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Controversies in Tax Law
Controversies in Tax Law
Edited by Anthony C. Infanti

Controversies in Tax Law

A Matter of Perspective

This volume addresses the central tension in debates between ‘mainstream’ and ‘critical’ tax theorists which reflects a clash of perspectives: is taxation primarily a matter of social science or of social justice? Should tax policy debates be grounded in economics or in critical race, feminist, queer, and other outsider perspectives? With ...

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Of Doubt and Proof
Of Doubt and Proof
Edited by Daniela Berti, Anthony Good and Gilles Tarabout

Of Doubt and Proof

Ritual and Legal Practices of Judgment

All institutions concerned with the process of judging are necessarily concerned with the question of doubt. The contributors to this book broaden the theoretical understandings of the social role of doubt both in social science and in law and, by putting ritual and judicial settings into comparative perspective as well as legal processes ...

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Criminality and Criminal Justice in Contemporary Poland
Criminality and Criminal Justice in Contemporary Poland
Konrad Buczkowski, Beata Czarnecka-Dzialuk, Witold Klaus, Anna Kossowska, Irena Rzeplińska, Paulina Wiktorska, Dagmara Woźniakowska-Fajst, Dobrochna Wójcik

Criminality and Criminal Justice in Contemporary Poland

Sociopolitical Perspectives

This book offers an exhaustive and original look at the phenomenon of criminality as part of the political and social reality in Poland, the largest country in Central Europe, whose political post-war path has been similar to that of other countries in this region. The book fills a gap in the English-language criminological literature on the ...

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Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems
Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems
Graeme Orr

Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems

A Comparative Legal Account

Elections are key public events and in a secular society they are the only real coming together of the social whole. The rituals and rhythms run deep yet the conduct of elections is invariably examined in instrumental ways, as if they were merely competitive games or liberal apparatus. Focusing on the political cultures and laws of the UK ...

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Funding Religious Heritage
Funding Religious Heritage
Edited by Anne Fornerod

Funding Religious Heritage

This collection explores the funding of religious heritage in the context of state support for religions. The importance of this state support is that on the one hand it illustrates the potential tensions between secular and religious values, whilst on the other it constitutes a relevant tool for investigating the question of the legitimacy of such financial support. The funding varies according to the national system of state-religion relationships ...

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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights – Effects and Implementation
Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights – Effects and Implementation
Edited by Anja Seibert-Fohr and Mark E. Villiger

Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights – Effects and Implementation

This volume deals with the domestic effects of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights as a challenge to the various levels of legal orders in Europe. The starting point is the divergent impact of the ECHR’s jurisdiction within the Convention States. Distinguished judges, academic lawyers and practitioners from many European countries are among the contributors to this volume, which succeeds in bringing divergent points of view into the discussion ...

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State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus
State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus
Edited by Stéphane Voell and Iwona Kaliszewska

State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus

Anthropological Perspectives on Law and Politics

Legal pluralism and the experience of the state in the Caucasus are at the centre of this edited volume. This is a region affected by a multitude of legal orders and the book describes social action and governance in the light of this, and considers how conceptions of order are enforced, used, followed and staged in social networks and legal ...

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Language and Culture in EU Law
Language and Culture in EU Law
Edited by Susan Šarčević

Language and Culture in EU Law

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Written by distinguished legal and linguistic scholars and practitioners from the EU institutions, the contributions in this volume provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the vital role of language and culture as key forces shaping the dynamics of EU law. Offering a good mix of theory and practice, the broad spectrum of topics addressed ...

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