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viii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface 1. Evaluating American Elections: Are They Working Well?, by Todd Donovan Part I: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes 2. Compulsory Voting and the United States, by Shane P. Singh 3. Race and the Right to Vote: The Modern Barrier of Voter ID Laws, by Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto 4. Provisional Votes: An Election Reform to Count More Votes, by Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman 5. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Curious Case of Immigrant Voting Rights, by Ron Hayduk Part II: Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote 6. Changing How America Votes for President, by Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey 7. Redistricting and Representation: Searching for "Fairness" between the Lines, by Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee 8. Ranked Choice Voting: A Different Way of Casting and Counting Votes, by David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony 9. The Impact of Electoral Rules on Minority Representation, by Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright 10. The Fair Representation Act for Congress, by Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose Part III: Changing the Roles of Parties and Money 11. What's Rules Got to Do with It? Parties, Reform, and Selection in the Presidential Nomination Process, by Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson 12. Signature Requirements and Ballot Access for Non-Major Party Candidates, by Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu 13. Third Parties and the Fight for Electoral Reform, by Brian Brox 14. Campaign Finance in U.S. Politics: An Era without Limits, by Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen 15. When Do Election Rules Change?, by Todd Donovan References Index Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
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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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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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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  • 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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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.
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 20170502
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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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xii, 352 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004319134 20170130
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xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 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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17. 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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  • Advertising on trial
  • Colonizing new advertising spaces
  • The new market research
  • From market share to mindshare
  • Sellebrity
  • Stopping adcreep.
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xxxiii, 483 pages ; 19 cm.
  • 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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xiii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 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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xxx, 437 pages ; 19 cm.
  • 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.
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26. Adults in the room [2017]

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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, Piketty's translator into English, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Robert Solow and Paul Krugman. 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."-- Provided by publisher.
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107180048 20170508
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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. 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.-- Provided by publisher
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  • 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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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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  • 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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42. Al-Tounsi : a novel [2017]

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359 pages ; 23 cm
"[This novel]...tells the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in a Guantanamo Bay-like overseas military base. The novel explores in detail how the personal life dramas, career rivalries, and political sympathies of these legal titans blend with their philosophies to create the most important legal decisions of our time."-- Back cover.
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2 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
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  • Table of contents
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Animus doctrine today and tomorrow.
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  • 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.
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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, this book is required reading.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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This book presents the analysis of the existing tribunals' approaches to date. 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 to commercial and investment arbitration? / Do respective interpretative outcomes stem from adequate interpretation? / What are the ramifications, if interpretation is not fully adequate? / What are the feasible routes to greater interpretive discipline? This treatise on arbitral awards' qualification as investments within international investment law gives a detailed analysis of the interpretive approaches, their foundation and consequences. It will, from a theoretic point of view, provide value to international tribunals, counsel and sovereign entities.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Introduction 1. `Fie, painted rhetoric!' Common Law, Satire and the Language of the Beast I. Oratory, Empire and Common Law II. Rhetoric, Method and the English Lawyer III. Our English Martiall: John Davies of the Middle Temple IV. Love's Labour's Lost, the Inns of Court and the Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric 2. Princes Set Upon Stages: Macbeth, Treason and the Theatre of Law I. Compassing or Imagining Regicide II. Of Such Horror, and Monstrous Nature: The Juridical Enactment of Betrayal III. Royal Succession as Theatre of the Whole World IV. Treason and the King's Two Bodies 3. The Winter's Tale: An Art Lawful as Eating I. Law, Literature and Genealogy II. Horticulture, Transformation and the Artifice of Law III. The Nature of Law IV. Inheritance, Gender and the Common Law Tradition V. The Arts of Portraiture and Politics 4. Cymbeline: Empire, Nationhood and the Jacobean Aeneid I. Some Footsteps in the Law II. A Law Inscribed upon the Heart III. Postnati. Calvin's Case and the Journey of Jacobean Law IV. The Divine Purpose, Nature and the Equivocal Image V. The Nationalist Ends of Myth 5. The Tempest: The Island of Law in Jacobean England I. Cannibals, Colonies and the Brave New World II. Utopia and the Legal Imagination III. Enchanted Islands of Common Law.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509905485 20170321
Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the `artificial reason' of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Common law and Shakespearean drama of this period employed various aesthetic devices to capture the imagination and the emotional attachment of their respective audiences. Common law of the Jacobean era, as spoken in the law courts, learnt at the Inns of Court and recorded in the law reports, used imagery that would have been familiar to audiences of Shakespeare's plays. In its juridical form, English law was intrinsically dramatic, its adversarial mode of expression being founded on an agonistic model. Conversely, Shakespeare borrowed from the common law some of its most critical themes: justice, legitimacy, sovereignty, community, fairness, and (above all else) humanity. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. Topics include the unprecedented significance of rhetorical skills to the practice and learning of common law (Love's Labour's Lost); the early modern treason trial as exemplar of the theatre of law (Macbeth); the art of law as the legitimate distillation of the law of nature (The Winter's Tale); the efforts of common lawyers to create an image of nationhood from both classical and Judeo-Christian mythography (Cymbeline); and the theatrical device of the island as microcosm of the Jacobean state and the project of imperial expansion (The Tempest).
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  • Part 1. The Versailles Peace Agreement, Paris (1919)
  • Part 2. The Dayton Peace Agreement, Yugoslavia (1995)
  • Part 3. The Sudan Peace Agreement (2005)
  • Part 4. The absence of peace agreements
  • Part 5. Roundtable debate : mediation versus adjudication, Peace Palace, 16 September 2014.
This unique volume looks at international peace treaties, at their results, effects and failures. It reflects the outcome of an international conference held in the Peace Palace (The Hague) on the occasion of the Centenary of this institution, which opened its doors on the eve of World War I. The volume offers the reflections of the leading experts attending the conference and the open debate which followed. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the mother of all peace treaties, is the first to be critically discussed. How should this treaty be viewed with the knowledge of today? What are the lessons learned in the light of historic developments? Subsequently, the Dayton Agreement, which sealed the end to the bloody conflict in the former Yougoslavia (1992-1995), and the Sudan Agreement, which came into being after lengthy negotiations in 2005, are analysed in the same way. Finally, the situations which arose in relation to the devastating wars between Iran and Iraq (1980-1988) and between Kuwait and Iraq are discussed. As these states could not reach a settlement themselves, the United Nations Security Council imposed the terms of the ceasefire and peaceful cooperation in important and innovative resolutions. The book offers additional perspective by looking at the role of judicial settlement by the International Court of Justice or the Permanent Court of Arbitration, vis-a-vis the instrument of political mediation between states with the help of a third party. Mediation can be very effective, but certain conditions are required for it to be successful, conditions which are not easy to bring about in today's world. Dispute settlement under international law is and continues to be the core business in the Peace Palace.
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  • Culture clashes
  • Ontology, copyright, and artistic practice
  • The myth of unoriginality
  • Authorship, power, and responsibility
  • Toward an ontology of authored works
  • The rights of authors
  • The rights of others
  • Appropriation and transformation
  • Afterword.
The art scene today is one of appropriation - of remixing, reusing, and recombining the works of other artists. From the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, it's clear that the artistic landscape is shifting - which leads to some tricky legal and philosophical questions. In this up-to-date, thorough, and accessible analysis of the right to copyright, Darren Hudson Hick works to reconcile the growing practice of artistic appropriation with innovative views of artists' rights, both legal and moral. Engaging with long-standing debates about the nature of originality, authorship, and artists' rights, Hick examines the philosophical challenges presented by the role of intellectual property in the artworld and vice versa. Using real-life examples of artists who have incorporated copyrighted works into their art, he explores issues of artistic creation and the nature of infringement as they are informed by analytical aesthetics and legal and critical theory. Ultimately, 'Artistic License' provides a critical and systematic analysis of the key philosophical issues that underlie copyright policy, rethinking the relationship between artist, artwork, and the law.
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  • Speech and atrocity : an historical sketch
  • International human rights law and domestic law
  • The birth of atrocity speech law : Nuremberg and the foundational statutes
  • The birth of atrocity speech law : the foundational ad hoc tribunal cases and offense elements
  • Problems regarding the crime of direct and public incitement to commit genocide
  • Problems regarding persecution, instigation, and ordering
  • The absence of criminal prohibitions regarding hate speech and war crimes
  • Fixing incitement to genocide
  • Fixing persecution, instigation, and ordering
  • Adopting incitement to commit war crimes
  • Restructuring : a unified liability theory for atrocity speech law.
Prof. Gordon provides a broad analysis of the entire jurisprudential output related to speech and gross human rights violations for courts, government officials, and scholars. The book is organized into three parts. The first part covers the foundation: a brief history of atrocity speech and the modern treatment of hate speech in international human rights treaties and judgments under international criminal tribunals. The second part focuses on fragmentation: detailing the inconsistent application of the charges and previous prosecutions, including certain categories of inflammatory speech and a growing doctrinal rift between the ICTR and ICTY. The last part covers fruition: recommendations on how the law should be developed going forward, with proposals to fix the problems with individual speech offenses to coalesce into three categories of offense: incitement, speech-abetting, and instigation.
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  • United States of America
  • England and Wales
  • Germany
  • European Union
  • Comparison : similarities and differences in the laws on attorney-client privilege
  • Seeking inspiration from judicial and administrative proceedings for the arbitral context
  • Applicable privilege standard in international commercial arbitration
  • Applicable privilege standard in investor-state arbitration and comparison with international commercial arbitration
  • Devising rules for attorney-client privilege in international arbitration : a draft proposal.
Attorney-client privilege is often invoked as a defence in international arbitration proceedings however the participants often have very different expectations regarding the applicable privilege standard, as national attorney-client privilege laws vary widely between jurisdictions. This is complicated by the fact that institutional arbitral rules do not include provisions on the scope of attorney-client privilege, nor do they outline the conflict of laws issues determining the applicable national privilege law. The applicable level of privilege is therefore left to the discretion of the arbitral tribunal. Drawing on interviews with more than thirty leading international arbitration practitioners and extensive academic research, this book is the first of its kind to provide clear guidance to arbitral tribunals regarding the determination of the applicable attorney-client privilege standard. It compares attorney-client privilege in key common and civil law jurisdictions, analyses precedent from previous tribunals, and finally sets out proposed changes to the legal framework governing this area.
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xiv, 548 pages ; 24 cm
  • Attorney-client privilege in the Americas / James R. Silkenat and Dirk Van Gerven
  • Anguilla / Yvette A. Wallace and Angela A. Mullix
  • Antigua and Barbuda / Safiya L. Roberts
  • Argentina / Marcelo Bombau
  • Bahamas / Vann P. Gaitor, LaShay A. S. Thompson, Andrea A. Moultrie, Felix F. L. Beneby Jr and Camryn A. Cartwright
  • Barbados / Giles A. M. Carmichael and Sharalee M. J. Gittens
  • Belize / Eamon H. Courtenay SC and Iliana N. Swift
  • Bermuda / Grant Spurling and Kiernan Bell
  • Bolivia / Fernando Aguirre B.
  • Brazil / Flavio Olimpio de Azevedo
  • British Virgin Islands / Claire Goldstein
  • Canada / Malcolm M. Mercer
  • Chile / Raimundo Moreno and Monica Vander Schraft
  • Colombia / Carlos Urrutia-Valenzuela
  • Costa Rica / Andrea Sittenfeld, Adriana Castro, Karla Gonzalez and Eduardo Calderon
  • Cuba / Maria Antonieta Landa Marti, Miguel Francisco Sardinas Arce and Imara Francisca Betancourt Suarez
  • Curaçao / Bouke Boersma
  • Dominican Republic / Luis Rafael Pellerano and Ricardo Pellerano
  • Ecuador / Sebastian Caicedo Ricaurte and Bruce Horowitz
  • El Salvador / Ricardo Cevallos
  • Guatemala / Alfonso Carrillo M.
  • Honduras / J. Humberto Medina Alva and Marcela Aguilar
  • Jamaica / Peter S. Goldson and René C. K. Gayle
  • Mexico / Samuel García-Cuéllar and Michel Narcia Martínez
  • Panama / José Agustín Preciado M. and Mario A. Preciado Miró
  • Paraguay / Rosa Elena Dimartino
  • Peru / Jean Paul Chabaneix and Luis Bedoya
  • Puerto Rico / Richard Graffam-Rodríguez
  • Trinidad and Tobago / Mark James Morgan
  • United States / Gerry Silver
  • Uruguay / Santiago Gatica, José Juan Gari, Juan Bonet, Santiago Murguía, Daniel Mosco and Camila Umpiérrez
  • US Virgin Islands / Xaverie L. Baxley-Hull
  • Venezuela / Fernando Peláez-Pier and Alejandro Gallotti.
One of the major challenges facing the legal profession today is how to adapt and apply the concept of attorney-client privilege (or professional secrecy) in an increasingly globalised world. Rules on attorney-client privilege differ significantly from country to country. This book explores such differences within 32 jurisdictions in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together with its complementary volume Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe (Cambridge, 2013), this book explores the creation of a common definition for attorney-client privilege which can be accepted by a wide variety of countries and international institutions. Practice and interpretation within each jurisdiction is mapped and explored, including reference to local laws, ethical rules and case law. This book is a useful resource for those working on transactions or litigations which involve several countries.
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  • America's primal sin
  • Preventing the second Great Depression
  • Obama cares
  • To halt the rise of the oceans
  • To stanch a bleeding world
  • The inevitability of disappointment
  • Obama's America.
"Jonathan Chait ... digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts-- economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights-- to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Prologue: January 16, 1904
  • Youth
  • Germany to America (1869)
  • New Orleans (1869-1875)
  • Childhood (1876-1890)
  • San Francisco (1890-1891)
  • Berkeley (1891-1898)
  • War (1898)
  • Battle & insurgency (1898-1899)
  • Police chief
  • A proposition (1900-1905)
  • Town marshal (1905)
  • Marshal Vollmer (1905-1906)
  • Earthquake (1906)
  • The progressive (1906-1907)
  • Police education (1907-1909)
  • Police chief (1909-1910)
  • Lydia (1910-1915)
  • Crime lab (1916-1917)
  • College cops (1917-1919)
  • A national reputation (1917-1922)
  • Lie detector (1921-1923)
  • L.A.P.D. (1923)
  • L.A. politics (1923-1924)
  • The BPD (1924-1929)
  • College professor
  • University of Chicago (1929-1931)
  • University of California at Berkeley (1931-1933)
  • Author & professor (1934-1937)
  • The criminologist (1937-1941)
  • Retirement
  • Retirement (1942-1949)
  • Decline (1950-1954)
  • Suicide (1955)
  • Epilogue: legacy (1955+)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Sources
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Photo credits
  • Index.
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: In Our Blood
  • Chapter 1: States of Nature
  • Chapter 2: A Nation of Laws
  • Chapter 3: Extreme Frontiers
  • Chapter 4: I Love My Country and Government
  • Chapter 5: The Hour of National Vengeance
  • Chapter 6: The People's Choice
  • Conclusion: Submit to Nothing
  • Notes
  • Index.
"Most Americans know Andrew Jackson as a frontier rebel against political and diplomatic norms, a 'populis' champion of ordinary people against the elitist legacy of the Founding Fathers. Many date the onset of American democracy to his 1829 inauguration. Despite his reverence for the 'sovereign people, ' however, Jackson spent much of his career limiting that sovereignty, imposing new and often unpopular legal regimes over American lands and markets. He made his name as a lawyer, businessman, and official along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers, at times ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning slaves to native planters in the name of federal authority and international law. On the other hand, he waged total war on the Cherokees and Creeks who terrorized Western settlements and raged at the national statesmen who refused to 'avenge the blood' of innocent colonists. During the long war in the South and West from 1811 to 1818 he brushed aside legal restraints on holy genocide and mass retaliation, presenting himself as the only man who would protect white families from hostile empires, 'heathen' warriors, and rebellious slaves. He became a towering hero to those who saw the United States as uniquely lawful and victimized. And he used that legend to beat back a range of political, economic, and moral alternatives for the Republican future. Drawing from new evidence about Jackson and the Southern frontiers, Avenging the People boldly reinterprets the grim and principled man whose version of American nationhood continues to shape American democracy."-- Provided by publisher.
"With the passionate support of most voters and their families, Andrew Jackson broke through the protocols of the Founding generation, defying constitutional and international norms in the name of the "sovereign people." And yet Jackson's career was no less about limiting that sovereignty, imposing one kind of law over Americans so that they could inflict his sort of "justice" on non-Americans. Jackson made his name along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers by representing merchants and creditors and serving governors and judges. At times that meant ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning blacks slaves to native planters. Jackson performed such duties in the name of federal authority and the "law of nations." Yet he also survived an undeclared war with Cherokee and Creek fighters between 1792 and 1794, raging at the Washington administration's failure to "avenge the blood" of white colonists who sometimes leaned towards the Spanish Empire rather than the United States. Even under the friendlier presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Jackson chafed at the terms of national loyalty. During the long war in the south and west from 1811 to 1818 he repeatedly brushed aside state and federal restraints on organized violence, citing his deeper obligations to the people's safety within a terrifying world of hostile empires, lurking warriors, and rebellious slaves. By 1819 white Americans knew him as their "great avenger." Drawing from recent literatures on Jackson and the early republic and also from new archival sources, Avenging the People portrays him as a peculiar kind of nationalist for a particular form of nation, a grim and principled man whose grim principles made Americans fearsome in some respects and helpless in others"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • "Homosexual marriage?" : the stirrings of a new idea
  • "What was important was that we were a household" : gay marriages and the domestic partnership alternative
  • "We are criminals in the eyes of the law, and that is used against us" : sodomy, AIDS, and new alliances
  • "A tectonic shift" : earthquake in Hawaii
  • "The very foundations of our society are in danger" : the defense of marriage
  • "Here come the brides" : laying the cornerstone in Massachusetts
  • "Power to the people" : rogue weddings and ballot initiatives
  • "A political awakening" : California's Proposition 8 changes the game
  • "Brick by brick" : progress in the states
  • "Make more snowflakes and eventually there will be an avalanche" : the battle over strategy comes to a head
  • "Without any rational justification" : Proposition 8 on trial
  • "A risk well worth taking" : Edie Windsor and winning marriage in New York
  • "The nation is ready for it" : a president and a country evolve
  • "Love survives death" : the Windsor ruling and its aftermath
  • "The responsibility to right fundamental wrongs" : a circuit split sets up a showdown
  • "It is so ordered" : marriage equality comes to all fifty states
  • Epilogue.
The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century.Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equality. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness of the equal dignity of same-sex love. A cadre of LGBTQ lawyers soon began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, if not yet on marriage itself. It was only after being pushed by a small set of committed lawyers and grassroots activists that established movement groups created a successful strategy to win marriage in the courts.Marriage equality proponents then had to win over members of their own LGBTQ community who declined to make marriage a priority, while seeking to rein in others who charged ahead heedless of their carefully laid plans. All the while, they had to fight against virulent antigay opponents and capture the American center by spreading the simple message that love is love, ultimately propelling the LGBTQ community--and America--immeasurably closer to justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737228 20170410
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xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • * Preface* Introduction - Miranda Davies* Part I: Reconstructing Parenthood*1. Motherhood in Fragments: The Disaggregation of Biology and Care - Laurel Swerdlow and Wendy Chavkin*2. Constructions of Gay Men's Reproductive Desires on Commercial Surrogacy Clinic Websites - Damien Riggs and Clemence Due* Part II: Global Babies: Who Benefits?*3. Transnational Surrogacy and the Earthquake in Nepal: A Case Study from Israel - Carmel Shalev, Hedva Eyal and Etti Samama*4. Recruiting to Give Birth: Agent-Facilitators and the Commercial Surrogacy Arrangement in India - Sarojini Nadimpally and Anindita Majumdar (Sama)*5. Gestational Surrogacy: How Safe? - Diane Beeson and Abby Lippman*6. The Fertility Continuum: Racism, Bio-capitalism and Post-colonialism in the Transnational Surrogacy Industry - France Winddance Twine*7. Networks of Reproduction: Politics and Practices Surrounding Surrogacy in Romania - Eniko Demeny*8. Surrogacy Arrangements in Austerity Greece: Policy Considerations in a Permissive Regime - Konstantina Davaki* Part III: What about the Children?*9. What are Children's 'Best Interests' in International Surrogacy? A Social Work Perspective from the UK - Marilyn Crawshaw, Patricia Fronek, Eric Blyth and Andy Elvin*10. What about the Children? Citizenship, Nationality and the Perils of Statelessness - Marsha Tyson Darling*11. Transnational Third-Party Assisted Conception: Pursuing the Desire for 'Origins' Information in the Internet Era - Deborah Dempsey and Fiona Kelly* Part IV: Feminist Responses around the World*12. Frequently Unasked Questions: Understanding and Responding to Gaps in Public Knowledge of International Surrogacy Practices Worldwide - Ayesha Chatterjee and Sally Whelan (Our Bodies Ourselves)*13. Surrogate Motherhood: Ethical or Commercial? - The Centre for Social Research*14. Surrogacy in Mexico - Isabel Fulda and Regina Tames (GIRE)*15. A Reproductive Justice Analysis of Genetic Technologies: Report of a National Convening of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women - Generations Ahead*16. I Donated my Eggs and I Wouldn't Do It Again - Ari Laurel*17. A Feminist No to Surrogate Motherhood - Kajsa Ekman, Linn Hellerstrom and the Swedish Women's Lobby* Part V: Looking Ahead*18. Mapping Feminist Views on Surrogacy - Emma Maniere*19. Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: To Ban or Not to Ban - Amrita Pande*20. Governing Transnational Surrogacy Practices: What Role Can National and International Regulations Play? - Sonia Allan.
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Transnational surrogacy - the creation of babies across borders - has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783607020 20170508
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xii, 240 pages ; 22 cm
  • Children of the future
  • Sperm
  • Eggs
  • Embryos
  • Wombs
  • Families
  • The rights of the child.
Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax regulations that have made the U.S. a major fertility tourism destination. And without clear protections, the unique rights and needs of the children of assisted reproduction are often ignored. This book is the first to consider the voice of the child in discussions about regulating the fertility industry. The controversies are many. Donor anonymity is preventing millions of children from knowing their genetic origins. Fertility clinics are marketing genetically enhanced babies. Career women are saving their eggs for later in life. And Third World women are renting their wombs to the rich. Meanwhile, the unregulated fertility market charges forward as a multi-billion-dollar industry. This deeply-considered book offers answers to the urgent question: Who will protect our babies of technology?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300215878 20170502
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viii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: In pursuit of "balance"
  • Navigating the rules in public universities
  • Navigating the rules in the U.S. military
  • Looking out and speaking up : individual agency and networks
  • Status speaks : the importance of rank
  • In the shadow of the ideal worker
  • Conclusion: Can mothers ever be ideal workers?
In recent decades, laws and workplace policies have emerged that seek to address the "balance" between work and family. Millions of women in the U.S. take some time off when they give birth or adopt a child, making use of "family-friendly" laws and policies in order to spend time recuperating and to initiate a bond with their children.The Balance Gap traces the paths individual women take in understanding and invoking work/life balance laws and policies. Conducting in-depth interviews with women in two distinctive workplace settings-public universities and the U.S. military-Sarah Cote Hampson uncovers how women navigate the laws and the unspoken cultures of their institutions. Activists and policymakers hope that such family-friendly law and policy changes will not only increase women's participation in the workplace, but also help women experience greater workplace equality. As Hampson shows, however, these policies and women's abilities to understand and utilize them have fallen short of fully alleviating the tensions that women across the nation are still grappling with as they try to reconcile their work and family responsibilities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503602151 20170403
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liii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Balancing decision-making amongst courts and legislatures
  • Judicial review and political responses
  • Comparing political responses in India and the United Kingdom
  • Judicial review in the shadow of remedies
  • Collateral institutions to judicial review
  • Conclusion.
The Human Rights Act (HRA) of the UK, enacted in 1998, provoked particular interest amongst scholars. Unlike systems of parliamentary sovereignty and judicial supremacy, it promised a new, 'balanced' model for the protection of rights, which conferred courts with a limited power of review over legislation. Under this new model, rights-based decision-making was expected to be balanced amongst courts and legislatures, rather than lopsided in favour of either. Indian courts, on the other hand, have always been constitutionally entrusted with the power to strike down primary legislation enacted by the Union and state legislatures. This book examines the promise of the new model against its performance in practice by comparing judicial review under the HRA to an exemplar of the old model of judicial review, the Indian Constitution. It argues that although the HRA fosters a more balanced allocation of powers between legislatures and courts than the Indian Constitution, it does so for a novel reason. Balanced constitutionalism is not achieved through the legislative rejection of judicial decision-making about rights. Instead, the nature of the remedy under the HRA enables British courts to assert their genuine interpretations of rights in situations in which Indian courts find it difficult to do so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199470587 20170508
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vii, 152 pages ; 26 cm
  • Sovereign immunity / Eric B. Epstein
  • Nuts and bolts of bank examinations / Nicholas A.J. Vlietstra
  • Threshold issues / Eric B. Epstein
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion / Eric B. Epstein, David A. Scheffel, and Jessica Mikhailevich Pierce
  • Good cause / Eric B. Epstein, David A. Scheffel, and Jessica Mikhailevich Pierce
  • Practice tips / Eric B. Epstein.
"The bank examination privilege is the privilege that applies to confidential communications between financial institutions and their federal and state regulators, such as formal bank audits. Recently, a number of significant cases involving regulated financial institutions have centered around the bank examination privilege. [This book provides] key concepts and serves as a practical, user-friendly resource to understand the intricacies of this privilege. A comprehensive treatment on the subject, this reference provides you with: an overview of the bank examination privilege, including the definition, scope, and limitations; statutes and regulations at both the federal and state levels; the principles of sovereign immunity; the nuts and bolts of bank examinations: what they are and who examines banks; and practice tips that can help you successfully defend the bank examination privilege and litigate issues related to the privilege...This...resource includes an appendix that is intended as a legal research guide for practitioners that sets forth citations to legal authorities that touch on different aspects of the privilege, including at the federal and state level."-- Publisher's website.
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This new book analyses the legal and practical issues experienced during the Lehman Brothers litigation, the largest and most complex bankruptcy proceedings in history. By examining the issues the work provides a useful reference source for future large scale and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings of multinational groups. The author team includes experts from the various jurisdictions in which Lehman Brothers was operative, many of whom were involved in the litigation. The authors set out practical solutions to the issues faced, concerning, for example, the use of existing payment and settlement systems for consent solicitation, and filing instructions and insolvency distributions. Economic challenges, such as the valuation of distressed financial instruments, are also considered. Additionally, the book provides a critique of the current law, analysis of the interpretation and scope of core legal principles and makes recommendations for regulatory reform and judicial cooperation.0In this book first-hand accounts by key parties in the insolvency proceedings with expertise on the main issues are complemented by the views of selected independent experts to provide the first complete work on this ground-breaking litigation.
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xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The changing regulatory environment governing financial and economic crimes
  • The compliance of worldwide banking systems with evolving international regulatory and supervisory requirements : facts, challenges, and implications
  • The causes and origins of banking crises : a review and critique of theory and evidence
  • Bank lending during the financial crisis of 2008 : an empirical investigation
  • Corporate governance in the banking industry and Basel III challenges and implications
  • Monetary policy in an era of quantitative easing
  • Monetary policy in an era of monetary unions, and central banks' holdings of foreign reserves.
The 21st century witnessed major changes in the financial environment surrounding bank regulators and banks. Banking and Monetary Policies in a Changing Financial Environment delves into three of these developments and challenges. The first change in the financial environment relates to the rise in the number and sophistication of financial and economic crimes which shaped the international regulatory architecture. New rules and regulations led to the creation of new strategies to combat these crimes, especially those concerning the spread of more advanced money laundering methods and techniques, terrorist financing after the 9/11 attacks, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The second development concerns the global financial crisis of 2008 which drastically affected the regulatory environment of various international and domestic financial authorities causing major changes in bank lending and corporate governance policies, and in the development of the Basel III accord on capital adequacy for bank supervision. The third development manifests itself in the creation of a major European monetary union without a fiscal union and a giant European central bank impacting the conduct of monetary policy. This book combines theory, policy, regulation and institutional approaches with empirical testing, analyzing applications and case studies of various international regulatory authorities and administrations, countries and jurisdictions, central banks and commercial banks. This volume is suitable for those who study international finance, Banking and white collar crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913530 20170306
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viii, 156 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Origins of the National Bank Act and national currency / Peter Huntoon
  • National bank notes and the practical limits of nationalization / Franklin Noll
  • Charter no. 1 : first among national banks / Marianne Babal
  • E.T. Wilson and the banks : a case study in government regulation and service / Paula Petrik
  • Stabilizing the national banking system, 1864-1913 : the role of bank examination / Eugene N. White
  • Founding the fourth branch : the office of the comptroller of the currency / Jesse Stiller
  • National bank preemption and the financial crisis of 2008 / Raymond Natter
  • The measure of a regulator : the office of thrift supervision, 1989-2011 / Paula Dejmek Woods.
The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development of the U.S. financial system and the modern administrative state. Yet its importance has been largely overlooked. Banking Modern America aims to address that gap. With its unique multidisciplinary approach that brings together scholars from disciplines including history, economics, the law, and finance, this book lends a new dimension to studying the origins and development of a system that touched key aspects of modern America. Chapters examine key episodes in the history of Federal banking, looking at the Civil War origins of the national banking system and the practical challenges of setting up a new system of money and banking. The essays in this volume explore the tensions that arose between bankers and Federal regulators, between governmental jurisdictions, and even between regulators themselves. This book will be essential reading for academics of banking and finance, regulation, numismatics and history, as well as professional economists, historians and policy makers interested in the history of the US financial system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213807 20161219
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xxii, 504 pages ; 19 cm.
  • An overview of state collection law
  • Bankruptcy : an overview
  • Commencement, conversion and dismissal of a bankruptcy case
  • Stay of collection actions and acts
  • Property of the estate
  • Exemptions
  • Avoidance of prebankruptcy transfers
  • Postbankruptcy transfers
  • Effect of bankruptcy on secured claims
  • Claims
  • Leases and executory contracts
  • Discharge
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 11
  • Allocation of judicial power over bankruptcy matters
  • Extrajudicial collection devices
  • Judicial debt collection
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Creditors with special rights
  • Debtor's state law remedies a/k/a collective creditor action.
This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634606493 20170508
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xi, 276 pages ; 23 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Literature review; 2. Data and methods; 3. Congress and the Bankruptcy Code of 1978; 4. By the numbers; Part II. The Hard Cases; Section 1. A Tale of Missed Opportunities: Congress, the Court, and the Bankruptcy Clause: 5. From marathon to wellness: assessing the 'public[ity]' of the bankruptcy power; 6. Sovereign immunity and the bankruptcy power: from Hoffman to Katz; Section 2. A Study in Interpretive Strategy: The Court, the Solicitor General, and the Code: 7. Bankruptcy versus labor law: Bildisco; 8. Bankruptcy versus environmental law: midLantic; 9. Bankruptcy versus criminal law: Kelly; 10. Setting text against tradition: Ron Pair; 11. Bankruptcy and state sovereignty: BFP; Part III. Amici and the Court: 12. The Supreme Court, the Solicitor General, and statutory interpretation; 13. Learning from amici; Part IV. Conclusion: Appendix A. The Supreme Court's bankruptcy cases; Appendix B. Available papers of the Justices; Appendix C. References to the hard cases; Appendix D. Sources of the Court's citations; Appendix E. Sources from the Solicitor General and other amici.
"In this illuminating work, Ronald J. Mann offers readers a comprehensive study of bankruptcy cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. He provides detailed case studies based on the Justices' private papers on the most closely divided cases, statistical analysis of variation among the Justices in their votes for and against effective bankruptcy relief, and new information about the appearance in opinions of citations taken from party and amici briefs. By focusing on cases that have neither a clear answer under the statute nor important policy constraints, the book unveils the decision-making process of the Justices themselves - what they do when they are left to their own devices. It should be read by anyone interested not only in the jurisprudence of bankruptcy, but also in the inner workings of the Supreme Court"-- Provided by publisher.
"A bankruptcy court had the power to absolve a state criminal sentence. I left his office doubtful at best that he could be right - the statute seemed so clear. Not surprisingly, the expectations of the Justice were more accurate than those of his young law clerk. At the conference the next morning, the Justices decided by a 7-2 margin that the Bankruptcy Code did not discharge the restitutionary obligation. The opinion was assigned to Justice Powell"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Introduction xv Additional Thanks xvii Chapter 1: An Overview of the Bankruption 1 Chapter 2: Community Banking Is Broken 7 Chapter 3: The Opportunity for Community Financial Institutions 75 Chapter 4: Advice from Others 157 Chapter 5: Finishing Move 257 About the Author 269 About the Companion Website 271 Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
Community banking can flourish in the face of fintech and global competition with a fresh approach to strategy Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. Author John Waupsh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kasasa, where he helps spearhead financial product development and implementation across hundreds of institutions. In this guide, he draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies. The discussion separates futurist thinking from today's realities, and dispels common myths surrounding the U.S. community banking model in order to shed light on the real challenges facing community banking institutions. It follows with clear solutions, proven strategies, and insight from experts across banking and fintech. All arguments are backed by massive amounts of data, and the companion website provides presentation-ready visualizations to help you kickstart change within your team. In the U.S. and around the globe, fintech companies and non-banks alike are creating streams of banking services that are interesting, elegant, and refreshing and they're winning the hearts and minds of early adopters. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, this book offers many different tactics for community banks and credit unions to compete and flourish in the new world. * Analyze fintech's threat to the community banking model * Learn where community banking must improve to compete * Disprove the myths to uncover the real challenges banks face * Adopt proven strategies to bring your organization into the future Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved, and provides a proven path to success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
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lxxii, 571 pages ; 26 cm
  • General introduction: Some problems relating to the role of international law
  • International legal sources I : the United Nations conventions
  • International legal sources II : the United Nations Security Council resolutions
  • International legal sources III : FATF recommendations
  • International legal sources IV : the European Union and the Council of Europe
  • International legal sources V : the UN Security Council delisting procedure
  • Money laundering offences under POCA 2002
  • The terrorism acts and conspiracy
  • UK sanctions regimes
  • Regulatory responsibilities
  • The professions and financial crime
  • Claims arising under UK private law
  • Money had and received
  • Knowing receipt
  • Dishonest assistance
  • Deceit
  • Conspiracy
  • Investigations and remedies under POCA 2002
  • Anti-terrorism legislation
  • Judicial cooperation including obtaining evidence
  • Cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom in the prevention and prosecution of financial crime
  • Extraterritorial application of US law
  • Virtual currencies, artificial intelligence, and emerging legal questions.
This thoroughly revised and updated new edition provides a practical guide for banks and their lawyers in respect of their regulatory responsibilities, their private law duties, their liabilities to third parties, and their obligations to assist persons seeking the recovery of assets (including regulatory bodies within and without the jurisdiction) as they relate to "tainted money". It also sets the law in its national and international policy context and pays particular attention to the international sources of the relevant law. It draws on the expertise of civil and criminal practitioners, public international lawyers, and overseas (in particular US) lawyers. The second edition addresses recent practice under the main international conventions, including the Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (October 2012) and the Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (November 2013). UN Security Council Resolutions, in particular resolution 1904 of 17 December 2009 which established the delisting ombudsperson (in response to criticism by national courts), have been considered. The book considers the work of international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force and new primary legislation at domestic and European level, including the Fourth Money Laundering Directive. Additionally, decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts are analysed and explained. It also provides a further assessment of the extent to which there has emerged an international law of tainted money to complement the emergence of an international financial system. In a concluding chapter, it gives an overview of the emerging response of courts and regulators (national, EU, and international) to the challenges presented by new technologies such as Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198716587 20170502
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93. Barristers [2017]

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A groundbreaking documentary series following some of the UK's leading legal minds. For the first time ever, cameras have access to the working of the British courts. Over fifteen months, they have unprecedented access to the barristers, their cases, and the courts system.
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xvi, 319 pages ; 23 cm
  • Baseball origins and club teams, 1791-1865
  • Professionalization and the rise of leagues, 1866-1902
  • The National Commission era, 1903-1920
  • Landis in charge, 1921-1944
  • Owners on top, 1945-1965
  • MLBPA and the rise of the players, 1966-1995
  • Selig, steroids and baseball prosperity.
Baseball and law have intersected from the very beginnings of the sport in America. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town's meeting house. A 1794 Pennsylvania statute barred ball playing on Sundays. That intersection has continued unabated to the present day. In 2015 alone, a federal court held that baseball's exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations, another overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice, and a third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video board at Wrigley Field. By recounting the long history of law's close relationship with the National Pastime-with stories about lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey, the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also "Take Me Out to the Ball Game, " the frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause, and so many other instances in which law in some form has intertwined with baseball-this exhaustive and detailed chronology documents the profound effect law has had on the sport, both on and off the field. It makes a convincing case that knowledge of when and how baseball and law have come together is essential for anyone wishing to understand not only the game's past and present, but also its future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476664385 20170508
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384 pages ; 25 cm
  • The instrument of freedom
  • Basic income and its cousins
  • Prehistory : public assistance and social insurance
  • History : from utopian dream to worldwide movement
  • Ethically justifiable? : free riding versus fair shares
  • Economically sustainable? : funding, experiments and transitions
  • Politically achievable? : civil society, parties and the back door
  • Viable in the global era? : multi-level basic income.
It may sound crazy to pay people an income whether or not they are working or looking for work. But the idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every individual, rich or poor, active or inactive, has been advocated by such major thinkers as Thomas Paine, John Stuart Mill, and John Kenneth Galbraith. For a long time, it was hardly noticed and never taken seriously. Today, with the traditional welfare state creaking under pressure, it has become one of the most widely debated social policy proposals in the world. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present the most comprehensive defense of this radical idea so far, advocating it as our most realistic hope for addressing economic insecurity and social exclusion in the twenty-first century.The authors seamlessly combine philosophy, politics, and economics as they compare the idea of a basic income with rival ideas past and present for guarding against poverty and unemployment. They trace its history, tackle the economic and ethical objections against an unconditional income--including its alleged tendency to sap incentives and foster free riding--and lay out how such an apparently implausible idea might be viable financially and achievable politically. Finally, they consider the relevance of the proposal in an increasingly globalized economy.In an age of growing inequality and divided politics, when old answers to enduring social problems no longer inspire confidence, Basic Income presents fresh reasons to hope that we might yet achieve a free society and a sane economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674052284 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • The politics of domestic violence
  • Moving from personal trouble to social problem
  • The domestic politics of just leaving
  • States of insecurity
  • A political economy of domestic violence
  • Reframing domestic violence and the state.
Battering States explores the most personal part of people's lives as they intersect with a uniquely complex state system. The book examines how statecraft shapes domestic violence: how a state defines itself and determines what counts as a family; how a state establishes sovereignty and defends its borders; and how a state organizes its legal system and forges its economy. The ethnography includes stories from people, places, and perspectives not commonly incorporated in domestic violence studies, and, in doing so, reveals the transformation of intimate partner violence from a predictable form of marital trouble to a publicly recognized social problem. The politics of domestic violence create novel entry points to understanding how, although women may be vulnerable to gender-based violence, they do not necessarily share the same kind of belonging to the state. This means that markers of identity and power, such as gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion and religiosity, and socio-economic and geographic location, matter when it comes to safety and pathways to justice. The study centers on Israel, where a number of factors bring connections between the cultural politics of the state and domestic violence into stark relief: the presence of a contentious multinational and multiethnic population; competing and overlapping sets of religious and civil laws; a growing gap between the wealthy and the poor; and the dominant presence of a security state in people's everyday lives. The exact combination of these factors is unique to Israel, but they are typical of states with a diverse population in a time of globalization. In this way, the example of Israel offers insights wherever the political and personal impinge on one another.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826521316 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • Chapter One: Get Ready to Practice The POWER Model Practicing Academic Writing Part I: Practice Becoming a Productive Academic Writer Chapter Two: Establish and Maintain the "Write" Habit Think About It ... Seeing Yourself as a Writer EXERCISE 1-Schedule Your Writing Sessions EXERCISE 2-Increase Your Writing Time in No Time EXERCISE 3-Write Quickly, Edit Slowly EXERCISE 4-Organize Messy Drafts EXERCISE 5-Keep and Share a Writing Log EXERCISE 6-Read About Writing EXERCISE 7-Document Your Writing Projects EXERCISE 8-Write to Learn (Anything, Including How to Write) Chapter Three: Practice Building Academic Vocabulary Think About It... EXERCISE 9-Increase Your Vocabulary One Word at a Time EXERCISE 10-Use New Academic Words EXERCISE 11-Build Your Own Professional Dictionary/Glossary Chapter Four: Polish the Grammar Think About It... EXERCISE 12-Learn From the Masters EXERCISE 13-Identify Patterns of Problems EXERCISE 14-Practice Grammar Rules EXERCISE 15-Copy Chapter Five: Get Feedback Think About It... EXERCISE 16-Get Feedback on Early Drafts EXERCISE 17-Get Feedback on Middle Drafts EXERCISE 18-Get Feedback on Final Drafts EXERCISE 19-Get Feedback Regularly EXERCISE 20-Schedule Reading Appointments Chapter Six: Edit and Proofread Think About It... EXERCISE 21-Tighten the Paragraphs EXERCISE 22-Make It Flow: Organize EXERCISE 23-Clear Out the Clutter EXERCISE 24-Use a Thesaurus and a Reverse Dictionary EXERCISE 25-Pay Attention to Word Placement EXERCISE 26-Cut It in Half EXERCISE 27-Read Aloud EXERCISE 28-Copyedit: Proofread Line by Line Part II: Practice Writing Sections of Journal Articles, Research Reports, and Grant Chapter Seven: Exercises for Writing Introductions, Purpose Statements, or Specific Aims Sections Think About It... EXERCISE 29-Map EXERCISE 30-Dump EXERCISE 31-Craft the Purpose Statement EXERCISE 32-Develop the Rationale EXERCISE 33-Present the Literature Review EXERCISE 34-Lay Out the Theoretical Framework EXERCISE 35-Check It Chapter Eight: Exercises for Writing the Methods Section Think About It... EXERCISE 36-Practice Describing EXERCISE 37-Describe the Research Design EXERCISE 38-Describe the Sample EXERCISE 39-Describe the Measures EXERCISE 40-Describe Data Collection and Data Management Procedures EXERCISE 41-Describe the Data Analysis Chapter Nine: Exercises for Writing the Results/Findings Section Think About It... EXERCISE 42-Picture the Findings EXERCISE 43-Describe the Most Important Findings EXERCISE 44-Summarize the Least Important Findings Chapter Ten: Exercises for Writing the Discussion or Conclusion Section Think About It... EXERCISE 45-Question the Results/Findings EXERCISE 46-Connect the Dots: Other Research EXERCISE 47-Connect the Dots: Relevant Theory EXERCISE 48-Guide Your Reader Into the Future EXERCISE 49-Confess Limitations Chapter Eleven: Exercise for Writing Abstracts Think About It... EXERCISE 50-Write an Abstract in 20 Minutes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483376257 20160815
Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing Second Edition is designed as a practical self-paced guide to help the reader learn to write and master the specifics of academic writing. Author Patricia Goodson provides 50 exercises that are grounded in a theoretically sound and empirically based model. The organization allows you to start at the beginning and work your way through all of the exercises, or focus on exercises that will help you build your skills where you most feel the need. Tips for the ESL writer are included in a number of chapters. In addition, the 2nd edition includes a new and valuable addition in Appendix A - "Reading and Writing-- How to STOP making the Literature Review an Excuse for Not writing, In this appendix, the author covers how to read and write simultaneously, and provides a system of how to do that. Also new are the POWER in Practice Boxes that are featured in every chapter. These boxes are very aligned with the content of the chapter. In contrast, the "Research Shows" boxes allow the reader to take a brief break from the main topic and learn about research and various other facets of academic writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483376257 20160815
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xix, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Corporate becoming and strategic leadership
  • HP's history of becoming, 1939-2016 : an integral process overview
  • Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard build a great test and measurement instruments company
  • John Young doubles down on computing
  • Lew Platt pivots HP toward commodity business
  • Carly Fiorina drives HP toward scale and scope
  • Mark Hurd relentlessly manages for results
  • Léo Apotheker intends to revolutionize HP
  • Meg Whitman resolves strategic integration challenges, from better together to splitting HP in two
  • Corporate becoming : why strategic leadership matters.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190640446 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm