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The Article V Amendatory Constitutional Convention: Keeping the Republic in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas E. Brennan Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

This book is the first full-length entry into the academic debate about Article V by an author with judicial credentials. It includes the proposal of a plan to conduct an Article V convention. The work will...


Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism

by Saran Ghatak Lexington Books (December 13, 2010)

Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism examines the legal, scientific, and social construction of risk of crime in the United States. Ghatak focuses on the crime control...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text

by Ben Voth Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

Through the careful analysis of historical figures and empirical policy successes, The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text reveals how strategic communication silences make the tragedy of genocide probable...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


China's and Italy's Participation in Peacekeeping Operations: Existing Models, Emerging Challenges

by Lijiang Zhu, Emanuele Sommario, Andrea de Guttry & Jiaxiang Hu et al. Lexington Books (April 28, 2014)

China’s and Italy’s Participation in Peacekeeping Operations: Existing Models, Emerging Challenges examines the peacemaking efforts of these two countries through the lenses of international relations, history,...


New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy

by Lyombe S. Eko Lexington Books (July 30, 2012)

New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy, by Lyombe S. Eko, is a collection of novel theoretical perspectives and case studies in comparative communication law. Through...


Understanding International Law through Moot Courts: Genocide, Torture, Habeas Corpus, Chemical Weapons, and the Responsibility to Protect

by Henry F. Carey, Stacey M. Mitchell, Brittany Bromfield & Robert J. Beck et al. Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

Understanding International Law through Moot Courts analyzes five moot court cases held before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. These cases offer insight on the international...


Equitable Sharing: Distributing the Benefits and Detriments of Democratic Society

by Thomas Kleven Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

In Equitable Sharing: Distributing the Benefits and Detriments of Democratic Society, Thomas Kleven argues that a principle of equitable sharing is fundamental to the concept of democracy and is implicit in...


Toleration on Trial

by Stephen Macedo, Ingrid Creppell, George Klosko & Rainer Forst et al. Lexington Books (February 12, 2008)

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized...


The Commercial Society: Foundations and Challenges in a Global Age

by Samuel Gregg Lexington Books (March 29, 2007)

Guided by the thoughts of Alexis de Tocqueville, Samuel Gregg's The Commercial Society identifies and explores the key foundational elements that must exist within a society for commercial order to take root...


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

by Ralph A. Rossum Lexington Books (September 12, 2001)

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which,...


Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the Nineteenth Century

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West Lexington Books (December 28, 2004)

American politics in the twentieth century and beyond represents a sharp departure from the political vision of the American founders. This volume looks to the roots of this departure in the political ideas...


The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of Democratic Rule

by Roger M. Barrus, James F. Pontuso, David E. Marion & John H. Eastby et al. Lexington Books (June 01, 2004)

The American Constitution held out the hope that ordinary people were capable of deciding their own fates, and in doing so it immeasurably elevated the dignity of common people. The organization and interplay...


Colonial Constitutionalism: The Tyranny of United States' Offshore Territorial Policy and Relations

by Robert E. Statham Jr. Lexington Books (December 17, 2001)

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life

by Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lexington Books (October 23, 2007)

The book's main argument is that global social injustice is by and large epistemological injustice. It maintains that there can be no global social justice without global cognitive justice.


Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution

by Henry F. Carey & Stacey M. Mitchell Lexington Books (February 14, 2013)

This book examines the political and legal challenges of instating criminal prosecutions by international tribunals since their reestablishment a half century after the international military tribunals at Nuremberg...


Turkey's Integration into the European Union: Legal Dimension

by Sebnem Akipek, Belgin Akçay, Ersin Civan & Ilke Göçmen et al. Lexington Books (May 28, 2013)

As legal harmonization is the initial step for EU membership, the aim of this book is to give a general view of Turkish Law and to compare certain fields of law with EU Law. In order to reach this aim, an overview...


Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz

by Mauricio A. Font & Alfonso W. Quiroz Lexington Books (December 23, 2004)

While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America more generally has been widely recognized since the 1940s, recently there has been renewed interest in this scholar and activist...


The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment: Guarantees of States' Rights?

by Ellis M. West Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Were the religion clauses of the First Amendment intended to protect individuals' right to religious freedom and equality or the states' traditional right to legislate on religion? This book examines all the...


Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

by Jijiao Zhang, Joel J. Kassiola, Sujian Guo & Guoqing Shi et al. Lexington Books (June 14, 2010)

Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus...


The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

by Thomas N. McInnis Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied...


Law, Economics, and Game Theory

by John Cirace Lexington Books (April 16, 2018)

This book considers three relationships: law and economics; economics and game theory; and game theory and law. Economists teach lawyers that economic principles cut across and integrate seemingly different...


Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

by Jonathan F. Parent Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

New York and New Jersey maintain almost identical laws dealing with abortion, but the process for developing those laws differed in each state. Courts were heavily involved in New Jersey, whereas most policy...


Efficient Macro Concept

by William Mannen Lexington Books (March 06, 2018)

The United States has had a tumultuous history when it comes to money and banking. The bitter Bank War of the 1830s meant that the country never developed a central bank in the 1800s. The pre-Civil War monetary...


Campaign Finance Complexity

by Mary Jo McGowan Shepherd Lexington Books (February 07, 2018)

The campaign finance system regulates campaign contributions and behavior with the intent to eliminate corruption or the potential for corruption in elections. With that goal in mind, state legislators created...


Chinese Language in Law

by Deborah Cao Lexington Books (November 01, 2017)

The book explores some of the intricacies, dilemmas, and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese language used in the legal context, analyzing linguistic matters in both monolingual Chinese context and cross-linguistically...


Freedom and Political Order

by Linda C. Raeder Lexington Books (January 11, 2018)

Freedom and Political Order explores the traditional meaning of freedom in the American experience and its relation to other characteristically American values and institutions. Such an exploration necessarily...


Policing and Race in America

by James D. Ward, Barry D. Friedman, Robert Maranto & Ian Kingsbury et al. Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

This edited collection explores policing in America in regards to minority groups. The essays discuss how the relationship between police and minority groups affects politics, the economy, and minority groups’...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


The Integration of the UCLA School of Law, 1966—1978

by Miguel Espinoza Lexington Books (December 01, 2017)

In 1966, a group of UCLA law school professors sparked the era of affirmative action by creating one of the earliest and most expansive race-conscious admissions programs in higher education. The Legal Education...


Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

by Martin Roth Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question,...


Street-Level Sovereignty

by John Brigham, Sarah Marusek, Andrea Pavoni & Allen Linken et al. Lexington Books (October 03, 2017)

Street-Level Sovereignty: The Intersection of Space and Law is a collection of scholarship that considers the experience of law that is subject to social interpretation for its meaning and importance within...


The Fiscal Case against Statehood: Accounting for Statehood in New Mexico and Arizona

by Stephanie D. Moussalli Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

In The Fiscal Case against Statehood, Stephanie D. Moussalli investigates the territorial residents’ fears that statehood will be expensive and examines the frontier development of government accounting practices....


The Santillana Codes

by Dan E. Stigall Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

This book examines the Santillana Codes, legal instruments which form a distinct class of uniquely African civil code and are still in force today in a legal arc that extends from the Maghreb to the Sahel. Stigall...


The Senate and the People of Canada

by James T. McHugh Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

The Senate of Canada is the upper house of its parliamentary system. It is an appointed legislative chamber that has been frequently derided for its apparent lack of effective activity, its failure to represent...


Presumption of Innocence in Peril

by Anthony Gray Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

This book explains the historical significance and introduction of the presumption of innocence into common law legal systems. It explains that the presumption should be seen as reflecting notions of moral comfort...


Modernizing Legal Services in Common Law Countries

by Laura Snyder Lexington Books (August 07, 2017)

Most people understand that regulations have a direct bearing on their access to things such as clean air and water and safe working environments. However, in the United States, few people make the connection...


Locke's Political Thought and the Oceans

by Sarah Pemberton Lexington Books (May 09, 2017)

This book outlines and analyzes John Locke’s political thought about the oceans with a focus on law and freedom at sea. The book examines the Two Treatises of Government, in which Locke argues that the seas...


Discourses on Violence and Punishment

by Krešimir Petković Lexington Books (July 27, 2017)

This book brings together various discourses concerned with violence and punishment, paying special attention to the extreme variations of these phenomena. Starting from a narrow definition of violence as an...


Reading the Islamic City: Discursive Practices and Legal Judgment

by Akel Isma'il Kahera Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

While it seems clear that the shari’ah had a formative influence on property rights, public space and land use, the primary aim of this book is to study what implications the practice of the Maliki school...


Storm Over the Constitution

by Harry V. Jaffa Lexington Books (August 31, 1999)

Written by one of America's foremost political and legal theorists, Storm Over the Constitution examines the arguments of some of the leading proponents of the doctrine of 'original intent.' According to legal...


Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism

by Christopher Ford & Amichai Cohen Lexington Books (December 28, 2011)

Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism, edited by Christopher Ford and Amichai Cohen, brings together a range of interdisciplinary...


Proconstitutional Interpretation of Criminal Law

by Krzysztof Szczucki & Piotr Sitnik Lexington Books (December 01, 2016)

This book gives the legislature and judiciary the tools to employ constitutional reasoning in their decision-making processes. It argues that a constitution is a source of information about values that are of...


Women's Social and Legal Issues in African Current Affairs: Lifting the Barriers

by Victoria M. Time & Timothy Austin Lexington Books (December 06, 2016)

This book discusses the causes of women's marginalization in Africa, addressing issues such as time poverty, lack of education, poor governance, human trafficking, and cultural practices such as early marriages...


Legal but Corrupt: A New Perspective on Public Ethics

by Frank Anechiarico, Danny L. Balfour, Staffan Andersson & Ciarán O’Kelly et al. Lexington Books (December 09, 2016)

This book explains why it is important to identify legally accepted corruption and provides a series of examples of corruption using this perspective. It argues that political corruption is the exclusion of...


Freedom of Speech and the Function of Rhetoric in the United States

by Michael Donnelly Lexington Books (November 30, 2016)

This book takes a critical view of the relationship between public discourse and culturally specific definitions of free speech to illuminate the ways in which cultural framing diminishes the complexity of free...


Bill Ratliff: A Profile of Courage and Leadership in American Politics

by Robert Edward Sterken Jr. Lexington Books (November 14, 2016)

This book is a celebration of American values as shown by former Texas State Senator and politician Bill Ratliff, a leader in Texas politics who wrote school finance law, major Ethics reform law, and Texas tort...


Indirect Perpetrators: The Prosecution of Informers in Germany, 1945-1965

by Andrew Szanajda Lexington Books (February 08, 2010)

This work is an examination of the very first systematic attempt to bring before the courts and prosecute those who had directly or indirectly contributed to a crime against humanity by informing upon others...


Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Perspectives on Marital Possibilities

by Ronald C. Den Otter, Sonu Bedi, Janet Bennion & Mark Goldfeder et al. Lexington Books (September 06, 2016)

Although the Supreme Court ruling ended a legal challenge to same-sex marriage, the debate continues and no one seems to know what lies on the horizon. This edited volume contributes to the growing literature...