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xvi, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The epic of America
  • What I am fighting for
  • People of plenty
  • The making of a counter culture
  • The poverty of affluence
  • The world is flat
  • Conclusion.
Telling the full story of the American Way of Life (or more simply the American Way) in the United States over the course of the last century reveals key insights that add to our understanding of American culture. Lawrence R. Samuel argues that since the term was popularized in the 1930s, the American Way has served as the primary guiding mythology or national ethos of the United States. More than that, however, this work shows that the American Way has represented many things to many people, making the mythology a useful device for anyone wishing to promote a particular agenda that serves his or her interests. A consumerist lifestyle supported by a system based in free enterprise has been the ideological backbone of the American Way, but the term has been attached to everything from farming to baseball to barbecue. There really is no single, identifiable American Way and never has been-it becomes clear after tracing its history-making it a kind of Zelig of belief systems. If our underlying philosophy or set of values is amorphous and nebulous, then so is our national identity and character, Samuel concludes, implying that the meaning of America is elastic and accommodating to many interpretations. This unique thesis sets off this work from other books and helps establish it as a seminal resource within the fields of American history and American studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683930822 20170731
Law Library (Crown)
169 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Japan and Australia, 1944-1946 : the early domestic and regional context
  • Building a case against the war criminals : law and investigation
  • Procedure
  • The first phase of the prosecutions, 1945-1948
  • The changing political context
  • The second phase : Manus Island
  • Post-trial : repatriation of war criminals
  • A new direction : the release of war criminals
  • Conclusion.
"Previous scholarship on trials of war criminals focused on the legal proceedings with only tacit acknowledgment of the political and social context. [The author argues] that the trials of Class B and Class C Japanese war criminals in Australia were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its militaristic ventures but also a move to exert influence over the future course of Japanese society, politics, and foreign policy as well as to cement Australia's position in the Pacific region as a major power. During the Allied occupation of Japan, Australia energetically tried Japanese Class B and Class C war criminals. However, as the Cold War intensified, Japan was increasingly seen by the United States and its allies as a potential ally against communism and was no longer considered a threat to Pacific security. In the 1950s, concerns about the guilt of individual Japanese soldiers made way for pragmatism and political gain when the sentences of war criminals became a political bargaining chip."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Informal constitutional change
  • The Whitlam dismissal
  • The Murphy affair
  • The Mason court
  • The Howard referendum
  • Conclusion.
Australia's constitutional crisis of 1975 was not simply about the precise powers of the Senate or the Governor-General. It was about competing accounts of how to legitimate informal constitutional change. For Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, and the parliamentary tradition that he invoked, national elections sufficiently legitimated even the most constitutionally transformative of his goals. For his opponents, and a more complex tradition of popular sovereignty, more decisive evidence was required of the consent of the people themselves. This book traces the emergence of this fundamental constitutional debate and chronicles its subsequent iterations in sometimes surprising institutional configurations: the politics of judicial appointment in the Murphy Affair; the evolution of judicial review in the Mason Court; and the difficulties Australian republicanism faced in the Howard Referendum. Though the patterns of institutional engagement have varied, the persistent question of how to legitimate informal constitutional change continues to shape Australia's constitution after Whitlam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107119468 20171211
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • The end of the world's greatest autarky
  • Confronting the competition: the limitations of trade policy
  • Confronting the competition: how a strong dollar has hurt
  • Investment : the winners and the losers from offshoring
  • Helping the losers : the tragedy of trade adjustment assistance
  • Tiger moms and failing schools : the competitive challenge at home
  • How to think about economic competitiveness
  • A strategy for competing in a globalized world.
Americans know that something has gone wrong in this country's effort to prosper in the face of growing global economic competition. The vast benefits promised by the supporters of globalization, and by their own government, have never materialized for most Americans. This book is the story of what went wrong, and how to correct the course. It is a compelling history of the last four decades of US economic and trade policies that have left Americans unable to adapt to or compete in the current global marketplace. Failure to Adjust argues that, despite the deep partisan divisions over how best to respond to America's competitive challenges, there is achievable common ground on such issues as fostering innovation, overhauling tax rules to encourage investment in the United States, boosting graduation rates, investing in infrastructure, and streamlining regulations. The federal government needs to become more like U.S. state governments in embracing economic competitiveness as a central function of government. The book presents an especially timely analysis of the trade policies of the Obama administration, and discusses how America can reassert itself as the leader in setting rules for international economic competition that would spread the benefits of global trade and investment more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442272606 20170403
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 233 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction and parameters of inquiry-- 2. Contextualizing ASEAN-- 3. Types of external agreements-- 4. Agreements of ASEAN as an international organization-- 5. Plurilateral agreements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316606551 20170109
Starting with a typology of ASEAN external agreements, the authors go on to provide an original reading of plurilateral agreements as 'joint' agreements. The book then offers both a clarification of the effects - direct or indirect - of external agreements within the legal orders of ASEAN Member States, and an explanation of the effects of external agreements within the legal regime of ASEAN. The authors conclude with a discussion of the role of ASEAN centrality and the role of the secretariat in shaping it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316606551 20170109
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 762 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The ascent and descent of growth
  • The starting point : life and work in 1870
  • What they ate and wore and where they bought it
  • The American home : from dark and isolated to bright and networked
  • Motors overtake horses and rail : inventions and incremental improvements
  • From telegraph to talkies : information, communication, and entertainment
  • Nasty, brutish, and short : illness and early death
  • Working conditions on the job and at home
  • Taking and mitigating risks : consumer credit, insurance, and the government
  • Entr'acte: The midcentury shift from revolution to evolution
  • Fast food, synthetic fibers, and split-level subdivisions : the slowing transformation of food, clothing, and housing
  • See the USA in your Chevrolet or from a plane flying high above
  • Entertainment and communications from Milton Berle to the iPhone
  • Computers and the internet from the mainframe to Facebook
  • Antibiotics, CT scans, and the evolution of health and medicine
  • Work, youth, and retirement at home and on the job
  • Entr'acte: Toward an understanding of slower growth
  • The great leap forward from the 1920s to the 1950s : what set of miracles created it?
  • Innovation : can the future match the great inventions of the past?
  • Inequality and the other headwinds : long-run American economic growth slows to a crawl
  • Postscript: America's growth achievement and the path ahead.
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691147727 20180521
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 366 pages ; 25 cm
  • The man behind bin Laden
  • The counterterrorist
  • The agent
  • The kingdom of silence
  • The terror web
  • Captured on film
  • The master plan
  • The spymaster
  • The rebellion within
  • Captives
  • Five hostages
  • Epilogue.
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 399 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The new Gilded Age
  • The partisan political economy
  • Partisan biases in economic accountability
  • Do Americans care about inequality?
  • Homer gets a tax cut
  • The strange appeal of estate tax repeal
  • The eroding minimum wage
  • Economic inequality and political representation
  • Stress test : the political economy of the Great Recession
  • The defining challenge of our time?
  • Unequal democracy.
The first edition of Unequal Democracy was an instant classic, shattering illusions about American democracy and spurring scholarly and popular interest in the political causes and consequences of escalating economic inequality. This revised and expanded edition includes two new chapters on the political economy of the Obama era. One presents the Great Recession as a "stress test" of the American political system by analyzing the 2008 election and the impact of Barack Obama's "New New Deal" on the economic fortunes of the rich, middle class, and poor. The other assesses the politics of inequality in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the 2012 election, and the partisan gridlock of Obama's second term. Larry Bartels offers a sobering account of the barriers to change posed by partisan ideologies and the political power of the wealthy. He also provides new analyses of tax policy, partisan differences in economic performance, the struggle to raise the minimum wage, and inequalities in congressional representation. President Obama identified inequality as "the defining challenge of our time." Unequal Democracy is the definitive account of how and why our political system has failed to rise to that challenge. Now more than ever, this is a book every American needs to read.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172842 20161031
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • The secret history of human dignity
  • The human person and the reformulation of conservatism
  • The first historian of human rights
  • From communist to Muslim : religious freedom and Christian legacies
  • Epilogue.
In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war. The Roman Catholic Church and transatlantic Protestant circles dominated the public discussion of the new principles in what became the last European golden age for the Christian faith. At the same time, West European governments after World War II, particularly in the ascendant Christian Democratic parties, became more tolerant of public expressions of religious piety. Human rights rose to public prominence in the space opened up by these dual developments of the early Cold War. Moyn argues that human dignity became central to Christian political discourse as early as 1937. Pius XII's wartime Christmas addresses announced the basic idea of universal human rights as a principle of world, and not merely state, order. By focusing on the 1930s and 1940s, Moyn demonstrates how the language of human rights was separated from the secular heritage of the French Revolution and put to use by postwar democracies governed by Christian parties, which reinvented them to impose moral constraints on individuals, support conservative family structures, and preserve existing social hierarchies. The book ends with a provocative chapter that traces contemporary European struggles to assimilate Muslim immigrants to the continent's legacy of Christian human rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248180 20160618
Law Library (Crown)

10. The Italians [2015]

xvii, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The beautiful country
  • A violent past
  • Echoes and reverberations
  • A hall of mirrors
  • Fantasia
  • Face values
  • Life as art
  • Gnocchi on Thursdays
  • Holy orders
  • Le Italiane : attitudes change
  • Lovers and sons
  • Family matters
  • People who don't dance
  • Taking sides
  • Restrictive practices
  • Of Mafias and Mafiosi
  • Temptation and tangenti
  • Pardon and justice
  • Questions of identity
  • Epilogue.
How can a nation that spawned the Renaissance have produced the Mafia? How could people concerned with bella figura (keeping up appearances) have elected Silvio Berlusconi as their leader, not once, but three times? Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of seemingly unsolvable riddles. John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Digging deep into their history, culture, and religion, Hooper offers keys to understanding everything from their bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty. Looking at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, he sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life-- football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover. Even readers who think they know Italy well will be surprised, challenged, and delighted by The Italians.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. An Introduction to the Study of Public Law 2. Classifying and Controlling Power 3. The Legislature 4. The Executive 5. The Judiciary 6. Shifting Patterns of Power in the Modern British Constitution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137362674 20160618
This thought-provoking and engaging book provides an insightful examination of public law, exploring the complex relationship between institutions, individual and state, and offering both explanation and critical analysis. Public law is viewed against a backdrop of differing types of governmental power and the problems to which this may give rise, with a particular focus being given to recent changes in the British constitution. By placing public law in a broader context, the book seeks to take a different approach from that of a general textbook, thereby offering a fresh view of the subject that is topical, relevant and interesting. Whether used as introductory reading or as an ongoing companion to a main course text, it will provide a valuable perspective that will be of great benefit to law students and politics students alike. This new second edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the law. A companion website featuring updates can be found at: www.palgrave.com/law/syrett2e.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137362674 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
495 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The tinder boxes of the Balkans and Yugoslavia
  • Traditional and urban society within the communist state
  • Slovene legal institutions and legal occupations in the framework of communist Yugoslavia
  • A nation's right to self-determination in action : Slovenia's exit from the Balkan imbroglio
  • Legal actors and instruments of the Slovene transition in the framework of European integration
  • Constitutional, legislative, and judicial cases on social, economic, and political transition.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Security, post-conflict development, and good governance in East Asia / Brendan M. Howe
  • The responsibility to protect and Northeast Asia : the case of North Korea / Boris Kondoch
  • Aid to build governance in a fragile state : foreign assistance to a post-conflict South Korea / Jae-Jung Suh and Jinkyung Kim
  • Human security and post-conflict development in Taiwan / Christian Schafferer
  • Post-conflict developments in the Vietnamese context : reform, conflict resolution and regional integration / Ramses Amer
  • Human security in post-cold war Cambodia / Sorpong Peou
  • Oligarchic rule, ethnocratic tendencies and armed conflict in the Philippines / Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
  • From authoritarian to democratic models of post-conflict development : the Indonesian experience / Edward Aspinall
  • Working for human security : JICA's experience / Keiichi Tsunekawa and Ryutaro Murotani
  • Korea's development assistance in fragile states : what is at stake? / Woojin Jung
  • Human security in building the ASEAN community / Carolina G. Hernandez.
East Asia is a region deeply affected by conflict. Colonial, ideological, and national wars have left their scars and legacies on regional, international, and national governance. Yet East Asian post-conflict development experiences have been viewed as remarkably successful. The three largest economies of East Asia: Japan, China, and South Korea, have all experienced growth but interestingly immediately prior to their periods of growth, all experienced the devastating impacts of international conflicts and/or civil upheaval. These post-conflict development 'success' stories do not, however, tell the whole story. Other states in East Asia and in particular certain regions within some of these states, while apparently emerging from similar conflictual backgrounds, have far less positive stories to tell. This volume critically assesses measurements of success in East Asian post-conflict development from a human-centered perspective. This involves a major re-evaluation of accepted accounts of domestic governance and international relations in East Asia from both a comparative and inter-disciplinary viewpoint. Case study rich, this volume provides policy prescriptions for East Asian donors and actors in an effort to provide Asian solutions for Asian problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409469414 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • The land of Grotius 1948-1953
  • Confirming the course 1953-1957
  • Supranationalisation for self-preservation 1957-1979
  • First cracks in the consensus 1979-1986
  • Spring tide stress 1986-1997
  • Stemming the tide 1997-2005.
Constitutionalising Europe. Dutch Reactions to an Incoming Tide (1948-2005) aims to solve the riddle of how the relation between the Netherlands and Europe got under pressure. Widely renowned as one of the Founding Fathers of the European Coal and Steel Community and as one of the most loyal participants of European integration in general, the Netherlands surprised friend and foe when on 1 June 2005, its people rejected the European Constitution with a great majority. Until now, no satisfying explanation has been given for this occurrence. This book offers a new, long-term perspective. Based on a wealth of new primary sources - i.e. parliamentary accounts, Council of State advice and interviews with key-figures in the process - this book shows that the origin of the gap between Dutch political elite and society at large, as it became manifest on 1 June 2005, was already latently present within the identity of the Dutch polity for a long time. -- Page 4 of cover.
Law Library (Crown)
259 pages ; 24 cm
  • The revival of natural law thinking
  • Catholic doctrine and social teaching
  • Modern Christian thought
  • Kant's dignity understanding developed
  • The Christian and the Kantian basis
  • Historical context : the revolt of conscience
  • Legal-historical context : from concept to principle
  • European case law on human dignity.
Law Library (Crown)
pages 305-446 ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to the special issue on the Arab spring / Ayodeji K. Perrin
  • The Praetorian state in the Arab spring / Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Political participation and democratic transition in the Arab world / Lina Khatib
  • Essays. Of law and the revolution / Lama Abu Odeh
  • Building the new Libya : lessons to learn and to unlearn / Ann Elizabeth Mayer
  • Autumnal rage : playing with Islamic fire / Amit K. Chhabra
  • Humanitarian intervention and sovereignty under the umbrella of geo-politics / Amos N. Guiora
  • Use of military force in Syria by Turkey, NATO, and the United State / Jordan J. Paust.
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 460 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The "mature Ted Williams"
  • The fallen
  • Kidnapping the Kaiser and other adventures
  • Reunited Redbirds
  • From Hitler to hardball
  • The Dodgers take Daytona
  • "The right man for this test"
  • Reality check
  • The most interesting man in the world
  • Opening day
  • Jackie's debut
  • Trial by fury
  • Those splendid Sox
  • Baseball for the one percent
  • Casualties
  • Montreal
  • The Brat
  • Paralysis
  • Finito
  • Strike out
  • Here comes "The Man"
  • "Bullseye!"
  • All things Eephus
  • Lucky
  • The Leo beat
  • Red, Whitey, and "Four-sack" Dusak
  • CPO Feller
  • The Jewel of Pigtown
  • Fighting retreat
  • Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
  • The autumn of their discontent
  • Victoire
  • The stretch run
  • The first playoff
  • Splintered
  • The World Series
  • The Series comes to the Hub
  • Cat scratch fever
  • The mad dash
  • Aftermath.
Chronicles the triumphant 1946 baseball season and how the sport revitalized America after the second World War, centering on such hall-of-famers as Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Stan Musial.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 518 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Are you man enough? : sixties breadwinner liberalism
  • Last man to die : Vietnam and the citizen soldier
  • Homosexual tendencies : gay men and sexual citizenship
  • The subjection of women, 1964-1976
  • The working mother has no wife : the dilemmas of market and motherhood
  • Bodies on trial : the politics of reproduction
  • American sappho : the lesbian political imagination
  • Wild before the fire : the sexual politics of an erotic revolution
  • A process of coming out : from liberation to gay politics
  • No steelworkers and no plumbers : liberalism in trouble
  • A strange but righteous power : the breadwinner conservatism of forgotten Americans
  • The price of liberty : antifeminism and the crisis of the family
  • Go ye into all the world : god, family, and country in the fourth great awakening
  • Ancient roots : the Reagan revolution's gender and sexual politics
  • Epilogue: Neoliberalism and the making of the culture war.
In the 1960s President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty legislation promised an array of federal programs to assist millions of American families. In the 1980s President Ronald Reagan declared Republicans the party of traditional family values and promised to keep the federal government out of American lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation's profound political realignment from the 1960s to the 2000s, four decades that witnessed the fracturing of liberalism and the rise of the conservative right. The award-winning historian Robert O. Self is the first to recognize that the many separate threads of that realignment - from civil rights to women's rights, from the antiwar movement to the silent majority, from the abortion wars to gay marriage, from health care to welfare reform - all ran through the politicised modern American family. "All in the Family" is a synthetic history of the last half of the American century. Drawing on an astonishing breadth of sources, Self shows how movements on the liberal left that demanded equal rights and greater government protection inadvertently elicited conservative activism that sought to restore the nuclear family under the rubric of "family values, " a political idea that is as influential now as it has ever been. "All in the Family" is an urgent, ambitious, and important work that will help us think anew about the legacy of the 1960s.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780809095025 20160609
Law Library (Crown)
407 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Our kind of people
  • The foundations of the new upper class
  • A new kind of segregation
  • How thick is your bubble?
  • The bright side of the new upper class
  • The founding virtues
  • Belmont and Fishtown
  • Marriage
  • Industriousness
  • Honesty
  • Religiosity
  • The real Fishtown
  • The size of the new lower class
  • The selective collapse of American community
  • The founding virtues and the stuff of life
  • One nation, divisible
  • Alternative futures.
A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxiv, 378 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Documenting desegregation
  • Hyper-segregation in the pre-Civil Rights period
  • The era of uncertainty, 1966-1972
  • The short regulatory decade, 1972-1980
  • Desegregation in the neo-liberal era, 1980 to 2005
  • Local labor market competition and new status hierarchies
  • Sector and industry segregation trajectories
  • Contemporary workplace dynamics
  • National to local segregation trajectories.
Law Library (Crown)