Upcoming Publications

  • Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis Cynthia Nicoletti. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2017. Pre-order now from Cambridge University Press or Amazon. This book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession. The case never went ... Read more
  • Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel Assaf Likhovski. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in summer 2017. This book describes how a social-norms model of taxation rose and fell in British-ruled Palestine and the State of Israel in the mid-twentieth century. Such a model, in which non-legal means were used to foster compliance, appeared in the tax system created by the Jewish community in 1940s ... Read more
  • Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution Edward James Kolla. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2017. The advent of the principle of popular sovereignty during the French Revolution inspired an unintended but momentous change in international law. Edward James Kolla explains that between 1789 and 1799, the idea that peoples ought to determine their fates in international affairs, just as they were ... Read more