Politics at the "end": how kings and philosophers lose their heads (but according to different conditions), J. Goldhammer; who killed politics? the case of Cass Sunstein - queer theory meets mainstream US constitutional theory, S. Burgess. Politics and legal reform: who influences family law reform? discourses on motherhood and fatherhood in legislative reform debates in Canada, S. Boyd, C. Young; defining cause lawyering - Naacp versus Button and the struggle over professional ideology, Hilbink; savage capitalists - law and politics surrounding Indian casino operations in California, E. Darian-Smith. Inside families: comparative analysis of law in theory and law in action in partner abuse cases - what does the data tell us?, L. Neilson); lesbian and gay parenting - a brief history of legal and theoretical issues, C. Connolly.