Law in Transition

Author: Ruth Buchanan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782254137
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Law has become the vehicle by which countries in the 'developing world', including post-conflict states or states undergoing constitutional transformation, must steer the course of social and economic, legal and political change. Legal mechanisms, in particular, the instruments as well as concepts of human rights, play an increasingly central role in the discourses and practices of both development and transitional justice. These developments can be seen as part of a tendency towards convergence within the wider set of discourses and practices in global governance. While this process of convergence of formerly distinct normative and conceptual fields of theory and practice has been both celebrated and critiqued at the level of theory, the present collection provides, through a series of studies drawn from a variety of contexts in which human rights advocacy and transitional justice initiatives are colliding with development projects, programmes and objectives, a more nuanced and critical account of contemporary developments. The book includes essays by many of the leading experts writing at the intersection of development, rights and transitional justice studies. Notwithstanding the theoretical and practical challenges presented by the complex interaction of these fields, the premise of the book is that it is only through engagement and dialogue among hitherto distinct fields of scholarship and practice that a better understanding of the institutional and normative issues arising in contemporary law and development and transitional justice contexts will be possible. The book is designed for research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. ENDORSEMENTS An extraordinary collection of essays that illuminate the nature of law in today's fragmented and uneven globalized world, by situating the stakes of law in the intersection between the fields of human rights, development and transitional justice. Unusual for its breadth and the quality of scholarly contributions from many who are top scholars in their fields, this volume is one of the first that attempts to weave the three specialized fields, and succeeds brilliantly. For anyone working in the fields of development studies, human rights or transitional justice, this volume is a wake-up call to abandon their preconceived ideas and frames and aim for a conceptual and programmatic restart. Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology This superb collection of essays explores the challenges, possibilities, and limits faced by scholars and practitioners seeking to imagine forms of law that can respond to social transformation. Drawing together cutting-edge work across the three dynamic fields of law and development, transitional justice, and international human rights law, this volume powerfully demonstrates that in light of the changes demanded of legal research, education, and practice in a globalizing world, all law is "law in transition". Anne Orford, Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Melbourne A terrific volume. Leading scholars of human rights, development policy, and transitional justice look back and into the future. What has worked? Where have these projects gone astray or conflicted with one another? Law will only contribute forcefully to justice, development and peaceful, sustainable change if the lessons learned here give rise to a new practical wisdom. We all hope law can do better ? the essays collected here begin to show us how. David Kennedy, Manley O Hudson Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School

Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law

Author: Moshe Hirsch
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783474491
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bringing together a highly diverse body of scholars, this comprehensive Research Handbook explores recent developments at the intersection of international law, sociology and social theory. It showcases a wide range of methodologies and approaches, including those inspired by traditional social thought as well as less familiar literature, including computational linguistics, performance theory and economic sociology. The Research Handbook highlights anew the potential contribution of sociological methods and theories to the study of international law, and illustrates their use in the examination of contemporary problems of practical interest to international lawyers.

Law s Ethical Global and Theoretical Contexts

Author: Upendra Baxi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316404765
Format: PDF, ePub
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Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts examines William Twining's principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which will receive significant scholarly attention over the coming decades. Part I explores human rights, including torture, the role of evidence in human rights cases, the emerging discourse on 'traditional values', the relevance of 'Southern voices' to human rights debates, and the relationship between human rights and peace agreements. Part II assesses the impact of globalization through the lenses of sociology and comparative constitutionalism, and features an analysis of the development of pluralistic ideas of law in the context of privatization. Finally, Part III addresses issues of legal theory, including whether global legal pluralism needs a concept of law, the importance of context in legal interpretation, the effect of increasing digitalization on legal theory, and the utility of feminist and postmodern approaches to globalization and legal theory.

Soziologische Jurisprudenz

Author: Gralf-Peter Calliess
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3899496353
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Festschrift "Soziologische Jurisprudenz" stellt sich sowohl im Inhalt als auch in der Form in die Tradition der Arbeiten von Gunther Teubner. Die Beiträge lassen sich auf seine Leitperspektive ein, indem sie die Grenzbeziehungen von Recht und Gesellschaft mit je eigenständigen Akzentuierungen reflektieren.

Im Land der M nner

Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641227348
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ein ergreifender Roman über eine Kindheit in Libyen zur Zeit der Revolution Gaddafis Suleiman ist neun Jahre alt, als sich die Welt, wie er sie kennt, für immer verändert. Es ist der Sommer 1979, und Tripolis liegt im gleißenden Sonnenlicht. Die Maulbeeren sind so süß, als kämen sie direkt vom Himmel. Aber es geschehen Dinge, die Suleiman nicht versteht und die ihm niemand erklärt. Denn Suleiman soll nicht wissen, dass sein Vater im Untergrund gegen Revolutionsführer Gaddafi arbeitet – und muss doch erleben, wie sich das Netz des Sicherheitsapparates immer enger um die Familie legt.

Niemand der mit mir geht

Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492979831
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dieser leidenschaftliche Roman folgt seinen Hauptgestalten durch den Wirbel der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Veränderung in Südafrika. Er zählt zu den kraftvollsten Werken Nadine Gordimers, Vera Stark zu ihren bleibenden Schöpfungen. Dies ist das Südafrika des Umbruchs. Die Apartheid ist aufgehoben und das Land bereitet sich auf die Machtübernahme der schwarzen Mehrheit vor. Vera Stark ist Juristin. Sie arbeitet in einer Stiftung, die seit Jahren versucht hat, willkürliche Umsiedlungen schwarzer Gemeinden zu verhindern. Die Ehe Vera Starks gilt als sehr glücklich, ihr Mann, der früher als Künstler gearbeitet hat, ist Unternehmer geworden, um seiner Frau eine gesicherte Zukunft bieten zu können. Aber gerade dieses Sicherheitsdenken untergräbt seine Beziehung zu Vera, die sich immer stärker in die Politik des neuen Südafrika hineinziehen lässt, fasziniert vom Neubeginn des Landes und dem Mann, Zeph Rapulana, der für sie diesen neuen Anfang verkörpert. Fast instinktiv versucht auch sie sich von jeder Fessel der Vergangenheit zu befreien - selbst wenn dieser Weg in die Eingenständigkeit zugleich der Weg in die Einsamkeit ist.