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Justice as Friendship
Justice as Friendship
Seow Hon Tan

Justice as Friendship

A Theory of Law

The central argument of this study is that the universal phenomenon of friendship provides us with an inter-subjectively agreeable and rich conception of justice that can be transposed to the context of law. While presented as a theory of law, the work considers and traverses the fields of jurisprudence, tort law, contract law, philosophy ...

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Stateless Law
Stateless Law
Edited by Helge Dedek and Shauna Van Praagh

Stateless Law

Evolving Boundaries of a Discipline

This volume offers a critical analysis and illustration of the challenges and promises of ‘stateless’ law thought, pedagogy and approaches to governance - that is, understanding and conceptualizing law in a post-national condition. Confronting the ‘transnational challenge’ posed to the traditional theoretical and institutional structures that ...

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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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