This collection brings methods and questions from humanities, law and social sciences disciplines to examine different instances of lawmaking.
Contributors explore the problematic of past law in present historical analysis across indigenous Australia and New Zealand, from post-Franco Spain to current international law and maritime regulation, from settler colonial humanitarian debates to efforts to end cruelty to children and animals. They highlight problems both national and international in their implication. From different disciplines and theoretical positions, they illustrate the diverse and complex study of law’s history.
Contributors include Emily Haslam, Anna Johnston, Shaunnagh Dorsett, Stefan Petrow, Jennifer Anderson, Debra Powell, Libby Connors, Ann Genovese, Aleksandra Hadzelek, Diane Kirkby, Thalia Anthony and Honni van Rijswijk.