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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
Law Library (Crown)
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xviii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 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.
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227 pages ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
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viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Evaluating American elections : are they working well? / Todd Donovan
  • Compulsory voting and the United States / Shane P. Singh
  • Race and the right to vote : the modern barrier of voter ID laws / Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto
  • Provisional votes : an election reform to count more votes / Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman
  • One step forward, two steps back : the curious case of immigrant voting rights / Ron Hayduk
  • Changing how America votes for President / Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey
  • Redistricting and representation : searching for "fairness" between the lines / Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee
  • Ranked choice voting : a different way of casting and counting votes / David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony
  • The impact of electoral rules on minority representation / Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright The Fair Representation Act for Congress / Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose
  • What's rules got to do with it? : parties, reform, and selection in the presidential nomination process / Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson
  • Signature requirements and ballot access for non-major party candidates / Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu
  • Third parties and the fight for electoral reform / Brian Brox
  • Campaign finance in U.S. Politics : an era without limits / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen
  • When do election rules change? / Todd Donovan.
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
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  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The living Constitution
  • Understanding the Supreme Court
  • Institutional authority
  • The judiciary
  • The legislature
  • The executive
  • Nation-state relations
  • Federalism
  • The commerce power
  • The power to tax and spend
  • Economic liberties
  • The contract clause
  • Economic substantive due process
  • The Takings Clause
  • Civil liberties
  • Religion : exercise and establishment
  • Freedom of speech, assembly, and association
  • Freedom of the press
  • The right to keep and bear arms
  • The right to privacy
  • The rights of the criminally accused
  • Investigations and evidence
  • Attorneys, trials, and punishments
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination
  • Voting and representation.
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  • Introduction : terra nullius in Zion?
  • The legal geography of indigenous Bedouin dispossession
  • The land regime of the late Ottoman period
  • The land regime of the Bristish Mandate period
  • Making the "dead Negev doctrine" during the Israeli period
  • Historical geography of the Negev : Bedouin agriculture
  • Bedouin territory and settlements
  • The Bedouin as an indigenous community
  • International law, indigenous land rights and Israel
  • Contested futures
  • State and Bedouin policies and plans.
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xxvi, 822 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • Taking the plunge
  • Leaving your employer
  • Selecting and working with an attorney
  • Deciding whether to incorporate
  • Structuring the ownership
  • Forming and working with the board
  • Raising money and securities regulation
  • Marshaling human resources
  • Contracts and leases
  • E-commerce, sales, and consumer privacy
  • Operational liabilities, insurance, and compliance
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Venture capital
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Going global
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Going public.
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xvii, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The court framework in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Violence and theft in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Norman England
  • Angevin reform
  • Crime and the Angevin reforms
  • Law and land-holding in Angevin England
  • Magna carta and the formation of the English common law.
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xv, 191 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of religion under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Conflict of rights?
  • Religious hate speech and religious hate speech laws
  • Restrictions on freedom of expression to spare religious feelings
  • Alternative approaches to (religious) hate speech
  • Case in point : the prosecutions of Geert Wilders
  • Conclusion.
In recent years, the Danish cartoons affair, the Charlie Hebdo murders and the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris have resulted in increasingly strident anti-Islamic speeches by politicians. This raises questions about the limits to freedom of expression and whether this freedom can and should be restricted to protect the religious feelings of believers. This book uses the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to provide a comprehensive analysis of the questions: whether legal prohibitions of religious hate speech violate the right to freedom of expression; and, whether such laws should be used to prosecute politicians and others who contribute to current debates when they use anti-Islam rhetoric. A well-known politician who uses such rhetoric is Dutch politician Geert Wilders. He has been prosecuted twice for hate speech, and was acquitted in the first case and recently convicted in the second. These prosecutions are used to illustrate the issues involved in drawing the line between freedom of expression and religious hate speech. Author argues that freedom of expression of politicians and those contributing to the public debate should not be restricted except in two very limited circumstances: when they incite to hatred or violence and there is an imminent danger that violence will follow or where it stops people from holding or manifesting their religion. Based on this, the author concludes that the European Court of Human Rights should decide, if it is asked to do so, that Wilders conviction for hate speech violates his freedom of expression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138243811 20171017
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