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x, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 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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260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: red flags
  • From poorhouse to database
  • Automating eligibility in the heartland
  • High-tech homelessness in the City of Angels
  • The Allegheny algorithm
  • The digital poorhouse
  • Conclusion: dismantling the digital poorhouse
  • Acknowledgments
  • Sources and methods
  • Notes
  • Index.
"Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems - rather than humans - control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile"--Publisher's website.
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x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • History of bail in america
  • Bail as a constitutional right
  • The bail process : how pretrial release operates and the types of release before trial
  • Bail and prediction of crime
  • Individual and societal costs of pretrial detention
  • Race and bail in the criminal justice system
  • Bail and the sixth amendment rights to counsel and jury trial
  • International bail
  • Money bail
  • Optimal bail : using constitutional and empirical tools to reform America's bail system.
Mass incarceration is one of the greatest social problems facing the United States today. America incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other country and is one of only two countries that requires arrested individuals to pay bail to be released from jail while awaiting trial. After arrest, the bail decision is the single most important cause of mass incarceration, yet this decision is often neglected since it is made in less than two minutes. Shima Baradaran Baughman draws on constitutional rights and new empirical research to show how we can reform bail in America. Tracing the history of bail, she demonstrates how it has become an oppressive tool of the courts that disadvantages minority and poor defendants and shows how we can reform bail to alleviate mass incarceration. By implementing these reforms, she argues, we can restore constitutional rights and release more defendants, while lowering crime rates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107131361 20180219
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383 pages ; 25 cm
  • A history of privacy politics
  • Sexual liberty
  • Mental illness and the right to refuse treatment
  • Deregulation and the future of medicine
  • Death, discrimination, and equality
  • Conscientious objection, Roe, and the role of the judiciary.
More than four decades into the culture wars, Roe v. Wade has become shorthand for the American abortion debate. Rights to Privacy: The Forgotten Legacy of Roe v. Wade illuminates an entirely different and unexpected legacy of America's most controversial Supreme Court decision. Drawing on archives and extensive interviews with key participants, Rights to Privacy opens a window onto an intense debate about the right to privacy that continues to this day. In the 1970s and beyond, activists set out bold ideas about government responsibility, sexual consent, consumer rights, digital data, individual identity, and end-of-life care. These unanticipated visions of a right to choose gradually (but never completely) gave way to a more limited freedom from government. Ziegler captures the rise of contemporary ideas about privacy, all the while explaining the continuing hold that this right--and Roe--have on the public imagination.-- Provided by publisher.
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xviii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Shareholder wealth maximisation revisited
  • Shareholder power and shareholder empowerment
  • Shareholder rights and corporate objectives in China : past and present
  • Towards stakeholder model
  • A more suitable corporate objective in China
  • Conclusion.
Corporate objective, namely, for whose interests should a company be run, is the most important theoretical and practical issues confronting us today, as the core objective animate or should animate every decision a company makes. Despite decades of debate, there is no consensus regarding what the corporate objective is or ought to be. However, clarity on this issue is necessary in order to explain and guide corporate behaviour, as different objectives could lead to different analyses and solutions to the same corporate governance problem. In addition to the study on the corporate objective in the Anglo-American jurisdictions, the discussion of this topic in the context of China is also very important on the ground that China has become the second largest economy in the world and is playing an increasingly significant role in global affairs. Though a socialist state, China also heavily relies on the corporate vehicle as the most important business organisation to ensure its rapid economic development since its market reforms in 1978. Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means's observation eight decades ago that large public companies dominate the world remains true today, not only in the West but also in China. The regulation and governance of such companies will have a material impact on the further development of the Chinese economy, which could in turn directly affect the world economy. Company law and corporate governance therefore receive much attention and have become a vital issue in China. Although the current focus is primarily on corporate performance, the fundamental question at the heart of corporate governance, namely the corporate objective, is still unresolved. Contrary to the widely held belief that the corporate objective should be maximising shareholder wealth, this book seeks to demonstrate that the shareholder wealth maximisation approach is both descriptively and normatively unsuitable. As an antithesis to it, stakeholder theory generally develops to be a more suitable substituent. Justifications and responses to its main criticisms are offered from descriptive, normative and instrumental aspects, whilst new techniques of balancing competing interests and more workable guidance for directors' behaviour are brought forward as essential modifications. Along with the unique characteristics of socialist states, the stakeholder model is expected to find solid ground in China and guide the future development of corporate governance. This book will be important and useful to researches and students of corporate law, corporate governance, business and management studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138288867 20171204
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vi, 201 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Beyond the drug war : the United States, the public sphere and human rights / Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith and Peter Watt
  • US pressure and Mexican anti-drugs efforts from 1940 to 1980 : importing the war on drugs? / Carlos A. Pérez Ricart
  • Mexico : a humanitarian crisis in the making / Mónica Serrano
  • Effects of militarization in the name of counter-narcotics efforts and consequences for human rights in Mexico / Laura Carlsen
  • Violence, co-optation and corruption : risks for the exercise of journalism and freedom of expression in Mexico / Armando Rodríguez Luna
  • State of denial : crime reporting and political communication in Sonora / Víctor Hugo Reyna García
  • Social movements in support of the victims : human rights and digital communications / Rupert Knox
  • Beyond disorder and the constitution : thinking about the law in regions of violence (the case of Cherán) / Erika Bárcena Arévalo and Orlando Aragón Andrade
  • Combing history against the grain : the search for truth amongst Mexico's hidden graves / Carolina Robledo Silvestre.
This volume aims to go beyond the study of developments within Mexico's criminal world and their relationship with the state and law enforcement. It focuses instead on the nature and consequences of what we call the `totalization of the drug war', and its projection on other domains which are key to understanding the nature of Mexican democracy. The volume brings together chapters written by distinguished scholars from Mexico and elsewhere who deal with three major questions: what are the main features of and forces behind the persistent militarization of the drug war in Mexico, and what are the main consequences for human rights and the rule of law; what are the consequences of these developments on the public sphere and, more specifically, on the functioning of the press and freedom of expression; and how do ordinary people engage with the effects of violence and insecurity within their communities, and which initiatives and practices of `justice from below' do they develop to counter an increased sense of vulnerability, suffering and impunity?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781857439090 20180129
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xvii, 229 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Katja Franko
  • Big data : what is it and why does it matter for crime and social control? / Aleš Završnik
  • Paradoxes of privacy in an era of asymmetrical social control / Frank Pasquale
  • Big data : big ignorance / Renata Salecl
  • Machines, humans and the question of control / Zoran Kanduč
  • Data collection without limits : automated pricing and the politics of framelesness / Mark Andrejevic
  • Algorithmic patrol : the futures of predictive policing / Dean Wilson
  • Algorithmic crime control / Aleš Završnik
  • Subjectivity, algorithims and the courtroom / Mojca M. Plesničar and Katja Šugman Stubbs
  • Judicial oversight of the (mass) collection and processing of personal data / Primož Gorkič
  • Big data and economic cyber espionage : an international law perspective / Maruša T. Veber and Maša Kovič Dine.
From predictive policing to self-surveillance to private security, the potential uses to of big data in crime control pose serious legal and ethical challenges relating to privacy, discrimination, and the presumption of innocence. The book is about the impacts of the use of big data analytics on social and crime control and on fundamental liberties. Drawing on research from Europe and the US, this book identifies the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with the application of big data in social and crime control, considers potential challenges to human rights and democracy and recommends regulatory solutions and best practice. This book focuses on changes in knowledge production and the manifold sites of contemporary surveillance, ranging from self-surveillance to corporate and state surveillance. It tackles the implications of big data and predictive algorithmic analytics for social justice, social equality, and social power: concepts at the very core of crime and social control. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of criminology, sociology, politics and socio-legal studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138227453 20180129
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  • Big data and individual autonomy in a crowd / Barbara J. Evans
  • Big data's epistemology and its implications for precision medicine and privacy / Jeffrey M. Skopek
  • Big data's epistemology and its implications for precision medicine and privacy / Tal Z. Zarsky
  • Correlation vs. causation in health-related big data analysis : the role of reason and regulation / Tal Z. Zarsky
  • Big data and regulatory arbitrage in healthcare / Nicolas P. Terry
  • The future of pharmacovigilance : big data and the False Claims Act / Efthimios Parasidis
  • Big data's new discrimination threats : amending the Americans with Disabilities Act to cover discrimination based on data-driven predictions of future disease / Sharona Hoffman
  • Who's left out of big data? How big data collection, analysis, and use neglects populations most in need of medical and public health research and interventions / Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson, Kenneth S. Ramos
  • Potential roadblocks in health care big data collection : Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, ERISA, and all-payer claims databases / Carmel Shachar, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Gregory Curfman, Ameet Sarpatwari.
  • Avoiding over-regulation in the medical Internet of things / Dov Greenbaum
  • Data policy for Internet of things health care devices : aligning patient, industry, and privacy goals in the age of big data / Marcus Comiter
  • Thought leader perspectives on risks in precision medicine research / Laura M. Beskow, Catherine M. Hammack, Kathleen M. Brelsford, Kevin C. McKenna
  • From individual to group privacy in biomedical big data / Brent Mittelstadt
  • Big data and informed consent : the case of estimated data / Donna M. Gitter
  • Is there a duty to share health care data? / I. Glenn Cohen
  • Societal lapses in protecting individual privacy, the common rule, and big data health research / Laura Odwazny
  • The common rule and research with data, big and small / Liza Dawson
  • Big data, HIPAA and the common rule : time for big change? / Margaret Foster Riley
  • Data sharing that enables post-approval drug and device research and protects patient privacy : best practice recommendations / Ameet Sarpatwari, Bradley A. Malin, Aaron S. Kesselheim, Joshua J. Gagne, Sebastian Schneeweiss
  • Big data and human medical judgment : regulating next generation clinical decision support / Jeffrey M. Senger, Patrick O'Leary
  • Medical malpractice and black-box medicine / W. Nicholson Price II
  • Big data & intellectual property rights in the health and life sciences / Timo Minssen, Justin Pierce
  • The pathologies of data-generating patents / Ted Sichelman, Brenda M. Simon.
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xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain : 1990-2015 / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Law firms in Argentina : challenges and responses to a crisis / Maria Inés Bergoglio
  • Big law in Brazil : rise and current challenges / Mariana Conti Craveiro and Manuel Gómez
  • Big Law in Chile : a glance at the law firms / Iñigo de la Maza Gazmuri, Rafael Mery Nieto, and Juan Enrique Vargas Viancos
  • Big law in Central America and the Dominican Republic : growth strategies in small economies / Carlos Taboada and Manuel Gómez
  • The rise of big law in Colombia / Everaldo Lamprea and Mariana Díaz Chalela
  • Global and traditional : a profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico / Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes and José Antonio Caballero
  • Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014) : challenges in the shadows / Gorki Gonzales Mantilla
  • Big law in Spain : a dynamic ecosystem / Marisa Méndez Sordo
  • Big law in Venezuela : from globalization to revolution / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Reconstructing big law : the big picture / Deborah R. Hensler
  • Big law today and tomorrow / Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Conclusion / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
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237 pages ; 25 cm
  • The power of hidden connections
  • Lifting the invisible ceiling of potential
  • Surround yourself with positive influencers : creating star systems
  • Expand your power : leading from every seat
  • Enhance your resources : creating a prism of praise and recognition
  • Defend against negative influences : protecting the system against attacks
  • Sustain the gains : creating collective momentum
  • Conclusion: All the children are well.
"The bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage reveals why our potential is not limited by what we on our own can achieve; rather, our success is amplified by the successes of those around us. He offers five strategies for exponentially raising our achievement and performance by helping others--colleagues, teams, and employees--be better. For decades, we have thought about potential as being a constellation of individual traits: your creativity, your abilities, your intelligence. But new research shows that this version of potential--what Achor calls Small Potential--is deeply flawed, and places a ceiling on the level of success we can achieve. Because we now know that all these traits are in fact interconnected, and that by pursuing success individually, we have been leaving much of our potential untapped. Big Potential works not in isolation, but rather as part of an ecosystem. So when we help those around us succeed, we not only raise the performance of the group, but we also create a virtuous cycle by which we in turn become more successful ourselves. Drawing on cutting-edge original research as well as his work with executives, educators, and leaders around the globe, Achor shows how we can all lift the ceiling on our potential by helping others realize theirs"-- Provided by publisher.
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xi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Sentimental biopower
  • Taxonomies of feeling : sensation and sentiment in evolutionary race science
  • Body as text, race as palimpsest : Frances E.W. Harper and black feminist biopolitics
  • Vaginal impressions : gyno-neurology and the racial origins of sexual difference
  • Incremental life : biophilanthropy and the child migrants of the lower east side
  • From impressibility to interactionism : W.E.B. du Bois, black eugenics, and the struggle
  • Against genetic determinisms
  • Epilogue: The afterlives of impressibility.
In The Biopolitics of Feeling Kyla Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility-the capacity to be transformed by one's environment and experiences-to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. Schuller challenges prevalent interpretations of biopower and literary cultures to reveal how biopower emerged within the discourses and practices of sentimentalism. Through analyses of evolutionary theories, gynecological sciences, abolitionist poetry and other literary texts, feminist tracts, child welfare reforms, and black uplift movements, Schuller excavates a vast apparatus that regulated the capacity of sensory and emotional feeling in an attempt to shape the evolution of the national population. Her historical and theoretical work exposes the overlooked role of sex difference in population management and the optimization of life, illuminating how models of binary sex function as one of the key mechanisms of racializing power. Schuller thereby overturns long-accepted frameworks of the nature of race and sex difference, offers key corrective insights to modern debates surrounding the equation of racism with determinism and the liberatory potential of ideas about the plasticity of the body, and reframes contemporary notions of sentiment, affect, sexuality, evolution, and heredity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822369233 20180129
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xx, 301 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Varying shades of green
  • Green governmentality
  • Green scare
  • Fascist earth
  • Commonism
  • Welcome to the dark side of dignity and development
  • Urban clear-cutting
  • Protest without people
  • So to speak
  • Afterword.
In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be found in corporate mission statements, government policy, and national security agendas. However, the price of success has been compromise, prompting soul-searching and questioning of the politics of environmentalism. Is it a revolutionary movement that opposes the current system? Or is it reformist, changing the system by working within it? In Birth of a New Earth, Adrian Parr argues that this is a false choice, calling for a shift from an opposition between revolution and incremental change to a renewed collective imagination. Parr insists that environmental destruction is at its core a problem of democratization and decolonization. It requires reckoning with militarism, market fundamentalism, and global inequality and mobilizing an alternative political vision capable of freeing the collective imagination in order to replace an apocalyptic mindset frozen by the spectacle of violence. Birth of a New Earth locates the emancipatory work of environmental politics in solidarities that can bring together different constituencies, fusing opposing political strategies and paradigms by working both inside and outside the prevailing system. She discusses experiments in food sovereignty, collaborative natural-resource management, and public-interest design initiatives that test new models of economic democratization. Ultimately, Parr proclaims, environmental politics is the refusal to surrender life to the violence of global capitalism, corporate governance, and militarism. This defiance can serve as the source for the birth of a new earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180092 20171211
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xii, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 306 pages ; 25 cm.
In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, recuperate back wages, and claim damages for assault. They sued in conflicts over property and personal status. And they often won. Based on new research conducted in courthouse basements and storage sheds in rural Mississippi and Louisiana, Kimberly Welch draws on over 1,000 examples of free and enslaved black litigants who used the courts to protect their interests and reconfigure their place in a tense society.To understand their success, Welch argues that we must understand the language that they used-the language of property, in particular-to make their claims recognizable and persuasive to others and to link their status as owner to the ideal of a free, autonomous citizen. In telling their stories, Welch reveals a previously unknown world of black legal activity, one that is consequential for understanding the long history of race, rights, and civic inclusion in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469636436 20180219
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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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xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Thorazine: Awake!
  • Lithium: a salted stone
  • Early antidepressants: the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer
  • SSRIs: the birth of Prozac
  • Placebos: the dancing disease
  • Psilocybin (magic mushrooms): God's flesh
  • MDMA (Ecstasy): the marriage medicine
  • PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs): the spotless mind
  • Deep brain stimulation: Who holds the clicker?
  • Epilogue: Where we're headed.
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