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Studies in Law, Politics and Society Vol: 45

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01 Sep 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229 x 16mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society


This forty-fifth volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" brings together the work of scholars from several disciplines, work which usefully illuminates central questions surrounding the operation of law and legal systems. Their work offers new perspectives on sentencing and punishment, lawyering for the public good, and the meaning of legal doctrine. The articles published here exemplify the exciting and innovative work now being done in interdisciplinary legal scholarship.
Reconceptualizing victimization and agency in the discourse of battered women who kill. Contextual constraints on defendants’ apologies at sentencing. Blood relations: Collective memory, cultural trauma, and the prosecution and execution of timothy McVeigh. Power, politics, and penality: Punitiveness as backlash in American democracies. Legal aid's logics. Cause lawyers as legal innovators with and against the state: Symbiosis or opposition?. Ignored no longer: Contributions of the law of agency to principal-agency theory and congressional leadership. Reforming labor law in the Czech republic: International sources of change. List of Contributors. Studies in law, politics, and society. Studies in law, politics, and society. Copyright page. EDITORIAL BOARD.

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