Jerold Auerbach explores Israeli legitimacy in his new book Jewish State, Pariah Nation

Jewish statehood was restored in 1948 amid a struggle over legitimacy that has persisted in Israel ever since: Who rules? Who decides? Antagonism between the political left and right erupted into bloody violence over the Altalena. Secular-religious discord even made defining who is a Jew in a Jewish state contentious.
After the Six-Day War, the return [...]

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Greg Berman Recounts Criminal Process Reforms and Successes in the new book Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration

A new collection of compelling and challenging essays from one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform, Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration makes the argument that sometimes small changes on the ground can add up to big improvements in the criminal justice system.
How do you launch a new criminal justice reform? How do you [...]

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Peter Gabel’s new book Another Way of Seeing: in hardcover, paperback and eBooks

In ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING, critical legal studies scholar Peter Gabel argues that our most fundamental spiritual need as human beings is the desire for authentic mutual recognition. Because we live in a world in which this desire is systematically denied due to the legacy of fear of the other that has been passed on [...]

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Exploring Disaster from a global and sociological perspective; new book joins the Contemporary Society Series

Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. The collection in Disaster and Sociolegal Studies, edited by Denver University professor Susan Sterett, considers how law is implicated in disaster. The late modern expectation that states are [...]

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Leading Voices on Justice Under Law Discuss Civil Liberties, National Security, Gitmo, Immigration and Health Care

Law and the Quest for Justice is a 2013 book featuring evocative essays on hotbed issues of rights, liberty, security and law. An insightful collection of essays from leading voices on the challenges and promise of justice and law, this book is accessible and interesting to a wide audience. It features internationally renowned [...]

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Lawrence Friedman’s Provocative The Human Rights Culture, Views the Modern Arc of Rights as a Social and Historical Phenomenon

New from the acclaimed legal historian Lawrence Friedman, professor at Stanford. He does not mind going against the grain of most writers on human rights, to ask questions about its origins and import that the previous literature sidesteps. Why, as a social and historical matter, is all the rights discourse so pervasive and near-global today?

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Acclaimed sociologist Amitai Etzioni’s newest book plays Law in a New Key

Most issues of law and social policy can be understood better through a lens that balances rights and interests –and protects all of us while protecting each of us–says Etzioni in his latest of 30 books. Explores drone wars, TSA scanners, internet privacy, norms, terrorism, shaming, and DNA banks.
In paperback and eight digital formats for all e-readers.

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