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Exploring Courtroom Discourse: The Language of Power and Control

by Anne Wagner & Le Cheng

This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various...


Regulating Family Responsibilities

by Jo Bridgeman & Heather Keating

This collection explores the extent to which changing family norms, arrangements and structures challenge our understandings of the responsibilities which families and family members undertake, and the role...


Crimes Against The State: From Treason to Terrorism

by Michael Head

This book presents a detailed review of the range of what are generally classified as crimes against the state or against the government- rebellion, treason, mutiny, espionage, sedition, terrorism, riot and...


Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice

by Ralph Henham & Mark Findlay

This collection discusses appropriate methodologies for comparative research and applies this to the issue of trial transformation in the context of achieving justice in post-conflict societies. In developing...


Stories About Science in Law: Literary and Historical Images of Acquired Expertise

by David S. Caudill

The book presents examples of how literary sources can provide a supplement to our understanding of science in law. Challenging the view that law and science are completely different, insofar as the former is...


The Human Rights of Children: From Visions to Implementation

by Antonella Invernizzi & Jane Williams

This volume provides a series of analyses of some of the contemporary debates in relation to the human rights of children, resituating them within visions which informed the text of the United Nations Convention...


Ngos in China and Europe: Comparisons and Contrasts

by Yuwen Li

This volume presents a comparison of the experiences of NGOs in China and Europe. The chapters on China contain the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the various types of NGOs currently active in...


Improving Health Care Safety and Quality: Reluctant Regulators

by Judith Healy

Responding to the alarm caused by recent hospital scandals and accounts of unintended harm to patients, this author draws on her experience of analyzing the health care systems of over a dozen countries and...


Introduction to Business Law in Russia

by Vladimir Orlov

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of business law legislation in Russia. It presents an introduction to the Russian legal system in general and supplies a thorough analysis of key aspects such as...


The Ombudsman Enterprise and Administrative Justice

by Trevor Buck & Richard Kirkham

The statutory duty of public service ombudsmen (PSO) is to investigate claims of injustice caused by maladministration in the provision of public services. This book examines the modern role of the ombudsman...


Ratio and Voluntas: The Tension Between Reason and Will in Law

by Kaarlo Tuori

From the ancient beginnings of Western legal tradition, law has been conceived as traversed by a fundamental tension between power (will) and reason. This volume examines the tension between these two poles...


Chinese Immigration Law

by Guofu Liu

This volume presents a comprehensive and systematic review of Chinese immigration law by providing the detail, insight and background information needed to thoroughly understand this complex system. The book...


Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe: Expansion and Integration in the Eu

by Kyriaki Topidi & Alexander H.E. Morawa

This book examines EU enlargement by studying how domestic constitutional evolution in the new member states contributes to European integration. Contrasting to the usual top-down analytical pattern, this volume...


The Tobacco Challenge: Legal Policy and Consumer Protection

by Geraint Howells

The book provides a comprehensive comparison between US and European approaches to tobacco law, covering advertising, psychology, ethics, economics and health in addition to the central debate about the litigation...


Ethnic Diversity and Federalism: Constitution Making in South Africa and Ethiopia

by Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha

The book examines how institutions of multi-ethnic states have been designed to accommodate ethnic diversity and maintain national unity. It locates institutional responses to the challenges of ethnic diversity...


Gay and Lesbian Elders: History, Law, and Identity Politics in the United States

by Nancy J. Knauer

Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book addresses concerns specific to the underserved and understudied population of two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States. Integrating...


Taking Responsibility, Law and the Changing Family

by Craig Lind & Heather Keating

This volume reflects and explores the impact of changing family norms and responsibilities and considers the extent to which the law should reflect them. By bringing together some of the most eminent and imaginative...


Activation Policies and the Protection of Individual Rights: A Critical Assessment of the Situation in Denmark, Finland and Sweden

by Paul Van Aerschot

Activation Policies and the Protection of Individual Rights centers on the embedded nature of social policy within the broader legal system, whilst looking at the significance of human rights within social welfare....


The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession

by Lorna Fox O'Mahony & James A. Sweeney

This book explores an important set of legal and policy issues surrounding the concepts of home and homelessness, taking this growing area of legal scholarship into the new arena of human rights and international...


Institutional Failures: Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media, and the Legal System

by Howard M. Wasserman

The authors of this new collection argue that the many disparate facets of the now-infamous Duke University lacrosse controversy are best understood in the context of the three major socio-legal institutions...