Austin Sarat


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  1. Law and the Utopian Imagination
    Law and the Utopian Imagination seeks to explore and resuscitate the notion of utopianism within current legal discourse. The idea of utopia has fascinated the imaginations of important thinkers for ages. And yet—who writes... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2014
    Hardback | £69.00
  2. Gruesome Spectacles
    Gruesome Spectacles tells the sobering history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U.S. from 1890 to the present. Since the book's initial publication in 2014, the cruel and unusual executions of a number of... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2014
    Hardback | £21.99
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. Law and War
    Law and War explores the cultural, historical, spatial, and theoretical dimensions of the relationship between law and war—a connection that has long vexed the jurisprudential imagination. Historically the term "war crime" struck... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2014
    Hardback | £69.00
  4. The Secrets of Law
    This volume explores the ways law both traffics in and regulates secrecy.... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2012
    Hardback | £60.00
  5. Imagining New Legalities
    This book reminds us that examining the right to privacy and the public/private distinction is an important way of mapping the forms and limits of power that can legitimately be exercised by collective bodies over individuals... Learn More
    Published: 14th March 2012
    Hardback | £60.00
  6. Law as Punishment / Law as Regulation
    This book considers the problem of law's physical control of persons and it illuminates competing visions of the law: as both a tool of regulation and as an instrument of coercion or punishment.... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2011
    Hardback | £60.00
  7. Law without Nations
    Law without Nations offers sharp analyses of the fraught relationship between the nation and the state and of the legal forms and practices that they require, constitute, and violently contest.... Learn More
    Published: 10th December 2010
    Hardback | £60.00
  8. Law and the Stranger
    Law and the Stranger explores the ways law identifies and responds to strangers within and across national borders.... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2010
    Hardback | £67.00
  9. Trauma and Memory
    The book explores the social construction of different dimensions of trauma in law and medicine.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 2008
    Hardback | £67.00
  10. Law and Catastrophe
    Law and Catastrophe sketches contours of a relatively fresh—yet crucial—terrain of inquiry. It begins the work of developing a jurisprudence of catastrophe.... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2007
    Hardback | £43.00
  11. Law and the Sacred
    Law and the Sacred explores questions about the foundational role of the sacred in the constitution of law, both historically and theoretically.... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2006
    Hardback | £52.00
  12. How Law Knows
    The essays assembled in How Law Knows provide a sample of the diversity, responsiveness, and influence that law's knowledge practices have on legal outcomes and the world beyond law.... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2006
    Hardback | £52.00
  13. Forgiveness, Mercy, and Clemency

    Forgiveness, Mercy, and Clemency

    Edited by Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain

    Stanford University Press

    Forgiveness, Mercy, and Clemency examines the registers of individual psychology, religious belief, social practice, and political power that circulate in and around those who forgive, grant mercy, or pose clemency power.... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2006
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. Cause Lawyers and Social Movements
    This volume seeks to reorient scholarship on cause lawyers, inviting scholars to think about cause lawyering from the perspective of those political activists with whom cause lawyers work and whom they seek to serve.... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2006
    Hardback | £101.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  15. The Limits of Law
    This collection examines limits of law, a topic that has been of broad interest since the events of 9/11 and the responses of U.S. law and policy to those events. The limiting conditions explored in this volume include marking... Learn More
    Published: 12th July 2005
    Hardback | £65.00
  16. The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make
    The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make examines the connections between lawyers and causes, the settings in which cause lawyers practice, and the ways they marshal social capital and make strategic decisions.... Learn More
    Published: 12th July 2005
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £34.00
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