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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Imaginary Boundaries of Justice Social and Legal Justice across Disciplines First Edition Edited by Ronnie Lippens It has become increasingly difficult to speak or even think social or legal justice in an age when words have left their moorings Perhaps images are more stable than words maybe images and imagery possess a certain viscosity even a sensory quality which prevents them from evaporating This maybe is what this book is about The contributors to this collection explore the issue of how the Imaginary images imagery imagination has a role in the production and reproduction of visions of legal and social justice It argues that visions of justice are inevitably bounded Boundaries of visions of justice however are also imaginary They emerge within imaginary spaces and as they are imaginary they are inherently unstable The book captures an emerging interest in the humanities and social sciences in images and the visual or the Imaginary more broadly This collection will appeal to scholars and students of social and legal theory visual culture justice and governance studies media studies and criminology Ronnie Lippens is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University Hardback January 2005 9781841134741 63 00 Paperback January 2005 9781841134758 29

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841134741 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    resort to violence militias bands of mercenaries or just gangs of thugs led by the condottiere of the 21st century consisting of militant charismatics militia generals drug barons and warlords of various kinds They conduct wars in which the soldiers no longer wear uniforms and there is no meeting of armies in open battle The armed organizations fight in urban agglomerations and in difficult inaccessible regions The combatants fight for religion and quasi religious ideologies for the rights of the people or national liberation for power gain and booty and above all for recognition For the practice of peace this kind of war has far reaching consequences In this book the authors examine various paths to peace and reconciliation in low intensity conflicts They look at processes of peace making from South Africa and the North of Mali to Indonesia and South East Asia Common to most studies is that they stress the particular local contexts of peace making tied to the highly localized nature of most low intensity conflicts The logic of peace has become a logic of local and regional power The articles shed new light not only on ways and chances of interventions by the international community

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841134697 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    by Lars Trägårdh The imagined community of the nation which served as the affective basis for the post French Revolution social contract as well as its institutional counter part the welfare state are currently under great stress as states lose control over what once was referred to as the national economy In this book a number of authors historians legal scholars political theorists consider the fate of national democracy in the age of globalization In particular the authors ask whether the order of European nation states with its emphasis on substantive democracy is now in the guise of the European Union giving way to a more loosely constructed often federalized system of procedural republics partly constructed in the image of the United States Is national parliamentary democracy being replaced by a politico legal culture where citizen action increasingly takes place in a transnational legal domain at the expense of traditional and national party politics Is the notion of a nationally bound citizen in the process of being superceded by a cosmopolitan legal subject Lars Trägårdh is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University New York Hardback May 2004 9781841133287 Ask For Availability 63

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841133294 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    had for so long been a bastion of male domination These are key questions asked in this first comprehensive study of women in the world s legal professions Answers are based on both quantitative and qualitative analyses using a variety of conceptual frameworks 26 contributions by 25 authors present and evaluate the situation of women in the legal profession in both common and civil law countries in the developed world 15 countries from four continents are covered the United States of America Canada Australia New Zealand England Israel Germany the Netherlands Poland Finland France Italy Brazil Korea and Japan The focus ranges from judges and public prosecutors to law professors lawyers attorneys notaries and company lawyers National differences are clearly in evidence but so are common features cutting across national boundaries Experience of glass ceilings and revolving doors is as widespread and as real as success stories of women lawyers pursuing their own projects Ulrike Schultz is a senior academic in law at the FernUniversit t Hagen Germany She is also head of the law faculty s Teaching and Learning Unit and Chair of the university s Equal Opportunities Commission She acts as a practical skills trainer for lawyers in

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841133201 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Edited by Gary Wickham George Pavlich This set of essays engages with some aspects of Foucault s notion of governmentality particularly at the junction where law regulation meets the social The social as a special sphere of government is a special area of concern for those working within broad intellectual spaces of the governmentality approach Is it the basis of modern liberal systems of government Is it dead or even feeling unwell Has it spawned hybrid forms of government like neo liberalism neo conservatism or even neo socialism In making their presence felt in the debates that have flourished around such questions especially by highlighting the subtleties of the roles played by law and regulation in the governance of the social the authors of the essays David Brown Jo Goodie Russell Hogg and Kerry Carrington Jeff Malpas Pat O Malley George Pavlich Annette Pedersen Kevin Stenson William Walters range widely There are pieces on liberal government and resistance to it some on particular targets of this government like unemployment crime law and order even Australian geography environment and cultural products and some that delve into philosophical methodological issues Gary Wickham is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Murdoch University in Western

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841132938 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    collection looks at the theory and practice of legal borrowing and adaptation in different areas of the world Europe the USA and Latin America S E Asia and Japan Many of the contributors focus on fundamental theoretical issues What are legal transplants What is the role of the state in producing socio legal change What are the conditions of successful legal transfers How is globalisation changing these conditions Such problems are also discussed with reference to substantive and specific case studies When and why did Japanese rules of product liability come into line with those of the EU and the USA How and why did judicial review come late to the legal systems of Holland and Scandinavia Why is the present wave of USA influenced legal reforms in Latin Amercia apparently having more success than the previous round How does competition between the legal and accountancy professions affect patterns of bankruptcy The chapters in this volume which include a comprehensive theoretical introduction offer a range of valuable insights even if they also show that the David Nelken is Professor of Law at the University of Macerata in Italy Johannes Feest is Professor of Law at the University of Bremen Hardback

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841132921 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    some instances There is nonetheless a universal element which runs through all the contributions The fate of those who are disadvantaged in society depends crucially on their access to goods through the world of work Thus gender ethnic background or disability can result in individuals having a much higher chance of experiencing poverty than those outwith these groups and the success of these groups in achieving a measure of prosperity

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841131917 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    in some instances There is nonetheless a universal element which runs through all the contributions The fate of those who are disadvantaged in society depends crucially on their access to goods through the world of work Thus gender ethnic background or disability can result in individuals having a much higher chance of experiencing poverty than those outwith these groups and the success of these groups in achieving a measure of

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781841131900 (2016-02-13)
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