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Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject (October 2018)
Reconsidering Minor Losses
Olga Maya Demetriou - Author

Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus.

Being a “refugee” is not simply a matter of law, determination procedures, or the act of flight. It is an ontological condition, structured by the politics of law, affect, and territory. Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject explores the variable facets of refugeehood, their interconnections, an...(Read More)
Poor Joshua
Poor Joshua (August 2018)
The DeShaney Case and Child Abuse in America
John R. Howard - Author

Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.

In DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, a bitterly divided Supreme Court rejected a claim brought on behalf of five-year old Joshua DeShaney, left permanently disabled after sustained abuse, despite regular home visits by social workers charged with monitoring his welfare. In its de...(Read More)
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency (December 2016)
The Fluid Jurisprudence of the Israeli Regime
Yoav Mehozay - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2017 Yonathan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, presented by the Association for Israel Studies

Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.

Contemporary debates on states of emergency have focused on whether law can regulate emergency powers, if at all. These studies bas...(Read More)
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State (December 2016)
Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time
Victor Asal - Author
Udi Sommer - Author

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Bringing together theoretical perspectives from both comparative politics and public law, this book examines the reasons why certain countries criminalize same-sex activities while others have carved into law the requirement that sexual minority communities be...(Read More)
Human Rights Standards
Human Rights Standards (March 2016)
Hegemony, Law, and Politics
Makau Mutua - Author

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

How are human rights norms made, who makes them, and why? In Human Rights Standards, Makau Mutua traces the history of the human rights project and critically explores how the norms of the human rights movement have been created. Examining key texts and documents published since the inception of the human rights m...(Read More)
Regulating Desire
Regulating Desire (November 2014)
From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess
J. Shoshanna Ehrlich - Author

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.

Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire explores the legal regulation of ...(Read More)
Universal Rights and the Constitution
Universal Rights and the Constitution (April 2014)
Stephen A. Simon - Author

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcend the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamen...(Read More)
Opening Statements
Opening Statements (June 2013)
Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor
Julia C. Rosenblatt - Editor

Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.

No society can function without laws, that set of established practices and expectations that guide the way people get along with one another and relate to ruling authorities. Although much has been written about the English roots of American law and jurisprudence, little attention has been paid until recently to the legacy left by the Dut...(Read More)
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (April 2011)
An Overview and Synthesis, Second Edition
William M. Leiter - Author
Samuel Leiter - Author

Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.

Racism, sexism, and ethnic discrimination have long represented a seemingly intractable problem. Affirmative action was conceived as an attack on these ingrained problems, but today it is widely misunderstood. This volume reviews new developments in affirmative action law, policy, and ideological conflict in the a...(Read More)
Friends at the Bar
Friends at the Bar (February 2011)
A Quaker View of Law, Conflict Resolution, and Legal Reform
Nancy Black Sagafi-nejad - Author

A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against “going to law.” In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends’ legal ethics. A highl...(Read More)
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