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  1. The Timing of Lawmaking

    The Timing of Lawmaking

    Edited by Frank Fagan, Saul Levmore
    Legal reasoning, pronouncements of judgment, the design and implementation of statutes, and even constitution-making and discourse all depend on timing. This compelling study examines the diverse interactions between law and time, and provides important perspectives on how law's architecture can be understood through time. The book revisits older work on legal transitions and breaks new ground on timing rules, especially with respect to how judges, legislators and regulators use time as a tool when devising new rules. At its core, The Timing of Lawmaking goes directly to the heart of the most basic of legal debates: when should we respect the past, and when should we make a clean break for the future? Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  2. Advanced Introduction to Private Law

    Advanced Introduction to Private Law

    Jan M. Smits
    In this Advanced Introduction, one of the world’s leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches – on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance – are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general. The complete Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law series is available online as a low cost institutional subscription. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Research Handbook on Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Law

    Research Handbook on Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Law

    Edited by Douglas Fisher
    The quality and the strength of an environmental legal system is a reflection of the conceptual foundations upon which it is constructed. The Research Handbook on Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Law illuminates key aspects of environmental governance through the lens of their underlying dimensions: for example, the form, structure and language of international, regional and national instruments; the function of norms, objectives and standards; and the relevance of economic analysis and of integrated policy formulation. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  4. Authority in Transnational Legal Theory

    Authority in Transnational Legal Theory

    Edited by Roger Cotterrell, Maksymilian Del Mar
    The increasing transnationalisation of regulation – and social life more generally – challenges the basic concepts of legal and political theory today. One of the key concepts being so challenged is authority. This discerning book offers a plenitude of resources and suggestions for meeting that challenge. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  5. A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning

    A Short Introduction to Judging and to Legal Reasoning

    Geoffrey Samuel
    This Short Introduction looks at judging and reasoning from three perspectives: what legal reasoning has been; what legal reasoning is from the view of judges and jurists themselves (the internal view); and what legal reasoning is from the view of a social scientist epistemologist or humanities specialist (the external view). Combining cases and materials with original text, this unique, concise format is designed for students who are starting out on their law programmes, as well as for students and researchers who would like to examine judging and legal reasoning in more depth. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  6. Academic Learning in Law

    Academic Learning in Law

    Edited by Bart van Klink, Ubaldus de Vries
    This timely book calls for a critical re-evaluation of university legal education, with the particular aim of strengthening its academic nature. It emphasizes lecturers’ responsibility to challenge the assumptions students have about law, and the importance of putting law in a theoretical and social context that allows for critical reflection and sceptical detachment. In addition, the book reports upon teaching experiences and innovations, offering tools for teachers to strengthen the academic nature of legal education. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  7. Facts and Norms in Law

    Facts and Norms in Law

    Edited by Sanne Taekema, Bart van Klink, Wouter de Been
    Facts and Norms in Law: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Legal Method presents an innovative collection of essays on the relationship between descriptive and normative elements in legal inquiry and legal practice. What role does empirical data play in law? New insights in philosophy, the social sciences and the humanities have forced the relationship between facts and norms on to the agenda, especially for legal scholars doing interdisciplinary work. This timely volume carefully combines critical perspectives from a range of different disciplinary traditions and theoretical positions. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  8. Law’s Political Foundations

    Law’s Political Foundations

    John O. Haley
    Law’s Political Foundations explains the development of the two basic systems of public and private law and their historical transformations. Examining the historical development of law in China, Japan, Western Europe, and Hispanic America, Haley argues that law is a product, rather than a constitutive element, of political systems. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 123.00   Web: $ 110.70
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  9. Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking

    Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking

    Edited by Catherine Brölmann, Yannick Radi
    The global landscape has changed profoundly over the past decades. As a result, the account of the making of international law based on the traditional theory of sources is increasingly challenged. This Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of international law‐making today. It takes stock at both the conceptual and the empirical level of the instruments, processes, and actors involved in the making of international law. The book contains essays by leading scholars on key aspects of international law-making and on law-making in the main issue areas, with an interest in classic processes as well as new developments and shades of normativity. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  10. Comparative Law as Critique

    Comparative Law as Critique

    Günter Frankenberg
    This book presents a critique of conventional ways to do comparative law. The author argues that, for comparative law to qualify as a discipline, comparatists must reflect on how and why they compare. The author discusses not only methods and theories, but also the ethical implications and the politics of comparative law. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  11. Labour Law, Vulnerability and the Regulation of Precarious Work

    Labour Law, Vulnerability and the Regulation of Precarious Work

    Lisa Rodgers
    The shifting nature of employment practice towards the use of more precarious work forms has caused a crisis in classical labour law and engendered a new wave of regulation. This timely book deftly uses this crisis as an opportunity to explore the notion of precariousness or vulnerability in employment relationships. Its logical structure situates vulnerability in its developmental context before moving on to examine the goals of the regulation of labour law for vulnerability, its current status in the law and case studies of vulnerability such as temporary agency work and domestic work. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  12. Robot Law

    Robot Law

    Edited by Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin, Ian Kerr
    Robot Law brings together exemplary research on robotics law and policy – an area of scholarly inquiry responding to transformative technology. Expert scholars from law, engineering, computer science and philosophy provide original contributions on topics such as liability, warfare, domestic law enforcement, personhood, and other cutting-edge issues in robotics and artificial intelligence. Together the chapters form a field-defining look at an area of law that will only grow in importance. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  13. The Arab Spring

    The Arab Spring

    Antoni Abat i Ninet, Mark Tushnet
    Approaching the concept of Islamic constitutionalism from a comparative perspective, this thought-provoking study by Antoni Abat i Ninet and Mark Tushnet uses traditional Western political theory as a lens to develop a framework for analyzing the events known as the ‘Arab Spring’. Writing with clarity and insight, the authors place Western and Arabic traditions into a constructive dialogue. They focus on whether we can develop a ‘theory of revolutions’ that helps us understand events occurring at divergent times at geographically separate locations. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  14. Understanding the Nature of Law

    Understanding the Nature of Law

    Michael Giudice
    Understanding the Nature of Law explores methodological questions about how best to explain law. Among these questions, one is central: is there something about law which determines how it should be theorized? This novel book explains the importance of conceptual explanation by situating its methods and goals in relation to, rather than in competition with, social scientific and moral theories of law. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  15. Economics of Legal History

    Economics of Legal History

    Edited by Daniel Klerman
    Generations of law and economics scholars have been fascinated by history, seeing in its institutions and laws a vast database for illustrating their theories. Equally, historians have seen economic analysis as a helpful tool with which to analyze legal institutions. As a result a vibrant field has emerged in which people trained in law, economics, history and political science have all made significant contributions. This volume brings together the most important works examining legal history from an economic perspective. An original introduction by the editor provides a useful roadmap to the field. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 457.00   Web: $ 411.30
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  16. The Internationalisation of Legal Education

    The Internationalisation of Legal Education

    Edited by William van Caenegem, Mary Hiscock
    The legal academy is responding in many varied ways to the challenge of producing lawyers adequately prepared to operate in a global environment. There is a renewed focus on lawyering skills, on core principles, on cultural context and on comparative research and study. This work advances the discussion of these issues while developing solid solutions and approaches to teaching law students destined for the future practice of law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  17. The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law

    Christopher May
    This timely book explores the complexities of the rule of law – a well-used but perhaps less well understood term – to explain why it is so often appealed to in discussions of global politics. Ranging from capacity building and the role of the World Bank to the discourse(s) of lawyers and jurisprudential critiques, it seeks to introduce non-lawyers to the important and complex political economy of the rule of law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  18. Political Technology and the Erosion of the Rule of Law

    Political Technology and the Erosion of the Rule of Law

    Günter Frankenberg
    This timely volume by distinguished scholar Günter Frankenberg offers a sophisticated analysis and sharp critique of the reactions of nations such as the US, Great Britain and Germany to perceived terrorist threats, organized crime actions and other political emergencies that have occurred in recent years. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  19. A Short Introduction to the Common Law

    A Short Introduction to the Common Law

    Geoffrey Samuel
    This book provides a short, accessible introduction to the English common law tradition, in particular to the civil process. It adopts an approach which explains the historical development of the common law institutions and procedures whilst also setting them in perspective through a comparative outlook. Aspects of the common law are contrasted on occasions with structural or functional equivalents (or near equivalents) in the civil law. The key topics covered include: the English civil courts (and other dispute resolution institutions and alternatives), civil procedure, remedies, sources of law, legal reasoning, legal education, legal theories, legal institutions and concepts and legal categories. In addition to textual description and analysis, the book makes frequent use of visual diagrams to explain and to illustrate aspects of the common law. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  20. Legal Reasoning in Environmental Law

    Legal Reasoning in Environmental Law

    Douglas Fisher
    Legal Reasoning in Environmental Law provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the range of legal reasoning processes to support the understanding, interpretation and application of international, regional and national rules of environmental law. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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