Research Collections Series List

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics

Founding editor: the late Mark Blaug, formerly of the University of London and University of Buckingham, UK

This acclaimed series brings together previously published contributions to the field of economics spanning the last few decades. Much of the important literature is still spread across a range of sources and is often difficult to access.


Economic Approaches to Law


Series editors: Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and University of Chicago Law School, US and Francesco Parisi, University of Minnesota, US and University of Bologna, Italy

This major series, organised by theme, is an essential reference source in the area of law and economics, forming a comprehensive guide to the subject. Each volume is edited by a distinguished specialist in the field and provides an authoritative overview of the respective topic, comprising a careful selection of the most seminal and ground-breaking articles, and prefaced by a new, over-arching introduction. The series outlines economic approaches to a broad range of legal sub-disciplines, from corporate law and constitutional law through to family law and environmental law, as well as examining issues such as the methodology of law and economics, behavioral law and economics, and law and economic development. It will be of immense interest to both scholars and practitioners interested in the economic implications of the law. For submissions in this series please contact our commissioning editor -


International Law

Series editor: Dinah L. Shelton, The George Washington University Law School, US

This major new series successfully brings together the most important papers and scholarly research in the ever-expanding field of International Law. Each volume is edited by a distinguished and authoritative expert and presents a critical synthesis of essential classic work and vital contemporary pieces, prefaced by an original introduction. From the History and Theory of International Law to the critical topics of Criminal Law and Humanitarian Law, as well as areas such as the Law of the Sea, Cultural Heritage Law and Sports Law, this landmark series forms an essential library and indispensable guide to the past and current literature on International Law.


Private International Law

Series editor: Symeon C. Symeonides, Willamette University College of Law, U

This series is a mini-library that is an indispensable resource for any serious researcher of Private International Law or Conflict of Laws. It brings together in separate thematic volumes those Private International Law writings which were path-breaking at their time and remain classic to date. Each volume is constructed and edited by a distinguished contemporary scholar under the direction of the series editor. The series provides in depth coverage of the three traditional branches of Private International Law, namely, jurisdiction, choice of law, and recognition and enforcement of judgments, but also covers arbitration and topics that straddle the permeable boundary between private and public law.


Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property law

Series editor: Robert P. Merges, University of California, Berkeley, US

The purpose of this series is to bring together the most compelling scholarly research in the sphere of Intellectual Property Law. The series covers all areas of IP law, at the practical and conceptual level, including patents, copyright trademark and related fields. Each title is edited by a distinguished specialist specifically selected for depth of understanding and knowledge of the extensive secondary literature, under the direction of the series editor. Each volume presents a careful selection of the most ground-breaking articles in the relevant subject area. The individual editors also provide an original introduction, which gives an authoritative overview of each topic.


Human Rights Law

Series Editor: Sarah Joseph, Monash University, Australia

This important series, organized by theme, constitutes an essential new resource in the field of Human Rights Law. Each volume is edited by a distinguished expert in the field, and includes the key publications which illustrate the various complexities within the relevant topic. The selections are explained by their editors in informative introductions to each volume. Volumes within the series address major sub-topics within Human Rights Law such as Human Rights and the Environment, Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups, Gender Issues, Terrorism and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The series will be of enormous value to human rights scholars, researchers, lawyers and activists. For submissions in this series please contact our commissioning editor -


International Law and the Environment

This important new series presents authoritative selections of the most significant articles in environmental law scholarship. Each collection covers a discrete subsection of the literature and is edited by a distinguished specialist in that particular field. An original introduction, written by the editor, places the choices into context. This ensures that a sometimes wide-ranging and diverse literature is distilled into single – essential – points of reference. The series is a comprehensive guide to the subject of environmental law and will be an invaluable tool for students, scholars and practitioners.


Constitutional Law

Series editors: Rosalind Dixon, University of New South Wales, Australia, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University and Mark Tushnet, Harvard University, US

Constitutions are a country’s most important legal document, laying the foundation not just for politics, but for all other areas of law. They allocate power among different levels and branches of government, record and promote a society’s shared values, and protect the rights of citizens. Countries around the world are adopting written constitutions, though what defines a constitution is evolving to include a variety of sources beyond canonical texts, such as political conventions, statutes, judicial decisions and administrative law norms.

This cosmopolitan monograph series provides a forum for the best and most original scholarship in constitutional and administrative law, with each book offering an international, comparative, or multi-jurisdictional approach to this complex and fascinating field of research.