University of Akron Press Series - "Law, Politics, and Society" - Authors Needed
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Announcing a New University of Akron Press Series
"Law, Politics, and Society"
The University of Akron Press is launching a new series called "Law, Politics, and Society." The series will explore the way State and Society interact with and influence the civil and criminal law. We know that western political democracy in all its forms and institutions is constantly evolving, affected by public opinion, press, money, interest groups, politics, and politicians. In North America, the courts "superintend" or influence the way the political system works. Issues such as campaign financing, patronage, ballot access, political parties, political corruption, voting rights, and redistricting all come under the purview of the courts.
In the same way, state and society also influence the working and application of the criminal law. Public opinion, broadcast media and the press, electoral politics, wealth and poverty, and interest groups impact on criminal law, law enforcement, and punishment. And there is an important international dimension as well. Current conflicts within countries moving or attempting to move toward western democratic institutions are attracting the attention of scholars interested in comparative analyses of law, politics, and society. Human rights (and the international political manipulations of them), truth commissions, war crimes, international crime, and crime control practices are a major area of study.
This interdisciplinary series will be of interest to scholars in many disciplines, using a variety of methodologies and approaches: for example, political scientists, historians, criminologists, and sociologists. "Law, Politics, and Society" will be an important source for practitioners, policy makers, and scholars who are interested in understanding the complex intersections between political and economic power, government, civil law, and criminal justice.
Two books in the series are forthcoming:
Walter L. Hixson, Crimes of the Century: Four Cases of Sensational Murder and Injustice in American History, Fall 2000
John C. Green & Christopher P. Banks, Superintending Democracy: The Courts and the Political Process, Winter 2000
For further information, contact Michael J. Carley, Director, University of Akron Press, at the phone number or e-mail address below.
Michael J. Carley, Director
The University of Akron Press
374B Bierce Library
Akron, OH 44224
Phone: (330) 972-6896
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