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The Resource Political trials in theory and history, edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Devin O. Pendas

Political trials in theory and history, edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Devin O. Pendas

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Political trials in theory and history
Title
Political trials in theory and history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Devin O. Pendas
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the trial of Socrates to the post-9/11 military commissions, trials have always been useful instruments of politics. Yet there is still much that we do not understand about them. Why do governments use trials to pursue political objectives, and when? What differentiates political trials from ordinary ones? Contrary to conventional wisdom, not all political trials are show trials or contrive to set up scapegoats. This volume offers a novel account of political trials that is empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, linking state-of-the-art research on telling cases to a broad argument about political trials as a socio-legal phenomenon. All the contributors analyse the logic of the political in the courtroom. From archival research to participant observation, and from linguistic anthropology to game theory, the volume offers a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches that substantially advance existing knowledge about what political trials are, how they work, and why they matter"--
  • "This volume offers a novel account of political trials that is empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, linking state-of- the-art research on telling cases to a broad argument about political trials as a socio-legal phenomenon. All the contributors analyse the logic of the political in the courtroom. From archival research to participant observation, and from linguistic anthropology to game theory, the volume offers a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches that substantially advance existing knowledge about what political trials are, how they work, and why they matter"--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Meierhenrich, Jens
  • Pendas, Devin O.
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  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
Label
Political trials in theory and history, edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Devin O. Pendas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 439 pages
Isbn
9781107079465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956958846
Label
Political trials in theory and history, edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Devin O. Pendas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 439 pages
Isbn
9781107079465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956958846

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