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Law Library (Crown)
1 volume
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Purpose of this handbook / Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt
  • Understanding cybersecurity risks / Lucy L. Thomson
  • Understanding technology : what every lawyer needs to know about the cyber network / Paul Rosenzweig
  • Lawyers' legal obligations to provide data security / Thomas J. Smedinghoff and Ruth Hill Bro
  • International norms / Conor Sullivan, Kelly Russo, and Harvey Rishikof
  • Lawyers' obligations to provide data security arising from ethics rules and other law / Peter Geraghty and Lucian T. Pera
  • Occasions when counsel should consider initiating a conversation about cybersecurity with the client / Roland L. Trope and Lixian Loong Hantover
  • Large law firms / Alan Charles Raul and Michaelene E. Hanley
  • Cybersecurity for the little guys / Theodore L. Banks
  • In-house counsel / Angeline G. Chen
  • Considerations for government lawyers / Sandra Hodgkinson, Clark Walton, and Timothy H. Edgar
  • Public interest attorneys / Michelle Richardson
  • Get SMART on data protection : training and how to create a culture of awareness / Ruth Hill Bro and Jill D. Rhodes
  • Best practices for incident response : achieving preparedness through alignment with voluntary consensus standards / George B. Huff Jr., John A. DiMaria, and Claudia Rast
  • Cyber insurance for law firms and legal organizations / Kevin P. Kalinich and James L. Rhyner
  • Conclusion / Robert S. Litt and Jill D. Rhodes.
"Since the release of the first edition published in 2013, cybersecurity breaches in law firms have made news headlines and clients are asking questions about lawyers' and firms' security programs. From the massive Panama Papers breach that led to the dissolution of the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm in April 2016 to the WannaCry and Petya Ransomware attacks, the latter that led to the several day work outage at DLA Piper in June 2017, it is imperative that attorneys understand the potential risk of weak information security practices to their practices and their clients. As hackers increase their capability to conduct cyber attacks, so must law firms step up their risk management game specifically in cybersecurity as a fundamental part of their sustainable business practices. [This book] focuses on many of the issues raised in the first edition, while highlighting the extensive changes in the current cybersecurity environment...[and] includes a chapter on technology basics for the technologically challenged. This updated edition will enable [the reader] to identify potential cybersecurity risks and prepare [them] to respond in the event of an attack. It addresses the current overarching threat as well as ethical issues and special considerations for law firms of all sizes. The handbook also includes the most recent ABA Ethics Opinions and illustrates how [the reader] should approach the subject of cybersecurity threats and issues with clients as well as when and how to purchase and use cyber insurance."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • In defense of abortion rights / Kate Greasley
  • Abortion as human rights violation / Christopher Kaczor
  • A reply to Kaczor / Kate Greasley
  • A reply to "In defense of abortion rights" / Christopher Kaczor
  • A short reply to the reply / Kate Greasley
  • A short reply to Greasley / Christopher Kaczor.
This book features opening arguments followed by two rounds of reply between two moral philosophers on opposing sides of the abortion debate. In the opening essays, Kate Greasley and Christopher Kaczor lay out what they take to be the best case for and against abortion rights. In the ensuing dialogue, they engage with each other's arguments and each responds to criticisms fielded by the other. Their conversational argument explores such fundamental questions as: what gives a person the right to life? Is abortion bad for women? What is the difference between abortion and infanticide? Underpinned by philosophical reasoning and methodology, this book provides opposing and clearly structured perspectives on a highly emotive and controversial issue. The result gives readers a window into how moral philosophers argue about the contentious issue of abortion rights, and an in-depth analysis of the compelling arguments on both sides.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107170933 20180319
Law Library (Crown)
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 330 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to sea level rise
  • Defining coastal vulnerability and the need for coastal management
  • The role of federal insurance and disaster relief programs
  • Key legal principles to understand sea level rise adaptation
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Lessons for policy makers
  • Challenges for corporations in adapting to sea level rise.
Law Library (Crown)
xlvi, 637 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • A historical map for administrative law : there be dragons / Colleen M. Flood, Jennifer Dolling
  • Remedies in administrative law : a roadmap to a parallel legal universe / Cristie Ford
  • Realizing aboriginal administrative law / Janna Promislow, Naiomi Metallic
  • Administering the Canadian rule of law / Mary Liston
  • The principles and practices of procedural fairness / Kate Glover
  • The Charter and administrative part I : procedural fairness / Evan Fox-Decent, Alexander Pless
  • The dynamics of independence, impartiality, and bias in the Canadian administrative state / Laverne Jacobs
  • Delegation and consultation : how the administrative state functions and the importance of rules / Andrew Green
  • Fairness in context : achieving fairness through access to administrative justice / Angus Grant and Lorne Sossin
  • Crown liability for negligent administrative action / Alexander Pless
  • Standard of review : back to the future? / Audrey Macklin
  • Making sense of reasonableness / Sheila Wildeman
  • The Charter and administrative law part II : substantive review / Evan Fox-Decent, Alexander Pless
  • Top ten questions (and a few answers) about substantive review / Peter J. Carver
  • Making a federal case out of it : the Federal Court and administrative law / Craig Forcese
  • International human rights norms and administrative law / Gerald Heckman.
"[This book examines] key principles and cases by leveraging the distinct voices of leading scholars and instructors from across Canada. This...analysis gives students a better sense of how administrative boards and tribunals work in practice. To offer a more comprehensive understanding of subject matter, resources like practice tips, checklists, and a companion website have also been included in the text. This combination of theory and applied learning has resulted in a highly effective teaching tool that students can take from the classroom into practice."-- Provided by publisher.
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xxiii, 180 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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
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xii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Hamilton and the U.S. Financial Revolution 1. To - (December 1779-March 1780) 2. To James Duane (September 3, 1780) 3. To Robert Morris (April 30, 1781) 4. The Continentalist (1781-1782) 5. Constitution of the Bank of New York (February 23-March 15, 1784) 6. To Thomas Willing (September 13, 1789) 7. Report Relative to a Provision for the Support of Public Credit (January 9, 1790) 8. To Wilhem and Jan Willink, Nicholaas and Jacob Van Staphorst, and Nicholas Hubbard (August 28, 1790) 9. First Report on the Further Provision Necessary for Establishing Public Credit (December 13, 1790) 10. Second Report on the Further Provision Necessary for Establishing Public Credit (Report on a National Bank, December 14, 1790) 11. Report on the Establishment of a Mint (January 28, 1791) 12. Opinion on the Constitutionality of an Act to Establish a National Bank (February 23, 1791) 13. Prospectus of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (August 1791) 14. Report on the Subject of Manufactures (December 5, 1791) 15. Letters to William Seton (February 10 and March 22, 1792) 16. Report on a Plan for the Further Support of Public Credit (January 16, 1795) 17. The Defense of the Funding System (July 1795) 18. Articles of Association of the Merchants Bank (April 7, 1803) 19. Conclusion: Legacies of the U.S. Financial Revolution Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231184564 20180312
While serving as the first Treasury Secretary from 1789 to 1795, Alexander Hamilton engineered a financial revolution. Hamilton established the Treasury debt market, the dollar, and a central bank, while strategically prompting private entrepreneurs to establish securities markets and stock exchanges and encouraging state governments to charter a number of commercial banks and other business corporations. Yet despite a recent surge of interest in Hamilton, U.S. financial modernization has not been fully recognized as one of his greatest achievements. This book traces the development of Hamilton's financial thinking, policies, and actions through a selection of his writings. The financial historians and Hamilton experts Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen provide commentary that demonstrates the impact Hamilton had on the modern economic system, guiding readers through Hamilton's distinguished career. The book showcases Hamilton's thoughts on the nation's founding, the need for a strong central government, confronting problems such as a depreciating paper currency and weak public credit, and the architecture of the financial system. His great state papers on public credit, the national bank, the mint, and manufactures instructed reform of the nation's finances and jumpstarted economic growth. Hamilton practiced what he preached: he played a key role in the founding of three banks and a manufacturing corporation, and his deft political maneuvering and economic savvy saved the fledgling republic's economy during the country's first full-blown financial crisis in 1792. Sylla and Cowen center Hamilton's writings on finance among his most important accomplishments, making his brilliance as an economic policy maker accessible to all interested in this Founding Father's legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231184564 20180312
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: the power of algorithms
  • A society, searching
  • Searching for Black girls
  • Searching for people and communities
  • Searching for protections from search engines
  • The future of knowledge in the public
  • The future of information culture
  • Conclusion: algorithms of oppression
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • About the author.
A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls"-what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in "white girls, " the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about "why black women are so sassy" or "why black women are so angry" presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance.
Law Library (Crown)
Law Library (Crown)
x, 432 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Making Markets1. The Capitalist Constitution, by Woody Holton2. What Was the Great Bull Market? Value, Valuation, and Financial History, by Julia Ott3. The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Idea of the State, by Kim Phillips-FeinPart II. Claiming and Contesting Capitalism4. Utopian Capitalism, by Richard White5. The Sovereign Market and Sex Difference: Human Rights in America, by Amy Dru Stanley6. Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America, by Seth Rockman7. Revulsions of Capital: Slavery and Political Economy in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832, by Christopher TomlinsPart III. "Knowing" Capital8. Risk, Uncertainty, and Data: Managing Risk in Twentieth-Century America, by Mary Poovey9. Representations of Capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, by Peter Knight10. Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, and Expertise, by Michael RalphPart IV. Refiguring Space from the Local to the Global11. War by Other Means: Mercantilism and Free Trade in the Age of the American Revolution, by Eliga H. Gould12. "Innovative Solutions to Modern Agriculture": Capitalist Farming, Global Competition, and the Devolution of the U.S. Rice Industry, by Peter A. Coclanis13. Importing the World's Fair, by Michael Zakim14. Plantation Dispossessions: The Global Travel of Agricultural Racial Capitalism, by Kris ManjapraSelected BibliographyList of ContributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history? American Capitalism collects cutting-edge research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest work in the field. Rather than a monolithic perspective, these broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance and debt, women's rights, slavery and political economy, labor, and regulation, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by public authority, how it is experienced in the detail of daily life, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified object. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work the history of capitalism can provoke.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 565 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: American exceptionalism in crime and punishment : broadly defined / Kevin R. Reitz
  • American exceptionalism in crime, punishment, and disadvantage : race, federalization, and politicization in the perspective of local autonomy / Nicola Lacey and David Soskice
  • The concept of American exceptionalism and the case of capital punishment / David Garland
  • Penal optimism : understanding American mass imprisonment from a Canadian perspective / Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob
  • The complications of penal federalism : American exceptionalism or fifty different countries? / Franklin E. Zimring
  • American exceptionalism in comparative perspective : explaining trends and variation in the use of incarceration / Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
  • How exceptional is the history of violence and criminal justice in the United States? : variation across time and space as the keys to understanding homicide and punitiveness / Randolph Roth
  • Making the state pay : violence and the politicization of crime in comparative perspective / Lisa L. Miller
  • Comparing serious violent crime in the United States and England and Wales : why it matters, and how it can be done / Zelia Gallo, Nicola Lacey, and David Soskice
  • American exceptionalism in community supervision : a comparative analysis of probation in the United States, Scotland, and Sweden / Edward E. Rhine and Faye S. Taxman
  • American exceptionalism in parole release and supervision : a European perspective / Dirk van Zyl Smit and Alessandro Corda
  • Collateral sanctions and American exceptionalism : a comparative perspective / Nora V. Demleitner.
The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies-as it has in many other areas-to help portray or explain problems that are especially acute in the U.S., including mass incarceration, retention of the death penalty, racial and ethnic disparities, and the War on Drugs. While scholars do not universally agree that it is an apt or useful framework, there is no question that the U.S. is an outlier, when compared with other industrialized democracies, in its punitive and exclusionary criminal justice policies. This volume of essays deepens the debate of American exceptionalism in crime and punishment through comparative political, economic, and historical analyses, with an orientation toward forward-looking prescriptions for American law, policy, and institutions of government. The chapters expand the literature to neglected areas such as community supervision, parole release, and collateral consequences of conviction; explore claims of causation, in particular the view that the U.S. history of slavery and racial inequality has been a primary driver of crime policy; examine arguments that the framework of multiple governments and localized crime control, populist style of democracy, and laissez-faire economy are implicated in problems of both crime and punishment; and assess theories that cultural values are the most salient predictors of penal severity and violent crime. With an outstanding list of contributors edited by a leading authority on punishment, this volume demonstrates that the largest problems of crime and justice cannot be brought into focus from the perspective of single jurisdiction, and that comparative inquiries are necessary for an understanding of the current predicament in the US.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190203542 20180122
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: American competition : trade associations, codes of fair competition, and state building
  • Contracts and competition in the era of economic uncertainty, 1880-1890
  • The origins of American fair trade : the Sherman Antitrust Act and conflicting interpretations of the law, 1890-1911
  • The economics and ideology of American free trade : Louis Brandeis, resale price maintenance, and open price associations, 1911-1919
  • Institutionalizing the "new competition" : Herbert Hoover and the adaptation of regulated competition, 1920-1928
  • California fair trade : constitutional federalism and competing visions of fairness in antitrust law, 1929-1933
  • Managing competition in the Great Depression : between associational and state corporatism, 1929-1938
  • Conclusion: Varieties of competition and corporatism in American governance.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Coeur d'Alene : introduction
  • Ownership of Coeur d'Alene Lake : tribal sovereignty and the Equal Footing Doctrine
  • The Dawes Act and the permanency of executive-order reservations
  • Coeur d'Alene : postscript
  • Wenatchi : introduction
  • The history of the Wenatchi fishing reservation
  • Wenatchi : postscript
  • Amah Mutsun : introduction
  • Federal recognition of Native American tribes : the case of California's Amah Mutsun of Mission San Juan Bautista
  • Amah Mutsun : postscript
  • Hualapai : introduction
  • The western boundary of the Hualapai Indian Reservation
  • Hualapai : postscript
  • Water history and Native Americans
  • The adjudication of three tribes' water rights.
"Drawing from forty-five years of experience, E. Richard Hart elucidates the use of history as expert testimony in American Indian tribal litigation. Such lawsuits deal with aboriginal territory; hunting, fishing, and plant gathering rights; reservation boundaries; water rights; federal recognition; and other questions that have a historical basis. The methodology necessary to assemble successful expert testimony for tribes is complex and demanding and the legal cases have serious implications for many thousands of people, perhaps for generations. Hart, a historian who has testified in cases that have resulted in roughly a billion dollars in judgments, uses specific cases to explain at length what kind of historical research and documentation is necessary for tribes seeking to protect and claim their rights under United States law. He demonstrates the legal questions that Native Americans face by exploring the cultural history and legal struggles of six Indian nations. He recounts how these were addressed by expert testimony, grounded in thorough historical understanding, research, and argumentation. The case studies focus on the Wenatchi, Coeur d'Alene, Hualapai, Amah Mutsun, Klamath, and Zuni peoples but address issues relevant to many American tribes"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
308 pages ; 24 cm
"Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"--.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616201340 20180226
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616208776 20180226
Law Library (Crown)
2 volumes : forms ; 26 cm
  • Volume 1. Preface
  • Introduction and overview of statute
  • Legislative history
  • What is a statutory disability?
  • Employer obligations
  • Government obligations under Title II
  • Requirements under Title III for public accommodations and services operated by private entities
  • Transportation and communications system requirements under Title IV
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Procedural and evidentiary issues
  • Forms and procedures for Title I complaints
  • Complaints under Titles II and III
  • Post-complaint motions, supporting memoranda, and answers
  • Volume 2. Discovery
  • Early pretrial planning, motions for summary judgment, and supporting memoranda
  • Pretrial process
  • Trial matters
  • Remedies
  • Preventive materials.
"The Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook provides...coverage of the ADA's employment, commercial facilities, and public accommodations provisions as well as coverage of the transportation, communication, and federal, local, and state government requirements...[It provides] a complete analysis of the Act and all the forms and case law...needed to prepare a case. [The author] defines statutory and regulatory requirements for public and private employers, commercial facilities and places of public accommodation. There's a complete analysis of the rapidly expanding case law - organized by frequently litigated topics, like wheelchair access and AIDS discrimination...Analysis is provided for the numerous federal and state cases and significant regulatory activity by the EEOC cropping up each year...[The book also has] analysis of how the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 relates to ADA. The statutory definition of disability and the concept of being 'otherwise qualified' for a job are also discussed...[and] what employers, business owners, and providers of governmental services must do to make 'reasonable accommodation.' [This book also] organizes case law by type of physical and mental impairment and accommodation by type of job requirement, making analysis easier."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
392 pages ; 24 cm
"An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes. Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy. Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator ... Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 248 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction and historical context
  • Definitions and Evidence
  • Enslavement
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Sex and Family Life
  • Manumission and Ex-Slaves
  • Everyday conflict
  • Revolts
  • Representations
  • Philosophy and Law
  • Decline and Legacy.
"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"-- Provided by publisher.
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xii, 122 pages.
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320 p.
In Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India, by majority, struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), established to appoint judges to the Supreme Court of India and High Courts. Unsurprisingly, the NJAC judgment has been the subject of a deeply polarized debate in the public sphere and academia. The essays in this volume analyse the NJAC judgment, and provide a rich context to it, in terms of philosophical, comparative, and constitutional issues that underpin it. The work traces the history of judicial appointments in India; analyses constitutional principles behind selecting judges and their application in the NJAC Case; and comparatively examines the judicial appointments process in six0select countries-UK, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, and Nepal-enquiring into what makes a good judge and an effective appointments process.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 198 pages ; 24 cm
  • The legal landscape
  • The four models
  • Jurisdiction ratione personae : the foreign investor
  • Mass proceedings and settlement agreements
  • Jurisdiction ratione materiae : the substantive rights
  • Enforcement.
"Investment arbitration has emerged from modest beginnings and matured into an established presence in international law. However, in recent years it has drifted from the reciprocal vision of its founders. This volume serves as a comprehensive guide for those who wish to reform international investment law from within, seeking a return to the mutuality of access that is in arbitration's essence. A detailed toolset is provided for enhancing the access of host States and their nationals to formal resolution mechanisms in foreign investment disputes. It concludes by offering model texts to achieve greater reciprocity and access to justice in the settlement of disputes arising from international investment initiatives. The book will appeal to all those interested in the future of international investment law, including an international audience of scholars, government officials, private sector actors, and private citizens alike, and including diverse constituencies, communities, and collectives of host State nationals"-- Provided by publisher.
"Private monies for centuries have been invested abroad. Over those centuries there have been numerous claims by the foreign investors that they were wrongfully treated by the host state, and there have been a correspondingly significant number of claims by host states alleging wrongful acts by the investors. In the last half of the twentieth century, a system was developed for the protection of foreign investment, known as investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS"). But even as ISDS became increasingly relied upon, fundamental critiques of ISDS have gained momentum since approximately 1990. Even though ISDS continues to be employed somewhat more each year, it is clear that there is a substantial loss of confidence in ISDS by host states, investors and communities"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxxvii, 553 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • William Schabas : portrait of a scholar/activist extraordinaire / Roger S. Clark
  • Part I. Human Rights
  • Human rights and international criminal justice in the twenty-first century : the end of the post-WWII phase and the beginning of an uncertain new era / M. Cherif Bassiouni
  • William Schabas, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international human rights law / Thomas A. Cromwell and Bruno Gélinas-Faucher --- The International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, as a victim-oriented treaty / Emmanuel Decaux
  • The politics of sectarianism and its reflection in questions of international law and state formation in the Middle East / Kathleen Cavanaugh and Joshua Castellino
  • International law and the death penalty : a toothless tiger, or a meaningful force for change? / Sandra L. Babcock
  • The UN optional protocol on the abolition of the death penalty / Marc Bossuyt
  • The right to life and the progressive abolition of the death penalty / Christof Heyns, Thomas Probert, and Tess Borden
  • Progress and trend of the reform of the death penalty in China / Zhao Bingzhi
  • Criminal law philosophy in William Schabas's scholarship / Margaret M. deGuzman
  • Is the ICC focusing too much on non-state actors? / Frédéric Mégret
  • The principle of legality at the crossroads of human rights and international criminal law / Shane Darcy
  • Revisiting the sources of applicable law before the ICC / Alain Pellet
  • The ICC as a work in progress, for a world in process / Mireille Delmas-Marty
  • Legacy in international criminal justice / Carsten Stahn
  • Torture by private actors and 'gold plating' the offence in national law : an exchange of emails in honour of William Schabas / Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta
  • Secrets and surprises in the Travaux préparatoires of the genocide convention / Hirad Abtahi and Philippa Webb
  • Perspectives on cultural genocide : from criminal law to cultural diversity / Jérémie Gilbert
  • Crimes against humanity : repairing Title 18's blind spots / Beth Van Schaack
  • A new global treaty on crimes against humanity : future prospects / Leila Nadya Sadat
  • Justice outside of criminal courtrooms and jailhouses / Mark A. Drumbl
  • Toward greater synergy between courts and truth commissions in post-conflict contexts : lessons from Sierra Leone / Charles Chernor Jalloh
  • International criminal tribunals and cooperation with states : Serbia and the provision of evidence for the Slobodan Milosěvić trial at the ICTY / Geoffrey Nice and Nevenka Tromp
  • The arc toward justice and peace / Mary Ellen O'Connell
  • The maintenance of international peace and security through prevention of atrocity crimes : the question of cooperation between the UN and regional arrangements / Adama Dieng
  • Law and film : curating rights cinema / Emma Sandon
  • The role of advocates in developing international law / Wayne Jordash
  • Bill the blogger / Diane Marie Amann.
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vi, 88 pages ; 24 cm.
In 'Arctic Ocean Shipping', Donald R. Rothwell assesses contemporary navigation, security and sovereignty issues in the North American Arctic. Shipping in the Arctic Ocean is becoming a critical legal, geopolitical and security issue as a result of climate change and increased interest from non-Arctic States such as China. The law of the sea provides the key legal framework for the regulation of Arctic Ocean shipping, and has been relied upon by Canada and the United States to develop the legal regime for the Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait. Navigation within the EEZ and high seas in the Arctic is also becoming more strategically significant as a result of climate change. Multiple issues are raised with respect to maritime security and the adequacy of the existing legal regime, including how Canada and the United States will respond to interest being expressed in Arctic shipping by Asian States.
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  • Introduction
  • "In guns we trust" : bearing arms in America today
  • The antecedents of the Second Amendment
  • American Constitutionalism and the Second Amendment
  • The transformative nineteenth century
  • The gun-rights movement develops
  • The NRA commandeers the gun-rights movement
  • Gun rights under fire
  • The birth of the gun-rights golden age
  • Epilogue.
"This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. Armed in America explores how and why the right to arms transformed at different points in history. The right was initially meant to serve as a parliamentary right of resistance, yet by the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 the right had become indispensably intertwined with civic republicanism. As the United States progressed into the 19th century the right continued to change--this time away from civic republicanism and towards the individual-right understanding that is known today, albeit with the important caveat that the right could be severely restricted by the government's police power. Throughout the 20th century this understanding of the right remained the predominant view. But working behind the scenes was the beginnings of the gun-rights movement--a movement that was started in the early 20th century through the collective efforts of sporting magazine editors and was eventually commandeered by the National Rifle Association to the gun-rights movement known today. Readers looking to sort through the shrill rhetoric surrounding the current gun debate and arrive at an informed understanding of the legal and historical development of the right to arms will find this book to be an invaluable resource"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Introduction
  • Defining the terms
  • Iraq
  • Taking on Iran
  • On sanctions imposition and pain
  • Pressure begins on Iran
  • On target response and resolve
  • Intense pressure on Iran and a turn to real negotiations
  • On the search for inflection points
  • Looking ahead.
Economic sanctions are intended to be a nonmilitary means used by states to force their prerogatives on other states, entities, and individuals. Yet while sanctions have been increasingly used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework that focuses not just on the design of sanctions but, crucially, on how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness and how to improve them along the way. Nephew-a lead participant in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran-develops guidelines for interpreting targets' responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of the sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policy makers with practical guidance on how to calibrate pain and measure resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.
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  • The ultimatum
  • Shifting paradigms
  • A parliament of fears
  • Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here?
  • Revolutions, real and imagined
  • The leap into the dark
  • The furniture of the world
  • Avatars of progress
  • The contest of interpretation.
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  • Foreword
  • Asia-Pacific judiciaries : themes and contemporary perspectives / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard
  • Independence and accountability of the judiciary : comparative analysis of the theories and the realities with lessons for the Asia-Pacific / Shimon Shetreet
  • The judiciary of Bangladesh : its independence and accountability / M. Rafiqul Islam
  • Judicial independence, impartiality and integrity in Brunei Darussalam / Ann Black
  • The future of judicial independence in China / Lin Feng
  • The judiciary in Fiji : a broken reed? / Venkat Iyer
  • Hong Kong's judiciary under 'one country, two systems' / Albert H. Y. Chen and P. Y. Lo
  • Judicial independence and the rise of the Supreme Court in India / Rehan Abeyratne
  • The Indonesian courts : from non-independence to independence without accountability / Nadirsyah Hosen
  • Indepedence of the judiciary and securing public trust in Japan / Shigenori Matsui
  • The Malaysian judiciary : a Sisyphean quest for redemption? / H. P. Lee and Richard Foo
  • Judicial power in Myannmar and the challenge of judicial independence / Melissa Crouch
  • The Singapore judiciary : independence, impartiality and integrity / Kevin Y. L. Tan
  • Decline and fall of Sri Lanka's judiciary and prospects for resurrection / Suri Ratnapala
  • Institutional independence of the judiciary : Taiwan's incomplete reform / Wen-Chen Chang
  • The Vanuatu judiciary : a critical check on executive power / Miranda Forsyth
  • Independence, impartiality and integrity of the judiciary in Vietnam / Pip Nicholson and Nguyen Hung Quang
  • The challenges of judicial independence in the Asia-Pacific / H. P. Lee and Marilyn Pittard.
Judicial independence, integrity and impartiality are crucial to public trust in the judiciary. Justice must also be seen to be dispensed fairly and without fear or favour. In the context of themes and perspectives as well as comparative theories of independence, this book provides a contemporary analysis of the role and independence of judges in 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific. Expert analyses include countries that are governed by authoritarian governments or are beset by dramatic government changes, which undermine judges by attacking and preventing their independence, to more democratic countries where there are strides towards judicial independence. The problems confronting judges and courts are explained and analysed, with the aim of establishing a commonality of standards which can be developed to strengthen and promote the important values of judicial independence, impartiality and integrity. Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region are also proposed.
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  • Introduction. Lynching and altars : family and memory
  • Before the burning : Southern mastery
  • Sex, danger, and religion : facing a "savage fury"
  • Kindling for the fire
  • Burning Sam Hose
  • After the fury : rape and history
  • After the fury : the blind and the sighted
  • At the altar : crucifixion.
The story of a black day-laborer called Sam Hose killing his white employer in a workplace dispute ended in a lynching of enormous religious significance. For many deeply-religious communities in the Jim Crow South, killing those like Sam Hose restored balance to a moral cosmos upended by a heinous crime. A religious intensity in the mood and morality of segregation surpassed law, and in times of social crisis could justify illegal white violence - even to the extreme act of lynching. In At the Altar of Lynching, distinguished historian Donald G. Mathews offers a new interpretation of the murder of Sam Hose, which places the religious culture of the evangelical South at its center. He carefully considers how mainline Protestants, including women, not only in many instances came to support or accept lynching, but gave the act religious meaning and justification.
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  • Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
  • The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / by Herminia Ibarra
  • What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / by Emma Seppala
  • Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / by Sarah Green Carmichael
  • Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / by Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.
A carefully curated selection of articles about authenticity from Harvard Business Review.Highly curated collections of HBR articlesBalances research with practical adviceProvides a variety of perspectives from recognized experts on the topicAudience: Leaders, aspiring leaders, and new managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633694767 20180122
Creating an authentic leadership style that aligns with your personal values and character can have a host of benefits. But in the face of uncertainty, conflict, and cultural expectations, many struggle to show their vulnerability while still appearing authoritative. This book shows leaders and aspiring leaders alike how to work with their people while also being true to themselves. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for your credibility and your team's engagement, and how to decide when it is appropriate to just be yourself, and when you need to adapt to fit the needs of your organisation.How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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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  • 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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61. The boat people [2018]

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"For readers of Khaled Hosseini and Chris Cleave, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks--and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
"A debut novel about a thirty-five-year-old Sri Lankan refugee who has survived the harrowing experiences of civil war, a prison camp, and a perilous ocean voyage to Canada -- but his journey has only begun, as he and his young son navigate the morass of the refugee system"-- Provided by publisher.
When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks-- and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum.
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63. A body in the yard [2018]

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"Frank May's law practice is mostly estate planning. Nothing is further from his mind than murder ... but mysterious deaths somehow seem to pursue him. This time, it's the body of a woman, murdered and hidden on the grounds of the home in Los Altos Hills, California, owned by a new, young client, Freddy Lucas. Freddy was adopted by a couple who disappeared in the Amazon jungle; he was raised by his immensely rich great-aunt, Clara Fisk, who left him most of her money--but who also left a sizable gift to Freddy's mother, if she turned out to be alive. Many women come out of the woodwork to claim this fortune. One of them, with the most plausible story, becomes the murder victim. Who on earth could have killed her, and why? And what role, if any, was played by Aunt Clara's sensational diary, which seemed to describe yet another murder? Almost in spite of himself, Frank seeks to find the solution to this tangled affair"-- Page 4 of cover.
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  • Introduction
  • The lifeworld of Muhammad Yusuf
  • Preaching exclusivism, playing politics
  • "Chaos is worse than killing"
  • Total war in northeastern Nigeria
  • Same war, new actors
  • Conclusion.
A comprehensive history of one of the world's deadliest jihadist groups Boko Haram is one of the world's deadliest jihadist groups. It has killed more than twenty thousand people and displaced more than two million in a campaign of terror that began in Nigeria but has since spread to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon as well. This is the first book to tell the full story of this West African affiliate of the Islamic State, from its beginnings in the early 2000s to its most infamous violence, including the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Drawing on sources in Arabic and Hausa, rare documents, propaganda videos, press reports, and interviews with experts in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new light on Boko Haram's development. He shows that the group, far from being a simple or static terrorist organization, has evolved in its worldview and ideology in reaction to events. Chief among these has been Boko Haram's escalating war with the Nigerian state and civilian vigilantes. The book closely examines both the behavior and beliefs that are the keys to understanding Boko Haram. Putting the group's violence in the context of the complex religious and political environment of Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the book examines how Boko Haram relates to states, politicians, Salafis, Sufis, Muslim civilians, and Christians. It also probes Boko Haram's international connections, including its loose former ties to al-Qaida and its 2015 pledge of allegiance to ISIS. An in-depth account of a group that is menacing Africa's most populous and richest country, the book also illuminates the dynamics of civil war in Africa and jihadist movements in other parts of the world.
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  • Introduction: Empire and international law
  • Oriental despotism and the Ottoman Empire
  • Nations and empires in Vattel's world
  • Critical legal universalism in the eighteenth century
  • The rise of positivism?
  • Historicism in Victorian international law
  • Epilogue.
Against the dominant narrative first developed in the eighteenth century, which has held that international law had its origins in relations between sovereign European states that respected each other as free and equal, Boundaries of the International examines the deep entanglement of international law with European imperial expansion. As commercial relations with states such as the Ottoman and Empire and China intensified, European legal and political writers increasingly described them as anomalous and backward empires in a modern world of nation-states, even as European states were themselves expanding their imperial reach across the globe. The debate over the boundaries of international law included legal authorities from Vattel to Wheaton to Westlake but ranged well beyond professional jurists to political thinkers such as Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, and J.S. Mill, legislators and diplomats, colonial administrators and journalists. Dissident voices in this broader public debate insisted that European states had extensive legal obligations abroad. These critics provide valuable resources for the critical scrutiny of the political, economic, and legal inequalities that continue to afflict the global order.-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Boycott as tactic : here and there
  • The academic boycott movement
  • Backlash : the boycott and the culture/race wars
  • Academic abolitionism : boycott as decolonization.
This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the US in the last five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? And why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and others are answered in this essential short book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the US as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement's implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization and neoliberal capitalism.
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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Child of God
  • American girl
  • Runaway thinker
  • Brutality
  • Captivity
  • It begins
  • Death of self
  • Circus life
  • Televised life
  • Destruction
  • Ashes to ashes
  • Phoenix rise
  • Cult of thought
  • We are brave.
"Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another: Hollywood. Rose escaped the Children of God as a child, moved to the States, and then ran away at thirteen. She lived a transient punk lifestyle on and off the streets until she was "discovered" in Los Angeles. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit. Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She re-emerged determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be brave."-- Dust Jacket.
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  • 1. Globalization, lawyers and emerging economics: the case of Brazil Luciana Gross Cunha, Daniela Monteiro Gabbay, Jose Garcez Ghirardi, David M. Trubek and David B. Wilkins-- 2. Corporate law firms: the Brazilian case Daniela Monteiro Gabbay, Luciana Ramos and Ligia Pinto Sica-- 3. In-house counsels in Brazil: careers, professional profiles, and new roles Fabiana Luci de Oliveira and Luciana Ramos-- 4. South by Southeast: comparing the development of in-house legal department in Brazil and India David B. Wilkins and Vikramaditya S. Khanna-- 5. Globalizing processes for Sao Paulo attorneys: gender stratification in law firms and law-related businesses Maria da Gloria Bonelli and Camila de Pieri Benedito-- 6. The Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil and the politics of professional regulation in Brazil Frederico de Almeida and Paulo Andre Nassar-- 7. Doing well and doing good in an emerging economy: the social organization of pro bono Among corporate lawyers and law firms in Sao Paulo, Brazil Fabio de Sa e Silva-- 8. Legal education in Brazil: the challenges and opportunities of a changing context Luciana Gross Cunha and Jose Garcez Ghirardi-- 9. Transforming legal capacity in Brazil: international trade law and the myth of a booming practice Rubens Glezer, Vitor M. Dias, Adriane Sanctis de Brito and Rafael A. F. Zanatta-- 10. Lawyering in new developmentalism: legal professionals and the construction of the telecom sector in the emerging Brazil (1980s-2010s) Fabio de Sa e Silva and David M. Trubek.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183544 20180306
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of globalization's impact on the Brazilian legal profession. Employing original data from nine empirical studies, the book details how Brazil's need to restructure its economy and manage its global relationships contributed to the emergence of a new 'corporate legal sector' - a sector marked by increasingly large and sophisticated law firms and in-house legal departments. This corporate legal sector in turned helped to reshape other parts of the Brazilian legal profession, including legal education, pro bono practices, the regulation of legal services, and the state's legal capacity in international economic law. The book, the second in a series on Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies, will be of interest to academics, lawyers, and policymakers concerned with the role that a rapidly globalizing legal profession is playing in the development of key emerging economies, and how these countries are integrating into the global market for legal services.
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  • Regulatory parity in post-Brexit UK-EU financial regulation : EU norms, international financial standards, or a hybrid model? / Eilís Ferran
  • The UK financial market : free movement of persons / Catherine Barnard
  • EU financial governance after Brexit : the rise of technocracy and the absorption of the UK's withdrawal / Niamh Moloney
  • The UK's third-country status following Brexit : post-Brexit models, third-country equivalence, and Switzerland / Kern Alexander
  • The "default option", the WTO, and cross-border financial services trade after Brexit / Andrew Lang.
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  • Introduction: 'A manufacturer making the tools he was to work with'
  • 'Orders indispensably necessary'
  • 'This John Milton deserves hanging'
  • 'The eternal rules of justice and reason ought to be a law'
  • 'I have begun a sketch'
  • 'The average price of peace and war'
  • 'The tactics of political assemblies form the science'
  • 'This beautiful political order.'
Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British Crown. In large measure this legitimacy rested upon setting in place the procedural and legal structures upon which all claims of governmental authority rest. In this book, Aschenbrenner explores the ways in which the nascent United States rapidly built up a system of parliamentary procedure that borrowed heavily from the British government it sought to replace. In particular, he looks at how, over the course of twenty-five years, Thomas Jefferson drew upon the writings of the Chief Clerk of the British Parliament, John Hatsell, to frame and codify American parliamentary procedures. Published in 1801, Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States presents rules, instances, citations and commentary as modern readers would expect them to appear, quoting Hatsell and other British authorities numerous times. If the two nations suffered any unpleasant relations in the First War for American Independence - Aschenbrenner concludes - one would be hard pressed to detect it from Jefferson's Manual. Indeed, direct comparison of the House of Commons and the Continental Congress shows remarkable similarities between the ambitions of the two institutions as they both struggled to adapt their political processes to meet the changing national and international circumstances of the late-eighteenth century.
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"The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • 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.
Why are poor Americans so patriotic? They have significantly worse social benefits compared to other Western nations, and studies show that the American Dream of upward mobility is, for them, largely a myth. So why do these people love their country? Why have they not risen up to demand more from a system that is failing them? In Broke and Patriotic, Francesco Duina contends that the best way to answer these questions is to speak directly to America's most impoverished. Spending time in bus stations, Laundromats, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, public libraries, and fast food restaurants, Duina conducted over sixty revealing interviews in which his participants explain how they view themselves and their country. He masterfully weaves their words into three narratives. First, America's poor still see their country as the "last hope" for themselves and the world: America offers its people a sense of dignity, closeness to God, and answers to most of humanity's problems. Second, America is still the "land of milk and honey:" a very rich and generous country where those who work hard can succeed. Third, America is the freest country on earth where self-determination is still possible. This book offers a stirring portrait of the people left behind by their country and left out of the national conversation. By giving them a voice, Duina sheds new light on a sector of American society that we are only beginning to recognize as a powerful force in shaping the country's future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799690 20171121
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  • Introduction: Not just a pretty face : tech's original sin
  • From nerd to bro : how tech bypassed women
  • The Paypal mafia and the myth of the meritocracy
  • Google : when good intentions aren't enough
  • The tipping point : women engineers speak out
  • Superheroes and superjerks : the role of the venture capitalists
  • Sex and the valley : men play, women pay
  • One hack doesn't fit all : how tech disrupts family
  • Escape from trolltopia : women's fight to save the internet
  • Silicon valley's second chance.
Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman.For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia, " where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and colleagues network over lunch at the local strip club.In this powerful expose, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women.Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.
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  • Law and property in colonial New York
  • Confronting disorder
  • A bonanza of Tory goods
  • The enemies of the state.
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  • Ground rules
  • Nature of hazards theory of hazard prevention
  • System safety engineering
  • Premise liability
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Human characteristics
  • Design basics
  • Means of egress
  • Stairs, steps, ledges and staircases
  • Fences, guards, banisters, balconies and handrails
  • Ramps
  • Doors, windows and glass
  • Chairs and furniture
  • Ceiling heights, signs, protruding objects and head clearance awnings
  • Electricity, appliances, kerosene heaters, heating elements and circuits
  • Lighting and emergency lighting
  • Sight distance, size, contrast, color and light
  • Elevators, automatic doors, revolving doors, escalators and conveyors
  • Falling objects
  • Gases
  • Mold
  • Fires, fire safety, explosions and smoke detectors
  • Sidewalks, cross walks, parking lots and parking garages
  • Snow and ice
  • Stadiums, grandstands and bleachers
  • Street grates, open grid floors and joints in walking surfaces
  • Construction
  • Construction in occupied buildings
  • Mobile equipment
  • Construction methods
  • Ladders, scaffoldings and platforms
  • Confined spaces, manholes, tanks and attics
  • Cranes, hoist, blocking and rigging
  • Moving parts of machinery
  • Operational manuals and user training.
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  • A new perspective on the carceral state
  • Penal modernization in the civil rights era, 1954-1970
  • Prison overcrowding and the legal challenge to Florida's prison system, 1970-1980
  • The unintended consequences of prison litigation, 1980-1991
  • The politics of early relase, 1991-1995
  • Republicans, prosecutors, and the carceral ethos, 1995-2008
  • Recession-era colorblind politics and the challenge of decarceration, 2008-2016
  • Toward a new ethos.
The United States incarcerates more people per capital than any other industrialized nation in the world--about 1 in 100 adults, or more than 2 million people--while national spending on prisons has catapulted 400 percent. Given the vast racial disparities in incarceration, the prison system also reinforces race and class divisions. How and why did we become the world's leading jailer? And what can we, as a society, do about it? Reframing the story of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld illustrates how the unfinished task of full equality for African Americans led to a series of policy choices that expanded the government's power to punish, even as they were designed to protect individuals from arbitrary state violence. Examining civil rights protests, prison condition lawsuits, sentencing reforms, the War on Drugs, and the rise of conservative Tea Party politics, Schoenfeld explains why politicians veered from skepticism of prisons to an embrace of incarceration as the appropriate response to crime. To reduce the number of people behind bars, Schoenfeld argues that we must transform the political incentives for imprisonment and develop a new ideological basis for punishment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226521015 20180312
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  • The second ideological emancipation or a utopia?
  • On the innovation and transplantation of institutions and its self-organization
  • The considerations and a mistake of critics
  • Organism and liberty-the paradox of hayek's rule of law (a discussion with professor deng zhenglai about spontaneous oder)
  • The wisdom and prejudice of Carl Schmitt's constitutional theory
  • On two analytical frameworks provided for the debate of jurisprudence
  • Definite uncertainties and the grand design of the legal system in China
  • The judicial reform in china: the status quo and future directions
  • To implement the rule of law through "the system of Three Kinds of Review"
  • Legal mode of social transformation
  • Tradition and innovation of legal order
  • Conditions for modern rule of law
  • The roots of law and its efficacy
  • Institutional combinations between "sollen" and "actuality"
  • Efficiency-seeking jurisprudence
  • The quantitative analysis and prediction of changes in law
  • The rule of private law and economic development
  • Reflections on relational contract theory
  • The status and role of parties in action inside and outside of court
  • Law and society geared to the 21st century: reflections on the 31st session of the Symposium of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law of the International sociological association.
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  • Part One. Governing the Company: The patent and the formation of the Company
  • Constituting authority: the court of committees and the generality
  • Wooing adventurers: membership and useful men
  • Division within the Company: the problem of faction and representation
  • Merchants, trading companies, and public appeal
  • Part Two. The Company and the State: The changing patent: negotiating privileges between Company and regime
  • "What his men have done abroad": martial engagements and the Company
  • The Dutch East India Company and Amboyna: crisis and response in the Company
  • Taking stock and looking forward: the difficulties of the late 1620s
  • Crown manipulations of the East Indies trade: dismantling the Company in the 1630s.
A Business of State reveals how the English state took an active role in the creation and functioning of the East India Company in the early years of its existence, and, reciprocally, how institutions like the Company helped create the early Stuart state. To understand how the Company operated, the author delves into the political life of the body as well as constructing a richly detailed account of the interactions between the Company and the regime. Viewing politics and political engagement through the lens of the Company exposes a version of the English polity in which Company members regularly appeared before the monarch and privy council, saw themselves as active agents in government, and used the tools of public appeal to sway both Company and state policies. In return, monarch and privy council promoted and protected the Company, depended on Company expertise and resources, and shaped state policy objectives in response to Company needs and requirements.-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The murder of Courtney Smith
  • The murder of Christine Jackson
  • Investigating the dead
  • At the hands of persons unknown
  • Setting the stage for the Cadaver King
  • Rise of a fiefdom
  • The West phenomenon
  • Entrenchment
  • The trial of Levon Brooks
  • Keep that woman under control
  • Vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction
  • Prayers for relief
  • The unraveling
  • Redemption and insurrection
  • No reckoning.
Relates the stories of two innocent men who were wrongly accused and convicted of crimes due largely to the legally condoned failures perpetrated by invalid forensic science and institutional racism. --Publisher.
"A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives. After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free. [This book] recounts the story of how the criminal justice system allowed this to happen, and of how two men, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West, built successful careers on the back of that structure. For nearly two decades, Hayne, a medical examiner, performed the vast majority of Mississippi's autopsies, while his friend Dr. West, a local dentist, pitched himself as a forensic jack-of-all-trades. Together they became the go-to experts for prosecutors and helped put countless Mississippians in prison. But then some of those convictions began to fall apart. Here, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington tell the haunting story of how the courts and Mississippi's death investigation system--a relic of the Jim Crow era--failed to deliver justice for its citizens. The authors argue that bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures are at fault, raising sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address these crucial issues."--Dust jacket.
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  • Preface / Herbert Hovenkamp
  • Introduction / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Standards and the global economy / Knut Blind and Brian Kahin
  • No standards for standards : understanding the ICT standards-development ecosystem / C. Bradford Biddle
  • How SSOs work : unpacking the mobile industry's 3GPP standards / Kirti Gupta
  • Unilateral conduct and standards / Daryl Lim
  • Concerted action in standard-settling / George S. Cary and Daniel P. Culley
  • European Union competition law, intellectual property law and standardization / Damien Geradin
  • Economics of patents and standardization : network effects, hold-up, hold-out, stacking / Timothy S. Simcoe and Allan L. Shampine
  • Collective rights organizations : a guide to benefits, costs and antitrust safeguards / Richard J. Gilbert
  • Origins of FRAND licensing commitments in the United States and Europe / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Form and variation in FRAND and other standards licensing commitments / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Enforcing FRAND and other SDO licensing commitments / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Non-discrimination and FRAND commitments / Jorge L. Contreras and Anne Layne-Farrar
  • Essentiality and standards-essential patents / Jorge L. Contreras
  • Transfers of standards essential patents / Marc "Sandy" Block
  • The disclosure of patents and licensing terms in standards development / Gil Ohana and C. Bradford Biddle
  • U.S. antitrust aspects of FRAUD disputes / Renata B. Hesse and Frances Marshall
  • EU competition law analysis of FRAND disputes / Nicolas Petit
  • FRAND (and industrial policy) in China / D. Daniel Sokol and Wentong Zheng
  • FRAND in Korea / Sang-Seung Yi and Yoonhee Kim
  • Standard essential patents in Japan / Yuko Kimijima
  • FRAND in India / J. Gregory Sidak
  • Alternative dispute resolution and FRAND disputes / Jorge L. Contreras and David L. Newman
  • Judicially determined FRAND royalties / Norman V. Siebrasse and Thomas F. Cotter
  • Injunctive relief and the FRAND commitment in the United States / J. Gregory Sidak
  • Injunctive relief in the EU : intellectual property and competition law at the remedies stage / Pierre Larouche and Nicolo Zingales
  • Standard essential patents at the United States International Trade Commisson / Elizabeth I. Winston
  • The anti-suit injunction : a transnational remedy for multi-jurisdictional SEP litigation / Jorge L. Contreras and Michael A. Eixenberger.
Technical standards are ubiquitous in the modern networked economy. They allow products made and sold by different vendors to interoperate with little to no consumer effort and enable new market entrants to innovate on top of established technology platforms. This groundbreaking volume, edited by Jorge L. Contreras, assesses and analyzes the legal aspects of technical standards and standardization. Bringing together more than thirty leading international scholars, advocates, and policymakers, it focuses on two of the most contentious and critical areas pertaining to standards today in key jurisdictions around the world: antitrust/competition law and patent law. (A subsequent volume will focus on international trade, copyright, and administrative law.) This comprehensive, detailed examination sheds new light on the standards that shape the global technology marketplace and will serve as an indispensable tool for scholars, practitioners, judges, and policymakers everywhere.
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  • 1. Introduction Stephen M. Bainbridge-- 2. Product differentiation in the market for corporate law: how to design a regulatory alternative to Delaware corporate law Sean Griffith-- 3. Corporate charter competition Lynn LoPucki-- 4. Delaware's dominance: a peculiar illustration of American federalism Robert Thompson-- 5. The failure of federal incorporation law: a public choice perspective Sung Hui Kim-- 6. Delaware and Santa Fe industries v. Green James Park-- 7. Interest group analysis of Delaware law: the corporate opportunity doctrine as case study Stephen M. Bainbridge-- 8. The trouble with Trulia: re-evaluating the case for fee-shifting William B. Chandler and Anthony Rickey-- 9. Dominance by inaction: Delaware's long silence on corporate officers Lyman Johnson-- 10. Delaware primacy for limited partnerships Christine Hurt-- 11. Why Delaware has endured, should endure, and yet may not endure Charles Elson-- 12. Delaware's continued resilience: the next hundred years A. Gilchrist Sparks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107158283 20180312
Delaware is the state of incorporation for almost two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as more than half of all companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and other major stock exchanges. This gives Delaware a seemingly unchallengeable position as the dominant producer of US corporate law. In recent years, however, some observers have suggested that Delaware's competitive position is eroding. Other states have long tried to chip away at Delaware's position, and recent Delaware legal developments may have strengthened the case for incorporating outside Delaware. More important, however, the federal government increasingly is preempting corporate governance law. The contributors to this volume are leading academics and practitioners with decades of experience in Delaware corporate law. They bring together a variety of perspectives that collectively provide the reader with a broad understanding of how Delaware achieved its dominant position and the threats it faces.
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xi, 481 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • The dictator's handbook, US edition / Eric A. Posner
  • Constitutional rot / Jack M. Balkin
  • Could fascism come to America? / Tyler Cowen
  • Lessons from the American founding / Cass R. Sunstein
  • Beyond elections : foreign interference with American democracy / Samantha Power
  • Paradoxes of the deep state / Jack Goldsmith
  • How we lost constitutional democracy / Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq
  • On "It can't happen here" / Noah Feldman
  • Authoritarianism is not a momentary madness, but an eternal dynamic within liberal democracies / Karen Stenner and Jonathan Haidt
  • States of emergency / Bruce Ackerman
  • Another road to serfdom : cascading intolerance / Timur Kuran
  • The resistible rise of Louis Bonaparte / Jon Elster
  • Could mass detentions without process happen here? / Martha Minow
  • The commonsense presidency / Duncan J. Watts
  • Law and the slow-motion emergency / David A. Strauss
  • How democracies perish / Stephen Holmes
  • "It can't happen here" : the lessons of history / Geoffrey R. Stone.
With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America's 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis' satirical novel, It Can't Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America? Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation's leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the modern political landscape-and what the future of the United States may hold. Contributors include: Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School Eric Posner, law professor at the University of Chicago Law School Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason University Timur Kuran, economics and political science professor at Duke University Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard Law School Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business Jack Goldsmith, Professor at Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-founder of Lawfare Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law at New York University Jon Elster, Professor of the Social Sciences at Columbia University Thomas Ginsburg, Professor of International Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University Duncan Watts, sociologist and principal researcher at Microsoft Research Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago Law school professor and noted First Amendment scholar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062696199 20180319
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xii, 470 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The values of Canadian constitutionalism / Richard Albert
  • Diversity and the rule of law : a Canadian perspective / Beverley McLachlin
  • Misconceiving federalism : Canada and the federal idea / Stephen Tierney
  • Political dynamics in Quebec : charting concepts and imagining political avenues / Alain-G. Gagnon
  • Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state : the prospects of a postcolonial constitutional pluralism / Patrick Macklem
  • Legality, legitimacy, and constitutional amendment in Canada / Jamie Cameron
  • Constitutional citizens : oaths, gender, religious attire / Ayelet Shachar
  • The judicial constitutionalization of politics in Canada and other contemporary democracies : comparing the Canadian secession case to South Africa's death penalty case and Israel's landmark Migdal constitutional case / Michel Rosenfeld
  • Originalism in Australia and Canada : why the divergence? / Jeffrey Goldsworthy and Grant Huscroft
  • Rights inflation in Canada and the United States / Mark Tushnet
  • Substantive equality past and future : the Canadian Charter experience / Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • Canadian constitutional law of freedom of expression / Adrienne Stone
  • The judicial, legislative, and executive roles in enforcing the constitution : three Manitoba stories / Kent Roach
  • Going global? : Canada as importer and exporter of constitutional thought / Ran Hirschl
  • Exporting dialogue : critical reflections on Canada's "commonwealth" model of human rights protections / Alison L. Young
  • The European Court of Human Rights and the Canadian case law / Lech Garlicki
  • Canadian rights discourse travels to the East : referencing to Canadian Charter case laws by Hong Kong's court of final appeal and Taiwan's constitutional court / Wen-Chen Chang
  • The Canadian Charter, South Africa, and the paths of constitutional influence / Heinz Klug
  • Conclusion: The court and the constitution in the world / David R. Cameron.
In this volume marking the Sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada, leading scholars and jurists discuss the evolution of the Canadian Constitution since the British North America Act 1867; the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution as a 'living tree' capable of application to new legal issues; and the growing influence of both the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the decisions of the Court on other constitutional courts dealing with a wide range of issues pertaining to human rights and democratic government. The contributors assess how the Canadian Constitution accommodates the cultural diversity of the country's territories and peoples while ensuring the universal applicability of its provisions; the role of the Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution; and the growing global influence of the Constitution and decisions of the Court on legislatures and courts in other countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108419734 20180213
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xvii, 511 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. The Slave Power Asserts Its Rights: 1. The fugitive slave law-- 2. The law does its work-- 3. Compromise and colonize-- Part II. Freedom's Fires Burn: 4. Missouri and Illinois-- 5. Western Kentucky and Indiana-- 6. Eastern Kentucky and Ohio-- 7. Southeast Pennsylvania-- 8. Eastern shore of Maryland and Philadelphia-- 9. New York-- 10. Massachusetts-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108418713 20180306
This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive slaves had on the politics of the critical decade leading up to the Civil War. Through the close reading of diverse sources ranging from government documents to personal accounts, Richard J. M. Blackett traces the decisions of slaves to escape, the actions of those who assisted them, the many ways black communities responded to the capture of fugitive slaves, and how local laws either buttressed or undermined enforcement of the federal law. Every effort to enforce the law in northern communities produced levels of subversion that generated national debate so much so that, on the eve of secession, many in the South, looking back on the decade, could argue that the law had been effectively subverted by those individuals and states who assisted fleeing slaves.
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xxviii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / Ian Havercroft, Richard Macrory, and Richard Stewart
  • Geological factors for legislation to enable and regulate storage of carbon dioxide in the deep subsurface / Stuart Haszeldine and Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
  • Implementation of the directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide / Maria Velcova
  • The CCS directive : did it stifle the technology in Europe? / Leonie Reins
  • Germany : a country without CCS / Ludwig Kramer
  • Public participation in UK CCS planning and consent procedures / Meyric Lewis and Ned Westaway
  • CCS in the US climate change policy context / Michael B Gerrard and Justin Gundlach
  • Confronting the bleak economics of CCS in the United States / David E Adelman
  • Gaining economic credit for CCS in the United States / Robert F Van Voorhees
  • The legal framework for carbon capture and storage in Canada / Henry J Krupa
  • Pore space ownership in Western Canada / Nigel Bankes
  • The regulation of underground storage of greenhouse gases in Australia / Meredith Gibbs
  • Tenure, title and property in geological storage of greenhouse gas in Australia / Michael Crommelin
  • Transportation of carbon dioxide in the European Union : some legal issues / Martha M Roggenkamp
  • Regulation of carbon dioxide pipelines : the US experience and a view to the future / Philip M Marston
  • Long-term liability and CCS / Ian Havercroft
  • Carbon capture and storage : commercial arrangements for managing liability risks / Daniel Lawrence
  • No visible means of legal support : China's CCS regime / Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
  • Pulling the threads together / Ian Havercroft and Richard Macrory.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is increasingly viewed as one of the most significant ways of dealing with green house gas emissions. Critical to realising its potential will be the design of effective legal regimes at national and international level that can handle effectively the challenges raised but without stifling a new technology of potential great public benefit. These include long-term liability for storage, regulation of transport, the treatment of stored carbon under emissions trading regimes, issues of property ownership, and increasingly the sensitivities of handling the public engagement and perception. Since its publication in 2011, Carbon Capture and Storage quickly became required reading for all those interested in or engaged by the need to implement regulatory approaches to CCS. The intervening years have seen significant developments globally. Earlier legislative models are now in force, providing important lessons for future legal design. Despite these developments, the growth of the technology has been slower in some jurisdictions than others. This timely new edition will update and critically assess these updates as well as providing context for the development of CCS in 2018 and beyond.
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  • Foreword / Donald T. Campbell
  • Preface
  • Getting started : how to know whether and when to use the case study as a research method
  • Designing case studies : identifying your case(s) and establishing the logic of your case study
  • Preparing to collect case study evidence : what you need to do before starting to collect case study data
  • Collecting case study evidence : the principles you should follow in working with six sources of evidence
  • Analyzing case study evidence : how to start your analysis, your analytic choices, and how they work
  • Reporting case studies : how and what to compose.
"[This book] provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to...case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Ultimately, [this book] will guide students in the...design and use of the case study research method. New to this edition: includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully; increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects; places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality; discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail; adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research; and sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research."-- Provided by publisher.
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90. Chabon sijangpŏp [2018]

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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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xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Preface
  • What are we talking about?
  • Why bother developing a good character?
  • Helping
  • Harming
  • Lying
  • Cheating
  • Putting the pieces together
  • Some less promising strategies
  • Some strategies with more promise
  • Improving our characters with divine assistance.
We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as pretty decent people. We may not be saints, but we are basically good, fairly honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. One of the central themes of The Character Gap is that we are badly mistaken in thinking this way. In recent years, hundreds of psychological studies have been done which tell a rather different story. We have serious character flaws that prevent us from being good people, many of which we do not even recognize in ourselves. Does this mean that instead we are wretched people, vicious, cruel or hateful? Christian Miller does not argue that this is necessarily the case either. Instead, the more we put our characters to the test, the more we see that we are a mixed bag. On the one hand, most of us as bystanders will do nothing as someone cries out for help. Even worse, under pressure from authority figures we might kill innocent people. Yet it is also true that there will be many times when we selflessly come to the aid of a complete stranger, or don't lie, steal, or cheat even if we could get away with it. As we embark on this journey of putting our characters to the test, some of the main questions will include: What is good character? Why should we bother working to develop a good character? What does the research in psychology suggest about how good (or bad) our characters really are? What secular strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? What religious, and specifically Christian, strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? In The Character Gap Miller shows not only how mixed our characters tend to be, but also how we can try to bridge the gap between who we are and the virtuous people we should strive to become.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190264222 20180205
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255 pages ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to charity law
  • The nature of charities, charitable entities, and not-for-profit organisations, and charitable institutions, and governance
  • Charitable purpose
  • Public benefit
  • England and Wales
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Political purposes.
This work provides an analytical and comparative analysis of the development of charity law, as well as providing a critical commentary on a number of contemporary changes within the charity law field across a range of common law jurisdictions. The book follows earlier studies which cover a similar, and traditional, jurisdictional spread, but which are now dated, and further considers in detail charity law issues within Hong Kong and Singapore, about which there has been, historically, more limited charity law discussions. The area is growing in terms of practical legal and academic interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656130 20171218
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xvii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • A child-friendly summary
  • Introduction: Children, autonomy and the courts : beyond the right to be heard
  • A proposal : replace the 'right to be heard' with a 'children's autonomy principle'
  • The children's autonomy principle and the best interest of the child
  • The 'liberal ideal' : autonomy, capacity and the adult/child divide
  • Ensuring good processes for children through respect for autonomy
  • 'Weighing' views : the right to be heard does not allow children to sufficiently influence outcomes
  • Putting the autonomy principle into practice : moving from a focus on 'competence' to one on significant harm
  • Autonomy support : embedding the children's autonomy principle in good systems
  • Conclusion.
In this book Aoife Daly argues that where courts decide children's best interests (for example about parental contact) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child's "right to be heard" is insufficient, and autonomy should instead be the focus. Global law and practice indicate that children are regularly denied due process rights in their own best interest proceedings and find their wishes easily overridden. It is argued that a children's autonomy principle, respecting children's wishes unless significant harm would likely result, would ensure greater support for children in proceedings, and greater obligations on adults to engage in transparent decision-making. This book is a call for a reconceptualisation of the status of children in a key area of children's rights.
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x, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Children, childhood and refugee law
  • International children's rights law
  • Children in the development of refugee law
  • A children's rights approach to refugee law?
  • Constructing a children's rights approach : the application of children's rights in refugee law
  • Conclusions.
Children make up half of the world's refugees and over 40 per cent of the world's asylum seekers. However, children are largely invisible in historical and contemporary refugee law. Furthermore, there has been very limited interaction between the burgeoning children's rights framework, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Refugee Convention). This book explores the possibility of a children's rights approach to the interpretation of the Refugee Convention and within that what such an approach might look like. In order to construct a children's rights approach, the conceptualisations of children outside the legal discipline, within international children's rights law and then within refugee law and refugee discourse are analysed. The approach taken is socio-legal and comparative in nature and the suitability of the Refugee Convention as a framework for the interpretation of child claims is examined. The book analyses to what extent the Refugee Convention is capable of dealing with claims from children based on the modern conceptualisation of children, which is underscored by two competing ideologies: the child as a vulnerable object in law to be protected and the child as subject with rights and the capacity to exercise their agency. The influence each regime has had on the other is also analysed. The work discusses how a children's rights approach might improve outcomes for child applicants. The book makes an original contribution to child refugee discourse and as such will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and policymakers working in the areas of migration and asylum law, children's rights and international human rights law.
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