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The Ethics of Personalised Medicine
The Ethics of Personalised Medicine
Edited by Jochen Vollmann, Verena Sandow, Sebastian Wäscher and Jan Schildmann

The Ethics of Personalised Medicine

Critical Perspectives

This book presents the views of leading researchers from across Europe and North America, from both normative and empirical disciplines, in the multidisciplinary debate on the current state of research on the ethical, legal and social implications of personalised medicine. The work partially draws on a four year collaborative research project ...

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Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review
Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review
Katayoun Baghai

Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review

Taking Jurisprudence Seriously

This book demonstrates the empirical gains and integrative potential of social systems theory for the sociology of law. The study observes judicial review as an instrument for the self-steering of a functionally differentiated legal system. This approach allows close investigation of the US Supreme Court’s jurisprudence of rights, both in ...

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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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Cuts and Criminality
Cuts and Criminality
Professor Theodore Bennett

Cuts and Criminality

Body Alteration in Legal Discourse

This book investigates how and why the criminal law differentiates between different types of body alterations, with particular reference to how they are conceptualised within legal discourse. The body alterations that are addressed include sadomasochistic injuries; female genital modification and male circumcision; cosmetic surgery, body ...

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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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Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Ralph Grillo

Muslim Families, Politics and the Law

A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain

Islam generally and the Muslim family in particular have become highly politicized sites of contestation. This book focuses on the way in which gender relations and associated questions of (women’s) agency, consent and autonomy, have become the focus of political and social commentary, and the implications this has for British multiculturalism ...

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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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