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Law and the Utopian Imagination

Law and the Utopian Imagination

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book is a project of exploration and resuscitation of idea of utopianism within legal discourse. Instead of mapping out the contours of a familiar terrain, the contributors seek to explore the ... More

Law and War

Law and War

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787420
eISBN:
9780804788861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787420.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This collection of essays explores the cultural, historical, spatial, and theoretical dimensions of the relationship between law and war. This relationship has long vexed the jurisprudential ... More

Law as Punishment / Law as Regulation

Law as Punishment / Law as Regulation

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771702
eISBN:
9780804782111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771702.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Law depends on various modes of classification. How an act or a person is classified may be crucial in determining the rights obtained, the procedures employed, and what understandings get attached ... More

Law in CrisisThe Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Ruth A. Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Taking natural disaster as the political and legal norm is uncommon. Taking a person who has become unstable and irrational during a disaster as the starting point for legal analysis is equally ... More

Law without Nations

Law without Nations

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771696
eISBN:
9780804777223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771696.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The possibility of law in the absence of a nation would seem to strip law from its source of meaning and value. At the same time, law divorced from nations would clear the ground for a cosmopolitan ... More

Legal Realism RegainedSaving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Legal Realism Regained: Saving Realism from Critical Acclaim

Wouter de Been

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756594
eISBN:
9780804787529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book presents a comparison between the legal realists, a group of pragmatic legal theorists from the 1920s and 1930s, and critical legal studies, a movement of postmodern legal theory during the ... More

Letters of the LawRace and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Sora Y. Han

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers original readings of the ideal of colorblindness in canonical cases to the critical study of race and law. It does this by deconstructing and tracing colorblindness as a fantasmatic ... More

Making Law MatterEnvironmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil

Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil

Lesley K. McAllister

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758239
eISBN:
9780804783101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Although many developing countries have environmental statutes, regulations, and resolutions on the books, these laws are rarely enforced and often ignored. This volume presents a book-length ... More

Nation and FamilyPersonal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Narendra Subramanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The distinct personal laws that govern the principal religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and ... More

No LawIntellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment

No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment

David L. Lange and H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804745789
eISBN:
9780804763271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804745789.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The original text of the Constitution grants Congress the power to create a regime of intellectual property protection. The First Amendment, however, prohibits Congress from enacting any law that ... More

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