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Research handbook on critical legal theory, edited by Emilios Christodoulidis, Ruth Dukes and Marco Goldoni - (e-book)

"Critical theory encapsulates the many connections between theory and praxis. This Research Handbook addresses the broad range of these connections in relation to legal thought. Featuring contributions from leading scholars of law and critical theory, the Handbook confronts the logic of the institutional with its specific challenges right across the broad field of legal thought. The Research Handbook initially addresses the question of definition, tracking the origins and development of critical legal theory along its European and North American trajectories. Thematic connections are made between the development of legal theory and other currents of critical thought including feminism, Marxism, critical race theory, varieties of postmodernism, as well as the various 'turns' (ethical, aesthetic, political) of critical legal theory. Finally, particular legal disciplines are examined, including labour, criminal and intellectual property law, exploring what critical approaches reveal about them with the clear focus on opportunities for social transformation. This comprehensive and forward-looking Research Handbook will be of great interest to adherents of critical legal theory and scholars of jurisprudence more widely, as it provides a valuable analysis of the latest research and thinking in this dynamic field"--, Provided by publisher.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Part I -- 1. The tradition of CLT in Europe: Critical theory and the law: Reflections on origins, trajectories and conjunctures / Emilios Christodoulidis -- 2. Legal realism and the CLS: Critical legal realism in a nutshell / Dennis M. Davis and Karl Klare -- Part II -- 3. CLT and feminism: Critical legal feminisms / Rosemary Hunter -- 4. Critical race theory / Mathias Möschel -- 5. CLT and sexuality: Queer in the law / Mariano Croce -- 6. CLT and marxism: Marxism and the political economy of law / Emilios Christodoulidis and Marco Goldoni -- 7. Critical theory of the state / Bob Jessop -- 8. Law and the public/private distinction / Scott Veitch -- 9. CLT and semiotics: Rhetoric, semiotics, synaesthetics / Peter Goodrich -- 10. Law and deconstruction / Johan van der Walt -- 11. Law and the ethical turn: The ethical turn in critical legal thought / Louis Wolcher -- 12. Law and the aesthetic turn: Law is a stage: From aesthetics to affective aestheses / Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos -- 13. Law and the political turn: The responsibilities of the critic: Law, politics and the critical legal conference / Costas Douzinas -- 14. Law and post/ante critique: Law in the mirror of critique: A report to an academy / Kyle McGee -- Part III -- 15. Property law / Paddy Ireland -- 16. Contract law: Ideology and argument construction in contract law / Richard Michael Fischl -- 17. IP law: Critical copyright law / Carys Craig -- 18. Corporate governance: A different kind of 'end of history' for corporate law / Lilian Moncrieff -- 19. Labour law: Critical labour law: Then and now / Ruth Dukes -- 20. Social rights / Fernando Atria and Constanza Salgado -- 21. Criminal law: Between persecution and reconciliation: Criminal justice, legal form and human emancipation / Henrique Carvalho. Alan Norrie and Craig Reeves -- 22. EU law: Facticity as validity: The misplaced revolutionary praxis of Europe / Michelle Everson and Christian Joerges -- 23. Law and development / Fiona MacMillan -- 24. Investment and trade: International economic law's wreckage: Depoliticization, inequality, precarity / David Schneiderman and Nicolàs M. Perronne -- 25. International law / Bill Bowring -- 26. International human rights law: Nihilists, pragmatists and peasants: A dispatch on contradiction in international human rights law / Margot Salomon -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (560 pages).
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