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Are There Any Laws, and If So What Are They?

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mumford argues that there are no laws, starting from a metaphysics close to dispositional essentialism. This chapter examines Mumford's arguments and concludes that there is a place for laws within a ... More


Conclusion

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter summarizes the previous chapters and explains how selective optimization casts doubt on the legalistic rhetoric that is common to lawyers, judges, and critics of the bench. The case is ... More


Defending Legality in the Age of Empire’s Law

Amy Bartholomew

in Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199781577
eISBN:
9780199932887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781577.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Amy Bartholomew argues the ‘global war on terror’ has generated rightlessness but not lawlessness. Rule by law threatens to produce a constitutive undoing of the post World War II international legal ... More


Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Jill Suzanne Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the “Whore of Babylon.” Out of this reputation ... More


Defence and Imperial Disunity

Peter Burroughs

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Safeguarding a global Empire posed British governments with intractable problems and agonizing choices throughout the nineteenth century. In addition to balancing the often-conflicting demands of ... More


The Borders and Highlands

Julian Goodare

in State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207627
eISBN:
9780191677748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207627.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with the Borders and the Highlands. Scottish policy-makers regarded the Borders and Highlands as a problem. Older histories usually suggest that the problem of lawlessness was the ... More


Sexuality, Morality, and the Logic of Gender

Kelly E. Hayes

in Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262645
eISBN:
9780520949430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262645.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Anyone who has spent significant time in Brazil inevitably will have been warned of the periferia, a term that identifies not only the perimeter of urban space but also the marginal conditions ... More


Walt Whitman and the Poetry of the Future

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Whitman's concept of poetic lawlessness, which shifts from primitivist and professionalist conceptions of literary expression; examines Whitman's post-Kantian voice; and then ... More


Exhuming the Beloved, Revising the Past: Lawlessness, Postmodernism, and Heterotopia

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the changes in literature and works of fiction in Iran after the revolution in the 1970s. It describes how the works of writers such as Shahrnush Parsipur and Moniru Ravanipur ... More


Russian Attitudes towards the Rule of Law: An Analysis of Survey Data

James L. Gibson

in Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259366
eISBN:
9780191698606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259366.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Disrespect for the rule of law is considered one of the defining characteristics of Russian political culture. As with many depictions of Russian political culture, little accurate data exist to ... More


‘A Jekyll in the classroom, a Hyde in the street’: Queen Victoria’s hooligans

Geoffrey Pearson

in Securing respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420947
eISBN:
9781447303336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses respect and behaviour within the perspective of the streets of London. It traces Old England and Victorian values from narratives and accounts that illustrate the streets and ... More


Let the Good Times Roll: Liminality and the Night-time Economy

Dick Hobbs, Philip Hadfield, Stuart Lister, and Simon Winlow

in Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-Time Economy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288007
eISBN:
9780191700484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288007.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines how the economy has changed during the years when night time industries emerged. The modern times is characterised by the further convergence of cultural and economic spheres. ... More


Lawlessness in Russia? Rethinking the Narratives of Law

Kathryn Hendley

in Everyday Law in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705243
eISBN:
9781501708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705243.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines how ordinary Russians experience the law and the legal system. Russia consistently ranks near the bottom of indexes that measure the rule of law, an indication of the country's ... More


Elizabeth Allen: June 16, 1964, Congressional House Subcommittee, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0032
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on October 8, 1922, in Amite County, Mississippi, Elizabeth Taplin Allen was a civil rights activist whose husband, Louis Allen, was killed in 1964 after telling the truth about the murder of ... More


Urban Order in Georgian Dundee c. 1770–1820

David G. Barrie

in Dundee: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860165
eISBN:
9781474406017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the level of crime and lawlessness in Georgian Dundee over the pre-war era, 1770–1792; during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793–1815; and during the ... More


Causation and Reduction

Yemima Ben-Menahem

in Causation in Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174938
eISBN:
9781400889297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174938.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the relations between different levels of causation, the scope and limits of reduction, the concept of emergence and its connection to causal reductionism, and the intriguing ... More


The Crisis

Robert Garland

in Julius Caesar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675020
eISBN:
9781781380611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the crisis of the late Republic. In Caesar's day the Republic was coming under increasing strain, largely due to the fact that it could no longer cope with the administration ... More


Spring and Summer 1861

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12–14, 1861 was an overt act of violence and lawlessness, solidifying a common cause for Northerners. Another issue that emerged among the ... More


Dystopia or Entrepreneurial Fantasy: Kaminey (2009)

M.K. Raghavendra

in The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450565
eISBN:
9780199083091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450565.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Kaminey is intended as a ‘dark’ film about criminality in everyday urban life and teems with gangsters, drug dealers, and crooked politicians, but the curiously celebratory approach of the film ... More


Frontier Violence and Political Manhood

Angela Woollacott

in Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199641802
eISBN:
9780191779091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter calls into question the legend that self-government in the Australian colonies was won by a progressive reform movement that operated in a purely political realm divorced from the messy ... More


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