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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
"E-governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. [This book explores] the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. [The author] differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, [this book] addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field."-- Back cover.
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viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Evaluating American elections : are they working well? / Todd Donovan
  • Compulsory voting and the United States / Shane P. Singh
  • Race and the right to vote : the modern barrier of voter ID laws / Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto
  • Provisional votes : an election reform to count more votes / Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman
  • One step forward, two steps back : the curious case of immigrant voting rights / Ron Hayduk
  • Changing how America votes for President / Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey
  • Redistricting and representation : searching for "fairness" between the lines / Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee
  • Ranked choice voting : a different way of casting and counting votes / David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony
  • The impact of electoral rules on minority representation / Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright The Fair Representation Act for Congress / Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose
  • What's rules got to do with it? : parties, reform, and selection in the presidential nomination process / Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson
  • Signature requirements and ballot access for non-major party candidates / Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu
  • Third parties and the fight for electoral reform / Brian Brox
  • Campaign finance in U.S. Politics : an era without limits / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen
  • When do election rules change? / Todd Donovan.
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
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  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The living Constitution
  • Understanding the Supreme Court
  • Institutional authority
  • The judiciary
  • The legislature
  • The executive
  • Nation-state relations
  • Federalism
  • The commerce power
  • The power to tax and spend
  • Economic liberties
  • The contract clause
  • Economic substantive due process
  • The Takings Clause
  • Civil liberties
  • Religion : exercise and establishment
  • Freedom of speech, assembly, and association
  • Freedom of the press
  • The right to keep and bear arms
  • The right to privacy
  • The rights of the criminally accused
  • Investigations and evidence
  • Attorneys, trials, and punishments
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination
  • Voting and representation.
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  • Introduction : terra nullius in Zion?
  • The legal geography of indigenous Bedouin dispossession
  • The land regime of the late Ottoman period
  • The land regime of the Bristish Mandate period
  • Making the "dead Negev doctrine" during the Israeli period
  • Historical geography of the Negev : Bedouin agriculture
  • Bedouin territory and settlements
  • The Bedouin as an indigenous community
  • International law, indigenous land rights and Israel
  • Contested futures
  • State and Bedouin policies and plans.
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xxvi, 822 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • Taking the plunge
  • Leaving your employer
  • Selecting and working with an attorney
  • Deciding whether to incorporate
  • Structuring the ownership
  • Forming and working with the board
  • Raising money and securities regulation
  • Marshaling human resources
  • Contracts and leases
  • E-commerce, sales, and consumer privacy
  • Operational liabilities, insurance, and compliance
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Venture capital
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Going global
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Going public.
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xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The rise of regulatory governance
  • Theories of regulation
  • Regulatory space and regulatory regimes
  • Policy processes and the regulatory policy cycle
  • Bad, better and legitimate regulation
  • Define: agenda-setting, issue diagnosis and objective setting
  • Design: regime variables; option generation
  • Decide: regime assessment and selection
  • Implement: regime deployment, application and execution
  • Evaluate: assessment of regulatory policy and regime
  • The future of regulatory governance
  • Conclusion.
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x, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Irene Watson
  • Aboriginal nations, the australian nation-state and indigenous international legal traditions / Ambellin Kwaymullina
  • Domination in relation to indigenous ("dominated") peoples in international law / Steven Newcomb
  • Natural law and the law of nations : "society" and the exclusion of first nations as subjects of international law / Marcelle Burns
  • Long before Munich : the American template for Hitlerian diplomacy / Ward Churchill
  • First nations, indigenous peoples : our laws have always been here / Irene Watson
  • Law and politics of indigenous self-determination : the meaning of the right to prior consultation / Roger Merino
  • How governments manufacture consent and use it against indigenous peoples / Sharon Venne
  • "Kill the Indian in the child" : genocide in international law / Tamara Starblanket.
"For more than 500 years, indigenous laws have been disregarded. Many appeals for their recognition under international law have been made, but have thus far failed – mainly because international law was itself shaped by colonialism. How, this volume asks, might international law be reconstructed, so that it is liberated from its colonial origins? With contributions from critical legal theory, international law, politics, philosophy and Indigenous history, this volume pursues a cross-disciplinary analysis of the international legal exclusion of indigenous peoples, and of its relationship to global injustice. Beyond the issue of indigenous peoples’ rights, however, this analysis is set within the broader context of sustainability; arguing that Indigenous laws, philosophy and knowledge are not only legally valid, but offer an essential approach to questions of ecological justice and the co-existence of all life on earth."-- Back cover.
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x, 263 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Credit and the market : Vanity fair and The way we live now
  • Contract and abstraction (?) : agency in Ruth and Bleak house
  • Contract and freedom (?) : constrained existence in Middlemarch and The mayor of Casterbridge
  • Satus-to-contract reassessed : the Victorian promise of marriage
  • Liberal anguish : Wuthering heights and the structures of liberal thought
  • Epilogue : History is always in the future.
"[This book] examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most basically that of promise, most broadly the capitalist market order. [The author] does so by placing canonical realist novels in conversation with legal-historical knowledge about Victorian contracts. [The author] argues that current understandings of the liberal effort in contracts need reconstructing from both ends of Henry Maine's famed aphorism, which described a historical progress 'from status to contract.' On the side of contract, historical accounts of its liberal content have been oscillating between atomism and social-collective approaches, missing out on forms of relationality in Victorian liberal conceptualizations of contracts which the book establishes in their complexity, richness, and wavering appeal. On the side of status, the expectation of a move 'from status' has led to a split along the liberal/radical fault line among those assessing liberalism's historical commitment to promote mobility and equality. The split misses out on the possibility that liberalism functioned as a historical reinterpretation of statuses – particularly gender and class – rather than either an effort of their elimination or preservation. As [the author] shows, that reinterpretation effectively secured, yet also altered, gender and class hierarchies, there is no teleology to such an account."-- Back cover.
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xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Religious freedom as the "first freedom" : what it is and why it matters
  • Natural law and our cultural and religious traditions
  • Religious freedom, natural law, and the American experiment
  • Second thoughts on "pluralism, " "neutrality, " and "tolerance"
  • Natural law, human dignity, and human moral obligation
  • The natural-law underpinnings of religious freedom : a closer look : justice and neighbor-love in symbiosis
  • Human personhood, moral truth, and what is at stake : a test-case
  • Conclusion.
Every successive generation finds fresh reasons for the study of natural law. Current interest in the natural law may well be due to a pervasive moral pessimism in the Western cultural context and wider contemporary geopolitical challenges. Those geopolitical challenges result from two significant and worrisome global developments - unprecedented violent persecution of religious minorities on several continents and a growing climate of secular hostility toward religious faith in Western societies. Natural Law and Religious Freedom aims to address what is relatively absent from the literature by demonstrating the importance of natural law ethics in both establishing and preserving basic human rights, of which religious freedom has pride of place. Probing contemporary challenges to natural law thinking that are both internal and external to religious faith, and examining the character and constitution of natural law ethics, Natural Law and Religious Freedom will be of interest to theologians, ethicists and philosophers as well as policy analysts, politicians and activists who are concerned to anchor religious freedom and human rights policy considerations in an enduring way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472467775 20170907
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xiv, 290 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Embracing queer curiosity / Dianne Otto
  • A tale of two atonements / Rahul Rao
  • "Dangerous desires" : illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining / Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford
  • The anatomy of neoliberal Internet governance : a queer critical political economy perspective / Monika Zalnierute
  • International law as violence : competing absences of the other / Vanja Hamzić
  • The maintenance of (international peace and security) heteronormativity / Tamsin Philippa Paige
  • In spite : testifying to sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge period / Maria Elander
  • The (im)possibility of queering international human rights law / Ratna Kapur
  • Homoglobalism : the emergence of global gay governance / Aeyal Gross
  • Governing (trans)parenthood : the tenacious hold of biological connections and heterosexuality / Anniken Sørlie
  • Queer border crossers : pragmatic complicities, indiscretions and subversions / Bina Fernandez
  • Queering international law's stories of origin : hospitality and homophobia / Nan Seuffert
  • Resisting the heteronormative imaginary of the nation-state : rethinking kinship and border protection / Dianne Otto.
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ix, 247 pages ; 24 cm
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x, 163 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Resistance and transitional justice / Briony Jones and Julie Bernath
  • Resistance to transitional justice in the context of political violence in Côte d'Ivoire / Adou Djané dit Fatogoma
  • Seeking a "just justice" : discursive strategies of resistance in Côte d'Ivoire / Briony Jones
  • Between resistance to and compliance with transitional justice : the case of political decision-makers in Burundi / Sandra Rubli
  • Civil society organisations and transitional justice in Burundi : when making is resisting / Gérard Birantamije
  • Resisting and negotiating victim subjectivities in civil party participation at the extraordinary chambers in the Courts of Cambodia / Julie Bernath
  • Multivocal resistance to transitional justice in post-genocide Cambodia / Kosal Path
  • Concluding reflections / Briony Jones and Julie Bernath.
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xxiii, 262 pages ; 24 cm.
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ix, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A brief history of anti-violence against women movements in the United States / Jami Ake & Gretchen Arnold
  • Explaining violence against women within the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) / Angela R. Gover, Tara N. Richards, & Maria J. Patterson
  • The challenges of measuring violence against women / Diane R Follingstad
  • Rape and sexual assault on campus, in diverse populations, and in the spotlight / Tracy N. Hipp & Sarah L. Cook
  • Intimate partner violence / Alesha Durfee
  • Sexual harassment is still violence against women at work / Phoebe Morgan
  • Gender-based violence in schools / Laura E. Agnich, Jun Sung Hong, & Anthony A. Peguero
  • Sexual victimization and domestic violence against elderly women / Michelle Meloy & Nicole Cunningham
  • Human trafficking : a spotlight on sex trafficking / Dominque Roe-Sepowitz & Kristine Hickle
  • Innovative criminal justice responses to sexual violence / LeeAnn Iovanni, Susan L. Miller & Emily Rowe
  • Intervening with children exposed to domestic violence : multiple opportunities to preent harm and promote resilience / Claire V. Crooks, Peter G. Jaffee, & Caely Dunlap
  • Innovative health care responses to violence against women / Elizabeth Miller, Michele R. Decker, & Nancy Glass
  • Engaging men in violence prevention / Richard M. Tolman & Tova Walsh
  • Services for survivors of sexual violence : moving from care to comprehensive services / Stephanie M. Townsend & Rebecca Campbell.
The Third Edition of this comprehensive volume covers the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. The book's 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women; and, new to this edition, programs that work. Featuring new chapters, pedagogy, sections on controversies in the field, and autobiographical essays by leaders in grassroots anti-violence work, the Third Edition has been designed to encourage discussion and debate, to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, and to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483378107 20170508
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x, 189 pages ; 25 cm.
Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the best interests of a child is widely applied in international, national legal documents and several guidelines and often pertains to unaccompanied minor migrants given that they are separated from parents, who are not able to exercise their basic parental responsibilities. This book takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants drawing on social, legal and political sciences in order to understand children s rights not only as a matter of positive law but mainly as a social practice depending on personal biographies, community histories and social relations of power. The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children s rights and the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants. Adopting a critical approach to the implementation of the Convention of Rights of a Child authors nevertheless confirm its relevance for protecting minor migrants rights in practice. Authors deconstruct power relations residing within the discourses of children s rights and best interests, demonstrating that these rights are constructed and decided upon by those in power who make decisions on behalf of those who do not possess authority. Authors further on explore normative and methodological aspects of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and its relevance for asylum and migration legislation. The second part of the book goes on to examine the actual legal framework related to unaccompanied minor migrants and implementation of children s rights and their best interests in the reception, protection, asylum and return procedures. The case studies are based on from the empirical research, on interviews with key experts and unaccompanied minor migrants in Austria, France, Slovenia and United Kingdom. Examining age assessment procedures, unaccompanied minors survivals strategies and their everyday life in reception centres the contributors point to the discrepancy between the states obligations to take the best interest of the child into account when dealing with unaccompanied minor migrants, and the lack of formal procedures of best interest determination in practice. The chapters expose weaknesses and failures of institutionalized systems in selected European countries in dealing with unaccompanied children and young people on the move. -- Provided by publisher.
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vii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A vulnerability approach to private ordering of employment / Jonathan W. Fineman
  • Green shoots in the labor market : a cornucopia of social experiments / Katherine van Wezel Stone
  • The constitutional right to organize / Rebecca E. Zietlow
  • Labour rights as natural rights / Sean Coyle
  • Paid care work, gendered labour law, and the vulnerability of community / LJB Hayes
  • Vulnerability, workfare law, and resilient social justice / Camilla Sabroe Jydebjerg
  • Contract as public law : the public nature of collective bargaining agreements / Risa L. Lieberwitz
  • Acknowledging but transcending gender at work : applying the model of lifetime disadvantage and vulnerability theory to women's poverty in retirement / Susan Bisom-Rapp and Malcolm Sargeant
  • Laboring freedom : neoliberalism, the jurisprudence of Obamacare, and the welfare-state left / Jack Jackson
  • A desired composition : regulating vulnerability through immigration law / Silas W. Allard
  • Migrant Domestic Workers in the UK : enacting exclusions, exemptions, and rights / Siobhán Mullally and Clíodhna Murphy
  • Bad jobs and good workers : the hiring of ex-prisoners in a segmented economy / Kristin Bumiller
  • We are all contingent : fighting vulnerability in the U.S. workforce / Ann C. McGinley and David McClure
  • Equal by what measure? the lost struggle for universal state protective labor standards / Deborah Dinner
  • Improving job quality for low-wage women workers : a 21st century movement / Elizabeth Ben-Ishai
  • A right to request flexible working : what can the UK teach us? / K. Lee Adams
  • Vulnerable communities : proposing community syndicalism for distressed localities / Kenneth M. Casebeer.
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xiv, 295 pages : forms ; 25 cm
  • Management agreements
  • Production company deals (... and the contract from hell which no artist should sign)
  • Artist recording contracts with record companies
  • A simple guide to sync deals
  • Producer agreements
  • Music publishing and songwriter contracts
  • Music and the movies : composer agreements / written with Robert Seigal
  • Live performance and booking agreements (a lawyer's guide to structuring paid music gigs
  • Music video production contracts
  • Band agreements and essential business actions a band (or solo artist) can take at little to no cost without the services of an attorney
  • Investment agreements.
The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know is an in-depth guide to help artists, songwriters, and producers navigate the tricky world of contract negotiations in the music industry. This book analyses the most common, and important, contracts including management, production company, sync license, and producer agreements all paired with professional commentary and exclusive interviews with top industry moguls. Readers will learn the ins and outs of both the legal and business side of contracts in the music industry so that they will never find themselves stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal. Features invaluable information on these 11 crucial music industry contracts: Management Agreements Production Company and New Artist Indie Label Deals Sync Licenses Producer Agreements Music Publishing Deals Composer Agreements Live Performance Contracts Music Video Production Contracts Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney Investment Agreements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781495076701 20170403
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669 pages ; 28 cm
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xxvii, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Prologue
  • Destination law school
  • Pre-trip planning : what to do before you arrive
  • Fear factor : top five law student worries
  • What kind of student do you want to be? : twenty law student types
  • The first-year curriculum : what to expect
  • The first days : starting out right
  • The Socratic and case methods
  • Reasons to participate in class and ten tips for doing it well
  • Law professors
  • Top five habits of successful students : a C.R.E.D.O.
  • Case-briefing
  • Note-taking
  • Outlining
  • A short course in law school exams
  • Exam preparation
  • Law school essay exams : fifteen common mistakes
  • Tackling law school multiple-choice questions
  • Legal research and writing : an interview with five experts
  • The bleak side of law school
  • Maintaining well-being
  • Welcome back to the jungle : the perilous second semester
  • "Night" and other nontraditional students
  • Law school and outside relationships
  • Law review, moot court, and other extracurricular activities
  • Recapping law school's first year in the words of students
  • Epilogue: The end of a long and grinding road.
Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634607896 20170829
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