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xii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introductory remarks / Helmut Koziol
  • The compensatory function of tort liability law / Liu Jinrui, Cui Jianyuan
  • The concept of 'compensation' in European tort law / Alessandro P. Scarso
  • The main function of tort liability of the People's Republic in China : to prevent, to deter and to punish tortious conduct / Guo Mingrui, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Prevention, deterrence, punishment / Ernst Karner
  • An economic analysis of tort law's aims and functions / Wang Cheng
  • Economic optimization of tort law / Michael Faure
  • A significant aim of the tort liability law of the People's Republic of China : to promote social harmony and stability / Zhang Pinghua, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Promoting social harmony and stability as an aim of tort law / Ken Oliphant
  • Harmony but not uniformity : comparative analysis of the functions of tort law and other relevant laws / Cao Xianfeng
  • Aims of neighbouring areas to tort law / Monika Hinteregger
  • Conclusion / Helmut Koziol.
"An examination of the fundamental differences and similarities of different legal systems - the Chinese, continental Europe and common law."-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • Finding time to write
  • The power of place
  • Rhythms and rituals
  • Learning to write
  • The craft of writing
  • The other tongue
  • Writing for others
  • Writing with others
  • Writing among others
  • The pleasure principle
  • Risk and resilience
  • Metaphors to write by
  • Conclusion: Raising the roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the house of writing.
From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space, " in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE, " she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737709 20170502
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vi, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Why I'm a Democrat
  • How I became a comedian
  • Saturday Night Live (not the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave)
  • Paul
  • A 99 percent improvement
  • Year of the bean feed
  • The DeHumorizer™
  • I attempt to litigate comedy
  • Hermann the German and the pill-out couch
  • No joke
  • Harry and Chuck
  • Icarus soars
  • Twixt cup and lip
  • Public opprobrium
  • My first powwow
  • Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate
  • Franni saves the campaign
  • "Has it gotten that bad?!"
  • "It's close, it's very close"
  • The recount
  • Welcome to the NFL
  • I actually become a senator
  • My first big win*
  • What gets me out of bed in the morning
  • The case of Perry Mason's lost case
  • The angel and the devil
  • Never give the staff credit
  • Letting my id run amok
  • I screw up
  • Operation curdle
  • Health care: now what?
  • I meet George W. Bush
  • The 64 percent rule
  • My Republican friends
  • Sophistry
  • Bulletproof
  • Cracks in my soul
  • The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren
  • No whining on the yacht
  • I win awards
  • We build a DeHumorizer™
  • I get reelected
  • Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President
  • I attend a presidential inauguration
  • Being as good as the people we serve.
The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
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56 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
A photo book to celebrate Lois Drews' service to the library on the occasion of her retirement.
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xiv, 189 pages ; 24 cm
  • The decline of education
  • The destruction of commitment
  • The demise of law
  • The loss of home
  • The distaste for service
  • The passing of unity
  • The fall of faith.
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xix, 438 pages ; 26 cm.
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48. Al-Tounsi : a novel [2017]

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359 pages ; 23 cm
"[This novel]...tells the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in a Guantanamo Bay-like overseas military base. The novel explores in detail how the personal life dramas, career rivalries, and political sympathies of these legal titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time."-- Back cover.
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2 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
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xxxvi, 563 pages ; 23 cm.
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xiii, 416 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Equality
  • Life
  • Humane treatment
  • Personal liberty
  • Due process and judicial protection
  • Freedom of expression
  • Property
  • Reparations
  • Appendix: List of Inter-American Court Judgments by convention article : Articles 2-26.
This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence and the binding judgments of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens while identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches. Each chapter contains an Introduction to compare the Convention right's formulation with equivalent rights in other major international and regional treaties; a background section to consider the right's negotiation history; a Scope of Protection section to analyze the right's provisions (paragraph-by-paragraph or topic-by-topic); and lastly, a Limitations section, if applicable, to study any limitations to the right. In addition, the book's Introduction presents an up-to-date overview of the dynamic Inter-American Human Rights System, discussing the System's legal instruments, major institutions, significant impact, key developments, and current challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199989683 20170605
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x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 21 cm
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xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The pink pill
  • Ross Ulbricht
  • Julia Vie
  • The debate
  • Jared's khat
  • The bonfire
  • The Silk Road
  • Ross the farmer
  • Opening day of the Silk Road
  • What goes up must come down
  • The Gawker article
  • A bull's-eye on my back
  • Julia tells Erica
  • What have you done?!
  • Jared and the fifty-ton Flamingo
  • From Austin to Australia
  • Carl Force's tomorrow
  • Variety Jones and the serpent
  • Jared goes shopping
  • The dread pirate Roberts
  • Carl Force is born again
  • "O Captain, my captain"
  • Ross, hanged or home
  • Carl, Eladio, and Nob
  • Jared's Chicago versus Carl's Baltimore
  • The mutiny
  • A billion dollars?!
  • The aspiring billionaire in Costa Rica
  • Variety Jones goes to Scotland
  • The armory opens
  • Ross silences Julia
  • Chris Tarbell, FBI
  • Ross arrives in San Francisco
  • Chris is the pit
  • Batten down the hatches!
  • Jared's dead ends
  • A pirate in Dominica
  • Carl likes DPR
  • Kidney for sale!
  • The White House in Utah
  • Curtis is tortured
  • The first murder
  • The FBI joins the hunt
  • Camping and the ball
  • Gary Alford, IRS
  • Life and death on the road
  • Gary's big change
  • Ross goes underground
  • Carl switches teams
  • A parking ticket on the internet
  • Tarbell finds a mistake
  • The fake IDs, part one
  • The deconfliction meeting
  • Jared becomes Cirrus
  • Julia is saved! Hallelujah!
  • The fake IDs, part two
  • Onward to Federal Plaza
  • Julia comes to San Francisco
  • I am God
  • The phone call
  • The good-bye party
  • The pink sunset
  • Carla Sophia
  • FeLiNa
  • Arrested
  • The laptop
  • Ross locked up
  • United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht
  • To catch a pirate
  • Sentencing
  • The plural of mongoose
  • The museum
  • The others.
From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.
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xiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is a legal system?
  • Law : formal and informal
  • The background of American law
  • The structure of American law : the courts
  • The structure of American law : statutes and statute makers
  • The structure of American law : executing policy
  • Federalism and American legal culture
  • Inside the black box : the substance of law
  • Crimes and punishments
  • Constitutional law and civil liberties
  • On legal behavior
  • Legal culture : legitimacy and morality
  • The American legal profession
  • Law and social change
  • Epilogue: The future of law in the United States.
This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society, and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. _ This new edition, which keeps the same basic structure of earlier editions, has been revised and brought up to date, reflecting the way the legal system has adapted to the complex new world of the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190460594 20170220
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xiii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Modern surveillance : massive, classified, and indiscriminate
  • Word games
  • Snowden, surveillance whistleblowers, and democracy
  • We kill people based on metadata
  • The shadow of September 11th
  • Modern surveillance and counterterrorism
  • Americans caught up in the foreign intelligence net
  • Warrantless wiretapping of Americans under Section 702
  • Nothing to hide? : a short history of surveillance abuses
  • The minimal comfort of minimization
  • Do unto others : why Americans should protect foreigners' privacy rights
  • U.S. surveillance law before September 11th
  • American spies after September 11th : illegality and legalism
  • Modern surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
  • The failures of external oversight
  • The National InSecurity Agency
  • The future of surveillance.
US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107103238 20170130
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xiii, 330 pages ; 23 cm
  • State judicial interpretations of super-DOMAs
  • The effects of super-DOMAs on same-sex couples
  • The effects of super-DOMAs on families with children being raised by same-sex couples
  • Super-DOMAs and LGBT migration : fight or flight?
  • How the federal courts rescued same-sex couples and their families.
America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families is a legal, political, and social history of constitutional amendments in twenty American states (with 43 percent of the nation's population) that prohibited government recognition of all forms of relationship rights (marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships) for same-sex couples. Based on 175 interviews with gay and lesbian pairs in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, the volume has great human-interest value and chronicles how same-sex couples and their children coped within harsh legal environments. The work ends with a lively explanation of how the federal judiciary rescued these families from their own governments. In addition, the book provides a model of the grassroots circumstances under which harassed minority groups migrate out of oppressive state regimes, together with an estimate of the economic and other costs (to the refugees and their governments) of the flight from persecution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107559004 20161205
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xxii, 109 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Genesis of the common law
  • Introduction to the common law and its application in Cyprus
  • Application and development of the common law
  • Binding precedent
  • Basic principles of the common law
  • The administration of justice
  • Supplementary reference to principles of the common law
  • Overview of the common law
  • Origin and principles of equity
  • Instantiation of the application of the principles of equity
  • Breach of confidence
  • Undue influence
  • Cause of action and issue estoppel
  • Trusts
  • Duress
  • Specific performance
  • Set off
  • Equitable assignment
  • Laches
  • Subrogation
  • Estoppel
  • Promissory estoppel
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Colonial period
  • Independence
  • Application of common law after independence
  • Cyprus case law on the applicability on the principles of equity after independence.
The book deals with the genesis, formation and development of two fundamental aspects of English Law, common law and equity. The common law laid down the rules governing cohabitation in communities and human rights. Equity was the offspring of natural law designed to prevent and remedy injustice resulting from unconscionable conduct. English law including both common law and equity was introduced in former British Colonies and dominions. In most of them it was retained after independence. This is the principal legacy of English colonization of countries. The introduction, application and retention of English law is reflected in Cyprus, a former British colony.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004313729 20170227
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xvii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is corporate law? / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Agency problems and legal strategies / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, and Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : the interests of shareholders as a class / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : minority shareholders and non-shareholder constituencies / Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Transactions with creditors / John Armour, Gerard Hertig, and Hideki Kanda
  • Related-party transactions / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Hideki Kanda, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Fundamental changes / Edward Rock, Paul Davies, Hideki Kanda, Reinier Kraakman, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Control transactions / Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Corporate law and securities markets / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Reinier Kraakman, and Edward Rock
  • Beyond the anatomy / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Mariana Pargendler, and Wolf-Georg Ringe.
This is the long-awaited third edition of this highly regarded comparative overview of corporate law. This edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the profound changes in corporate law and governance practices that have taken place since the previous edition. These include numerous regulatory changes following the financial crisis of 2007-09 and the changing landscape of governance, especially in the US, with the ever more central role of institutional investors as (active) owners of corporations. The geographic scope of the coverage has been broadened to include an important emerging economy, Brazil. In addition, the book now incorporates analysis of the burgeoning use of corporate law to protect the interests of "external constituencies" without any contractual relationship to a company, in an attempt to tackle broader social and economic problems. The authors start from the premise that corporations (or companies) in all jurisdictions share the same key legal attributes: legal personality, limited liability, delegated management, transferable shares, and investor ownership. Businesses using the corporate form give rise to three basic types of agency problems: those between managers and shareholders as a class; controlling shareholders and minority shareholders; and shareholders as a class and other corporate constituencies, such as corporate creditors and employees. After identifying the common set of legal strategies used to address these agency problems and discussing their interaction with enforcement institutions, The Anatomy of Corporate Law illustrates how a number of core jurisdictions around the world deploy such strategies. In so doing, the book highlights the many commonalities across jurisdictions and reflects on the reasons why they may differ on specific issues. The analysis covers the basic governance structure of the corporation, including the powers of the board of directors and the shareholder meeting, both when management and when a dominant shareholder is in control. It then analyses the role of corporate law in shaping labor relationships, protection of external stakeholders, relationships with creditors, related-party transactions, fundamental corporate actions such as mergers and charter amendments, takeovers, and the regulation of capital markets. The Anatomy of Corporate Law has established itself as the leading book in the field of comparative corporate law. Across the world, students and scholars at various stages in their careers, from undergraduate law students to well-established authorities in the field, routinely consult this book as a starting point for their inquiries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198739630 20170508
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