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Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Legal Pluralism in the Holy City
Ido Shahar

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

This book offers fresh perspectives on the phenomenon of legal pluralism, on shari'a law in practice and on Palestinian-Israeli relations in the divided city of Jerusalem. The study is based on participant observations in the studied shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, as well as on textual and legal analyses of court cases and rulings ...

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Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britain
Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britain
Christina Julios

Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britain

Private Lives, Community Crimes and Public Policy Perspectives

This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ‘honour’-based violence within the country’s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ‘honour’ question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented ...

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Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms
Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms
Christine Riefa

Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms

Towards a Safer Legal Framework

This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of countries in Europe. The research focusses on the protection of consumers’ economic rights and highlights the shortcomings that the law struggles to control. The study includes empirical studies conducted on 28 online auction websites in the UK, and provides ...

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The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
Edited by Awol Allo

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance

Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial

This volume returns to the Rivonia courtroom to engage with Mandela’s masterful performance, when he stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoria’s Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock. Cutting across a wide-range of critical theories and discourses, contributors reflect on ...

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Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights
Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights
Edited by Paula Gerber and Katie O'Byrne

Surrogacy, Law and Human Rights

This book examines the effect on domestic and international law, and on human rights law and theory, of the impact of the sharp increase in the use of surrogacy. Featuring a wide range of views from academics and practitioners around the world, the contributors present critical analysis of the current regulation of surrogacy and consider what could be done to further protect the rights of all persons involved in surrogacy arrangements.

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Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society
Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society
Jiří Přibáň

Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society

A Systems Theory of European Constitutionalism

This book comprehends the persistence of sovereignty as a political and juridical concept in the post-sovereign social condition, and reformulates the concept and its persistence as part of the self-referential communication of the systems of positive law and politics. The author uses several contemporary European examples, developments and ...

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Business Networks Reloaded
Business Networks Reloaded
Edited by Peter Krebs, Stefanie Jung and Gunther Teubner

Business Networks Reloaded

Business networks are an important economic phenomenon. This interdisciplinary research volume focuses on cooperative business networks. Special attention is paid to new economic findings, the definition of business networks and their governance structure, the compatibility of business networks with anti-trust law, and the liability of the network and its members towards third parties and duties of loyalty. Drawing on new research from Italy, Spain ...

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Copyrighting Creativity
Copyrighting Creativity
Edited by Helle Porsdam

Copyrighting Creativity

Creative Values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property

What is the relationship between creativity, cultural heritage institutions and copyright? Who owns culture and cultural heritage? The digital age has expanded the horizon of creative possibilities for artists and cultural institutions - what is the impact on legal regimes that were constructed for an analogue world? What are the tensions ...

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