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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...


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...


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...


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...


Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union and Beyond

by Matej Avbelj & Jan Kom¿rek

This book offers fresh perspectives on both theoretical and practical aspects of constitutional pluralism, and includes contributions taking opposing perspectives - some defending and promoting the concept of...


The Constitution of China: A Contextual Analysis

by Qianfan Zhang

This book on China's constitution and its tradition of constitutionalism provides a much needed overview of China's constitutional arrangements.


The Constitution of Indonesia: A Contextual Analysis

by Simon Butt & Tim Lindsey

For decades, Indonesia's 1945 Constitution, the second-shortest in the modern world, was used as an apologia by successive authoritarian regimes. But following the fall of President Soeharto in 1998 the amendment...


The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis

by Andrew Harding

This book examines the Malaysian approach to constitutional governance in light of waning authoritarianism and continuing inter-communal strife, and explains the ways in which a supposedly doomed colonial text...


The Politics of Coalition: How the Conservative - Liberal Democrat Government Works

by Robert Hazell & Ben Yong

This is the tale of two parties struggling to maintain the first coalition government at Westminster for over 60 years. What have been the challenges they have faced in the first 15 months, and how have they...


Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues

by Ian Havercroft, Richard B Macrory & Richard B Stewart

This important book gathers some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars to provide a critical assessment of progress in carbon capture to date, covering developments in international law, the EU,...