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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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  • Introduction : terra nullius in Zion?
  • The legal geography of indigenous Bedouin dispossession
  • The land regime of the late Ottoman period
  • The land regime of the Bristish Mandate period
  • Making the "dead Negev doctrine" during the Israeli period
  • Historical geography of the Negev : Bedouin agriculture
  • Bedouin territory and settlements
  • The Bedouin as an indigenous community
  • International law, indigenous land rights and Israel
  • Contested futures
  • State and Bedouin policies and plans.
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xxvi, 822 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • Taking the plunge
  • Leaving your employer
  • Selecting and working with an attorney
  • Deciding whether to incorporate
  • Structuring the ownership
  • Forming and working with the board
  • Raising money and securities regulation
  • Marshaling human resources
  • Contracts and leases
  • E-commerce, sales, and consumer privacy
  • Operational liabilities, insurance, and compliance
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Venture capital
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Going global
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Going public.
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x, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Aboriginal nations, the australian nation-state and indigenous international legal traditions / Ambellin Kwaymullina
  • Domination in relation to indigenous ("dominated") peoples in international law / Steven Newcomb
  • Natural law and the law of nations : "society" and the exclusion of first nations as subjects of international law / Marcelle Burns
  • Long before Munich : the American template for Hitlerian diplomacy / Ward Churchill
  • First nations, indigenous peoples : our laws have always been here / Irene Watson
  • Law and politics of indigenous self-determination : the meaning of the right to prior consultation / Roger Merino
  • How governments manufacture consent and use it against indigenous peoples /- Sharon Venne
  • "Kill the Indian in the child" : genocide in international law / Tamara Starblanket.
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xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : Religious Freedom as the "First Freedom" : What It Is and Why It Matters
  • Natural Law and Our Cultural and Religious Traditions
  • Religious Freedom, Natural Law, and the American Experiment
  • Second Thoughts on "Pluralism, " "Neutrality, " and "Tolerance"
  • Natural Law, Human Dignity, and Human Moral Obligation
  • The Natural-Law Underpinnings of Religious Freedom : A Closer Look : Justice and Neighbor-Love in Symbiosis / Human Personhood, Moral Truth, and What Is at Stake : A Test-Case
  • Conclusion.
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xiv, 290 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Embracing queer curiosity / Dianne Otto
  • A tale of two atonements / Rahul Rao
  • "Dangerous desires" : illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining / Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford
  • The anatomy of neoliberal Internet governance : a queer critical political economy perspective / Monika Zalnierute
  • International law as violence : competing absences of the other / Vanja Hamzić
  • The maintenance of (international peace and security) heteronormativity / Tamsin Philippa Paige
  • In spite : testifying to sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge period / Maria Elander
  • The (im)possibility of queering international human rights law / Ratna Kapur
  • Homoglobalism : the emergence of global gay governance / Aeyal Gross
  • Governing (trans)parenthood : the tenacious hold of biological connections and heterosexuality / Anniken Sørlie
  • Queer border crossers : pragmatic complicities, indiscretions and subversions / Bina Fernandez
  • Queering international law's stories of origin : hospitality and homophobia / Nan Seuffert
  • Resisting the heteronormative imaginary of the nation-state : rethinking kinship and border protection / Dianne Otto.
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ix, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A brief history of anti-violence against women movements in the United States / Jami Ake & Gretchen Arnold
  • Explaining violence against women within the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) / Angela R. Gover, Tara N. Richards, & Maria J. Patterson
  • The challenges of measuring violence against women / Diane R Follingstad
  • Rape and sexual assault on campus, in diverse populations, and in the spotlight / Tracy N. Hipp & Sarah L. Cook
  • Intimate partner violence / Alesha Durfee
  • Sexual harassment is still violence against women at work / Phoebe Morgan
  • Gender-based violence in schools / Laura E. Agnich, Jun Sung Hong, & Anthony A. Peguero
  • Sexual victimization and domestic violence against elderly women / Michelle Meloy & Nicole Cunningham
  • Human trafficking : a spotlight on sex trafficking / Dominque Roe-Sepowitz & Kristine Hickle
  • Innovative criminal justice responses to sexual violence / LeeAnn Iovanni, Susan L. Miller & Emily Rowe
  • Intervening with children exposed to domestic violence : multiple opportunities to preent harm and promote resilience / Claire V. Crooks, Peter G. Jaffee, & Caely Dunlap
  • Innovative health care responses to violence against women / Elizabeth Miller, Michele R. Decker, & Nancy Glass
  • Engaging men in violence prevention / Richard M. Tolman & Tova Walsh
  • Services for survivors of sexual violence : moving from care to comprehensive services / Stephanie M. Townsend & Rebecca Campbell.
The Third Edition of this comprehensive volume covers the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. The book's 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women; and, new to this edition, programs that work. Featuring new chapters, pedagogy, sections on controversies in the field, and autobiographical essays by leaders in grassroots anti-violence work, the Third Edition has been designed to encourage discussion and debate, to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, and to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483378107 20170508
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xiv, 295 pages : forms ; 25 cm
  • Management agreements
  • Production company deals (... and the contract from hell which no artist should sign)
  • Artist recording contracts with record companies
  • A simple guide to sync deals
  • Producer agreements
  • Music publishing and songwriter contracts
  • Music and the movies : composer agreements / written with Robert Seigal
  • Live performance and booking agreements (a lawyer's guide to structuring paid music gigs
  • Music video production contracts
  • Band agreements and essential business actions a band (or solo artist) can take at little to no cost without the services of an attorney
  • Investment agreements.
The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know is an in-depth guide to help artists, songwriters, and producers navigate the tricky world of contract negotiations in the music industry. This book analyses the most common, and important, contracts including management, production company, sync license, and producer agreements all paired with professional commentary and exclusive interviews with top industry moguls. Readers will learn the ins and outs of both the legal and business side of contracts in the music industry so that they will never find themselves stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal. Features invaluable information on these 11 crucial music industry contracts: Management Agreements Production Company and New Artist Indie Label Deals Sync Licenses Producer Agreements Music Publishing Deals Composer Agreements Live Performance Contracts Music Video Production Contracts Band Agreements & Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney Investment Agreements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781495076701 20170403
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xxvii, 479 pages ; 23 cm.
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xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • About abortion
  • The law from Roe forward
  • Abortion privacy/abortion secrecy
  • The eye of the storm
  • Facing your fetus
  • "You had body, you died"
  • Sending pregnant teenagers to court
  • Fathers and fetuses : what would men do?
  • Normalizing abortion.
One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious topics in American civic life. Protested at rallies and politicized in party platforms, terminating pregnancy is often characterized as a selfish decision by women who put their own interests above those of the fetus. This background of stigma and hostility has stifled women's willingness to talk about abortion, which in turn distorts public and political discussion. To pry open the silence surrounding this public issue, Sanger distinguishes between abortion privacy, a form of nondisclosure based on a woman's desire to control personal information, and abortion secrecy, a woman's defense against the many harms of disclosure.Laws regulating abortion patients and providers treat abortion not as an acceptable medical decision--let alone a right--but as something disreputable, immoral, and chosen by mistake. Exploiting the emotional power of fetal imagery, laws require women to undergo ultrasound, a practice welcomed in wanted pregnancies but commandeered for use against women with unwanted pregnancies. Sanger takes these prejudicial views of women's abortion decisions into the twenty-first century by uncovering new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics.New medical technologies, women's increasing willingness to talk online and off, and the prospect of tighter judicial reins on state legislatures are shaking up the practice of abortion. As talk becomes more transparent and acceptable, women's decisions about whether or not to become mothers will be treated more like those of other adults making significant personal choices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737723 20170403
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xv, 192 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction / Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti, Marco Botta
  • The role of intent in the assessment of conduct under Article 102 TFEU / Pier Luigi Parcu and Maria Luisa Stasi
  • Article 102 : sources on interpretation / Giorgio Monti
  • Article 102 TFEU in the UK : victims of abuse go directly to court / Richard Whish
  • Standard-essential patents and abusive patent injunctions : the interplay between German courts and the CJEU / Heike Schweitzer
  • Finding of dominance in Austria and Germany : what is the proper role of presumptions of dominance? / Florian Schuhmacher
  • Italy : new forms of abuse of dominance and abuse of law / Mario Siragusa
  • Abuse of dominance in regulated sectors in Italy : recent enforcement trends / Patrick Actis Perinetto and Mel Marquis
  • Sanctioning excessive energy prices as abuse of dominance : are the EU Commission and the National Competition Authorities on the same frequence? / Rozeta Karova and Marco Botta.
Granting rebates to a customer or refusing to supply a competitor are examples of ordinary commercial practices, which become `abusive' under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) when carried out by `dominant' firms. This topical book provides an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in the enforcement and interpretation of this provision at both the EU and national level. Employing a range of case studies, this illuminating book adds a cross-country perspective to the growing debate surrounding the scope of application of Article 102 of the TFEU; a debate largely caused by its ambiguous wording. Besides analysing the case law of the EU Courts and EU Commission that determine what conduct falls in the `abuse' box, a number of chapters examine the active contribution of national courts and competition authorities in the ongoing process of shaping the meaning of this legal provision. Astute and discerning, this book will appeal to academics and researchers in the areas of EU competition law and policy. Its practical examples will also prove beneficial to practitioners and national competition authorities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785367618 20170814
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xviii, 637 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: Abuse of dominant position and globalization
  • International report / Pinar Akman
  • Austria / Gerhard Fussenegger, Florian Schuhmacher, and Rainer Tahedl
  • Belgium / Pierre M. Sabbadini
  • Bulgaria / Anton Petrov
  • France / Mathilde Boudou [and 5 others]
  • Germany / Marco Hartmann-Rüppel
  • Japan / Takahiko Itoh
  • Lithuania / Yvonne Goldammer
  • Moldova / Alexandr Svetlicinii
  • Poland / Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, and Tomasz Feliszewski
  • Spain / Manuel Cañadas Bouwen and Julia Suderow
  • Sweden / Trine Osen Bergqvist
  • Switzerland / Denis Cherpillod
  • The Netherlands / Sarah Beeston and Maria Geilmann
  • Ukraine / Nataliia Ivanytska
  • United Kingdom / Jeremy D.M. Robinson
  • Part II: Protection and disclosure of know-how
  • International report / Henrik Bengtsson
  • Austria / Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, and Rainer Schultes
  • Belgium / Sophie Lens
  • Brazil / Felipe Barros Oquendo
  • Bulgaria / Teodora Tsenova
  • France / Nizar Lajnef [and 3 others]
  • Germany / Thomas Hoeren
  • Hungary / Miklós Boronkay
  • Italy / Anna Gardini
  • Japan / Takashi Koyama and Izumi Hayashi
  • Luxembourg / Marianne Decker
  • Romania / Cǎtǎlin Grigorescu and Cristina Mihai
  • Spain / Ana María Ruiz Martín
  • Sweden / Magnus Tonell
  • Switzerland / Charlotte Boulay
  • The Netherlands / Vonne Laan Mariko Kloppenburg
  • Ukraine / Anton Polikarpov
  • United Kingdom / Michael Browne
  • United States of America / Emilio Varanini.
This publication provides an unparalleled comparative analysis of two "hot topics" in the field of antitrust and unfair competition law with regard to a number of key countries. The first part of the book examines the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position and globalization in relation to two broad questions: first, whether there is consistency between the approaches of different jurisdictions to the notion of abuse, and, second, whether there are too many restrictions on legal rights and business opportunities resulting from the prohibition of abuse of dominance. The international report drafted by Professor Pinar Akman reveals that there are as many similarities as differences between the approaches of the twenty-one jurisdictions studied and presented in this book. This is an invitation to read the excellent international report as well as the reports on specific jurisdictions in order to grasp the variety of arguments and approaches of this antitrust area, which may, on the surface, appear alike. The second part gathers contributions on the question of protection and disclosure of trade secrets and know-how from various jurisdictions. The need for adequate protection of trade secrets has increased due to digitalization and the ease with which large volumes of misappropriated information can be reproduced. The comprehensive international report, prepared by Henrik Bengtsson, brings together these reflections by comparing various national positions. The book also discusses the resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) following a debate on each of these topics, and includes proposed solutions and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319468907 20170814
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xiii, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Conceptualizing separation/divorce violence against women
  • The extent and distribution of separation/divorce assault
  • New technologies and separation/divorce violence against women
  • Explaining separation/divorce violence against women
  • Children as collateral victims of separation/divorce woman abuse
  • What is to be done about separation/divorce violence against women?
Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today-abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520285750 20170807
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xix, 309 pages ; 24 cm
  • Access to justice and legal aid cuts : a mismatch of concepts in the contemporary Australian and British legal landscapes / Asher Flynn and Jacqueline Hodgson
  • Challenges facing the Australian legal aid system / Mary Anne Noone
  • Rhyme and reason in the uncertain development of legal aid in Australia / Jeff Giddings
  • The rise and decline of criminal legal aid in England and Wales / Tom Smith and Ed Cape
  • A view from the bench : a judicial perspective on legal representation, court excellence, and therapeutic jurisprudence / Pauline Spencer
  • Face-to-interface communication : accessing justice by video link from prison / Carolyn McKay
  • The rise of "DIY" law : implications for legal aid / Kathy Laster and Ryan Kornhauser
  • Community lawyers, law reform, and systemic change : is the end in sight? / Liana Buchanan
  • What if there is nowhere to get advice? / James Organ and Jennifer Sigafoos
  • The end of "tea and sympathy"? : the changing role of voluntary advice services in enabling access to justice? / Samuel Kirwan
  • Reasoning a human right to legal aid / Simon Rice
  • Cuts to civil legal aid and the identity crisis in lawyering : lessons from the experience of England and Wales / Natalie Byrom
  • Access to what? : LASPO and mediation / Rosemary Hunter, Anne Barlow, Janet Smithson, and Jan Ewing
  • Insights into inequality : Victorian women's access to legal aid / Pasanna Mutha-Merennege
  • Indigenous people and access to justice in civil and family law / Melanie Schwartz
  • Austerity and justice in the age of migration / Ana Aliverti.
This book considers how access to justice is affected by restrictions to legal aid budgets and increasingly prescriptive service guidelines. As common law jurisdictions, England and Wales and Australia, share similar ideals, policies and practices, but they differ in aspects of their legal and political culture, in the nature of the communities they serve and in their approaches to providing access to justice. These jurisdictions thus provide us with different perspectives on what constitutes justice and how we might seek to overcome the burgeoning crisis in unmet legal need. The book fills an important gap in existing scholarship as the first to bring together new empirical and theoretical knowledge examining different responses to legal aid crises both in the domestic and comparative contexts, across criminal, civil and family law. It achieves this by examining the broader social, political, legal, health and welfare impacts of legal aid cuts and prescriptive service guidelines. Across both jurisdictions, this work suggests that it is the most vulnerable groups who lose out in the way the law now operates in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for academics, students, practitioners and policymakers interested in criminal and civil justice, access to justice, the provision of legal assistance and legal aid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509900848 20170327
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viii, 206 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Law, religion and the challenge of accommodation
  • Muslim communities in a multicultural context
  • Contextualishing Sharīʻah : Sharīʻah in the common law world
  • Muslims, family relationships and the common law
  • Muslims, crime and the common law
  • Muslims, business transactions and the common law
  • Conclusion.
The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shari'ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shari'ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim populations who want resolutions to conflicts that also comply with the dictates of their faith. Salim Farrar and Ghena Krayem consider the question of recognition of Shari'ah by looking at how the flexibilities that exists in both the Common Law and Shari'ah provide unexplored avenues for navigation and accommodation. The issue is explored in a comparative context across several jurisdictions and case law is examined in the contexts of family law, business and crime from selected jurisdictions with significant Muslim minority populations including: Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States. The book examines how Muslims and the broader community have framed their claims for recognition against a backdrop of terrorism fears, and how Common Law judiciaries have responded within their constitutional and statutory confines and also within the contemporary contexts of demands for equality, neutrality and universal human rights. Acknowledging the inherent pragmatism, flexibility and values of the Common Law, the authors argue that the controversial issue of accommodation of Shari'ah is not necessarily one that requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415710466 20160928
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xvi, 188 pages ; 24 cm
  • Principles of jurisdiction
  • Principles of jurisdictional restraint
  • Australia and extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • India and extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • The United States and extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Nation states are increasingly asserting jurisdiction over criminal offenses that occur extraterritorially. In some instances, this can cause political tension and legal uncertainty, as the principles of jurisdiction under international law do not adequately resolve competing claims. In that context, this book considers principles of jurisdiction and mechanisms by which to achieve jurisdictional restraint under international law, including the possibilities presented by the abuse of rights doctrine. Utilising a comparative approach, this book explores principles of jurisdiction, first under international law, and then in a comparative constitutional law context. Specifically, Danielle Ireland-Piper explores the ways in which domestic constitutional courts in Australia, India and the United States adjudicate extraterritorial criminal jurisdictions. Groundbreaking sections explore the abuse of rights doctrine in a common law context and the relationship between individual rights and the assertion of extraterritorial jurisdiction. While this is a research monograph that will likely interest legal scholars and researchers in international relations and political science, it will also appeal to government policy-makers and judicial decision-makers, particularly given the increased reliance by governments on extraterritorial regulation of transnational crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786431776 20170502
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xii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?
  • "Once you've met one IG, you've met one IG" : modes of monitory democratic practice
  • An inspector calls (with apologies to J. B. Priestley) : the inspector general category
  • Bungling bureaucrats : searching for an independent state
  • A political democracy at state : protecting passport privacy, 1992-2008
  • Lawyers out of court : guarding the guardians at justice
  • A constitutional democracy at justice : forging democratic norms in the war on terror, 2002-2010
  • From terror to hurricanes : crafting emergency governance at Homeland Security
  • A managerial democracy at Homeland Security : a web of accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery project, 2005-2009
  • Forging a new democratic form : cometh the hour, cometh the inspector
  • Conclusion: Quis custodiet custodem ipsum custodom?
The Accountability State provides an overview of American federal Inspectors General and analyzes their development and capacity to contribute to new forms of democratic legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700623983 20170605
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xxi, 535 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The basic financial statements
  • The accounting process
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Recognition of revenues and expenses
  • Current assets and liabilities
  • Accounting for inventories
  • Property, plant, and equipment and depreciation
  • Intangible assets
  • Accounting for investments
  • Accounting for long term debt
  • Accounting for leases
  • Accounting for other long term liabilities
  • Accounting for stock and stockholders' equity
  • Partnership accounting
  • Accounting for business combinations
  • Earnings per share and financial ratios
  • Special reporting issues
  • Corporate finance : valuation
  • International accounting issues
  • Appendix. Time value of money.
This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608510 20170515
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xxiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Open judiciary worldwide : best practices and lessons learnt / Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez
  • Open and transparent judicial records in the digital age : applying principles and performance measures / Nial Raaen
  • Open judiciary in high courts : securing a networked constitution, challenges of e-justice, transparency and citizen participation / Jesús Cano, Luis Pomed, Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez, Roberto Hernández
  • Open judiciary in a closed society : a paradox in China? / Mei Gechlik, Di Dai, Jordan Corrente Beck
  • An analysis of a lay adjudication system and open judiciary : the new Japanese lay adjudication system / Yumiko Kita
  • From e-justice to open judiciary : an analysis of the Portuguese experience / Rui Pedro Lourenço, Paula Fernando, Conceição Gomes
  • Integrating semi-open data in a criminal judicial setting / Mortaza S. Bargh, Sunil Choenni, Ronald F. Meijer
  • Digitalizing police requirements : opening up justice through collaborative initiatives / Mila Gascó-Hernández
  • Openlaws.eu : open justice in Europe through open access to legal information / Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Andres Guadamuz, Clemens Wass, Thomas Heistracher
  • Consumer "access to justice" in EU in low-value cross-border disputes and the role of online dispute resolution / Inmaculada Barral-Viñals
  • Open data for open justice in seven Latin American countries / Sandra Elena, François van Schalkwyk
  • Open justice in Latin America? : an assessment framework for judiciary portals in 2015 / Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán.
Open government initiatives have become a defining goal for public administrators around the world. However, progress is still necessary outside of the executive and legislative sectors. Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of open government within the judiciary field, emphasizing the effectiveness and accountability achieved through these actions. Highlighting the application of open government concepts in a global context, this book is ideally designed for public officials, researchers, professionals, and practitioners interested in the improvement of governance and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522507178 20161124
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xiii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
  • The challenge of regulatory excellence / Cary Coglianese
  • Responsive excellence / John Braithwaite
  • Regulating by the stars / Wendy Wagner
  • Regulatory excellence and democratic accountability / Kathryn Harrison
  • Beyond process excellence : enhancing societal well-being / John D. Graham and Paul R. Noe
  • Regulatory equilibrium / Ted Gayer
  • A risk regulation perspective on regulatory excellence / Bridget M. Hutter
  • Regulatory excellence and lucidity / Robert Baldwin
  • Regulatory excellence : lessons from theory and practice / Daniel C. Esty
  • What makes a regulator excellent? : mission, funding, information, and judgment / Shelley H. Metzenbaum and Gaurav Vasisht
  • Beyond best-in-class : three secrets to regulatory excellence / Adam M. Finkel
  • Compliance, enforcement, and regulatory excellence / Neil Gunningham
  • The role of policy learning and reputation in regulatory excellence / David Vogel
  • Regulatory excellence via multiple forms of expertise / David Levi-Faur
  • Insurance and the excellent regulator / Cary Coglianese and Howard Kunreuther
  • A systems approach to regulatory excellence / Angus Corbett
  • Performance principles for regulators / Donald P. Moynihan
  • Measuring regulatory excellence / Cary Coglianese.
Whether striving to protect citizens from financial risks, climate change, inadequate health care, or the uncertainties of the emerging sharing economy, regulators must routinely make difficult judgment calls in an effort to meet the conflicting demands that society places on them. What defines success for a regulator? Operating within a political climate of competing demands, regulators need a lodestar to help them define and evaluate success. Understanding and Achieving Regulatory Excellence provides that direction by offering new insights from law, public administration, political science, sociology, and policy sciences on what regulators need to improve their performance. It provides guidance about how regulators can set appropriate priorities and make sound, evidence-based decisions through processes that are transparent and participatory. With increasing demands for smarter but leaner government, the need for sound regulatory capacity for regulatory excellence has never been stronger.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815728429 20170321
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x, 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Societally penetrated judiciaries and the democratic rule of law
  • The evolution of judicial regimes
  • Costa Rica : a liberal judicial regime
  • Government control regimes in Central America versus the rule of law
  • Clandestine control in Guatemala
  • Partisan systems
  • Conclusion:}tJudicial regimes and the democratic rule of law.
Featuring the first in-depth comparison of the judicial politics of five under-studied Central American countries, The Achilles Heel of Democracy offers a novel typology of 'judicial regime types' based on the political independence and societal autonomy of the judiciary. This book highlights the under-theorized influences on the justice system - criminals, activists, and other societal actors, and the ways that they intersect with more overtly political influences. Grounded in interviews with judges, lawyers, and activists, it presents the 'high politics' of constitutional conflicts in the context of national political conflicts as well as the 'low politics' of crime control and the operations of trial-level courts. The book begins in the violent and often authoritarian 1980s in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and spans through the tumultuous 2015 'Guatemalan Spring'; the evolution of Costa Rica's robust liberal judicial regime is traced from the 1950s.
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  • New imperialism : imperium, dominium and responsibility under international law
  • Dominium
  • Imperium
  • Territorium et titulus
  • British Nigeria
  • French Equatorial Africa
  • German Cameroon
  • Ex facto ius oritur?
  • A reflection on the nature of international law : redressing the illegality of Africa's colonization.
Over recent decades, the responsibility for the past actions of the European colonial powers in relation to their former colonies has been subject to a lively debate. In this book, the question of the responsibility under international law of former colonial States is addressed. Such a legal responsibility would presuppose the violation of the international law that was applicable at the time of colonization. In the 'Scramble for Africa' during the Age of New Imperialism (1870-1914), European States and non-State actors mainly used cession and protectorate treaties to acquire territorial sovereignty (imperium) and property rights over land (dominium). The question is raised whether Europeans did or did not on a systematic scale breach these treaties in the context of the acquisition of territory and the expansion of empire, mainly through extending sovereignty rights and, subsequently, intervening in the internal affairs of African political entities.
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  • A mess that can't be fixed?
  • The board-centric imperative
  • Revolt in the boardroom : the story of General Motors
  • General Motors as catalyst
  • Drexel : the most feared firm on Wall Street
  • Dead broke : New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis
  • Lights out : the Con-Ed blackout
  • Shedding light on shadow government
  • Planned Parenthood : a corporate governance success story
  • Conclusion: In search of the activist director.
Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional investors, selective stockholders, proxy advisors, and corporate management, these inattentive and deferential board members have relied on short-term share price increases to sustain their companies long term. Driven by a desire for prosperity, not posterity, these actions can doom any company. In The Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein looks back at fifty years of counseling companies, nonprofits, and governments to actively govern their corporations and constituencies. From the threat of bankruptcy and the ConEd blackout of 1970s New York City, to the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, to the turnaround of General Motors in the mid-1990s, Millstein takes readers into the boardrooms of several of the greatest catastrophes and success stories of America's best-known corporations. His solution lies at the top: a new breed of activist directors who partner with management and reject short-term outlooks, plan a future based on growth and innovation, and take responsibility for corporate organization, strategy, and efficiency. What questions should we ask of potential board members and how do we know they'll be active? Millstein offers pragmatic suggestions for recruiting activist directors to the boardroom to secure the future of the corporation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231181341 20170410
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25. Adam Smith and law [2017]

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  • Introduction
  • Adam Smith and jurisprudence / C.A. Cooke
  • Adam Smith on law / Neil MacCormick
  • Adam Smith on justice / David Lieberman
  • Adam Smith and the law / Fabrizio Simon
  • Adam Smith and the role of the courts in securing justice and liberty / John W. Cairns
  • Adam Smith's treatment of criminal law / J. Ralph Lindgren
  • Adam Smith on delictual liability / Kenneth A.B. Mackinnon
  • Adam Smith's historical jurisprudence and the "method of the civilians" / Ernest Metzger
  • Adam Smith and "the most sacred rules of justice" / Christel Fricke
  • On the role of positive law in humankind's evolution, Adam Smith's moral philosophy / Jerry Evensky
  • The importance of Adam Smith's Wealth of nations in English history / W.S. Holdsworth
  • Adam Smith at the Constitutional Convention / Iain McLean and Scot M. Peterson
  • Adam Smith and the economy as a system of power / Warren J. Samuels
  • Modern natural law meets the market : the case of Adam Smith / Amit Ron
  • Limited liability and the wealth of "uncivilised nations" : Adam Smith and the limits to the European Enlightenment / Hugh Goodacre
  • Freeing Smith from the "free market" : on the misperception of Adam Smith on the economic role of government / Warren J. Samuels and Steven G. Medema
  • The neglected agent : justice, power, and distribution in Adam Smith / Amos Witztum and Jeffrey T. Young
  • Adam Smith, collusion and "right" at the Supreme Court / David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart
  • Adam Smith in the courts of the United States / Robin Paul Malloy.
The essays selected for this volume highlight the contributions of Adam Smith to our understanding of law and jurisprudence. The collection provides a detailed and overarching analysis of Smith's work related to law and shows how Smith connected jurisprudence to moral philosophy and to economics. In this regard, the volume is unique and stands out in comparison to the many books which explore Smith's contributions to economics. Contributions to this volume form the core of an essential research collection on Adam Smith and law by reproducing key works of scholarship in a form that permits the user to authoritatively cite the original publications; maintaining the original pagination and references.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472427601 20170306
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  • Introduction
  • Advertising on trial
  • Colonizing new advertising spaces
  • The new market research
  • From market share to mindshare
  • Sellebrity
  • Stopping adcreep.
Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, "adcreep"-modern marketing's march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime-has come, transforming not just our purchasing decisions, but our relationships, our sense of self, and the way we navigate all spaces, public and private. Adcreep journeys through the curious and sometimes troubling world of modern advertising. Mark Bartholomew exposes an array of marketing techniques that might seem like the stuff of science fiction: neuromarketing, biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition technology, all enlisted to study and stimulate consumer desire. This marriage of advertising and technology has consequences. Businesses wield rich and portable records of consumer preference, delivering advertising tailored to your own idiosyncratic thought processes. They mask their role by using social media to mobilize others, from celebrities to your own relatives, to convey their messages. Guerrilla marketers turn every space into a potential site for a commercial come-on or clandestine market research. Advertisers now know you on a deeper, more intimate level, dramatically tilting the historical balance of power between advertiser and audience. In this world of ubiquitous commercial appeals, consumers and policymakers are numbed to advertising's growing presence. Drawing on a variety of sources, including psychological experiments, marketing texts, communications theory, and historical examples, Bartholomew reveals the consequences of life in a world of non-stop selling. Adcreep mounts a damning critique of the modern American legal system's failure to stem the flow of invasive advertising into our homes, parks, schools, and digital lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804795814 20170621
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  • Introduction
  • The delegation of authority to agencies
  • Political controls over agency action
  • The scope of judicial review
  • Acquiring and disclosing information
  • The informal administrative process
  • Procedural due process
  • Formal adjudications
  • Procedural shortcuts
  • Rules and rulemaking
  • Obtaining judicial review
  • Appendix. Selected constitutional and statutory provisions.
This book offers a concise, knowledgeable guide to administrative law. In straightforward, readable prose, the authors not only summarize the dominant statutes and case law in the area, but also discuss informal administrative processes and the background realities of the regulatory state. Students can use the book as a complement to any major casebook, and practitioners will also find it an excellent brief introduction to this complex and important subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628103557 20170123
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  • Introduction: Jerry L. Mashaw's creative tension with the field of administrative law / Nicholas R. Parrillo
  • Jerry L. Mashaw, the due process revolution, and the limits of judicial power / Thomas W. Merrill
  • The management side of due process in the service-based welfare state / Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon
  • Jerry L. Mashaw and the public law curriculum / Peter L. Strauss
  • From the history to the theory of administrative constitutionalism / Sophia Z. Lee
  • Cyberdelegation and the administrative state / Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
  • Internal administrative law before and after the APA / Gilian E. Metzger, Kevin M. Stack
  • Boundary disputes : Jerry L. Mashaw's anti-formalism, constitutional interpretation and the unitary presidency / Peter M. Shane
  • Cost-benefit analysis of financial regulation : an institutional perspective / Richard L. Revesz
  • Meeting the Mashaw test for consistency in administrative decision-making / Paul Verkuil
  • Varieties of bureaucratic justice : building on Mashaw's typology / Robert A. Kagan
  • Enforcement adjudication at the SEC / David Zaring
  • Pathways to auto safety : assessing the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration / Robert L. Rabin
  • A comparison of the cultures and performance of a modern agency and a nineteenth-century agency / Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
  • On the emergence of the administrative petition : innovations in nineteenth-century indigenous North America / Daniel Carpenter
  • Putting the "public" in public administration : the rise of the public utility idea / William J. Novak
  • Lochner and property / Edward Rubin
  • Supervising outsourcing : the need for better design of blended governance / Nina A. Mendelson
  • Government market participation as conflicted government / Jon D. Michaels
  • State regulatory capacity and administrative law and governance under globalization / Richard B. Stewart
  • Conclusion: The inside out perspective : a first-person account / Jerry L. Mashaw.
For a generation, Jerry Mashaw, the most boundary-pushing scholar in the field of administrative law, has argued that bureaucrats can and should self-generate the norms that give us a government of laws. American Administrative Law from the Inside Out brings together a collection of twenty-one essays from leading scholars that interrogate, debate, and expand on themes in Mashaw's work as well as on the fundamental premises of their field. Mashaw has illuminated new ways of seeing administrative law, composed sweeping indictments of its basic principles, and built bridges to other disciplines. The contributors to this volume provide a collective account of administrative law's commitments, possibilities, limitations, and strains as an approach to governance and as an intellectual enterprise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107159518 20170502
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  • Introduction to the administrative law of health care
  • Procedural due process
  • Adjudication
  • Rule and policy making
  • Judicial review
  • State public health regulation
  • State medical licensure and discipline
  • The Affordable Care Act and the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • The Affordable Care Act and private health insurance
  • Use of information by state and federal health care agencies
  • State and federal regulation of health care providers and suppliers
  • Provider and supplier appeals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Health plan appeals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Beneficiary appeals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Rule and policy making in the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Judicial review of Medicare and Medicaid policy and decisions.
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  • Introduction to the research of U.S. admiralty and maritime law
  • U.S. admiralty and maritime law term definitions
  • Primary sources of U.S. admiralty and maritime law
  • Major areas of U.S. admiralty and maritime law
  • Secondary sources of U.S. admiralty and maritime law
  • Sources of international, intranational, and transnational maritime law
  • Conclusion.
With approximately seventy percent of the earth's surface covered by water, it could be argued that legal issues concerning admiralty do not receive their due in the greater spectrum of the law. Nevertheless, this lack of public recognition is by no means mirrored in the law itself. Vast amounts of shipping traffic, lucrative cruise liners, and pirates, among other things, still require a robust legal regime to successfully, and peacefully, navigate the world's waterways. The goal of this guide is to help the novice and expert alike in finding an appropriate place to begin research; it contains definitions, information and sources on major subtopics, primary and secondary sources of U.S. law, and also sources of international, intranational, and transnational maritime law-- Publisher.
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  • Introduction
  • Indicia of jurisdiction
  • Scope of the maritime jurisdiction
  • Substantive maritime law : contracts for carriage of goods
  • Liens on maritime property
  • The seaman's employment contract, wages and compromise of claims
  • Marine insurance
  • Towage and pilotage
  • Salvage
  • General average
  • Collision law
  • Worker injury claims
  • Wrongful death
  • Platform injuries
  • Sovereign immunity
  • Joint and several liability, indemnity and contribution
  • Limitation of liability
  • Jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims.
Addresses maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. Explores maritime property liens and the seaman's employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. Discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average. Also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims.
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  • Privacy law and adolescents
  • Decisional privacy
  • Spatial privacy
  • Informational privacy
  • The development science of privacy
  • Reshaping adolescents privacy rights.
Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law provides a foundation for understanding privacy rights and how they relate to adolescents. Roger Levesque argues that because privacy is actually an inherently social phenomenon, the ways in which adolescents' privacy needs and rights are shaped are essential to society's broader privacy interests. A close look at empirical understandings of privacy, how it shapes development, and how privacy itself can be shaped provides important lessons for addressing the critical juncture facing privacy rights and privacy itself. Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law provides an overview of the three major strands of privacy rights: decisional, spatial, and informational, and extends current understandings of these strands and how the legal system addresses adolescents and their legal status. Levesque presents comprehensive and specific analyses of the place of privacy in adolescent development and its outcomes, the influences that shape adolescents' expectations and experiences of privacy, and ways to effectively shape adolescents' use of privacy. He explains why privacy law must move in new directions to address privacy needs and pinpoints the legal foundation for moving in new directions. The book charts broad proposals to guide the development of sociolegal responses to changing social environments related to the privacy of adolescents and challenges jurisprudential analyses claiming that developmental sciences do not offer important and useful tools to guide responses to adolescents' privacy. Lastly, Levesque responds to likely criticisms that may hamper the development of sociolegal stances more consistent with adolescents' needs for privacy as well as with societal concerns about privacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190460792 20170327
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  • Introduction
  • Bailoutistan
  • They bend their tongues like their bows
  • Treading water
  • Raging against the dying of the light
  • It begins
  • Auspicious February
  • The frenzy before the storm
  • A moment to savour, darkly
  • Unmasked
  • Whittling our spring
  • Merkel's spell
  • The right stuff, foiled
  • The cruellest month
  • Countdown to perdition
  • Adults in the room
  • Lions led by donkeys
  • Epilogue.
'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power. Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe's political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown - not least because so much of the EU's real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece's democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847924452 20170807
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  • Introduction: Aims and contours of private law
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • Property law
  • Family law
  • Succession law.
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. In this Advanced Introduction, one of the world's leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches - on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance - are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general. Key features include: * succinct yet engaging and highly informative overview of private law, aimed at an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike * written in a clear and engaging style * ample attention to the policy choices behind the rules * examples from a wide range of jurisdictions across Europe, the UK and the US * places private law in its larger economic and societal context * addresses the potential and limits of private law in dealing with global societal challenges, such as economic inequality, the fair use of resources and protecting future generations * considers how the field could develop in the future. Engaging and wide-ranging, this is an excellent introduction for students and academics new to the field and allows practitioners to quickly master the core principles behind private law.
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  • Creating an African Criminal Court / Gerhard Werle and Moritz Vormbaum
  • Historical and political background to the Malabo protocol / Ademola Abass
  • Genocide (article 2B), crimes against humanity (article 28C), war crimes (article 28D) and the crime of agression (article 28M) / Kai Ambos
  • The crime of unconstitutional change of government (article 28E) / Gerhard Kemp and Selemani Kinyunyu
  • Piracy (article 28F), terrorism (article 28G) and mercenarism (aricle 28H) / Florian Jeßberger
  • Corruption (article 28I) and money laundering (article 28Ibis) / Lovell D. Fernandez
  • Trafficking in persons (article 28J) and trafficking in drugs (article 28K) / Fatuma Mninde-Silungwe
  • Trafficking in hazardous wastes (article 28L) and illicit exploitation of natural resources (article 28Lbis) / Martin Heger
  • Modes of responsibility (article 28N), individual criminal responsibility (article 46B) and corporate criminal liability (article 46C) / Chantel Meloni
  • Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction (article 46Ebis), exercise of jurisdiction (article 46F) and the prosecutor (article 46G) / Volker Nerlich
  • Complementary jurisdiction (article 46H) / Harmen van der Wilt
  • Immunities (article 46Abis) / Dire Tladi.
This book offers the first comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the provisions of the 'Malabo Protocol'-the amendment protocol to the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights-adopted by the African Union at its 2014 Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Annex to the protocol, once it has received the required number of ratifications, will create a new Section in the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights with jurisdiction over international and transnational crimes, hence an 'African Criminal Court'. In this book, leading experts in the field of international criminal law analyze the main provisions of the Annex to the Malabo Protocol. The book provides an essential and topical source of information for scholars, practitioners and students in the field of international criminal law, and for all readers with an interest in political science and African studies. Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and Internationa l Crimina l Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and Director of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. In addition, he is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and Honorary Professor at North-West University of Political Science and Law (Xi'an, China). Moritz Vormbaum received his doctoral degree in criminal law from the University of Munster (Germany) and his postdoctoral degree from Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. He is a Senior Researcher at Humboldt-Universitat, as well as a coordinator and lecturer at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462651494 20170403
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  • Introduction: Capital in the twenty-first century, three years later / J. Bradford DeLong, Heather Boushey, and Marshall Steinbaum
  • The Piketty phenomenon / Arthur Goldhammer
  • Thomas Piketty is right / Robert Solow
  • Why we're in a new Gilded Age / Paul Krugman
  • What's wrong with Capital in the twenty-first century's model? / Devesh Raval
  • A political economy take on W/Y / Suresh Naidu
  • The ubiquitous nature of slave capital / Daina Ramey Berry
  • Human capital and wealth before and after Capital in the twenty-first century / Eric Nielsen
  • Exploring the effects of technology on income and wealth inequality / Laura Tyson and Michael Spence
  • Income inequality, wage determination, and the fissured workplace / David Weil
  • Increasing capital income share and its effect personal income inequality / Branko Milanovic
  • Global inequality / Christoph Lakner
  • The geographics of Capital in the twenty-first century : Inequality, political economy, and space / Gareth Jones
  • The research agenda after Capital in the twenty-first century / Emmanuel Saez
  • Macro models of wealth inequality / Mariacristina De Nardi, Giulio Fella, and Fang Yang
  • A feminist interpretation of patrimonial capitalism / Heather Boushey
  • What does rising inequality mean for the macroeconomy? / Mark Zandi
  • Rising inequality and economic stability / Salvatore Morelli
  • Inequality and the rise of social democracy : an ideological history / Marshall Steinbaum
  • The legal constitution of capitalism / David Singh Grewal
  • The historical origins of global inequality / Ellora Derenoncourt
  • Everywhere and nowhere : politics in Capital in the twenty-first century / Elisabeth Jacobs
  • Toward a reconciliation between economics and the social sciences / Thomas Piketty.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, the book's translator, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Robert Solow. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter.An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674504776 20170530
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  • Life and participant reflection in northern Uganda
  • Rape, wrongdoing and justice
  • Acholi love : sex and social belonging
  • Consent and rape : when does 'no' mean no?
  • Social harmony and the space between local solutions and formal judicial system
  • Mango trees, offices and altars : the role of relatives, NGOs, and churches
  • Comparing the aftermath of civilian and combatant rape.
Following the ICC intervention in 2005, northern Uganda has been at the heart of international justice debates. The emergent controversy, however, missed crucial aspects of Acholi realities: that the primary moral imperative in the wake of wrongdoing was not punishment but, instead, the restoration of social harmony. Drawing upon abundant fieldwork and in-depth interviews with almost 200 women, Holly Porter examines issues surrounding wrongdoing and justice, and sexual violence and rape, among the Acholi people in northern Uganda. This intricate exploration offers evidence of a more complicated and nuanced explanation of rape and its aftermath, suggesting a re-imagining of the meanings of post-atrocity justice, whilst acknowledging the role of sex, power and politics in all sexual experiences between coercion and consent. With its wide investigation of social life in northern Uganda, this provocative study offers vital analysis for those interested in sexual and gender violence, post-conflict reconstruction and human rights.
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42. After spring [2016]

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With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. The documentary is the story of what happens next.
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  • Foreword / Richard Moux
  • Introduction Richard Mouw
  • Jesus, agape, and law / Robert F. Cochran, Jr
  • "Love calls us to the things of this world" : the Pauline tradition and "the law of Christ" / Darryl Tippens
  • Agape, humility, and chaotic good : the challenge and risk of allowing agape a role in the law / Linda Ross Meyer
  • Javert and jihad : why law cannot survive without love and vice versa / Timothy P. Jackson
  • Love, justice, and law / Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Justice tempered by forbearance : why Christian love is an improper category to apply to civil law / David VanDrunen
  • Christian love and criminal punishment / Jeffrie G. Murphy
  • "Be instructed, all you who judge the earth" : law, justice, and love during the world / Charles Mathewes
  • Justice, love, and duties of care in tort law / Michael P. Moreland
  • The when and the where of love : subsidiarity as a framework for care of the elderly / Lucia Silecchia
  • Agape, grace, and immigration law : an evangelical perspective / Jennifer Lee Koh
  • Law, agape, and the corporation / Lyman Johnson
  • Agape, gift, and intellectual property / Thomas C. Berg
  • "That vast external realm" : the limits of love and law in international politics / Alberto Coll
  • Afterword: Agape and reframing / James Boyd White.
In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks: 'what would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?'. This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to address that question. Scholars have given surprisingly little attention to assessing how the central Christian ethical category of love - agape - might impact the way we understand law. This book aims to fill that gap by investigating the relationship between agape and law in Scripture, theology, and jurisprudence, as well as applying these insights to contemporary debates in criminal law, tort law, elder law, immigration law, corporate law, intellectual property, and international relations. At a time when the discourse between Christian and other world views is more likely to be filled with hate than love, the implications of agape for law are crucial.
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  • Prologue: Forgotten conjunctures
  • Clearing a space : history's winners and their illusions
  • Loving oneself through others : progress and its contradictions
  • Losing my religion : Islam, secularism and revolution
  • Regaining my religion : I. Nationalism unbound; I I. Messianic visions
  • Finding true freedom and equality : the heritage of nihilism
  • Epilogue: Finding reality.
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises--of freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world--or were left, or pushed, behind--reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Introduction: The ascendance of personal responsibility
  • The origins of the age of responsibility
  • The welfare state in the age of responsibility
  • The denial of responsibility
  • Reasons to value responsibility
  • A positive conception of responsibility
  • Conclusion: Beyond the age of responsibility.
A novel focus on "personal responsibility" has transformed political thought and public policy in America and Europe. Since the 1970s, responsibility--which once meant the moral duty to help and support others--has come to suggest an obligation to be self-sufficient. This narrow conception of responsibility has guided recent reforms of the welfare state, making key entitlements conditional on good behavior. Drawing on intellectual history, political theory, and moral philosophy, Yascha Mounk shows why the Age of Responsibility is pernicious--and how it might be overcome.Personal responsibility began as a conservative catchphrase. But over time, leaders across the political spectrum came to subscribe to its underlying framework. Today, even egalitarian philosophers rarely question the normative importance of responsibility. Emphasizing the pervasive influence of luck over our lives, they cast the poor as victims who cannot be held responsible for their actions.Mounk shows that today's focus on individual culpability is both wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe our fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and blinds us to other key values, such as the desire to live in a society of equals. Recognizing that even society's neediest members seek to exercise genuine agency, Mounk builds a positive conception of responsibility. Instead of punishing individuals for their past choices, he argues, public policy should aim to empower them to take responsibility for themselves--and those around them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674545465 20170605
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xiv, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • State delegations in Congress
  • A history of state delegations
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the House
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the Senate
  • Agenda crossover in the US Congress
  • Rethinking state delegations in Congress.
Agenda Crossover updates our understanding of state delegations, exploring how they influence representation and responsiveness in Congress today. The theory of agenda crossover posits that members of the House and Senate have much to gain from monitoring the legislative agendas of other members of the delegation, especially those in the opposite chamber. Treul clearly demonstrates that individual members of delegations still utilize their fellow delegates in order to help them respond to constituents and enhance their own electoral success. It is argued that on certain issues - particularly the ones most relevant to a state's economy - members of Congress are willing to set aside partisan differences and work across the aisle. In this way, these bicameral connections between members of a state delegation - even across party lines - can, at times, trump the power of party in Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183568 20170621
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l, 799 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Contracts
  • Secured transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real property
  • Cooperatives
  • Civil liabilities
  • Water law
  • Environmental law
  • Regulatory law.
Written by Professor Roger A. McEowen, the Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law, and drawn from his leading, cutting-edge textbook on agricultural law and taxation which is presently in its 40th release (January 2017). This Nutshell is specifically developed to meet the needs of the students, instructors, lawyers as well as farmers, ranchers, rural landowners agri-businesses and lawyers as a handy summary of key areas of the law impacting agriculture. Material covered includes an introduction to agricultural law, contracts, agricultural financing, bankruptcy, real property, cooperatives, civil liabilities, water law, environmental law, and regulatory law. The Nutshell covers the general principles of law for ease of class discussion and provides a balance of textual explanation with case citations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683282570 20170814
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xii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introductory remarks / Helmut Koziol
  • The compensatory function of tort liability law / Liu Jinrui, Cui Jianyuan
  • The concept of 'compensation' in European tort law / Alessandro P. Scarso
  • The main function of tort liability of the People's Republic in China : to prevent, to deter and to punish tortious conduct / Guo Mingrui, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Prevention, deterrence, punishment / Ernst Karner
  • An economic analysis of tort law's aims and functions / Wang Cheng
  • Economic optimization of tort law / Michael Faure
  • A significant aim of the tort liability law of the People's Republic of China : to promote social harmony and stability / Zhang Pinghua, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Promoting social harmony and stability as an aim of tort law / Ken Oliphant
  • Harmony but not uniformity : comparative analysis of the functions of tort law and other relevant laws / Cao Xianfeng
  • Aims of neighbouring areas to tort law / Monika Hinteregger
  • Conclusion / Helmut Koziol.
"An examination of the fundamental differences and similarities of different legal systems - the Chinese, continental Europe and common law."-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • Finding time to write
  • The power of place
  • Rhythms and rituals
  • Learning to write
  • The craft of writing
  • The other tongue
  • Writing for others
  • Writing with others
  • Writing among others
  • The pleasure principle
  • Risk and resilience
  • Metaphors to write by
  • Conclusion: Raising the roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the house of writing.
From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space, " in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE, " she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737709 20170502
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vi, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Why I'm a Democrat
  • How I became a comedian
  • Saturday Night Live (not the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave)
  • Paul
  • A 99 percent improvement
  • Year of the bean feed
  • The DeHumorizer™
  • I attempt to litigate comedy
  • Hermann the German and the pill-out couch
  • No joke
  • Harry and Chuck
  • Icarus soars
  • Twixt cup and lip
  • Public opprobrium
  • My first powwow
  • Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate
  • Franni saves the campaign
  • "Has it gotten that bad?!"
  • "It's close, it's very close"
  • The recount
  • Welcome to the NFL
  • I actually become a senator
  • My first big win*
  • What gets me out of bed in the morning
  • The case of Perry Mason's lost case
  • The angel and the devil
  • Never give the staff credit
  • Letting my id run amok
  • I screw up
  • Operation curdle
  • Health care: now what?
  • I meet George W. Bush
  • The 64 percent rule
  • My Republican friends
  • Sophistry
  • Bulletproof
  • Cracks in my soul
  • The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren
  • No whining on the yacht
  • I win awards
  • We build a DeHumorizer™
  • I get reelected
  • Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President
  • I attend a presidential inauguration
  • Being as good as the people we serve.
AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455540419 20170626
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xi, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Alexander Hamilton is commonly seen as the standard-bearer of an ideology-turned-political party, the Federalists, engaged in a struggle for the soul of the young United States against the Anti-Federalists, and later, the Jeffersonian Republicans. Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law counters such conventional wisdom with a new, more nuanced view of Hamilton as a true federalist, rather than a one-dimensional nationalist, whose most important influence on the American founding is his legal legacy. In this analytical biography, Kate Elizabeth Brown recasts our understanding of Hamiltons political career, his policy achievements, and his significant role in the American founding by considering him first and foremost as a preeminent lawyer who applied law and legal arguments to accomplish his statecraft. In particular, Brown shows how Hamilton used inherited English legal principles to accomplish his policy goals, and how state and federal jurists adapted these Hamiltonian principles into a distinct, republican jurisprudence throughout the nineteenth century. When writing his authoritative commentary on the nature of federal constitutional power in The Federalist, Hamilton juxtaposed the British constitution with the new American one he helped to create ; when proposing commercial, monetary, banking, administrative, or foreign policy in Washington's cabinet, he used legal arguments to justify his desired course of action. In short, lawyering, legal innovation, and common law permeated Alexander Hamilton's professional career. Re-examining Hamilton's post-war accomplishments through the lens of law, Brown demonstrates that Hamilton's much-studied political career, as well as his contributions to republican political science, cannot be fully understood without recognizing and investigating how Hamilton used Anglo-American legal principles to achieve these ends. A critical re-evaluation of Hamilton's legacy, as well as his place in the founding era, Brown's work also enhances and refines our understanding of the nature and history of American jurisprudence. "-- Provided by publisher.
Alexander Hamilton never handed down decisions from a Supreme Court bench, nor did he write influential treatises on law. Yet he became the central figure in the development of American law in the early republic. Hamilton's authority over the formation of a republican jurisprudence both fit for a newly independent nation and compliant with the recently ratified Constitution was extensive; he transformed inherited imperial law into legal and constitutional principles befitting the American experiment in government, one that aimed to divide sovereignty among a central national government, individual states, and the American people Provided by publisher.
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56 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
A photo book to celebrate Lois Drews' service to the library on the occasion of her retirement.
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xiv, 189 pages ; 24 cm
  • The decline of education
  • The destruction of commitment
  • The demise of law
  • The loss of home
  • The distaste for service
  • The passing of unity
  • The fall of faith.
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x, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introdcution
  • The coming of freedom
  • Reconstruction and the birth of a new kind of lawyer
  • The education of the new lawyers
  • Law practice in Reconstruction
  • The end of Reconstruction : purge, exodus, and demise
  • New lawyers
  • Law practice and politics in the Gilded Age
  • A last stand
  • From the Great Migration to the Great Depression
  • All-white juries and the continuing struggle for voting rights
  • The 1940s and the civil rights era
  • The modern civil rights era
  • A new generation
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968
  • Appendix B. Alphabetical list
  • Appendix C. Read law
  • Appendix D. Law school attended
  • Appendix E. White lawyers and black lawyers in southern states.
The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, writes W. Lewis Burke, is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state. Beginning in Reconstruction and continuing to the modern civil rights era, 168 black lawyers were admitted to the South Carolina bar. All for Civil Rights is the first book-length study devoted to those lawyers' struggles and achievements in the state that had the largest black population in the country, by percentage, until 1930-and that was a majority black state through 1920. Examining court processes, trials, and life stories of the lawyers, Burke offers a comprehensive analysis of black lawyers' engagement with the legal system. Some of that study is set in the courts and legislative halls, for the South Carolina bar once had the highest percentage of black lawyers of any southern state, and South Carolina was one of only two states to ever have a black majority legislature. However, Burke also tells who these lawyers were (some were former slaves, while others had backgrounds in the church, the military, or journalism); where they came from (nonnatives came from as close as Georgia and as far away as Barbados); and how they were educated, largely through apprenticeship. Burke argues forcefully that from the earliest days after the Civil War to the heyday of the modern civil rights movement, the story of the black lawyer in South Carolina is the story of the civil rights lawyer in the Deep South. Although All for Civil Rights focuses specifically on South Carolinians, its argument about the legal shift in black personhood from the slave era to the 1960s resonates throughout the South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820350981 20170724
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xix, 438 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Deciding whether to clerk
  • An overview of the American judiciary
  • Preparing to clerk
  • Applying to clerk
  • Knowing your role
  • Judicial ethics and confidentiality
  • Effective docket and time management
  • Professionalism and decorum
  • Technology and the judiciary
  • Practical tips for effective legal research
  • Practical tips for effective judicial drafting
  • Practical tips for effective editing
  • Drafting and managing chambers correspondence
  • Drafting orders
  • Drafting 11-days and PFRs
  • Drafting bench memoranda
  • Drafting judicial opinions
  • Special issues with pro se litigants
  • Life after clerking
  • Reflections on clerking
  • Appendix. Excerpt of Courting clerkships : the NALP judicial clerkship study.
The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking ("Guide") is a comprehensive new resource that is ideal for current and prospective law clerks as well as law professors who teach judicial drafting courses or direct judicial externship programs. The book's author-Professor Abigail Perdue - is a former attorney and federal judicial clerk who now teaches Judicial Clerking and other courses at Wake Forest University School of Law. She also directs Wake Forest's prestigious D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program. Based on Professor Perdue's experience in clerking and teaching, the Guide enables students to put their knowledge into practice via accessible reading assignments, effective exercises and simulations, and a series of short legal writing assignments. A one-stop shop for current and prospective judicial clerks, the Guide explores the purpose and function of a judicial clerk, the nature and structure of the judiciary, how to apply for and obtain a clerkship, and more importantly, how to perform well during and after the clerkship. Among other things, it explains how to draft opinions, bench memos, professional emails, and orders as well as how to prepare for oral argument, hearings, and trials. It also discusses judicial ethics, professionalism, confidentiality, social media, courtroom decorum, judicial drafting, docket management, and other issues that judicial clerks commonly encounter. The Guide breaks down complex assignments, such as bench memo drafting, into a series of simple, concrete steps and provides checklists, graphical illustrations, annotated judicial opinions, and sample emails, cover letters, resumes, bench memos, etc. The Guide even shares practical, real-world advice gleaned from judicial law clerks who have served at courts across America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608220 20170807
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359 pages ; 23 cm
"[This novel]...tells the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in a Guantanamo Bay-like overseas military base. The novel explores in detail how the personal life dramas, career rivalries, and political sympathies of these legal titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time."-- Back cover.
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2 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
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xxxvi, 563 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Typeface for citations
  • Abbreviations
  • Spelling and capitalization
  • Numbers in general
  • Page numbers
  • Sections and paragraphs
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Supplements
  • Graphical material, appendices, and other subdivisions
  • Internal cross-references
  • Full and short citation formats
  • Cases
  • Constitutions
  • Statutory codes and session laws
  • Legislation and other legislative materials
  • Court rules, judicial administrative orders, ethics opinions, and jury instructions
  • Ordinances
  • Administrative and executive materials
  • Treaties and international conventions and agreements
  • Books, treatises, and other nonperiodic materials
  • Law reviews and other periodicals
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and American law reports
  • Restatements, principles of the law, model codes, uniform laws, and sentencing guidelines
  • Looseleaf services
  • Court documents, transcripts, and appellate records
  • Speeches, addresses, and other oral presentations
  • Interviews, letters, and memoranda
  • Video and visual programs, radio, audio recordings, and microforms
  • Forthcoming works, unpublished manuscripts, and working papers
  • Online sources in general
  • World wide web sites and blogs
  • Commercial databases
  • Email, listservs, CD-ROMs, and other electronic media
  • Citation placement and use
  • Signals
  • Order of cited authorities
  • Explanatory parentheticals, commentary, and treatment
  • Quotations
  • Altering quotations
  • Indicating omissions from quotations.
"[This book] provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using [explanations and illustrations]. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can...consult, [the author] contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes. New to the sixth edition: updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online; updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media; new and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, restatements, and principles of the law; updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services; and every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as improved clarity; and shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information)."-- Back cover.
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xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to the America Invents Act
  • Transitioning U.S. patent law from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-inventor-to-file" system under the AIA
  • The AIA's impact on the novelty and non-obviousness patentability requirements
  • The AIA's effects on patentable subject matter and the patentability requirements set forth by 35 U.S.C. Section 112
  • The AIA's impact on post-grant proceedings
  • The AIA's effects on claims that may be brought in patent infringement suits
  • AIA's modifications to patent infringement defenses
  • AIA's changes to patent prosecution practices
  • The AIA's changes to inventor oaths and declarations and patent application filings by non-inventors
  • Miscellaneous provisions of the AIA.
Since its passage in 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") has brought many significant changes to U.S. patent law. Accordingly, to assist readers in developing an in-depth understanding of these changes, the America Invents Act Primer provides discussions of each and every one of the AIA's substantive provisions. More specifically, and whenever possible, each discussion of the AIA's provisions includes the following key features: An identification of the AIA section's effective date, including the statutory basis for such dates; A direct comparison of relevant pre- and post-AIA statutes; An analysis of the similarities and differences between pre- and post-AIA statutes; A discussion of the legislative goals that were addressed by the AIA section; andAn analysis of the practical implications of the changes made by the AIA section. The America Invents Act Primer additionally highlights a number of free resources that can be utilized by readers to attain a deeper understanding of the AIA, including resources that explain how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is applying the new law. Overall, the America Invents Act Primer provides a unique and practical desk reference on the AIA that is sure to be useful for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128120965 20170807
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xxx, 754 pages ; 26 cm
  • V. 1. Introduction to American constitutionalism
  • The colonial era : before 1776
  • The funding era : 1776-1788
  • The early national era : 1789-1828
  • The Jacksonian era : 1829-1860
  • Secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction : 1861-1876
  • The Republican era : 1877-1932
  • The New Deal and Great Society era : 1933-1968
  • Liberalism divided : 1969-1980
  • The Reagan era : 1981-1993
  • The contemporary era : 1994-present.
  • V. 2. Introduction to rights and liberties
  • The colonial era : before 1776
  • The founding era : 1776-1791
  • The early national era : 1791-1828
  • The Jacksonian era : 1829-1860
  • Civil War and Reconstruction : 1861-1876
  • The Republican era : 1877-1932
  • The New Deal/Great Society era : 1933-1968
  • Liberalism divided : 1969-1980
  • The Reagan era : 1981-1993
  • The contemporary era : 1994-present.
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xiii, 416 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Equality
  • Life
  • Humane treatment
  • Personal liberty
  • Due process and judicial protection
  • Freedom of expression
  • Property
  • Reparations
  • Appendix: List of Inter-American Court Judgments by convention article : Articles 2-26.
This book offers a thorough, critical, and accessible analysis of the American Convention on Human Rights which is the main human rights treaty of the Americas. The authors closely review the jurisprudence and the binding judgments of the two institutions charged with interpreting the Convention: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.They focus on the rights most developed by the Court and Commission, namely the rights to equality, life, humane treatment, personal liberty, property, due process and judicial protection, as well as the freedom of expression and reparations. They examine the case law with a victim-centered lens while identifying key jurisprudential developments, discussing critical areas that lack consistency and rigor, and proposing alternative conceptual approaches. Each chapter contains an Introduction to compare the Convention right's formulation with equivalent rights in other major international and regional treaties; a background section to consider the right's negotiation history; a Scope of Protection section to analyze the right's provisions (paragraph-by-paragraph or topic-by-topic); and lastly, a Limitations section, if applicable, to study any limitations to the right. In addition, the book's Introduction presents an up-to-date overview of the dynamic Inter-American Human Rights System, discussing the System's legal instruments, major institutions, significant impact, key developments, and current challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199989683 20170605
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x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Prologue
  • Nervous breakdown nation
  • From inside the trunk
  • The SLA
  • The point of no return
  • Prisoner of war
  • Not just a bunch of nuts
  • Three hundred bald men
  • "I'm a strong woman"
  • The birth of Tania
  • Stay and fight
  • Common criminals
  • Showdown at Mel's
  • Live on television
  • Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street
  • "The gentlest, most beautiful man"
  • Jack Scott makes an offer
  • Road trip
  • The streets of Sacramento
  • Death of a "bourgeois pig"
  • Feminist bomb-making
  • Freeze!
  • "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it"
  • "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth"
  • More excited than scared
  • The search for old McMonkey
  • The verdict
  • "Favoring the rich over the poor"
  • Aftermath.
"On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational tale are truly astonishing--the Hearst family trying to secure Patty's release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured 'Tania' wielding a machine gun during a robbery; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term 'Stockholm syndrome' entered the lexicon. Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation."-- Page 4 of cover.
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xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The pink pill
  • Ross Ulbricht
  • Julia Vie
  • The debate
  • Jared's khat
  • The bonfire
  • The Silk Road
  • Ross the farmer
  • Opening day of the Silk Road
  • What goes up must come down
  • The Gawker article
  • A bull's-eye on my back
  • Julia tells Erica
  • What have you done?!
  • Jared and the fifty-ton Flamingo
  • From Austin to Australia
  • Carl Force's tomorrow
  • Variety Jones and the serpent
  • Jared goes shopping
  • The dread pirate Roberts
  • Carl Force is born again
  • "O Captain, my captain"
  • Ross, hanged or home
  • Carl, Eladio, and Nob
  • Jared's Chicago versus Carl's Baltimore
  • The mutiny
  • A billion dollars?!
  • The aspiring billionaire in Costa Rica
  • Variety Jones goes to Scotland
  • The armory opens
  • Ross silences Julia
  • Chris Tarbell, FBI
  • Ross arrives in San Francisco
  • Chris is the pit
  • Batten down the hatches!
  • Jared's dead ends
  • A pirate in Dominica
  • Carl likes DPR
  • Kidney for sale!
  • The White House in Utah
  • Curtis is tortured
  • The first murder
  • The FBI joins the hunt
  • Camping and the ball
  • Gary Alford, IRS
  • Life and death on the road
  • Gary's big change
  • Ross goes underground
  • Carl switches teams
  • A parking ticket on the internet
  • Tarbell finds a mistake
  • The fake IDs, part one
  • The deconfliction meeting
  • Jared becomes Cirrus
  • Julia is saved! Hallelujah!
  • The fake IDs, part two
  • Onward to Federal Plaza
  • Julia comes to San Francisco
  • I am God
  • The phone call
  • The good-bye party
  • The pink sunset
  • Carla Sophia
  • FeLiNa
  • Arrested
  • The laptop
  • Ross locked up
  • United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht
  • To catch a pirate
  • Sentencing
  • The plural of mongoose
  • The museum
  • The others.
From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.
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xiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is a legal system?
  • Law : formal and informal
  • The background of American law
  • The structure of American law : the courts
  • The structure of American law : statutes and statute makers
  • The structure of American law : executing policy
  • Federalism and American legal culture
  • Inside the black box : the substance of law
  • Crimes and punishments
  • Constitutional law and civil liberties
  • On legal behavior
  • Legal culture : legitimacy and morality
  • The American legal profession
  • Law and social change
  • Epilogue: The future of law in the United States.
This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society, and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. _ This new edition, which keeps the same basic structure of earlier editions, has been revised and brought up to date, reflecting the way the legal system has adapted to the complex new world of the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190460594 20170220
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228 pages ; 25 cm
  • Changing schools, changing citizens, changing priorities
  • Accountability, the public, and public schools
  • Defining public schools and understanding their shifting terrain
  • Critiquing the changing practices of public school
  • Our schools, our responsibility, our democracy
  • Fulfilling citizen responsibilities
  • Legitimacy of public schools
  • Citizenship education and habits of democracy
  • Educating citizens through and for democracy and our public schools.
Public school systems are central to a flourishing democracy, where children learn how to solve problems together, build shared identities, and come to value justice and liberty for all. However, as citizen support for public schools steadily declines, our democratic way of life is increasingly at risk. Often, we hear about the poor performances of students and teachers in the public school system, but as author Sarah M. Stitzlein asserts in her compelling new volume, the current educational crisis is not about accountability, but rather citizen responsibility. Now, more than ever, citizens increasingly do not feel as though public schools are our schools, forgetting that we have influence over their outcomes and are responsible for their success. In effect, accountability becomes more and more about finding failure and casting blame on our school administrators and teachers, rather than taking responsibility as citizens for shaping our expectations of the classroom, determining the criteria we use to measure its success, and supporting our public schools as they nurture our children for the future. American Public Education and the Responsibility of its Citizens sheds an important light on recent shifts in the link between education and citizenship, helping readers to understand not only how schools now work, but also how citizens can take an active and influential role in shaping them. Moving from philosophical critique of these changes to practical suggestions for action, Stitzlein provides readers with the tools, habits, practices, and knowledge necessary to support public education. Further, by sharing examples of citizens and successful communities that are effectively working with their school systems, Stitzlein offers a torch of hope to sustain citizens through this difficult work in order to keep our democracy strong.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190657383 20170731
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xiii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Modern surveillance : massive, classified, and indiscriminate
  • Word games
  • Snowden, surveillance whistleblowers, and democracy
  • We kill people based on metadata
  • The shadow of September 11th
  • Modern surveillance and counterterrorism
  • Americans caught up in the foreign intelligence net
  • Warrantless wiretapping of Americans under Section 702
  • Nothing to hide? : a short history of surveillance abuses
  • The minimal comfort of minimization
  • Do unto others : why Americans should protect foreigners' privacy rights
  • U.S. surveillance law before September 11th
  • American spies after September 11th : illegality and legalism
  • Modern surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
  • The failures of external oversight
  • The National InSecurity Agency
  • The future of surveillance.
US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107103238 20170130
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xvi, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The epic of America
  • What I am fighting for
  • People of plenty
  • The making of a counter culture
  • The poverty of affluence
  • The world is flat
  • Conclusion.
Telling the full story of the American Way of Life (or more simply the American Way) in the United States over the course of the last century reveals key insights that add to our understanding of American culture. Lawrence R. Samuel argues that since the term was popularized in the 1930s, the American Way has served as the primary guiding mythology or national ethos of the United States. More than that, however, this work shows that the American Way has represented many things to many people, making the mythology a useful device for anyone wishing to promote a particular agenda that serves his or her interests. A consumerist lifestyle supported by a system based in free enterprise has been the ideological backbone of the American Way, but the term has been attached to everything from farming to baseball to barbecue. There really is no single, identifiable American Way and never has been-it becomes clear after tracing its history-making it a kind of Zelig of belief systems. If our underlying philosophy or set of values is amorphous and nebulous, then so is our national identity and character, Samuel concludes, implying that the meaning of America is elastic and accommodating to many interpretations. This unique thesis sets off this work from other books and helps establish it as a seminal resource within the fields of American history and American studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683930822 20170731
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xiii, 330 pages ; 23 cm
  • State judicial interpretations of super-DOMAs
  • The effects of super-DOMAs on same-sex couples
  • The effects of super-DOMAs on families with children being raised by same-sex couples
  • Super-DOMAs and LGBT migration : fight or flight?
  • How the federal courts rescued same-sex couples and their families.
America's War on Same-Sex Couples and Their Families is a legal, political, and social history of constitutional amendments in twenty American states (with 43 percent of the nation's population) that prohibited government recognition of all forms of relationship rights (marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships) for same-sex couples. Based on 175 interviews with gay and lesbian pairs in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, the volume has great human-interest value and chronicles how same-sex couples and their children coped within harsh legal environments. The work ends with a lively explanation of how the federal judiciary rescued these families from their own governments. In addition, the book provides a model of the grassroots circumstances under which harassed minority groups migrate out of oppressive state regimes, together with an estimate of the economic and other costs (to the refugees and their governments) of the flight from persecution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107559004 20161205
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xxii, 109 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Genesis of the common law
  • Introduction to the common law and its application in Cyprus
  • Application and development of the common law
  • Binding precedent
  • Basic principles of the common law
  • The administration of justice
  • Supplementary reference to principles of the common law
  • Overview of the common law
  • Origin and principles of equity
  • Instantiation of the application of the principles of equity
  • Breach of confidence
  • Undue influence
  • Cause of action and issue estoppel
  • Trusts
  • Duress
  • Specific performance
  • Set off
  • Equitable assignment
  • Laches
  • Subrogation
  • Estoppel
  • Promissory estoppel
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Colonial period
  • Independence
  • Application of common law after independence
  • Cyprus case law on the applicability on the principles of equity after independence.
The book deals with the genesis, formation and development of two fundamental aspects of English Law, common law and equity. The common law laid down the rules governing cohabitation in communities and human rights. Equity was the offspring of natural law designed to prevent and remedy injustice resulting from unconscionable conduct. English law including both common law and equity was introduced in former British Colonies and dominions. In most of them it was retained after independence. This is the principal legacy of English colonization of countries. The introduction, application and retention of English law is reflected in Cyprus, a former British colony.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004313729 20170227
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xvii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is corporate law? / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Agency problems and legal strategies / John Armour, Henry Hansmann, and Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : the interests of shareholders as a class / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman
  • The basic governance structure : minority shareholders and non-shareholder constituencies / Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Transactions with creditors / John Armour, Gerard Hertig, and Hideki Kanda
  • Related-party transactions / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Hideki Kanda, and Mariana Pargendler
  • Fundamental changes / Edward Rock, Paul Davies, Hideki Kanda, Reinier Kraakman, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Control transactions / Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, and Wolf-Georg Ringe
  • Corporate law and securities markets / Luca Enriques, Gerard Hertig, Reinier Kraakman, and Edward Rock
  • Beyond the anatomy / John Armour, Luca Enriques, Mariana Pargendler, and Wolf-Georg Ringe.
This is the long-awaited third edition of this highly regarded comparative overview of corporate law. This edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the profound changes in corporate law and governance practices that have taken place since the previous edition. These include numerous regulatory changes following the financial crisis of 2007-09 and the changing landscape of governance, especially in the US, with the ever more central role of institutional investors as (active) owners of corporations. The geographic scope of the coverage has been broadened to include an important emerging economy, Brazil. In addition, the book now incorporates analysis of the burgeoning use of corporate law to protect the interests of "external constituencies" without any contractual relationship to a company, in an attempt to tackle broader social and economic problems. The authors start from the premise that corporations (or companies) in all jurisdictions share the same key legal attributes: legal personality, limited liability, delegated management, transferable shares, and investor ownership. Businesses using the corporate form give rise to three basic types of agency problems: those between managers and shareholders as a class; controlling shareholders and minority shareholders; and shareholders as a class and other corporate constituencies, such as corporate creditors and employees. After identifying the common set of legal strategies used to address these agency problems and discussing their interaction with enforcement institutions, The Anatomy of Corporate Law illustrates how a number of core jurisdictions around the world deploy such strategies. In so doing, the book highlights the many commonalities across jurisdictions and reflects on the reasons why they may differ on specific issues. The analysis covers the basic governance structure of the corporation, including the powers of the board of directors and the shareholder meeting, both when management and when a dominant shareholder is in control. It then analyses the role of corporate law in shaping labor relationships, protection of external stakeholders, relationships with creditors, related-party transactions, fundamental corporate actions such as mergers and charter amendments, takeovers, and the regulation of capital markets. The Anatomy of Corporate Law has established itself as the leading book in the field of comparative corporate law. Across the world, students and scholars at various stages in their careers, from undergraduate law students to well-established authorities in the field, routinely consult this book as a starting point for their inquiries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198739630 20170508
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xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The knock on the door : the arrest / Gloria Killian (California exoneree), as told to S.J. Rozan
  • The trip to Doty Road : the interrogation / David Bates (Illinois exoneree), as told to Sara Paretsky
  • The evidence closes in : the trial / Ray Towler (Ohio exoneree), as told to Laurie R. King
  • Just one : the verdict / Michael Evans (Illinois exoneree), as told to Brad Parks
  • Descent : entering prison / Ken Wyniemko (Michigan exoneree), as told to Michael Harvey
  • The fortune cookie : the lessons learned / Kirk Bloodsworth (Maryland exoneree), as told to Lee Child
  • A study in Sisyphus : serving time / Audrey Edmunds (Wisconsin exoneree), as told to Judge John Sheldon and Gayle Lynds
  • The wrong man : the cruelties of fate / Alton Logan (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jan Burke
  • Luck and the death penalty : community involvement / an essay about Peter Reilly (Connecticut exoneree) by Arthur Miller
  • Staying on track : surviving incarceration / Ginny Lefever (Ohio exoneree), as told to Sarah Weinman
  • The bloody yellow shirt : obtaining help / William Dillon (Florida exoneree), as told to Phillip M. Margolin
  • The long wait : legal appeals / Jeff Deskovic (New York exoneree), as told to Gary Phillips
  • The last bad morning : exoneration / Antione Day (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jamie Freveletti
  • Moving forward : post release / Jerry Miller (Illinois exoneree), as told to John Mankiewicz
  • Every day is a new beginning : life after innocence / Juan Rivera (Illinois exoneree), as told to Laura Caldwell.
Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions-we are just beginning to learn-happen with frightening regularity. But very few people understand just how they happen and, more importantly, the consequences. Now, Anatomy of Innocence tells the stories of more than a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually being exonerated. Here, each "exoneree" is paired with a high-profile mystery and thriller writer to produce a unique collaboration. By joining such master storytellers with exonerees, Anatomy of Innocence presents the tragedy of wrongful conviction with a stark and fiery clarity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631490880 20170502
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xii, 126 pages ; 24 cm
  • Issues in animal experimentation
  • A history of animal experimentation
  • Opposition to animal experimentation
  • The moral status of animals
  • Animal use
  • The regulation of experiments
  • Seeking alternatives
  • A future without animal experimentation?
An essential book for all those who conduct animal-based research or are involved in education and training, as well as regulators, supporters, and opponents alike. This fully updated third edition includes discussion of genetically altered animals and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the breeding programmes in animal based research. The book discusses the origins of vivisection, the advances in human and non-human welfare made possible by animal experimentation, moral objections, and alternatives to the use of animals in research. It also examines the regulatory umbrella under which experiments are conducted in Europe, USA and Australasia. The author highlights the future responsibilities of researchers who will be working with animals, and offers practical advice on experimental design, literature search, consultation with colleagues, and the importance of the ongoing search for alternatives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316614945 20170612
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x, 201 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Animus, and why it matters
  • Class legislation and the prehistory of animus
  • Department of Agriculture v. Moreno
  • City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center
  • Romer and Lawrence
  • United States v. Windsor
  • What's wrong with subjective dislike?
  • Objectively objectionable
  • The doctrinal uniqueness of animus
  • The elusive search for animus
  • How much animus is enough? : and what should we do about it?
  • Applying what we've learned
  • Obergefell and animus
  • Conclusion: Animus doctrine today and tomorrow.
An introduction to the legal concept of unconstitutional bias. If a town council denies a zoning permit for a group home for intellectually disabled persons because residents don't want "those kinds of people" in the neighborhood, the town's decision is motivated by the public's dislike of a particular group. Constitutional law calls this rationale "animus." Over the last two decades, the Supreme Court has increasingly turned to the concept of animus to explain why some instances of discrimination are unconstitutional. However, the Court's condemnation of animus fails to address some serious questions. How can animus on the part of people and institutions be uncovered? Does mere opposition to a particular group's equality claims constitute animus? Does the concept of animus have roots in the Constitution? Animus engages these important questions, offering an original and provocative introduction to this type of unconstitutional bias. William Araiza analyzes some of the modern Supreme Court's most important discrimination cases through the lens of animus, tracing the concept from nineteenth century legal doctrine to today's landmark cases, including Obergefell vs. Hodges and United States v. Windsor, both related to the legal rights of same-sex couples. Animus humanizes what might otherwise be an abstract legal question, illustrating what constitutes animus, and why the prohibition against it matters more today than ever in our pluralistic society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479846030 20170605
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120 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Status of religious communities
  • Relations betwee the State and Islam
  • State support for Islamic religious communities
  • Muslims in integration law
  • Mosques and prayer houses
  • Burial and cemeteries
  • Education and schools
  • Chaplaincy and freedom of religion in public institutions
  • Employment and social rights
  • Islamic ritual slaughter and food-related regulations
  • Islamic goods and services
  • Islamic dress
  • Criminal law
  • Family law.
This volume of 'Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe' covers Finland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Finnish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
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xiii, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by the editors
  • General introduction
  • The legal system of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Relations between the state and Islam
  • Mosques and other prayer facilities
  • Burial and cemetaries
  • Education
  • Charity
  • Health system
  • Employment and social law
  • Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
  • Criminal law
  • Islamic slaughter of animals and dietary regulations
  • Islamic dress
  • Holidays and prayer time
  • Family law.
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Lithuania and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Lithuanian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004342460 20170605
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xii, 125 pages ; 24 cm
  • Status of religious communities
  • State support for Islamic religious communities
  • Muslims in integration laws
  • Mosques and prayer houses
  • Burial and cemeteries
  • Education and schools
  • Further and higher (tertiary) education
  • Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
  • Employment, social laws and discrimination
  • Islamic slaughter and food regulations
  • Islamic goods and services
  • Islamic dress
  • Criminal law
  • Family law.
"This volume of 'Annotated legal documents on Islam in Europe' covers Sweden and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Swedish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life."-- Back cover.
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xii, 90 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The fundamental right to religious freedom
  • Legal recognition of churches and religious communities
  • Religious communities as associations
  • Muslims in integration law
  • Naturalisation
  • Islamic priests and prayer houses
  • Burial and cemeteries
  • Education and schools
  • Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
  • Labour law
  • Islamic slaughter
  • Islamic dress
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Private international law.
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Switzerland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original German, French and Italian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335554 20170424
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xv, 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: From status to contract to cosmopolitanism
  • Speaking the law
  • History, heritage and legal mythoi
  • Justice between the devil and the deep blue sea
  • Human rights and the politics of aspiration
  • Shaping inclusion and exlusion through law
  • Law and the fourth world
  • Law and the moral economy of gender
  • Ethnonationalism and conflict transformation
  • Conclusion: Law in a post-utopian world.
An introduction to the anthropology of law that explores the connections between law, politics, and technology. From legal responsibility for genocide to rectifying past injuries to indigenous people, the anthropology of law addresses some of the crucial ethical issues of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, anthropologists have studied how new forms of law have reshaped important questions of citizenship, biotechnology, and rights movements, among many others. Meanwhile, the rise of international law and transitional justice has posed new ethical and intellectual challenges to anthropologists. Anthropology and Law provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of law in the post-Cold War era. Mark Goodale introduces the central problems of the field and builds on the legacy of its intellectual history, while a foreword by Sally Engle Merry highlights the challenges of using the law to seek justice on an international scale. The book's chapters cover a range of intersecting areas including language and law, history, regulation, indigenous rights, and gender. For a complete understanding of the consequential ways in which anthropologists have studied, interacted with, and critiqued, the ways and means of law, Anthropology and Law is required reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479836130 20170703
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xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Exclusion from a public social space defined by qualities and values
  • Wielding employment discrimination against gay lawyers as a sword and shield
  • Defending the masculine identity of the military and its service members
  • Teaching that homosexuality is immoral
  • Representing the electorate's values
  • Promoting the all-American image of major league sports
  • Maintaining a distance between gay people and God in defense of greater orthodoxies
  • Conclusion: The importance of teaching the qualities and values of gay people.
From the first game of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs on April 22, 1876, tens of thousands of men have played professional sports in the Big Four-baseball, basketball, football, and hockey-major professional sports leagues in the United States. Until April 29, 2013, however, when National Basketball Association center Jason Collins came out publicly as gay, not one of those tens of thousands of men had ever come out to the public as gay while an active player on a major league roster. Is it because gay men can't jump (or throw, or catch, or skate)? Or is it more likely that the costs of coming out are too high? In Antigay Bias in Role-Model Occupations, E. Gary Spitko argues that in the case of athletes, and others in role-model occupations, a record of widespread and frequently systematic employment discrimination has been excluding gay people from the public social spaces that identify and teach whom society respects and whom members of society should seek to emulate. Creating a typology of role models-lawyers/judges, soldiers, teachers, politicians, athletes, and clergy-and the positive values and character traits associated with them, Spitko demonstrates how employment discrimination has been used for the purpose of perpetuating the generally accepted notion that gay people are inferior because they do not possess the requisite qualities-integrity, masculinity, morality, representativeness, all-American-ness, and blessedness-associated with employment in these occupations. Combining the inspirational stories of LGBT trailblazers with analysis of historical data, anecdotal evidence, research, and literature, Antigay Bias in Role-Model Occupations is the first book to explore in a comprehensive fashion the broad effects of sexual orientation discrimination in role-model occupations well beyond its individual victims.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248708 20161219
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197 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
  • Press release, FinCEN renews real estate geographic targeting orders to identify high end cash buyers in six major metropolitan areas, U.S. Department of the Treasury (February 23, 2017) / Nicole S. Healy
  • Sample geographic targeting order, U.S. Department of the Treasury (February 21, 2017) / Nicole S. Healy
  • Shadow banking and trade- or service-based money laundering / Nicole S. Healy
  • Designing and implementing an effective compliance program / Nicole S. Healy
  • Banking division transaction monitoring and filtering program requirements and certifications, New York State Department of Financial Services, Superintendent's Regulations, Part 504 / Nicole S. Healy
  • Customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions, 31 C.F.R. 1010, 1020, 1023, 1024 and 1026 (May 11, 2016) / Nicole S. Healy
  • What to expect in 2017 : anti money laundering and terrorist finance regulation and enforcement (January 2017) / Nicole S. Healy.
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xliii, 1447 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Defining competition policy for a global economy
  • Concerted action by competitors
  • Distinguishing concerted from unilateral action
  • Exclusionary conduct
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Anticompetitive distribution practices
  • Innovation, intellectual property, and the "new economy"
  • Implementing competition policy rules : the structure of antitrust enforcement.
The third edition of Gavil, Kovacic and Baker's Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy thoroughly updates the second edition. It includes a more accessible treatment of the rule of reason, a further modernized treatment of collusion, the most comprehensive merger chapter available, an innovative new chapter on distribution strategies, and a refreshed and updated treatment of intellectual property and innovation. For the third edition, the authors are joined by former FTC Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, who is now University Professor and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780314266057 20170403
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viii, 317 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Competition and consumer protection
  • The economics of information
  • Information and market power
  • Agreements on information
  • Exclusion by information
  • "Confusopoly" and information asymmetries
  • Privacy as an information product
  • Information and intellectual property
  • Restraint of trade and freedom of speech
  • Conclusion.
"Markets run on information. Buyers make decisions by relying on their knowledge of the products available, and sellers decide what to produce based on their understanding of what buyers want. But the distribution of market information has changed, as consumers increasingly turn to sources that act as intermediaries for information--companies like Yelp and Google. Antitrust Law in the New Economy considers a wide range of problems that arise around one aspect of information in the marketplace: its quality. Sellers now have the ability and motivation to distort the truth about their products when they make data available to intermediaries. And intermediaries, in turn, have their own incentives to skew the facts they provide to buyers, both to benefit advertisers and to gain advantages over their competition. Consumer protection law is poorly suited for these problems in the information economy. Antitrust law, designed to regulate powerful firms and prevent collusion among producers, is a better choice. But the current application of antitrust law pays little attention to information quality. Mark Patterson discusses a range of ways in which data can be manipulated for competitive advantage and exploitation of consumers (as happened in the LIBOR scandal), and he considers novel issues like "confusopoly" and sellers' use of consumers' personal information in direct selling. Antitrust law can and should be adapted for the information economy, Patterson argues, and he shows how courts can apply antitrust to address today's problems"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Research and statistics
  • Introduction to Stata
  • Simple (bivariate) regression
  • Multiple regression
  • Dummy-variable regression
  • Interaction/moderation effects using regression
  • Linear regression assumptions and diagnostics
  • Logistic regression
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Panel data analysis
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Structural equation modelling and confirmatory factor analysis
  • Critical issues.
Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the 'why' of statistics and the 'how'. Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs. The book also provides: * Original case studies and data sets * Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata * Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters * A wide range of detailed applications using Stata * Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code. This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473913233 20170424
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xxiv, 256 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Treaty interpretation in public international law
  • Characteristics of international investment law
  • The protection of arbitral awards in the global context of investment treaty interpretation
  • Ramifications of interpretive insufficiencies
  • Potential routes to improved interpretive discipline
  • Conclusion.
"The rise of international investment arbitration has resulted in the emergence of a number of intriguing legal and political challenges. One of those is the question of whether or not arbitral awards may constitute investments pursuant to existing investment treaties. In approaching the problem, it is the interconnection between theory and practice that delivers solutions. This book presents the first detailed analysis of tribunals’ approaches to this question to date and examines the interpretative outcomes...In examining the principles of treaty interpretation, their application in arbitral practice, shortcomings and their ramifications and possible routes to improvement, the book addresses the following questions: what is the foundation of interpretation in public international law and when is it adequately carried out?; can arbitral awards constitute investments, offering relief from frustrated enforcement attempts?; is there a trend of convergence of commercial and investment arbitration?; do respective interpretative outcomes stem from adequate interpretation?; what are the ramifications, if interpretation is not fully adequate?; and what are the feasible routes to greater interpretive discipline? The analysis concentrates on which aspects of international investment law influence the interpretive process and identifies feasible routes to improved interpretive discipline while being mindful of the underlying public international law principles, such as state sovereignty. Furthermore, the nature of state responsibility in treaty negotiations, and that of arbitrators in the interpretive process, and the public interest element involved in international investment arbitration are discussed."-- Provided by publisher.
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xvi, 519 pages ; 22 cm
  • Background
  • Substance
  • People
  • Arbitration and the law
  • Conclusions.
Despite plague, fire, political upheaval and religious strife, in the 17th century English people of all kinds used mediation and arbitration routinely to help resolve their differences. Kings and poor widows were parties. Kings and yeomen arbitrated. Francis Bacon, Edward Coke, Samuel Pepys, Robert Hooke and James I himself all took what they called arbitrament for granted as the best way of resolving all kinds of disputes they could not manage themselves. The redoubtable Lady Anne Clifford was exceptional; she successfully withstood the insistent demands of James I to arbitrate in her land dispute with her husband and family. Women appear as often as men in many of the primary sources and have a chapter to themselves. There are five parts: Part One describes the background; Part Two the subject matter: land, family and business; Part Three the people: parties and arbitrators; Part Four the law, and Part Five draws conclusions. The 17th century saw great changes in English life, but few and only towards its end in the ways in which parties managed their disputes by arbitrament, usually asking an even number of third parties, first to arrange a settlement as mediators and, if that failed, to adjudicate as arbitrators. Parties relied on bonds to ensure each other's performance of the submission and award. But, as the century drew to its close, lawyers advised their clients to take advantage of the courts' offer to accept a claim and, with the parties' consent, to refer it to arbitration, with arbitrators appointed by the court. That process came to be called a rule of court and the Government established it by the Arbitration Act 1698.
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Book
xvii, 425 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Generalities
  • Terms and concepts, adjudicatory operation, and the case trilogies
  • The central themes of American arbitration law
  • The Federal Arbitration Act
  • Overview of the arbitration cases
  • Inarbitrability on the basis of subject matter
  • Adhesive arbitration in consumer transactions
  • Workplace arbitration
  • Award enforcement
  • International commercial arbitration (ICA) in the United States
  • Arbitration and global commerce.
"This Nutshell on arbitration addresses freedom of contract, federal preemption, and universal arbitrability. It conveys a thorough sense of the relevant case law and applicable rules. It describes the unique features of the various forms of arbitration and covers the current debate about arbitration."-- Provided by publisher.
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89. Arendt and law [2017]

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xiii, 631 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Give and take : Arendt and the nomos of political community / Hans Lindahl
  • From nomos to lex : Hanna Arendt on law, politics, and order / Christian Volk
  • Hannah Arendt and the concept of law : against the tradition / Massimo La Torre
  • Possible islands of predictability : the legal thought of Hannah Arendt / Jan Klabbers
  • On violence, politics, and the law / Peg Birmingham
  • Arendt's constitutional politics / Jeremy Waldron
  • Hannah Arendt's constitutional thought / Robert P. Burns
  • Revolutions and reiteration : Hannah Arendt's critique of constituent power / Jason Frank
  • Revolutions and constitutions : Hannah Arendt's challenge to Carl Schmitt / William E. Scheuerman
  • The republic of councils : beyond democracy and liberalism? / Andreas Kalyvas
  • Hannah Arendt's case for federalism / Douglas Klusmeyer
  • Banishing the sovereign? : internal and external sovereignty in Arendt / Andrew Arato and Jean Cohen
  • Reluctant democratic egalitarianism : Hannah Arendt's idea of a revolutionary foundation of the modern nation state and international law / Hauke Brunkhorst
  • Law and the production of superfluity / Susan Marks
  • Hannah Arendt as a theorist on international criminal law / David Luban
  • The Eichmann trial and the legacy of jurisdiction / Leora Bilsky
  • Toward an agnostic understanding of law : law and politics in Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem / Lida Maxwell
  • "The right to have rights" : Hannah Arendt on the contradictions of the nation-state / Seyla Benhabib
  • Parsing "a right to have rights" / Frank I. Michelman
  • Rights, citizenship, and the modern form of the social : dilemmas of Arendtian republicanism / Jean L. Cohen
  • What is a "right to have rights"? : three images of the politics of human rights / James D. Ingram
  • Who is the subject of the rights of man? / Jacques Rancière
  • Enacting the right to have rights : Jacques Rancière critique of Hannah Arendt.
The essays selected for this volume demonstrate the importance of law - conceptually, normatively and practically - to a proper understanding of Hannah Arendt's work. Though Arendt herself was not a lawyer, and lacked any legal training, it is remarkable that in each of her guises law plays an often subtle, at times idiosyncratic, but unavoidably vital role. For example, as a journalist, confronting the evil of Adolf Eichmann; or as an essayist, engaged with emerging democracies in the East or their unravelling in the West; or as a political thinker concerned to celebrate and secure the conditions for political action; or as a philosopher, reflecting on man's capacity for judgement. Although Arendt herself never wrote systematically about law her rich insights in this field have been studied closely by scholars and this collection marks the first attempt to gather that work, and to understand it thematically. In so doing, the editors seek to open a dual dialogue: inviting Arendt scholars to uncover what Arendt had to say about law, and legal scholars to evaluate her contribution to the field of law.
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ix, 269 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • What should abortion argument be about?
  • Gestation as good Samaritanism
  • Abortion as justified homicide
  • Analogical arguments and sex equality
  • Personhood thresholds, arbitrariness, and 'punctualism'
  • Dualism, substantial identity, and the precautionary principle
  • Gradualism and human embodiment
  • Human equality and the significance of birth
  • Regulating abortion
  • Selective abortion : sex and disability
  • Matters of conscience.
Does the morality of abortion depend on the moral status of the human fetus? Must the law of abortion presume an answer to the question of when personhood begins? Can a law which permits late abortion but not infanticide be morally justified? These are just some of the questions this book sets out to address. With an extended analysis of the moral and legal status of abortion, Kate Greasley offers an alternative account to the reputable arguments of Ronald Dworkin and Judith Jarvis Thomson and instead brings the philosophical notion of 'personhood' to the foreground of this debate. Structured in three parts, the book will (I) consider the relevance of prenatal personhood for the moral and legal evaluation of abortion; (II) trace the key features of the conventional debate about when personhood begins and explore the most prominent issues in abortion ethics literature: the human equality problem and the difference between abortion and infanticide; and (III) examine abortion law and regulation as well as the differing attitudes to selective abortion. The book concludes with a snapshot into the current controversy surrounding the scope of the right to conscientiously object to participation in abortion provision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198806608 20170410
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xxx, 445 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Art : the customs definition
  • Art : international movement
  • Art : the victim of war
  • Art as an investment
  • Auctions
  • Authentication
  • Insurance
  • Tax problems : collectors and dealers
  • Tax problems : artists
  • Aid to the arts
  • The working artist
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Moral and economic rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • Museums
  • Right of publicity
  • Photographs of artwork.
Art Law in a Nutshell Fifth Edition presents an overview of the legal issues concerning art. It covers the definition of art, and the theft and movement of art in wartime and peacetime. It examines the business of art for artists, museums, and collectors, including art as an investment, auctions, authentication, insurance, tax issues for artists and collectors, working artist issues, and aid to the arts. It also explains the intellectual property issues of copyright, trademark, moral rights and economic rights, right of publicity, and First Amendment freedom of expression rights.
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xv, 138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reframe the assessment issue (change the conversation)
  • Translate the language of assessment (focus on the process
  • not the words)
  • Assess what matters (getting started)
  • Develop a sustainable cycle of assessment (Rome wasn't built in a day)
  • Use what you are already doing (do not re-invent the wheel)
  • Democratize assessment (anyone can do it
  • no advanced math degree required)
  • Gather information...everywhere! (then, do something with it)
  • Achieve movement (not perfection)
  • Conclusion.
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xiv, 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. `Fie, painted rhetoric!' Common Law, Satire and the Language of the Beast I. Oratory, Empire and Common Law II. Rhetoric, Method and the English Lawyer III. Our English Martiall: John Davies of the Middle Temple IV. Love's Labour's Lost, the Inns of Court and the Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric 2. Princes Set Upon Stages: Macbeth, Treason and the Theatre of Law I. Compassing or Imagining Regicide II. Of Such Horror, and Monstrous Nature: The Juridical Enactment of Betrayal III. Royal Succession as Theatre of the Whole World IV. Treason and the King's Two Bodies 3. The Winter's Tale: An Art Lawful as Eating I. Law, Literature and Genealogy II. Horticulture, Transformation and the Artifice of Law III. The Nature of Law IV. Inheritance, Gender and the Common Law Tradition V. The Arts of Portraiture and Politics 4. Cymbeline: Empire, Nationhood and the Jacobean Aeneid I. Some Footsteps in the Law II. A Law Inscribed upon the Heart III. Postnati. Calvin's Case and the Journey of Jacobean Law IV. The Divine Purpose, Nature and the Equivocal Image V. The Nationalist Ends of Myth 5. The Tempest: The Island of Law in Jacobean England I. Cannibals, Colonies and the Brave New World II. Utopia and the Legal Imagination III. Enchanted Islands of Common Law.
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Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the `artificial reason' of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Common law and Shakespearean drama of this period employed various aesthetic devices to capture the imagination and the emotional attachment of their respective audiences. Common law of the Jacobean era, as spoken in the law courts, learnt at the Inns of Court and recorded in the law reports, used imagery that would have been familiar to audiences of Shakespeare's plays. In its juridical form, English law was intrinsically dramatic, its adversarial mode of expression being founded on an agonistic model. Conversely, Shakespeare borrowed from the common law some of its most critical themes: justice, legitimacy, sovereignty, community, fairness, and (above all else) humanity. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. Topics include the unprecedented significance of rhetorical skills to the practice and learning of common law (Love's Labour's Lost); the early modern treason trial as exemplar of the theatre of law (Macbeth); the art of law as the legitimate distillation of the law of nature (The Winter's Tale); the efforts of common lawyers to create an image of nationhood from both classical and Judeo-Christian mythography (Cymbeline); and the theatrical device of the island as microcosm of the Jacobean state and the project of imperial expansion (The Tempest).
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