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228 pages ; 20 cm
"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
313 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Becoming symbolic : from Charlie Hebdo to "Charlie Hebdo" / Gavan Titley
  • Charlie Hebdo, republican secularism and Islamophobia / Aurélien Mondon and Aaron Winter
  • The meaning of "Charlie" : the debate on the troubled French identity / Philippe Marlière
  • After the drama : the institutionalisation of gossiping about Muslims / Valérie Amiraux and Arber Fetiu
  • A double-bind situation? : the depoliticisation of violence and the politics of compensation / Abdellali Hajjat
  • The whiteness of innocence : Charlie Hebdo and the metaphysics of anti-terrorism in Europe / Nicholas De Genova
  • The visible hand of the state / Gholam Khiabany
  • Symbolic politics with brutally real effects : when "nobodies" make history / Markha Valenta
  • Extremism, theirs and ours : Britain's "generational struggle" / Arun Kundnani
  • From Jyllands-Posten to Charlie Hebdo : domesticating the Mohammed cartoons / Carolina Sanchez Boe
  • #JeSuisCharlie, #JeNeSuisPasCharlie and ad hoc publics / Simon Dawes
  • Mediated narratives as competing histories of the present / Annabelle Sreberny
  • Media power and the framing of the Charlie Hebdo attacks / Des Freedman
  • We hate to quote Stanley Fish, but : "there is no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too." Or is it? / Bill Grantham and Toby Miller
  • Jouissance and submission : "free speech", colonial diagnostics and psychoanalytic responses to Charlie Hebdo / Anne Mulhall
  • Not afraid / Ghassan Hage
  • "Je suis Juif" : Charlie Hebdo and the remaking of antisemitism / Alana Lentin
  • Race, caste and gender in France / Christine Delphy
  • The ideology of the Holy Republic as part of the colonial counter-revolution / Selim Nadi.
As the world looked on in horror at the Paris terror attacks of January and November 2015, France found itself at the centre of a war that spills across nations and continents, with consequences extending far beyond France itself. The attacks set in motion a steady creep towards ever more repressive state surveillance, and have fuelled the resurgence of the far right across Europe, while leaving the left dangerously divided. These developments raise profound questions about a number of issues central to contemporary debates, including the nature of national identity, the limits to freedom of speech, and the role of both traditional and social media. After Charlie Hebdo brings together an international range of scholars to assess the social and political impact of the Paris attacks in Europe and beyond. Cutting through the hysteria that has characterised so much of the initial commentary, it seeks to place these events in their wider international context, untangling the complex symbolic web woven around 'Charlie Hebdo' to pose the fundamental question - how best to combat racism in our supposedly 'post-racial' age?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783609390 20180129
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 507 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Simon Whittaker and John Cartwright
  • The process of elaboration of the reform of the law of contract / Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, Juliette Gest, and François Ancel
  • Contracts, contract law, and contractual principle / Simon Whittaker
  • Formation of contract : negotiation and the process of agreement / Ruth Sefton-Green
  • Validity of contract : dol, erreur and obligation d'information / Carole Aubert de Vincelles
  • Violence in the reformed Napoleonic Code : the surprising survival of third parties / Ciara Kennefick
  • The content of contracts : prestation, objet, but no longer la cause? / Laurent Aynès
  • The revolution in unfair terms / Philippe Stoffel-Munck
  • Mandatory and non-mandatory rules in the new law of contract / Cécile Pérès
  • Does review on the ground of imprévision breach the principle of the binding force of contracts? / Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson
  • The proprietary effects of contracts / Geneviève Helleringer
  • The effects of contracts and third parties / Jean-Sébastien Borghetti
  • Exécution forcée en nature / Yves-Marie Laithier
  • The exception d'inexécution / Thomas Genicon
  • Termination for contractual non-performance / Solène Rowan
  • The new design of the French law of contract and obligations : an Italian view / Pietro Sirena
  • A Spanish perspective on the general theory of contract / Esther Arroyo Amayuelas
  • La troisième jeunesse du Code civil : a German lawyer looks at the reform of French contract law / Birke Häcker
  • Appendix: The law of contract, the general regime of obligations, and proof of obligations : the new provisions of the Code civil created by Ordonnance no. 2016-131 of 10 February 2016 / original French text and parallel English translation by John Cartwright, Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson and Simon Whittaker.
The provisions of the French Civil Code governing the law of obligations have remained largely unchanged since 1804 and have served as the model for civil codes across the world. In 2016, the French Government effected major reforms of the provisions on the law of contract, the general regime of obligations and proof of obligations. This work explores in detail the most interesting new provisions on French contract law in a series of essays by French lawyers and comparative lawyers working on French law and other civil law systems. It will make these fundamental reforms accessible to an English-speaking audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509911608 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
1 vol. (IX-333 p.) ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
236 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Foreword
  • Paris, equine capital
  • The city of light
  • On the trail of the city walls
  • In search of lost time
  • Remarkable trees
  • The Quasimodo tour
  • Springs eternal
  • Urban signage
  • Architectural oddities
  • Romantic ruins
  • Revolutionary Paris
  • Wounds of war
  • Curious tombs
  • The people's devotion
  • Superstitions & pagan rites
  • Surprising & shocking sculptures
  • A fabulous urban menagerie
  • Ceramics & mosaics
  • Antique & suspended signs
  • A new lease on life
  • Au fur et à mesure
  • Egyptian Paris
  • Metró memorabilia
  • Hotels of legend
  • Whispering walls
  • The last of the Mohicans
  • So what's that for?
"This absorbing compendium is an essential addition to the library of the armchair traveler and flaneur alike. Lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs, this fact-packed treasury leads readers through the streets of Paris and, by pointing out unique locations and architectural oddities, as well as utilitarian objects whose functions have long been obscured with the passage of time, reveals a previously unnoticed city. Organized by subject--fountains and wells; centuries-old shop signs; vestiges of wars and ancient Egypt; hotels of legend; civic measurement devices; traces of rites and superstitions; remarkable trees; sundials and meridians; equestrian Paris; romantic ruins; unusual tombs, stairways, and passageways; religious relics; mosaics; public barometers and thermometers; and hundreds more urban elements and anachronisms--this delightful guide deepens the reader's knowledge and appreciation of Paris through the centuries."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 456 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Phénomenologie du droit des rangs
  • Doctrine du droit des rangs
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Law Library (Crown)
878 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Aktenkundig : die Entdeckung des Tarifvertrags
  • Ortsüblich : die Praxis der Tarifverträge
  • Sozialreform : der Tarifvertrag als Projekt
  • Sonderwege? : Tarifverträge im Verlagswesen
  • Ein nationales Modell? : Tarifverträge im Baugewerbe
  • Arbeit an einem nationalen Tarifrecht
  • Der Tarifvertrag als neues Recht
  • Schluss
  • Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis.
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 382 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Die Entwicklung des Prinzips
  • Die Entwicklung im 19. Jahrhundert : Der Umfang der deliktischen Halftung von 1804-1900
  • Die Entwicklung im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert
  • Gesamtergebnis.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 311 pages ; 24 cm
  • Angers
  • Educational pursuits
  • Humanist engagements
  • Law and history
  • Getting and spending
  • République
  • Estates and demons
  • "Propositum meum retardarunt"
  • Vita contemplativa
  • Coda: Colloquium
  • Conclusion.
Jean Bodin was a figure of great importance in European intellectual history, known as a jurist, associate of kings and courtiers in sixteenth-century France, and author of influential works in the fields of constitutional and social thought, historical writing, witchcraft, and a great deal else besides. Best known for his contribution to formulating the modern doctrine of sovereignty, Bodin was a scholar of exceptional range, whose works provoked controversy in his own time and have continued to do so down the centuries. Hugh Trevor-Roper described him as 'the Aristotle, the Montesquieu of the sixteenth century, the prophet of comparative history, of political theory, of the philosophy of law, of the quantitative theory of money, and of so much else'. Much has been written on Bodin and his ideas, but in this new intellectual biography, Howell A. Lloyd presents the first rounded treatment of the thinker and his times, his writings (major and minor), and his ideas in their contemporary context, as well as in that of broader intellectual traditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198800149 20170907
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • La promotion éditoriale d'un discours juridique savant
  • À recerche d'une rénovation méthodologique
  • Les entraves épistémologiques à la neutralité du juriste
  • La gamme des visions téleologiques du Droit
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 742 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • L'emprise de l'esprit des siècles sur les rédacteurs du Code civil de 1804
  • L'emprise des mémoires de tradition et de fondation sur la doctrine civiliste (1804-1880)
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 321 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: I am Furcy
  • Madeleine : a child slave in pre-colonial India
  • Crossings : oceans, islands, race, and free soil
  • Family secrets : Maurice, Constance, and Furcy
  • The revolution : emancipation without freedom
  • The limits of law : Madeleine's betrayal
  • A perfect storm
  • Incendiary arguments, justice suspended
  • English liberties
  • Freedom papers hidden in his shoe
  • Damages and interest
  • Afterword: Remembering Furcy.
In 1759 a baby girl was born to an impoverished family on the Indian subcontinent. Her parents pawned her into bondage as a way to survive famine. A Portuguese slaver sold the girl to a pious French spinster in Bengal, where she was baptized as Madeleine. Eventually she was taken to France by way of Ile de France (Mauritius), and from there to Ile Bourbon (Reunion), where she worked on the plantation of the Routier family and gave birth to three children: Maurice, Constance, and Furcy. Following the master's death in 1787, Madame Routier registered Madeleine's manumission, making her free on paper and thus exempting the Routiers from paying the annual head tax on slaves. However, according to Madeleine's children, she was never told that she was free. She continued to serve the widow Routier for another nineteen years, through the Revolution, France's general emancipation of 1794 (which the colonists of the Indian Ocean successfully repelled), the Napoleonic restoration of slavery, and British occupation of France's Indian Ocean colonies. Not until the widow Routier died in 1808 did Madeleine learn of her freedom and that the Routier estate owed her nineteen years of back wages. Madeleine tried to use the Routiers' debt to negotiate for her son Furcy's freedom from Joseph Lory, the Routiers' son-in-law and heir, but Lory tricked the illiterate Madeleine into signing papers that, in essence, consigned Furcy to Lory as his slave for life. While Lory invested in slave smuggling and helped introduce sugar cultivation to Ile Bourbon, Furcy spent the next quarter century trying to obtain legal recognition of his free status as he moved from French Ile Bourbon to British Mauritius and then to Paris. His legal actions produced hundreds of pages that permit reconstruction of the lives of Furcy and his family in astonishing detail. The Cour Royale de Paris, France's highest court of appeal, finally ruled Furcy ne libre (freeborn) in 1843. Eight rare extant letters signed by Furcy over two decades tell in his own words how he understood his enslavement and freedom within these multiple legal jurisdictions and societies. France's general emancipation of 1848 erased the distinction between slavery and freedom for all former slaves but the reaction of 1851 excluded them from citizenship. The struggle for justice, respect, and equality for former slaves and their descendants would not be realized within Furcy's lifetime. The life stories of Madeleine and her three children are especially precious because, unlike scores of slave narratives published in the United States and England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, no autobiographical narrative of a slave held by French-published or unpublished-exists. This will be one of only a handful of modern biographies of enslaved people within France's empire, in French or in English, and the only one to explore transformations in slavery and freedom in French colonies of the Indian Ocean. This story is also significant because of the legal arguments advanced in Furcy's freedom suits between 1817 and 1843. Furcy's lawyers argued that he was free by race (as the descendent of an Indian rather than an African mother) and also by Free Soil (the legal principle whereby any slave setting foot on French soil thereby became free, since Madeleine resided in France before Furcy was born). Parallel debates surround the American case of Dred Scott, who began his long and unsuccessful bid for freedom in 1846 in the former French colonial city of St. Louis, Missouri, just three years after the French Cour Royale de Paris upheld Furcy's freedom on the basis of Free Soil. However, the French ruling that Furcy was free by Free Soil and the rejection of the racial argument offer a historical counterpoint to the infamous Taney opinion of 1857. The gripping story of Madeleine and her children is especially well-suited to exploring the developments of French colonization, plantation slavery, race, sugar cultivation, and abolitionism. A fluid narrative, it should have appeal for readers of the history of slavery, world history, Indian Ocean history, and French colonial history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190233884 20171017
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Diverging understandings of arbitration
  • The influence of arbitral institutions on today's international commercial arbitration
  • Contentious awards
  • Jurisdictional awards
  • Consent awards
  • Awards ante causam
  • Conclusion: The need for a non-unitary notion of award.
"The notion of award in international commercial arbitration' aims to provide a comprehensive explanation of the notion of arbitral award in international commercial arbitration. International commercial arbitration relies extensively on the possibility of enforcing arbitral decisions against recalcitrant parties. As courts and arbitration laws across the world take contrasting approaches to the definition of awards, such enforcement can be problematic, especially in the context of awards by consent and the recent development known as 'emergency arbitration.' [This book] takes us through the difficulties of defining the notion of arbitral award with a rare combination of theoretical awareness and attention to the procedural requirements of arbitral practice."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
659 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
1 vol. (XIII-176 p.) ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 177 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Rousseau's austerity and Rousseau's Constitutions
  • The constitution of freedom
  • The constitution of autarky
  • The constitution of symbol and ritual
  • The constitution of deliberation
  • The constitution of judgment.
Despite Rousseau's legacy to political thought, his contribution as a constitutional theorist is underexplored. Drawing on his constitutional designs for Corsica and Poland, this book argues that Rousseau's constitutionalism is defined chiefly by its socially directive character. His constitutional projects are not aimed, primarily, at coordinating and containing state power in the familiar liberal-democratic sense. Instead, they are aimed at fostering the social conditions in which a fuller sense of freedom - understood broadly as non-domination - can be realised across all social domains. And in turn, since Rousseau views domination as being deeply embedded in complex social practices, his constitutionalism is aimed at fostering a radical austerity - social, economic and cultural - as its foil. In locating Rousseau's constitutional projects within his social and political theory of servitude and domination, this book will challenge the predominant focus and orientation of contemporary republican theory. Leading republican thinkers have drawn on the historical republican canon to articulate a model of constitutionalism which is, on the whole, `liberal' in focus and orientation. This book will argue that the more communitarian orientation of Rousseau's constitutionalism - that is, its socially-directive focus - stems from a sophisticated and compelling account of the sources of unfreedom in complex societies, sources which are ignored or downplayed by the neo-republican literature. Rousseau embraces a communitarian social politics as part of his constitutional project precisely because, pessimistically, he views domination as being deeply embedded in the social relations of the liberal order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509903474 20171017
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Lists of maps-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- 1. Popular sovereignty and international law on the periphery of France-- 2. The union of Avignon and the challenges of self-determination-- 3. Revolutionary power and the annexation of Belgium-- 4. Strategic interests, survival, and the left bank of the Rhine-- 5. Between subject and sovereign states: the sister republics in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy-- Conclusion-- Selected bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107179547 20171030
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 taking power domestically in France, inspired a series of new and interconnected claims to territory. Drawing on case studies from Avignon, Belgium, the Rhineland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy, Kolla traces how French revolutionary diplomats and leaders gradually applied principles derived from new domestic political philosophy and law to the international stage. Instead of obtaining land via dynastic inheritance or conquest in war, the will of the people would now determine the title and status of territory. However, the principle of popular sovereignty also opened up new justifications for aggressive conquest, and this history foreshadowed some of the most controversial questions in international relations today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107179547 20171030
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Die nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaft : eine Partnerschaftsform zwischen gewolter rechtlicher Bindungslosigkeit und Bedarf nach rechtlichem Schutz
  • Die vermögensrechtliche Auseinandersetzung bei Beendigung der nichtehelichen Lebesgemeinschaft durch Trennung und Tod
  • Die registrierten Partnerschaften des deutschen und französischen Rechts und die Vermögensauseinandersetzung bei ihrer Beendigung : ein Lösungsansatz für nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften?
  • Die Frage nach der Schaffung eines Rechtsstatuts für nichteheliche Lebensgemeinschaften im deutschen und französischen Recht
  • Zussamenfassung und Gesamtergebnis.
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