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xxx, 445 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Art : the customs definition
  • Art : international movement
  • Art : the victim of war
  • Art as an investment
  • Auctions
  • Authentication
  • Insurance
  • Tax problems : collectors and dealers
  • Tax problems : artists
  • Aid to the arts
  • The working artist
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Moral and economic rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • Museums
  • Right of publicity
  • Photographs of artwork.
Art Law in a Nutshell Fifth Edition presents an overview of the legal issues concerning art. It covers the definition of art, and the theft and movement of art in wartime and peacetime. It examines the business of art for artists, museums, and collectors, including art as an investment, auctions, authentication, insurance, tax issues for artists and collectors, working artist issues, and aid to the arts. It also explains the intellectual property issues of copyright, trademark, moral rights and economic rights, right of publicity, and First Amendment freedom of expression rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634599252 20161128
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xiv, 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. `Fie, painted rhetoric!' Common Law, Satire and the Language of the Beast I. Oratory, Empire and Common Law II. Rhetoric, Method and the English Lawyer III. Our English Martiall: John Davies of the Middle Temple IV. Love's Labour's Lost, the Inns of Court and the Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric 2. Princes Set Upon Stages: Macbeth, Treason and the Theatre of Law I. Compassing or Imagining Regicide II. Of Such Horror, and Monstrous Nature: The Juridical Enactment of Betrayal III. Royal Succession as Theatre of the Whole World IV. Treason and the King's Two Bodies 3. The Winter's Tale: An Art Lawful as Eating I. Law, Literature and Genealogy II. Horticulture, Transformation and the Artifice of Law III. The Nature of Law IV. Inheritance, Gender and the Common Law Tradition V. The Arts of Portraiture and Politics 4. Cymbeline: Empire, Nationhood and the Jacobean Aeneid I. Some Footsteps in the Law II. A Law Inscribed upon the Heart III. Postnati. Calvin's Case and the Journey of Jacobean Law IV. The Divine Purpose, Nature and the Equivocal Image V. The Nationalist Ends of Myth 5. The Tempest: The Island of Law in Jacobean England I. Cannibals, Colonies and the Brave New World II. Utopia and the Legal Imagination III. Enchanted Islands of Common Law.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509905485 20170321
Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the `artificial reason' of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Common law and Shakespearean drama of this period employed various aesthetic devices to capture the imagination and the emotional attachment of their respective audiences. Common law of the Jacobean era, as spoken in the law courts, learnt at the Inns of Court and recorded in the law reports, used imagery that would have been familiar to audiences of Shakespeare's plays. In its juridical form, English law was intrinsically dramatic, its adversarial mode of expression being founded on an agonistic model. Conversely, Shakespeare borrowed from the common law some of its most critical themes: justice, legitimacy, sovereignty, community, fairness, and (above all else) humanity. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. Topics include the unprecedented significance of rhetorical skills to the practice and learning of common law (Love's Labour's Lost); the early modern treason trial as exemplar of the theatre of law (Macbeth); the art of law as the legitimate distillation of the law of nature (The Winter's Tale); the efforts of common lawyers to create an image of nationhood from both classical and Judeo-Christian mythography (Cymbeline); and the theatrical device of the island as microcosm of the Jacobean state and the project of imperial expansion (The Tempest).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509905485 20170321
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xi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
This unique volume looks at international peace treaties, at their results, effects and failures. It reflects the outcome of an international conference held in the Peace Palace (The Hague) on the occasion of the Centenary of this institution, which opened its doors on the eve of World War I. 00The volume offers the reflections of the leading experts attending the conference and the open debate which followed. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, is the first to be critically discussed. How should this treaty be viewed with the knowledge of today? What are the lessons learned in the light of historic developments? Subsequently, the Dayton Agreement, which sealed the end to the bloody conflict in the former Yougoslavia (1992-1995), and the Sudan Agreement, which came into being after lengthy negotiations in 2005, are analysed in the same way. Finally, the situations which arose in relation to the devastating wars between Iran and Iraq (1980-1988) and between Kuwait and Iraq are discussed. As these states could not reach a settlement themselves, the United Nations Security Council imposed the terms of the ceasefire and peaceful cooperation in important and innovative resolutions. 00.
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  • Culture clashes
  • Ontology, copyright, and artistic practice
  • The myth of unoriginality
  • Authorship, power, and responsibility
  • Toward an ontology of authored works
  • The rights of authors
  • The rights of others
  • Appropriation and transformation
  • Afterword.
The art scene today is one of appropriation - of remixing, reusing, and recombining the works of other artists. From the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, it's clear that the artistic landscape is shifting - which leads to some tricky legal and philosophical questions. In this up-to-date, thorough, and accessible analysis of the right to copyright, Darren Hudson Hick works to reconcile the growing practice of artistic appropriation with innovative views of artists' rights, both legal and moral. Engaging with long-standing debates about the nature of originality, authorship, and artists' rights, Hick examines the philosophical challenges presented by the role of intellectual property in the artworld and vice versa. Using real-life examples of artists who have incorporated copyrighted works into their art, he explores issues of artistic creation and the nature of infringement as they are informed by analytical aesthetics and legal and critical theory. Ultimately, 'Artistic License' provides a critical and systematic analysis of the key philosophical issues that underlie copyright policy, rethinking the relationship between artist, artwork, and the law.
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Attorney-client privilege is often invoked as a defence in international arbitration proceedings however the participants often have very different expectations regarding the applicable privilege standard, as national attorney-client privilege laws vary widely between jurisdictions. This is complicated by the fact that institutional arbitral rules do not include provisions on the scope of attorney-client privilege, nor do they outline the conflict of laws issues determining the applicable national privilege law. The applicable level of privilege is therefore left to the discretion of the arbitral tribunal. Drawing on interviews with more than thirty leading international arbitration practitioners and extensive academic research, this book is the first of its kind to provide clear guidance to arbitral tribunals regarding the determination of the applicable attorney-client privilege standard. It compares attorney-client privilege in key common and civil law jurisdictions, analyses precedent from previous tribunals, and finally sets out proposed changes to the legal framework governing this area.
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xiv, 548 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Attorney-client privilege in the Americas James R. Silkenat and Dirk Van Gerven-- 2. Anguilla Yvette A. Wallace and Angela A. Mullix-- 3. Antigua and Barbuda Safiya L. Roberts-- 4. Argentina Marcelo Bombau-- 5. Bahamas Vann P. Gaitor, LaShay A. S. Thompson, Andrea A. Moultrie, Felix F. L. Beneby Jr and Camryn A. Cartwright-- 6. Barbados Giles A. M. Carmichael and Sharalee M. J. Gittens-- 7. Belize Eamon H. Courtenay SC and Iliana N. Swift-- 8. Bermuda Grant Spurling and Kiernan Bell-- 9. Bolivia Fernando Aguirre B.-- 10. Brazil Flavio Olimpio de Azevedo-- 11. British Virgin Islands Claire Goldstein-- 12. Canada Malcolm M. Mercer-- 13. Chile Raimundo Moreno and Monica Vander Schraft-- 14. Colombia Carlos Urrutia-Valenzuela-- 15. Costa Rica Andrea Sittenfeld, Adriana Castro, Karla Gonzalez and Eduardo Calderon-- 16. Cuba Maria Antonieta Landa Marti, Miguel Francisco Sardinas Arce and Imara Francisca Betancourt Suarez-- 17. Curacao Bouke Boersma-- 18. Dominican Republic Luis Rafael Pellerano and Ricardo Pellerano-- 19. Ecuador Sebastian Caicedo Ricaurte and Bruce Horowitz-- 20. El Salvador Ricardo Cevallos-- 21. Guatemala Alfonso Carrillo M.-- 22. Honduras J. Humberto Medina Alva and Marcela Aguilar-- 23. Jamaica Peter S. Goldson and Rene C. K. Gayle-- 24. Mexico Samuel Garcia-Cuellar and Michel Narcia Martinez-- 25. Panama Jose Agustin Preciado M. and Mario A. Preciado Miro-- 26. Paraguay Rosa Elena Dimartino-- 27. Peru Jean Paul Chabaneix and Luis Bedoya-- 28. Puerto Rico Richard Graffam-Rodriguez-- 29. Trinidad and Tobago Mark James Morgan-- 30. United States Gerry Silver-- 31. Uruguay Santiago Gatica, Jose Juan Gari, Juan Bonet, Santiago Murguia, Daniel Mosco and Camila Umpierrez-- 32. US Virgin Islands Xaverie L. Baxley-Hull-- 33. Venezuela Fernando Pelaez-Pier and Alejandro Gallotti.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107171282 20170306
One of the major challenges facing the legal profession today is how to adapt and apply the concept of attorney-client privilege (or professional secrecy) in an increasingly globalised world. Rules on attorney-client privilege differ significantly from country to country. This book explores such differences within 32 jurisdictions in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together with its complementary volume Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe (Cambridge, 2013), this book explores the creation of a common definition for attorney-client privilege which can be accepted by a wide variety of countries and international institutions. Practice and interpretation within each jurisdiction is mapped and explored, including reference to local laws, ethical rules and case law. This book is a useful resource for those working on transactions or litigations which involve several countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107171282 20170306
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xxii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
  • America's primal sin
  • Preventing the second Great Depression
  • Obama cares
  • To halt the rise of the oceans
  • To stanch a bleeding world
  • The inevitability of disappointment
  • Obama's America.
"Jonathan Chait ... digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts-- economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights-- to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • "Homosexual marriage?": the stirrings of a new idea
  • "What was important was that we were a household": gay marriages and the domestic partnership alternative
  • "We are criminals in the eyes of the law, and that is used against us": sodomy, AIDS, and new alliances
  • "A tectonic shift": earthquake in Hawaii
  • "The very foundations of our society are in danger": the defense of marriage
  • "Here come the brides": laying the cornerstone in Massachusetts
  • "Power to the people": rogue weddings and ballot initiatives
  • "A political awakening": California's proposition 8 changes the game
  • "Brick by brick": progress in the states
  • "Make more snowflakes and eventually there will be an avalanche": the battle over strategy comes to a head
  • "Without any rational justification": proposition 8 on trial
  • "A risk well worth taking": Edie Windsor and winning marriage in New York
  • "The nation is ready for it": a president and a country evolve
  • "Love survives death": the Windsor ruling and its aftermath
  • "The responsibility to right fundamental wrongs": a circuit split sets up a showdown
  • "It is so ordered": marriage equality comes to all fifty states.
The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equal treatment. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness that same-sex love is equal to love everywhere. As movement leaders and ordinary gay people created new communities, alliances, and ideas, a tight-knit cadre of (mostly) gay and lesbian lawyers began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, eventually creating a long-term strategy to win marriage rights in the courts. But first they had to win over members of their own LGBTQ community who declined to make marriage a priority, while reining in others who charged ahead heedless of their carefully laid plans, and often at odds with them. All the while, they had to fight against virulent antigay opponents and capture the American center by spreading the simple message that love is love--ultimately propelling the LGBTQ community, and America, immeasurably closer to justice.-- Provided by publisher
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xii, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax regulations that have made the U.S. a major fertility tourism destination. And without clear protections, the unique rights and needs of the children of assisted reproduction are often ignored. This book is the first to consider the voice of the child in discussions about regulating the fertility industry. The controversies are many. Donor anonymity is preventing millions of children from knowing their genetic origins. Fertility clinics are marketing genetically enhanced babies. Career women are saving their eggs for later in life. And Third World women are renting their wombs to the rich. Meanwhile, the unregulated fertility market charges forward as a multi-billion-dollar industry. This deeply-considered book offers answers to the urgent question: Who will protect our babies of technology?
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  • Introduction : in pursuit of "balance"
  • Navigating the rules in public universities
  • Navigating the rules in the U.S. military
  • Looking out and speaking up : individual agency and networks
  • Status speaks : the importance of rank
  • In the shadow of the ideal worker
  • Conclusion : can mothers ever be ideal workers?
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  • Introduction : in pursuit of "balance"
  • Navigating the rules in public universities
  • Navigating the rules in the U.S. military
  • Looking out and speaking up : individual agency and networks
  • Status speaks : the importance of rank
  • In the shadow of the ideal worker
  • Conclusion : can mothers ever be ideal workers?
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liii, 292 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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vii, 152 pages ; 26 cm
  • Sovereign immunity / Eric B. Epstein
  • Nuts and bolts of bank examinations / Nicholas A.J. Vlietstra
  • Threshold issues / Eric B. Epstein
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion / Eric B. Epstein, David A. Scheffel, and Jessica Mikhailevich Pierce
  • Good cause / Eric B. Epstein, David A. Scheffel, and Jessica Mikhailevich Pierce
  • Practice tips / Eric B. Epstein.
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This new book analyses the legal and practical issues experienced during the Lehman Brothers litigation, the largest and most complex bankruptcy proceedings in history. By examining the issues the work provides a useful reference source for future large scale and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings of multinational groups. The author team includes experts from the various jurisdictions in which Lehman Brothers was operative, many of whom were involved in the litigation. The authors set out practical solutions to the issues faced, concerning, for example, the use of existing payment and settlement systems for consent solicitation, and filing instructions and insolvency distributions. Economic challenges, such as the valuation of distressed financial instruments, are also considered. Additionally, the book provides a critique of the current law, analysis of the interpretation and scope of core legal principles and makes recommendations for regulatory reform and judicial cooperation.0In this book first-hand accounts by key parties in the insolvency proceedings with expertise on the main issues are complemented by the views of selected independent experts to provide the first complete work on this ground-breaking litigation.
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xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The changing regulatory environment governing financial and economic crimes
  • The compliance of worldwide banking systems with evolving international regulatory and supervisory requirements : facts, challenges, and implications
  • The causes and origins of banking crises : a review and critique of theory and evidence
  • Bank lending during the financial crisis of 2008 : an empirical investigation
  • Corporate governance in the banking industry and Basel III challenges and implications
  • Monetary policy in an era of quantitative easing
  • Monetary policy in an era of monetary unions, and central banks' holdings of foreign reserves.
The 21st century witnessed major changes in the financial environment surrounding bank regulators and banks. Banking and Monetary Policies in a Changing Financial Environment delves into three of these developments and challenges. The first change in the financial environment relates to the rise in the number and sophistication of financial and economic crimes which shaped the international regulatory architecture. New rules and regulations led to the creation of new strategies to combat these crimes, especially those concerning the spread of more advanced money laundering methods and techniques, terrorist financing after the 9/11 attacks, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The second development concerns the global financial crisis of 2008 which drastically affected the regulatory environment of various international and domestic financial authorities causing major changes in bank lending and corporate governance policies, and in the development of the Basel III accord on capital adequacy for bank supervision. The third development manifests itself in the creation of a major European monetary union without a fiscal union and a giant European central bank impacting the conduct of monetary policy. This book combines theory, policy, regulation and institutional approaches with empirical testing, analyzing applications and case studies of various international regulatory authorities and administrations, countries and jurisdictions, central banks and commercial banks. This volume is suitable for those who study international finance, Banking and white collar crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913530 20170306
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viii, 156 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Origins of the National Bank Act and national currency / Peter Huntoon
  • National bank notes and the practical limits of nationalization / Franklin Noll
  • Charter no. 1 : first among national banks / Marianne Babal
  • E.T. Wilson and the banks : a case study in government regulation and service / Paula Petrik
  • Stabilizing the national banking system, 1864-1913 : the role of bank examination / Eugene N. White
  • Founding the fourth branch : the office of the comptroller of the currency / Jesse Stiller
  • National bank preemption and the financial crisis of 2008 / Raymond Natter
  • The measure of a regulator : the office of thrift supervision, 1989-2011 / Paula Dejmek Woods.
The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development of the U.S. financial system and the modern administrative state. Yet its importance has been largely overlooked. Banking Modern America aims to address that gap. With its unique multidisciplinary approach that brings together scholars from disciplines including history, economics, the law, and finance, this book lends a new dimension to studying the origins and development of a system that touched key aspects of modern America. Chapters examine key episodes in the history of Federal banking, looking at the Civil War origins of the national banking system and the practical challenges of setting up a new system of money and banking. The essays in this volume explore the tensions that arose between bankers and Federal regulators, between governmental jurisdictions, and even between regulators themselves. This book will be essential reading for academics of banking and finance, regulation, numismatics and history, as well as professional economists, historians and policy makers interested in the history of the US financial system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213807 20161219
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  • Machine generated contents note: Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Literature review; 2. Data and methods; 3. Congress and the Bankruptcy Code of 1978; 4. By the numbers; Part II. The Hard Cases; Section 1. A Tale of Missed Opportunities: Congress, the Court, and the Bankruptcy Clause: 5. From marathon to wellness: assessing the 'public[ity]' of the bankruptcy power; 6. Sovereign immunity and the bankruptcy power: from Hoffman to Katz; Section 2. A Study in Interpretive Strategy: The Court, the Solicitor General, and the Code: 7. Bankruptcy versus labor law: Bildisco; 8. Bankruptcy versus environmental law: midLantic; 9. Bankruptcy versus criminal law: Kelly; 10. Setting text against tradition: Ron Pair; 11. Bankruptcy and state sovereignty: BFP; Part III. Amici and the Court: 12. The Supreme Court, the Solicitor General, and statutory interpretation; 13. Learning from amici; Part IV. Conclusion: Appendix A. The Supreme Court's bankruptcy cases; Appendix B. Available papers of the Justices; Appendix C. References to the hard cases; Appendix D. Sources of the Court's citations; Appendix E. Sources from the Solicitor General and other amici.
"In this illuminating work, Ronald J. Mann offers readers a comprehensive study of bankruptcy cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. He provides detailed case studies based on the Justices' private papers on the most closely divided cases, statistical analysis of variation among the Justices in their votes for and against effective bankruptcy relief, and new information about the appearance in opinions of citations taken from party and amici briefs. By focusing on cases that have neither a clear answer under the statute nor important policy constraints, the book unveils the decision-making process of the Justices themselves - what they do when they are left to their own devices. It should be read by anyone interested not only in the jurisprudence of bankruptcy, but also in the inner workings of the Supreme Court"-- Provided by publisher.
"A bankruptcy court had the power to absolve a state criminal sentence. I left his office doubtful at best that he could be right - the statute seemed so clear. Not surprisingly, the expectations of the Justice were more accurate than those of his young law clerk. At the conference the next morning, the Justices decided by a 7-2 margin that the Bankruptcy Code did not discharge the restitutionary obligation. The opinion was assigned to Justice Powell"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Introduction xv Additional Thanks xvii Chapter 1: An Overview of the Bankruption 1 Chapter 2: Community Banking Is Broken 7 Chapter 3: The Opportunity for Community Financial Institutions 75 Chapter 4: Advice from Others 157 Chapter 5: Finishing Move 257 About the Author 269 About the Companion Website 271 Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
Community banking can flourish in the face of fintech and global competition with a fresh approach to strategy Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. Author John Waupsh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kasasa, where he helps spearhead financial product development and implementation across hundreds of institutions. In this guide, he draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies. The discussion separates futurist thinking from today's realities, and dispels common myths surrounding the U.S. community banking model in order to shed light on the real challenges facing community banking institutions. It follows with clear solutions, proven strategies, and insight from experts across banking and fintech. All arguments are backed by massive amounts of data, and the companion website provides presentation-ready visualizations to help you kickstart change within your team. In the U.S. and around the globe, fintech companies and non-banks alike are creating streams of banking services that are interesting, elegant, and refreshing and they're winning the hearts and minds of early adopters. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, this book offers many different tactics for community banks and credit unions to compete and flourish in the new world. * Analyze fintech's threat to the community banking model * Learn where community banking must improve to compete * Disprove the myths to uncover the real challenges banks face * Adopt proven strategies to bring your organization into the future Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved, and provides a proven path to success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
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384 pages ; 25 cm
  • The instrument of freedom
  • Basic income and its cousins
  • Prehistory: public assistance and social insurance
  • History: from utopian dream to worldwide movement
  • Ethically justifiable? free riding versus fair shares
  • Economically sustainable? funding, experiments and transitions
  • Politically achievable? civil society, parties and the back door
  • Viable in the global era? multi-level basic income.
Providing a basic income to everyone, rich or poor, active or inactive, was advocated by Paine, Mill, and Galbraith but the idea was never taken seriously. Today, with the welfare state creaking, it is one of the world's most widely debated proposals. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present a comprehensive defense of this radical idea.-- Provided by publisher.
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