationship between culture and politics and, against the backdrop of striking historical contrasts, gives example after example of the emergence of therapeutic sensibilities in the processes of the American state.

East Asian regionalism from a legal perspective
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East Asian regionalism from a legal perspective : current features and a vision for the future / edited by Tamio Nakamura.

New York : Routledge, 2009.

Abstract: Plenty has been written about the political and economical aspects of regionalism, but the legal perspective has been neglected. "East Asian Regionalism From a Legal Perspective" is unique in synthesizing legal, economic and political analyses. In the first part, the book investigates the current features of regionalism from a comparative perspective, looking at economic and currency cooperation and comparing Asian regionalism with Europe and Latin America. In the second part, the contributors go on to look at the present legal features of regionalism, covering institutional frameworks, trade diversity and regional integration.The third part of the book is truly unique in proposing an essential groundwork for the institutionalisation of an East Asian Community. It conceives a draft East Asian Charter, an essential document that distils what East Asian nations have achieved, and also includes integral principles and fundamental rules for future cooperation among countries and peoples in the region. This book will be of interest to graduates and academics interested in regionalism, international relations, international law and Asian studies.

European Union law
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Chalmers, Damian.

European Union law : cases and materials / Damian Chalmers, Gareth Davies, Giorgio Monti.

2nd ed.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Abstract: This eagerly awaited new edition has been significantly revised after extensive user feedback to meet current teaching requirements. The first major textbook to be published since the rejuvenation of the Lisbon Treaty, it retains the best elements of the first edition - the engaging, easily understandable writing style, extracts from a variety of sources showing the creation, interpretation and application of the law and comprehensive coverage. In addition it has separate chapters on EU law in national courts, governance and external relations reflecting the new directions in which the field is moving. The examination of the free movement of goods and competition law has been restructured. Chapter introductions clearly set out what will be covered in each section allowing students to approach complex material with confidence and detailed further reading sections encourage further study. Put simply, it is required reading for all serious students of EU law.

European Union law
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European Union law : text and materials / Damian Chalmers ... [et al.].

New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Abstract: This student textbook provides a comprehensive survey of European Union law exploring EU institutions, legislative and administrative processes and substantive law. Individual areas examined include free movement of goods and services, competition law, fundamental rights, and questions of freedom.

The evolution of EU law
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The evolution of EU law / edited by Paul Craig and Grâainne de Bâurca.

2nd ed.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Legislation and justice
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European Science Foundation.

Legislation and justice / edited by Antonio Padoa-Schioppa.

Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1997.

The origins of the modern state in Europe. ; theme C

Abstract: No enquiry into the making of the modern European state can ignore the part played by law. This comprehensive scholarly volume examines in detail how states availed themselves of juridicial techniques in order to mould their institutions, to take control over their territory, and to exercise power over their subjects. The contributors are leading scholars in the field, who explore the administration of justice and the promulgation of legislation across Europe over a period of several centuries, in order to uncover the role of the law in the birth and development of the European state. The "Origins of the Modern State in Europe" series arises from an important international research programme sponsored by the European Science foundation.The aim of the series, which comprises seven volumes, is to bring together specialists from different countries, who reinterpret from a comparative European perspective different aspects of the formation of the state over the long period from the beginning of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. One of the main achievements of the research programme has been to overcome the long-established historiographical tendency to regard states mainly from the viewpoint of their twentieth-century borders.

The spirit of the laws
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Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat <baron de, ; 1689-1755.>

The spirit of the laws / Montesquieu ; translated and edited by Anne M. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller, Harold Samuel Stone.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

Abstract: The Spirit of the Laws is, without question, one of the central texts in the history of eighteenth-century thought, yet there has been no complete, scholarly English-language edition since that of Thomas Nugent, published in 1750. This lucid translation renders Montesquieu's problematic text newly accessible to a fresh generation of students, helping them to understand quite why Montesquieu was such an important figure in the early enlightenment and why The Spirit of the Laws was, for example, such an influence upon those who framed the American constitution. Fully annotated, this edition focuses attention upon Montesquieu's use of sources and his text as a whole, rather than upon those opening passages towards which critical energies have traditionally been devoted, and a select bibliography and chronology are provided for those coming to Montesquieu's work for the first time.

The development of the Chinese legal system
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The development of the Chinese legal system : change and challenges / edited by Guanghua Yu.

New York : Routledge, 2011.

Abstract: In recent years the Chinese legal system has undergone many reforms and this book brings the literature up to date, offering a contemporary account of the law and administration in China. This book is the result of collective efforts in analysing the political, economic and social factors which affect the development of Chinese law. The volume contains contributions from a number of experts and scholars of Chinese law who examine some of the most important areas of Chinese law. The book covers constitutional law, criminal law, property law, mortgage law, intellectual property law, corporate law, securities regulation, banking regulation, civil procedural law, arbitration law, environmental law, and the regulation of telecommunications services. Whilst the book addresses a number of diverse legal areas all the contributions look to explain the factors which led to the development of the law and the consequences of such developments, as well as the progress made by developing legal institutions and the possible obstacles to future development.

Reproducing Jews
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Kahn, Susan Martha <1963->

Reproducing Jews : a cultural account of assisted conception in Israel / Susan Martha Kahn.

Durham : Duke University Press, 2000.

Body, commodity, text

Abstract: There are more fertility clinics per capita in Israel than in any other country in the world and Israel has the world's highest per capita rate of in-vitro fertilization procedures. Fertility treatments are fully subsidized by Israeli national health insurance and are available to all Israelis, regardless of religion or marital status. These phenomena are not the result of unusually high rates of infertility in Israel but reflect the centrality of reproduction in Judaism and Jewish culture.In this ethnographic study of the new reproductive technologies in Israel, Susan Martha Kahn explores the cultural meanings and contemporary rabbinic responses to artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, egg donation, and surrogacy. Kahn draws on fieldwork with unmarried Israeli women who are using state-subsidized artificial insemination to get pregnant and on participant-observation in Israeli fertility clinics. Through close readings of traditional Jewish texts and careful analysis of Israeli public discourse, she explains how the Israeli embrace of new reproductive technologies has made Jewish beliefs about kinship startlingly literal. Kahn also reveals how a wide range of contemporary Israelis are using new reproductive technologies to realize their reproductive futures, from ultraorthodox infertile married couples to secular unmarried women. As the first scholarly account of assisted conception in Israel, this multisited ethnography will contribute to current anthropological debates on kinship studies. It will also interest those involved with Jewish studies.