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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Alan Norrie Simon Bronitt The criminal attacks that occurred in the United States on 11 September 2001 have profoundly altered and reshaped the priorities of criminal justice systems around the world Domestic criminal law has become a vehicle for criminalising new terrorist offences and other transnational forms of criminality Preventative detention regimes have come to the fore balancing the scales in favour of security rather than individual liberty These moves complement already existing shifts in criminal justice policies and ideologies brought about by adjusting to globalisation economic neo liberalism and the shift away from the post war liberal welfare settlement This collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of criminal law and procedure criminology legal history law and psychology and the sociology of law focuses on the future directions for the criminal law in the light of current concerns with state security and regulating deviant behaviour Bernadette McSherry is Professor of Law Monash University and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow Alan Norrie is the Edmund Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice King s College London Simon Bronitt is Professor of Law and Director National Europe Centre the Australian National University Hardback December 2008 9781841138893 Ask For

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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    First Edition Edited by Bernadette McSherry Alan Norrie Simon Bronitt The criminal attacks that occurred in the United States on 11 September 2001 have profoundly altered and reshaped the priorities of criminal justice systems around the world Domestic criminal law has become a vehicle for criminalising new terrorist offences and other transnational forms of criminality Preventative detention regimes have come to the fore balancing the scales in favour of security rather than individual liberty These moves complement already existing shifts in criminal justice policies and ideologies brought about by adjusting to globalisation economic neo liberalism and the shift away from the post war liberal welfare settlement This collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of criminal law and procedure criminology legal history law and psychology and the sociology of law focuses on the future directions for the criminal law in the light of current concerns with state security and regulating deviant behaviour Bernadette McSherry is Professor of Law Monash University and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow Alan Norrie is the Edmund Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice King s College London Simon Bronitt is Professor of Law and Director National Europe Centre the Australian National University

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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    their own futures The chapters explore the criminogenic and damaging consequences of the policies of the global financial institutions as well as the effects of growing economic polarisation both in pockets of the developed world and most markedly in the global south Reflecting on this evidence in the Introduction the editors necessarily challenge existing criminological theory by expanding and elaborating a conception of social harm that encompasses this range of problems and exposes where new solutions derived from criminological theory are necessary A second theme addresses human rights from the standpoint of indigenous women minority women and those seeking refuge Inadequate and individualised as the human rights instruments presently are for most of these women a politics of human rights emerges as central to the achieving of legal and political equality and protection from individual violence Women in the poorest countries however are sceptical as to the efficacy of rights claims in the face of the depredations of international and global capital and the social dislocation produced thereby Nonetheless this is a hopeful book emphasising the contribution which academic work can make provided the methodology is appropriately gendered and sufficiently sensitive in its guiding ideology and techniques to hear and learn from the all too often glocalised other But in the end there is no solution without politics and in both the opening and the closing sections of this book there are chapters which address this What continues to be special about women s political practice is the connection between the groundedness of small groups and the fluidity and flexibility of regional and international networks the effective politics of the global age This book then is a new criminology for and by women a book which opens up a new criminological terrain for both women and men and a book

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138428 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    explore the criminogenic and damaging consequences of the policies of the global financial institutions as well as the effects of growing economic polarisation both in pockets of the developed world and most markedly in the global south Reflecting on this evidence in the Introduction the editors necessarily challenge existing criminological theory by expanding and elaborating a conception of social harm that encompasses this range of problems and exposes where new solutions derived from criminological theory are necessary A second theme addresses human rights from the standpoint of indigenous women minority women and those seeking refuge Inadequate and individualised as the human rights instruments presently are for most of these women a politics of human rights emerges as central to the achieving of legal and political equality and protection from individual violence Women in the poorest countries however are sceptical as to the efficacy of rights claims in the face of the depredations of international and global capital and the social dislocation produced thereby Nonetheless this is a hopeful book emphasising the contribution which academic work can make provided the methodology is appropriately gendered and sufficiently sensitive in its guiding ideology and techniques to hear and learn from the all too often glocalised other But in the end there is no solution without politics and in both the opening and the closing sections of this book there are chapters which address this What continues to be special about women s political practice is the connection between the groundedness of small groups and the fluidity and flexibility of regional and international networks the effective politics of the global age This book then is a new criminology for and by women a book which opens up a new criminological terrain for both women and men and a book which cannot easily be read

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841138411 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Society Rethinking Equality Projects in Law Feminist Challenges First Edition Edited by Rosemary Hunter The concept of equality has been a key animating principle of modern feminism and has been highly productive for feminist legal thought and feminist politics concerning law Today however given the failure to achieve material and psychic equality for women feminists have come to challenge the usefulness of equality as a concept a particular definition or a basis for strategising The papers in this collection reflect these concerns primarily in the context of English speaking common law cultures Collectively the papers analyse a range of equality projects across a number of areas of public and private law considering both competing conceptions of equality and alternatives to it In taking stock across a century and a half and around the globe the book illustrates the range of ways in which equality projects in law have been challenged by and remain a challenge for feminism Rosemary Hunter is a Professor of Law at the University of Kent Canterbury the Academic Editor of Feminist Legal Studies and Chair of the RCSL Working Group on Gender and Law Hardback August 2008 9781841138404 55 00 Paperback July 2008 9781841138398 28 99

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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Rethinking Equality Projects in Law First Edition Edited by Rosemary Hunter The concept of equality has been a key animating principle of modern feminism and has been highly productive for feminist legal thought and feminist politics concerning law Today however given the failure to achieve material and psychic equality for women feminists have come to challenge the usefulness of equality as a concept a particular definition or a basis for strategising The papers in this collection reflect these concerns primarily in the context of English speaking common law cultures Collectively the papers analyse a range of equality projects across a number of areas of public and private law considering both competing conceptions of equality and alternatives to it In taking stock across a century and a half and around the globe the book illustrates the range of ways in which equality projects in law have been challenged by and remain a challenge for feminism Rosemary Hunter is a Professor of Law at the University of Kent Canterbury the Academic Editor of Feminist Legal Studies and Chair of the RCSL Working Group on Gender and Law Hardback August 2008 9781841138404 Ask For Availability 55 00 Paperback July 2008 9781841138398 28 99

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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    based on the principle of sovereignty this poses a serious challenge However while the legal infrastructure of globalised markets has a firm basis in formal national and international law the side effects of economic transactions on public goods such as the environment human health and consumer interests often escape state based regulation Therefore attention is drawn to the potential of self regulation by transnational industry While hypotheses abound which try to grasp this phenomenon in conceptual terms both empirical and legal research is still underdeveloped This volume helps to fill this gap in two ways firstly by reconstructing self regulatory settings such as multinational corporations transnational production networks and industry NGO partnerships in terms of organisation problem solving and legitimation and secondly by linking their empirical findings to formal law by examining how legal concepts are reflected in self regulation how the law builds on self regulatory solutions and how it helps to establish favorable conditions for private governance Olaf Dilling is research associate at the Collaborative Research Center Transformations of the State at Bremen University Martin Herberg is senior research fellow at the Collaborative Research Center Transformations of the State Bremen University Gerd Winter is Professor of Public Law

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137797 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    systems and for mature democracies facing terrorism and domestic conflict This book tests for the contemporary world the proposition that lawyers are active agents in the construction of liberal political regimes It examines the efficacy of a framework that postulates that legal professions not only orient themselves to a market for their services but can frequently be seen in the forefront of actors seeking to institutionalise political liberalism On the basis of some 16 case studies from across the world the authors present a theoretical link between lawyers and political liberalism having wide ranging application over radically diverse situations in Asia and the Middle East North and South America and Europe They argue that it is not the politics of lawyers alone but the politics of a legal complex of legally trained occupations centred on lawyers and judges that drives advances or retreats from political liberalism that political liberalism itself is everywhere in play in countries with established democracies and those without liberal politics and that it is now clear that the legal arena is a central field of struggle over the shape of political power The case studies presented here provide powerful evidence that the nexus of bar and

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841137674 (2016-02-13)
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