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Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

by Stephen Breyer

A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he...


A Civil Action

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1995

by Jonathan Harr

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the...


International Law for Common Goods,: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature

by Federico Lenzerini & Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

International law has long been dominated by the state, but the rise of the notion of common goods challenges this dominance. This volume explores the transformative impact that this is having on international...


Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment

by Anthony Lewis

The First Amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, in 1960, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama, sued The New York Times for libel...


Special Advisers,: Who they are, what they do and why they matter

by Ben Yong & Robert Hazell

This book is the most detailed study yet carried out of special advisers. The Constitution Unit's research team, led by Dr Ben Yong and Professor Robert Hazell, assembled a comprehensive database of over 600...


EU Environmental Law, Governance and Decision-Making,

by Maria Lee

This book examines a number of areas of substantive EU environmental law, focusing on the striking preoccupation of EU environmental law with the structure of decision-making.


Environmental Law and Policy in Wales: Responding to Local and Global Challenges

by Patrick Bishop & Mark Stallworthy

This book examines welsh perspectives on the search for sustainable law and policy solutions to modern environmental threats.


Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom

by Ronald Dworkin

One of the country's most distinguished scholars presents a brilliantly original approach to the twin dilemmas of abortion and euthanasia, showing why they arouse such volcanic controversy and how we as a society...


The Regulatory Process: With Illustrations from Commercial Aviation

by Emmette S. Redford

The subject of regulation is one of the most vital and troublesome in our system of government. In this detailed study of early and mid-twentieth-century regulation of commercial aviation Emmette S. Redford...


Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe

by Yuwen Li

This book provides a comparative study of the administrative litigation systems in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, as well as in a number of selected European countries including both states with an advanced...


Policing and the Politics of Order-Making

by Peter Albrecht & Helene Maria Kyed

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze...


I Dare You To Be Great

by Polly Higgins

I Dare You To Be Great explores Polly Higgins’ story as an Earth lawyer as she discovers how we can create a legal duty of care for the Earth – a law of Ecocide. We have a choice: break our chains and create...


The Integration and Protection of Immigrants: Canadian and Scandinavian Critiques

by Paul Van Aerschot & Patricia Daenzer

This book draws attention to weaknesses in the regulation and implementation of integration provisions threatening the immigrants' individual rights in the EU member states of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The...


A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched or Blended

by Sue Farran & Esin Örücü

This book includes case studies of a number of systems from across the globe and explores the manner in which the elements of these mixed systems may be seen to be 'entrenched', 'endangered', or 'blended'. The...


Concepts of Law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives

by Seán|Heckendorn Urschele Patrick Donlan

In this study international legal experts explore legal concepts and contexts from diverse national and disciplinary perspectives. Themes range from legal and normative pluralism to the development of state...


Parliamentary Elections, Representation and the Law

by Caroline Morris

Despite the crucial role of elections in government and society, the law governing them is fragmented, both conceptually and in terms of the legal framework. This book examines each stage of the electoral process...


Environmental Judicial Review

by Richard Moules

Judicial review of environmental decisions is a growing part of public law, but the extent of application of general principles of judicial review in this context is under-explored. This book provides a detailed...


Criminological and Legal Consequences of Climate Change

by Stephen Farrall, Tawhida Ahmed & Duncan French

This edited collection, the result of an international seminar held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, O�ati, Spain in 2010, explores the potential legal and criminological consequences...


Environmental Integration in the EU's External Relations: Beyond Multilateral Dimensions

by Gracia Mar¿n Dur¿n & Elisa Morgera

The book examines the little-explored unilateral, bilateral and inter-regional dimensions of EU external environmental policy, in light of the Treaty-based requirement of environmental integration, both at the...


The Constitution of the United Kingdom: A Contextual Analysis

by Peter Leyland

The revised second edition provides a topical outline of the principles and doctrines which make up the UK's constitution. This edition has been extensively rewritten to take account of constitutional developments...