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  • Introduction to sea level rise
  • Defining coastal vulnerability and the need for coastal management
  • The role of federal insurance and disaster relief programs
  • Key legal principles to understand sea level rise adaptation
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Lessons for policy makers
  • Challenges for corporations in adapting to sea level rise.
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"This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. Armed in America explores how and why the right to arms transformed at different points in history. The right was initially meant to serve as a parliamentary right of resistance, yet by the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 the right had become indispensably intertwined with civic republicanism. As the United States progressed into the 19th century the right continued to change--this time away from civic republicanism and towards the individual-right understanding that is known today, albeit with the important caveat that the right could be severely restricted by the government's police power. Throughout the 20th century this understanding of the right remained the predominant view. But working behind the scenes was the beginnings of the gun-rights movement--a movement that was started in the early 20th century through the collective efforts of sporting magazine editors and was eventually commandeered by the National Rifle Association to the gun-rights movement known today. Readers looking to sort through the shrill rhetoric surrounding the current gun debate and arrive at an informed understanding of the legal and historical development of the right to arms will find this book to be an invaluable resource"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The ultimatum
  • Shifting paradigms
  • A parliament of fears
  • Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here?
  • Revolutions, real and imagined
  • The leap into the dark
  • The furniture of the world
  • Avatars of progress
  • The contest of interpretation.
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  • Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
  • The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / by Herminia Ibarra
  • What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / by Emma Seppala
  • Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / by Sarah Green Carmichael
  • Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / by Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.
Organizations require certain qualities and behaviors from their employees, so much so that many individuals feel they lose who they truly are. Leaders, especially, can struggle to be seen as authority figures when they feel uncertain or emotional. Can you ever really be yourself at work? This book shows you how to balance vulnerability, emotion, and authority, so that you can feel effective at work while also being true to yourself. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for engagement and credibility, and how to decide when is appropriate to just be yourself--or adapt to your company's culture and expectations.-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Connected origins : locating relationality in copyright history
  • From the piratical to the creative user
  • Creative practice and relational authorship
  • Locating the user and reforming the law
  • Reimagining the pirate: approaching infringement relationally
  • Producing the pirate : the courtroom and cultural power.
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  • Foreword Eric Barendt-- Introduction Andras Koltay and Jeroen Temperman-- Part I. The Case of Charlie Hebdo: 1. Blasphemy in French law: from the Chevalier de la Barre to Charlie Hebdo Guilhem Gil-- 2. Blasphemy and defamation of religion following Charlie Hebdo Neville Cox-- Part II. The Right to Blashpheme: 3. Blasphemy, the public sphere and democratic self-government Ian Cram-- 4. The right to blaspheme Mark Hill QC and Russell Sandberg-- Part III. On Western Legal Discourse against Blasphemy Laws: 5. Blasphemy, freedom of expression and the protection of religious sensibilities in twenty-first-century Europe Peter Cumper-- 6. Rethinking blasphemy and anti-blasphemy laws Robert Kahn-- 7. Blasphemy, defamation of religion and religious hate speech: is there a difference that makes a difference? John Knechtle-- 8. The freedom and restriction of blasphemy: theoretical perspectives Andras Koltay-- Part IV. European Court of Human Rights and Blasphemy: 9. At the deep end of the pool: religious offence, debate-speech and the margin of appreciation before the European Court of Human Rights Tom Lewis-- 10. 'Mother of God, drive Putin away': on blasphemy and activist art in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights Jeroen Temperman-- Part V. Active Blasphemy/Religious Defamation Laws: 11. Religious insult and blasphemy in contemporary Finland Tuomas AEysto-- 12. The blasphemy offence in the Italian legal system Cristiana Cianitto-- 13. Legal protection of religion in Germany Matthias Cornils-- 14. God's advocates: the multiple fronts of the war on blasphemy in Greece Effie Fokas-- 15. Blasphemy law in Poland Joanna Kulesza and Jan Kulesza-- Part VI. Dormant Blasphemy Laws: 16. The blasphemy ban in Denmark Lars Grassme Binderup and Eva Maria Lassen-- 17. A draft obituary for the offence of blasphemy in Ireland Tarlach McGonagle-- 18. Religion and hate speech in Canada: the difficulty in separating attacks on beliefs from attacks on believers Richard Moon-- 19. Blasphemy in Australia: the rags and remnants of persecution? Helen Pringle-- 20. Blasphemy prohibitions and prosecutions: a US perspective Russell Weaver-- Part VII. Recently Abrogated Blasphemy Laws: 21. Giving up the ghost: on the decline and fall of Norwegian anti-blasphemy legislation Helge Arsheim-- 22. The theory and practice of blasphemy in the common law: slaying the seven-headed beast Ivan Hare-- 23. Freedom of expression, blasphemy and religious hatred: a view from the UK Erica Howard-- 24. The rise and fall of the offence of blasphemy in the Netherlands Esther Janssen-- Part VIII. The Future of Blasphemy Laws?: 25. Freedom of expression and religions, the United Nations, and the '16/18 process' Marc Limon, Nazila Ghanea and Hilary Power-- 26. Blasphemy, religious rights and harassment: a workplace study Andrew Hambler-- 27. Towards an understanding of accelerants and decelerants: a non-juriscentric approach to offensive or hateful speech concerning religion Brett Scharffs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108416917 20171218
The tension between blasphemy laws and the freedom of expression in modern times is a key area of debate within legal academia and beyond. With contributions by leading scholars, this volume compares blasphemy laws within a number of Western liberal democracies and debates the legitimacy of these laws in the twenty-first century. Including comprehensive and up-to-date comparative country studies, this book considers the formulation of blasphemy bans, relevant jurisprudential interpretations, the effect on society, and the ensuing convictions and penalties where applicable. It provides a useful historical analysis by discussing the legal-political rationales behind the recent abolition of blasphemy laws in some Western states. Contributors also consider the challenges to the tenability of blasphemy laws in a selection of well-balanced theoretical chapters. This book is essential reading for scholars working within the fields of human rights law, philosophy and sociology of religion, and comparative politics.
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  • Part I. The technology: Blockchains, bitcoin, and decentralized computing platforms
  • Characteristics of blockchains
  • Part II. Blockchains, finance, and contracts: Digital currencies and decentralized payment systems
  • Smart contracts as legal contracts
  • Smart securities and derivatives
  • Part III. Blockchains and information systems: Tamper-resistant, certified, and authenticated data
  • Resilient and tamper-resistant information systems
  • Part IV. Organizations and automation: The future of organizations
  • Decentralized autonomous organizations
  • Blockchain of things
  • Part V. Regulating decentralized, blockchain-based systems: Modes of regulation
  • Code as law.
Blockchain technology enables the creation of decentralized currencies, decentralized applications powered by smart contracts, self-executing digital agreements, and intelligent assets that can be controlled over the Internet. Blockchains also enable the development of new governance systems with more democratic or participatory decision-making, and decentralized (autonomous) organizations that can operate over a network of computers without any human intervention. These applications have led many to compare the blockchain to the Internet, with accompanying predictions that this technology will shift the balance of power away from centralized authorities in the field of communications, business, and even politics or law. Blockchain and the Law explores the benefits and drawbacks of this emerging decentralized technology and argues that its widespread deployment will lead to expansion of what we term lex cryptographia: rules administered through self-executing smart contracts.-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Boycott as tactic : here and there
  • The academic boycott movement
  • Backlash : the boycott and the culture/race wars
  • Academic abolitionism : boycott as decolonization.
"The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the United States in the last five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? And why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and others are answered in this short essential book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement's implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization, and neoliberal capitalism"--Provided by publisher.
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"The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Law and property in colonial New York
  • Confronting disorder
  • A bonanza of Tory goods
  • The enemies of the state.
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  • Part One. Governing the Company: The patent and the formation of the Company
  • Constituting authority: the court of committees and the generality
  • Wooing adventurers: membership and useful men
  • Division within the Company: the problem of faction and representation
  • Merchants, trading companies, and public appeal
  • Part Two. The Company and the State: The changing patent: negotiating privileges between Company and regime
  • "What his men have done abroad": martial engagements and the Company
  • The Dutch East India Company and Amboyna: crisis and response in the Company
  • Taking stock and looking forward: the difficulties of the late 1620s
  • Crown manipulations of the East Indies trade: dismantling the Company in the 1630s.
A Business of State reveals how the English state took an active role in the creation and functioning of the East India Company in the early years of its existence, and, reciprocally, how institutions like the Company helped create the early Stuart state. To understand how the Company operated, the author delves into the political life of the body as well as constructing a richly detailed account of the interactions between the Company and the regime. Viewing politics and political engagement through the lens of the Company exposes a version of the English polity in which Company members regularly appeared before the monarch and privy council, saw themselves as active agents in government, and used the tools of public appeal to sway both Company and state policies. In return, monarch and privy council promoted and protected the Company, depended on Company expertise and resources, and shaped state policy objectives in response to Company needs and requirements.-- Provided by publisher.
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