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194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: E-government and e-governance
  • E-governance era : paradigm shifts and megatrends, Janus face of technology, digital divide, and the hype curve/hype cycle
  • Technology models and societal preferences : technology acceptance model (TAM), diffusion of innovation (DOI), and web trust
  • Scientific knowledge, technocrats, and the role of the expert
  • Open innovation, advancements in technological innovation and the impact of modern networks on participation
  • Deliberative democracy and citizen participation
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : social media and crowdsourcing
  • Modern deliberative democracy means and web 2.0 technology : suggestion boxes, deliberative mini-publics, citizen review panels, deliberative polls and public meetings
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part one
  • E-governance, deliberative democracy and voting processes : part two.
E-Governance as a field of study is relatively new when considered within the broader historical context of US democracy. The advent of the modern Internet in the early 1990s yielded new technologies that began to shift citizen expectations of how government can -- and in many cases should -- govern. Though innovations continue to emerge at a rapid pace, these technologies may be used to reinforce long-held deliberative democracy principles, including transparency, accountability and flexibility. Advances in E-Governance offers a comprehensive exploration of the role that technological innovation plays in facilitating government action and citizen participation. In this timely book, author Anthony Trotta differentiates e-governance from e-government and examines the increasingly important role social media and crowdsourcing have come to play in our democracy, and the interactions between technology, polling, voting, and outcomes. Including practical cases ranging from DMV registration to online tax filing and markers of successful implementation, Advances in E-Governance carefully addresses how the adoption and expansion of electronic platforms align with new government paradigms and looks to future trends in this rapidly expanding field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498701181 20170925
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xviii, 214 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Shareholder wealth maximisation revisited
  • Shareholder power and shareholder empowerment
  • Shareholder rights and corporate objectives in China : past and present
  • Towards stakeholder model
  • A more suitable corporate objective in China.
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227 pages ; 23 cm.
  • A people's country
  • Broke and patriotic
  • Heading to Alabama and Montana
  • The last hope
  • The land of milk and honey
  • Freedom
  • Reconciling poverty and patriotism
  • An unshakeable bond.
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viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Evaluating American elections : are they working well? / Todd Donovan
  • Compulsory voting and the United States / Shane P. Singh
  • Race and the right to vote : the modern barrier of voter ID laws / Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto
  • Provisional votes : an election reform to count more votes / Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman
  • One step forward, two steps back : the curious case of immigrant voting rights / Ron Hayduk
  • Changing how America votes for President / Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey
  • Redistricting and representation : searching for "fairness" between the lines / Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee
  • Ranked choice voting : a different way of casting and counting votes / David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony
  • The impact of electoral rules on minority representation / Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright The Fair Representation Act for Congress / Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose
  • What's rules got to do with it? : parties, reform, and selection in the presidential nomination process / Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson
  • Signature requirements and ballot access for non-major party candidates / Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu
  • Third parties and the fight for electoral reform / Brian Brox
  • Campaign finance in U.S. Politics : an era without limits / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen
  • When do election rules change? / Todd Donovan.
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
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  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The living Constitution
  • Understanding the Supreme Court
  • Institutional authority
  • The judiciary
  • The legislature
  • The executive
  • Nation-state relations
  • Federalism
  • The commerce power
  • The power to tax and spend
  • Economic liberties
  • The contract clause
  • Economic substantive due process
  • The Takings Clause
  • Civil liberties
  • Religion : exercise and establishment
  • Freedom of speech, assembly, and association
  • Freedom of the press
  • The right to keep and bear arms
  • The right to privacy
  • The rights of the criminally accused
  • Investigations and evidence
  • Attorneys, trials, and punishments
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination
  • Voting and representation.
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  • Introduction : terra nullius in Zion?
  • The legal geography of indigenous Bedouin dispossession
  • The land regime of the late Ottoman period
  • The land regime of the Bristish Mandate period
  • Making the "dead Negev doctrine" during the Israeli period
  • Historical geography of the Negev : Bedouin agriculture
  • Bedouin territory and settlements
  • The Bedouin as an indigenous community
  • International law, indigenous land rights and Israel
  • Contested futures
  • State and Bedouin policies and plans.
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xxvi, 822 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • Taking the plunge
  • Leaving your employer
  • Selecting and working with an attorney
  • Deciding whether to incorporate
  • Structuring the ownership
  • Forming and working with the board
  • Raising money and securities regulation
  • Marshaling human resources
  • Contracts and leases
  • E-commerce, sales, and consumer privacy
  • Operational liabilities, insurance, and compliance
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Venture capital
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Going global
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Going public.
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xvii, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The court framework in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Violence and theft in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Norman England
  • Angevin reform
  • Crime and the Angevin reforms
  • Law and land-holding in Angevin England
  • Magna carta and the formation of the English common law.
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xv, 191 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of religion under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Conflict of rights?
  • Religious hate speech and religious hate speech laws
  • Restrictions on freedom of expression to spare religious feelings
  • Alternative approaches to (religious) hate speech
  • Case in point : the prosecutions of Geert Wilders
  • Conclusion.
In recent years, the Danish cartoons affair, the Charlie Hebdo murders and the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris have resulted in increasingly strident anti-Islamic speeches by politicians. This raises questions about the limits to freedom of expression and whether this freedom can and should be restricted to protect the religious feelings of believers. This book uses the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to provide a comprehensive analysis of the questions: whether legal prohibitions of religious hate speech violate the right to freedom of expression; and, whether such laws should be used to prosecute politicians and others who contribute to current debates when they use anti-Islam rhetoric. A well-known politician who uses such rhetoric is Dutch politician Geert Wilders. He has been prosecuted twice for hate speech, and was acquitted in the first case and recently convicted in the second. These prosecutions are used to illustrate the issues involved in drawing the line between freedom of expression and religious hate speech. Author argues that freedom of expression of politicians and those contributing to the public debate should not be restricted except in two very limited circumstances: when they incite to hatred or violence and there is an imminent danger that violence will follow or where it stops people from holding or manifesting their religion. Based on this, the author concludes that the European Court of Human Rights should decide, if it is asked to do so, that Wilders conviction for hate speech violates his freedom of expression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138243811 20171017
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xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The rise of regulatory governance
  • Theories of regulation
  • Regulatory space and regulatory regimes
  • Policy processes and the regulatory policy cycle
  • Bad, better and legitimate regulation
  • Define : agenda-setting, issue diagnosis and objective setting
  • Design : regime variables; option generation
  • Decide : regime assessment and selection
  • Implement : regime deployment, application and execution
  • Evaluate : assessment of regulatory policy and regime
  • The future of regulatory governance
  • Conclusion.
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x, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Irene Watson
  • Aboriginal nations, the australian nation-state and indigenous international legal traditions / Ambellin Kwaymullina
  • Domination in relation to indigenous ("dominated") peoples in international law / Steven Newcomb
  • Natural law and the law of nations : "society" and the exclusion of first nations as subjects of international law / Marcelle Burns
  • Long before Munich : the American template for Hitlerian diplomacy / Ward Churchill
  • First nations, indigenous peoples : our laws have always been here / Irene Watson
  • Law and politics of indigenous self-determination : the meaning of the right to prior consultation / Roger Merino
  • How governments manufacture consent and use it against indigenous peoples / Sharon Venne
  • "Kill the Indian in the child" : genocide in international law / Tamara Starblanket.
"For more than 500 years, indigenous laws have been disregarded. Many appeals for their recognition under international law have been made, but have thus far failed – mainly because international law was itself shaped by colonialism. How, this volume asks, might international law be reconstructed, so that it is liberated from its colonial origins? With contributions from critical legal theory, international law, politics, philosophy and Indigenous history, this volume pursues a cross-disciplinary analysis of the international legal exclusion of indigenous peoples, and of its relationship to global injustice. Beyond the issue of indigenous peoples’ rights, however, this analysis is set within the broader context of sustainability; arguing that Indigenous laws, philosophy and knowledge are not only legally valid, but offer an essential approach to questions of ecological justice and the co-existence of all life on earth."-- Back cover.
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ix, 321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The prison buildup and the birth of private prisons
  • How the government privatized
  • Prisoners as commodities
  • The prison-industrial complex
  • Private prisons and the American heartland
  • The prison divestment movement
  • The politics of private prisons
  • Public prisons vs. private prisons
  • Wrestling with the concept of private prisons
  • Shadow prisons : inside private immigrant detention centers
  • The future of private prisons
  • Conclusion.
"When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine states and federal corrections. Private prisons are criticized for making money off mass incarceration―to the tune of $5 billion in annual revenue. Based on [the author’s] work as a prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think tanks, [this book] blends investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research to analyze privatized corrections in America. From divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers across the Southwest, [the author] examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations. Private prisons have become ground zero in the anti-mass-incarceration movement. Universities have divested from these companies, political candidates hesitate to accept their campaign donations, and the Department of Justice tried to phase out its contracts with them. On the other side, impoverished rural towns often try to lure the for-profit prison industry to build facilities and create new jobs. Neither an endorsement or a demonization, Inside Private Prisons details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration. If private prisons are here to stay, how can we fix them? This book is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for concerned citizens to understand our changing carceral landscape."-- Provided by publisher.
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This book provides the clearest, most concise analysis available on the legal and regulatory issues arising in connection with private investment funds. It advises legal practitioners on the structuring, formation, and operation of a range of asset classes, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds.
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  • Understanding love: with and without God / Brett G Scharffs
  • Law and love in Eden / Joshua Neoh
  • Freedom, responsibility, and hope in Jewish thought / Steven H Resnicoff
  • Texts of terror in the New Testament: encountering or hating the "other"? / Michael Trainor
  • Weathering the storm: Shariʻa in Nigeria from the earliest times to the present / Ibrahim Haruna Hassan al-Wasewi
  • From law to solidarity / Slavic Jakelić
  • Love, law and the Judeo-Christian separation-individuation / Joseph E David
  • From enemy to neighbour?: the Armenian issue in the Ottoman Turkey and problem of "de-victimisation" of Armenian society / Hovhannes Hovhannisyan
  • Global law and global ethic / Leonard Swidler
  • Freedom of expression and legal protecdtion of religious feelings in Europe: from reconciliation to complementarity / Davor Derenčinović
  • The International Forum on Religions and Democracy--a path of civic mediation for Islam in Italy: the pros and cons of integrative university education / Alessandra Gaetani
  • The boundaries of religious ethics, secular ethics and law / Robert Crotty
  • Imago and imitatio: perfection of the individual and society in Maimonides' theory of religious law / Raphael Dascalu
  • The commandment of love in family law / Dubravka Hrabar.
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xii, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
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x, 263 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Credit and the market : Vanity fair and The way we live now
  • Contract and abstraction (?) : agency in Ruth and Bleak house
  • Contract and freedom (?) : constrained existence in Middlemarch and The mayor of Casterbridge
  • Satus-to-contract reassessed : the Victorian promise of marriage
  • Liberal anguish : Wuthering heights and the structures of liberal thought
  • Epilogue: History is always in the future.
In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most basically that of promise, most broadly the capitalist market order. She does so by placing canonical realist novels in conversation with legal-historical knowledge about Victorian contracts. Rosenberg argues that current understandings of the liberal effort in contracts need reconstructing from both ends of Henry Maine's famed aphorism, which described a historical progress "from status to contract." On the side of contract, historical accounts of its liberal content have been oscillating between atomism and social-collective approaches, missing out on forms of relationality in Victorian liberal conceptualizations of contracts which the book establishes in their complexity, richness, and wavering appeal. On the side of status, the expectation of a move "from status" has led to a split along the liberal/radical fault line among those assessing liberalism's historical commitment to promote mobility and equality. The split misses out on the possibility that liberalism functioned as a historical reinterpretation of statuses - particularly gender and class - rather than either an effort of their elimination or preservation. As Rosenberg shows, that reinterpretation effectively secured, yet also altered, gender and class hierarchies, there is no teleology to such an account.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138923706 20171002
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Human rights literature has tended to exclude religious foundations from the realm of human rights. This has led to a lack of progress which confuses our understanding of the relationship between human rights and religion: this book argues that by paying close attention to developments in human rights litigation we can make theoretical progress.
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xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Religious freedom as the "first freedom" : what it is and why it matters
  • Natural law and our cultural and religious traditions
  • Religious freedom, natural law, and the American experiment
  • Second thoughts on "pluralism, " "neutrality, " and "tolerance"
  • Natural law, human dignity, and human moral obligation
  • The natural-law underpinnings of religious freedom : a closer look : justice and neighbor-love in symbiosis
  • Human personhood, moral truth, and what is at stake : a test-case
  • Conclusion.
Every successive generation finds fresh reasons for the study of natural law. Current interest in the natural law may well be due to a pervasive moral pessimism in the Western cultural context and wider contemporary geopolitical challenges. Those geopolitical challenges result from two significant and worrisome global developments - unprecedented violent persecution of religious minorities on several continents and a growing climate of secular hostility toward religious faith in Western societies. Natural Law and Religious Freedom aims to address what is relatively absent from the literature by demonstrating the importance of natural law ethics in both establishing and preserving basic human rights, of which religious freedom has pride of place. Probing contemporary challenges to natural law thinking that are both internal and external to religious faith, and examining the character and constitution of natural law ethics, Natural Law and Religious Freedom will be of interest to theologians, ethicists and philosophers as well as policy analysts, politicians and activists who are concerned to anchor religious freedom and human rights policy considerations in an enduring way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472467775 20170907
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xii, 194 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Changing environmental conditions : property rights and land use planning / Fennie van Straalen, Thomas Hartmann, and John Sheehan
  • Climate change-induced property re-evaluation in agrarian contexts / Sony Pellissery and Praveena Sridhar
  • The challenges of voluntary resettlement processes as a need under changing climate conditions / Thomas Thaler
  • Eighteenth-century property rights for twenty-first-century environmental conditions? / Harvey M. Jacobs
  • Climate change and property rights changes / Dušan Nikolić
  • To reveal or not to reveal? : the impact of mapping environmental conditions on property rights in Taiwan / Tzuyuan Stessa Chao and Yun Chou
  • Costs and benefits : why economic quantification in hazard mitigation policy threatens culture in coastal Louisiana / Melanie Sand
  • Redistribution of property rights in response to climate change in Ghana, West Africa / Kei Otsuki and Godfred Seidu Jasaw
  • Formal instruments to address environmental changes and property rights / Jesse J. Richardson, Jr.
  • The role of judges in using the common law to address climate change / Peter A. Buchsbaum
  • Climate change, coastal erosion and local government in New South Wales, Australia : old and new law and old bar / Andrew H. Kelly and Jasper Brown
  • Property rights and insurance markets to enable adaptation to natural disaster risks / Wouter J. Botzen
  • Conclusion: The social construction of changing environmental conditions / Thomas Hartmann, Fennie van Straalen and John Sheehan.
This book explores the multifarious relationships between different types of climate-driven environmental changes and property rights. This original contribution to the literature examines such climate changes through the lens of property rights, rather than through the lens of land use planning. The inherent assumption pursued is that the different types of environmental changes, with their particular effects and impact on land use, share common issues regarding the relation between the social construction of land via property rights and the dynamics of a changing environment. Making these common issues explicit and discussing the different approaches to them is the central objective of this book. Through examining a variety of cases from the Arctic to the Australian coast, the contributors take a transdisciplinary look at the winners and losers of climate change, discuss approaches to dealing with changing environmental conditions, and stimulate pathways for further research. This book is essential reading for lawyers, planners, property rights experts and environmentalists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138698000 20171009
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xiv, 290 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Embracing queer curiosity / Dianne Otto
  • A tale of two atonements / Rahul Rao
  • "Dangerous desires" : illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining / Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford
  • The anatomy of neoliberal Internet governance : a queer critical political economy perspective / Monika Zalnierute
  • International law as violence : competing absences of the other / Vanja Hamzić
  • The maintenance of (international peace and security) heteronormativity / Tamsin Philippa Paige
  • In spite : testifying to sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge period / Maria Elander
  • The (im)possibility of queering international human rights law / Ratna Kapur
  • Homoglobalism : the emergence of global gay governance / Aeyal Gross
  • Governing (trans)parenthood : the tenacious hold of biological connections and heterosexuality / Anniken Sørlie
  • Queer border crossers : pragmatic complicities, indiscretions and subversions / Bina Fernandez
  • Queering international law's stories of origin : hospitality and homophobia / Nan Seuffert
  • Resisting the heteronormative imaginary of the nation-state : rethinking kinship and border protection / Dianne Otto.
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xxiv, 498 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Dominic Grieve QC MP
  • Introduction / Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
  • Preliminary thoughts / Javier García Oliva and Helen Hall
  • Church/state relations and their historical evolution : whale knees or penguin wings?
  • Religion in the current paradigm : the flight of the penguin?
  • Non-religious beliefs in the current paradigm
  • The rule of law and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Parliamentry supremacy and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Checks and balances, separation of powers and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Human rights and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework.
This book examines the existing constitutional and legal system in England, Wales and Scotland, through the prism of its treatment of religion. The study encompasses questions of Church/State relations, but pushes far beyond these. It asks whether the approach to religion which has spread out from establishment to permeate the whole legal framework is a cause of concern or celebration in relation to individual and collective freedoms. The primary focus of the work is the synergy between the religious dimension of the juridical system and the fundamental pillars of the Constitution (Parliamentary Sovereignty, the Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Human Rights). Javier Garcia Oliva and Helen Hall challenge the view that separation between public and religious authorities is the most conducive means of nurturing a free and democratic society in modern Britain. The authors explore whether, counterintutitvely for some, the religious dynamic to the legal system actually operates to safeguard liberties, and has a role in generating an inclusive and adaptable backdrop for our collective life. They suggest that the present paradigm brings benefits for citizens of all shades of religious belief and opinion (including Atheist, Humanist and other anti-theist perspectives), as well as secondary advantages for those with profound beliefs on non-religious matters e.g. Pacifism and Veganism. In support of their contentions, Garcia Oliva and Hall examine how the religious dimension of the legal framework operates to further essential constitutional principles in diverse settings, ranging from Criminal to Family Law. In a ground-breaking move, the authors also set the legal discussion alongside its social and cultural context. They consider how the theological perspectives of the larger faith traditions might influence members' ideas around the key constitutional precepts, and they include extracts from interviews which give the personal perspective of more than 100 individuals on contemporary issues of law and religious freedom. These voices are drawn from a range of fields and positions on faith. Whilst the authors are at pains to stress that these sections do not support or advance their legal conclusions, they do provide readers with a human backdrop to the discussion, and demonstrate its crucial importance in 21st century Britain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838352 20171002
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This book is an intellectual history of Ernst Fraenkel's The Dual State (1941, reissued 2017), one of the most erudite books on the theory of dictatorship ever written. Fraenkel's was the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and nature of Nazism, and the only such analysis written from within Hitler's Germany. His sophisticated-not to mention courageous-analysis amounted to an ethnography of Nazi law. As a result of its clandestine origins, The Dual State has been hailed as the ultimate piece of intellectual resistance to the Nazi regime. In this book, Jens Meierhenrich revives Fraenkel's innovative concept of "the dual state, " restoring it to its rightful place in the annals of public law scholarship. Blending insights from legal theory and legal history, he tells in an accessible manner the remarkable gestation of Fraenkel's ethnography of law from inside the belly of the behemoth. In addition to questioning the conventional wisdom about the law of the Third Reich, Meierhenrich explores the legal origins of dictatorship elsewhere, then and now.0The book sets the parameters for a theory of the "authoritarian rule of law, " a cutting edge topic in law and society scholarship with immediate policy implications.
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24. RESCUING RETIREMENT [2018]

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  • Introduction
  • Doctrinal research : researching the jury / Terry Hutchinson
  • Socio-legal studies : a challenge to the doctrinal approach / Fiona Cownie and Anthony Bradney
  • Doing empirical research : exploring the decision-making of magistrates and juries / Mandy Burton
  • Legal research in the humanities / Steven Cammiss and Dawn Watkins
  • Legal history / Philip Handler
  • Comparative law and its methodology / Geoffrey Samuel
  • Critical legal 'method' as attitude / Panu Minkkinen
  • Economic analysis of law, or economically informed legal research / Albert Sanchez-Graells
  • The masters' tools? : a feminist approach to legal and lay decision-making / Vanessa E. Munro
  • Law and anthropology : legal pluralism and 'lay' decision-making / Anthony Good.
Explaining in clear terms some of the main methodological approaches to legal research, the chapters in this edited collection are written by specialists in their fields, researching in a variety of jurisdictions. Covering a range of topics from Feminist Approaches to Law and Economics, each contributor addresses the topic of `lay decision makers in the legal system' from their particular methodological perspective, explaining how they would approach the issue and discussing the suitability of their particular method. This focus on one main topic allows the reader to draw comparisons between methods with relative ease. The broad range of contributors makes Research Methods in Law well suited to an international audience, and it is ideal reading for PhD students in law, undergraduate dissertation students in law, LL.M Research students and early year researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138230194 20171002
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  • Resistance and transitional justice / Briony Jones and Julie Bernath
  • Resistance to transitional justice in the context of political violence in Côte d'Ivoire / Adou Djané dit Fatogoma
  • Seeking a "just justice" : discursive strategies of resistance in Côte d'Ivoire / Briony Jones
  • Between resistance to and compliance with transitional justice : the case of political decision-makers in Burundi / Sandra Rubli
  • Civil society organisations and transitional justice in Burundi : when making is resisting / Gérard Birantamije
  • Resisting and negotiating victim subjectivities in civil party participation at the extraordinary chambers in the Courts of Cambodia / Julie Bernath
  • Multivocal resistance to transitional justice in post-genocide Cambodia / Kosal Path
  • Concluding reflections / Briony Jones and Julie Bernath.
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xxiii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Neil Gold
  • Opening thoughts / Richard Grimes
  • Celebrating the difference : a U.S. educator's perspective on legal education under the civil and common law / Philip M. Genty
  • Experiential learning from the continental viewpoint : if the cap fits ... / Cristina Amato
  • Experiential learning : just for 'common lawyers', really? / Richard Grimes and Anne-Lise Sibony
  • Re-thinking the learning and teaching
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Regulation and jobs : universities, the legal profession and other employers
  • Assessment in legal education : qualification or quantification? / Jenny Gibbons
  • The birth, growth and reproduction of clinical legal education in Spain / Pilar Fernández-Artiach, José García-Añón and Ruth M. Mestre I. Mestre
  • Re-thinking legal education in Central and Eastern Europe / Michal Urban, Liubou Krasnitskaya and Katarzyna J. Kowalska
  • The same but different : what can we learn from Canadian attitudes to legal education? / Sue Prince
  • The civil law tradition ... but with clinics : a case study from Chile / Juan P. Beca
  • Making a real change : legal education in Nigeria, partly re-imagined? / Ernest Ojukwu
  • A reform agenda for Indian legal education / Shuvro Prosun Sarker
  • Beyond the boom : prospects for Australian legal education / Jeff Giddings
  • Re-thinking at the sharp end : examples of experiential teaching and learning principles
  • Final words / Richard Grimes.
"Whilst educational theory has developed significantly in recent years, much of the law curriculum remains content-driven and delivered traditionally, predominantly through lecture format. Students are, in the main, treated as empty vessels to be filled by the eminent academics of the day. [This book] draws on the experience of teachers, practitioners and students across the world who are committed to developing a more effective learning process. Little attention has, historically, been paid to the importance of the application of theory, the role of reflective learning, the understanding and acquisition of lawyering skills and the development of professional responsibility and wider ethical values. With contributions from across the global north and south, this book examines the history of educating our lawyers, the influences and constraints that may shape the curriculum, the means of delivering it and the models that could be used to tackle current shortcomings. The whole is intended to represent what might be desirable and possible if we are to produce lawyers that are fit for purpose in the 21st century, be that in either in civil or common law jurisdictions."-- Provided by publisher.
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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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xii, 224 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm.
  • Justice : personnel, procedure and places
  • The courtroom in context
  • The development of the modern Scottish court system
  • The emergence of modern Scottish court buildings : the Superior Court, the Court of Session and the High Court of the Justiciary
  • The architecture of Scottish courts
  • The iconography of Scottish justice
  • Scottish courts going forward into the future
  • Appendix: Courthouse gazetteer : sheriff courts followed by high courts.
This book looks at the architecture of the courts in Scotland and the importance of these civic spaces. Given the importance of courts to the legal experience it starts by exploring why scholars have been so reticent in examining spaces in which the administration of justice takes place. It notes the major changes already unfolding in Scotland and puts these into a historical and cultural context. The authors trace the emergence of the notion of the dedicated courtroom space in 19th century Scotland and the ways in which the courtroom setting affected the exercise of power through law. They show what factors led to the adoption of different architectural styles. They examine the changes in the legal, political and social world which drove such changes and how these changed in the 20th and 21st centuries. They also examine the symbolic functions of courts both internally and externally. They note the changes in the decision-makers and their goals in the 21st century and how this will lead to a very different kind of courtroom in the near future. They examine the wider factors affecting the process of litigation and trends in dispute resolution. They conclude that the goals of transparency and civil dignity have serious implications for the kinds of spaces which will serve as halls of justice in the future. Since these are driven, it seems, by financial imperatives it does not bode well for the retention of civic pride and community which the courts of justice might be said to embody.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683930884 20171017
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x, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe : between compassion and repression / Barbara Gornik, Mateja Sedmak and Brigit Sauer
  • At the crossroads of power relations : the Convention of the Rights of the Child and unaccompanied minor migrants / Barbara Gornik
  • The best interests of unaccompanied and seperated children : a normative framework based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child / Jyothi Kanics
  • Methodology for the assessment of the best interests of the child for recently arrived unaccompanied refugee minors / Carla Van Os [and 4 others]
  • Asylum experiences in Austria from the perspective of unaccompanied minors : best interests of the child in reception procedures and everyday life / Ayşe Dursun and Birgit Sauer
  • 'Not our children' : unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Slovenia / Mateja Sedmak [and 3 others]
  • Coping strategies of unaccompanied minors lacking protection within the French context : the key role of political and civil society mobilisation / Corentin Bailleul
  • Surely not! : procedurally lawful age assessments in the UK / Marie-Bénédicte Dembour.
"Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the best interests of a child is widely applied in international, national legal documents and several guidelines and often pertains to unaccompanied minor migrants given that they are separated from parents, who are not able to exercise their basic parental responsibilities. This book takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants drawing on social, legal and political sciences in order to understand children's rights not only as a matter of positive law but mainly as a social practice depending on personal biographies, community histories and social relations of power. The book tackles the interpretation of the rights of the child and the best interests principle in the case of unaccompanied minor migrants in Europe at political, legal and practical levels. In its first part the book considers theoretical aspects of children s rights and the best interests of the child in relation to unaccompanied minor migrants. Adopting a critical approach to the implementation of the Convention of Rights of a Child authors nevertheless confirm its relevance for protecting minor migrants rights in practice. Authors deconstruct power relations residing within the discourses of children s rights and best interests, demonstrating that these rights are constructed and decided upon by those in power who make decisions on behalf of those who do not possess authority. Authors further on explore normative and methodological aspects of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and its relevance for asylum and migration legislation. The second part of the book goes on to examine the actual legal framework related to unaccompanied minor migrants and implementation of children s rights and their best interests in the reception, protection, asylum and return procedures. The case studies are based on from the empirical research, on interviews with key experts and unaccompanied minor migrants in Austria, France, Slovenia and United Kingdom. Examining age assessment procedures, unaccompanied minors survivals strategies and their everyday life in reception centres the contributors point to the discrepancy between the states obligations to take the best interest of the child into account when dealing with unaccompanied minor migrants, and the lack of formal procedures of best interest determination in practice. The chapters expose weaknesses and failures of institutionalized systems in selected European countries in dealing with unaccompanied children and young people on the move."-- Provided by publisher.
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vii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A vulnerability approach to private ordering of employment / Jonathan W. Fineman
  • Green shoots in the labor market : a cornucopia of social experiments / Katherine Van Wezel Stone
  • The constitutional right to organize / Rebecca E. Zietlow
  • Labor rights as natural rights / Sean Coyle
  • Paid care work, gendered labor law, and the vulnerability of community / LJB Hayes
  • Vulnerability, workfare law, and resilient social justice / Camilla Sabroe Jydebjerg
  • Contract as public law : the public nature of collective bargaining agreements / Risa L. Lieberwitz
  • Acknowledging but transcending gender at work : applying the model of lifetime disadvantage and vulnerability theory to women's poverty in retirement / Susan Bisom-Rapp and Malcolm Sargeant
  • Laboring freedom : neoliberalism, the jurisprudence of Obamacare, and the welfare-state left / Jack Jackson
  • A desired composition : regulating vulnerability through immigration law / Silas W. Allard
  • Migrant Domestic Workers in the UK : enacting exclusions, exemptions, and rights / Siobhán Mullally and Clíodhna Murphy
  • Bad jobs and good workers : the hiring of ex-prisoners in a segmented economy / Kristin Bumiller
  • We are all contingent : fighting vulnerability in the US workforce / Ann C. McGinley and David McClure
  • Equal by what measure? : the lost struggle for universal state protective labor standards / Deborah Dinner
  • Improving job quality for low-wage women workers : a 21st century movement / Elizabeth Ben-Ishai
  • A right to request flexible working : what can the UK teach us? / K. Lee Adams
  • Vulnerable communities : proposing community syndicalism for distressed localities / Kenneth M. Casebeer.
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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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669 pages ; 28 cm
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xxvii, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Prologue
  • Destination law school
  • Pre-trip planning : what to do before you arrive
  • Fear factor : top five law student worries
  • What kind of student do you want to be? : twenty law student types
  • The first-year curriculum : what to expect
  • The first days : starting out right
  • The Socratic and case methods
  • Reasons to participate in class and ten tips for doing it well
  • Law professors
  • Top five habits of successful students : a C.R.E.D.O.
  • Case-briefing
  • Note-taking
  • Outlining
  • A short course in law school exams
  • Exam preparation
  • Law school essay exams : fifteen common mistakes
  • Tackling law school multiple-choice questions
  • Legal research and writing : an interview with five experts
  • The bleak side of law school
  • Maintaining well-being
  • Welcome back to the jungle : the perilous second semester
  • "Night" and other nontraditional students
  • Law school and outside relationships
  • Law review, moot court, and other extracurricular activities
  • Recapping law school's first year in the words of students
  • Epilogue: The end of a long and grinding road.
Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634607896 20170829
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357 pages ; 22 cm.
"Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. [This book] is a guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the twenty-first century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all."-- Provided by publisher.
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vi, 327 pages ; 22 cm.
From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 Politics Classics distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473655430 20170919
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xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • About abortion
  • The law from Roe forward
  • Abortion privacy/abortion secrecy
  • The eye of the storm
  • Facing your fetus
  • "You had body, you died"
  • Sending pregnant teenagers to court
  • Fathers and fetuses : what would men do?
  • Normalizing abortion.
One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious topics in American civic life. Protested at rallies and politicized in party platforms, terminating pregnancy is often characterized as a selfish decision by women who put their own interests above those of the fetus. This background of stigma and hostility has stifled women's willingness to talk about abortion, which in turn distorts public and political discussion. To pry open the silence surrounding this public issue, Sanger distinguishes between abortion privacy, a form of nondisclosure based on a woman's desire to control personal information, and abortion secrecy, a woman's defense against the many harms of disclosure.Laws regulating abortion patients and providers treat abortion not as an acceptable medical decision--let alone a right--but as something disreputable, immoral, and chosen by mistake. Exploiting the emotional power of fetal imagery, laws require women to undergo ultrasound, a practice welcomed in wanted pregnancies but commandeered for use against women with unwanted pregnancies. Sanger takes these prejudicial views of women's abortion decisions into the twenty-first century by uncovering new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics.New medical technologies, women's increasing willingness to talk online and off, and the prospect of tighter judicial reins on state legislatures are shaking up the practice of abortion. As talk becomes more transparent and acceptable, women's decisions about whether or not to become mothers will be treated more like those of other adults making significant personal choices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737723 20170403
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xv, 192 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction / Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti, Marco Botta
  • The role of intent in the assessment of conduct under Article 102 TFEU / Pier Luigi Parcu and Maria Luisa Stasi
  • Article 102 : sources on interpretation / Giorgio Monti
  • Article 102 TFEU in the UK : victims of abuse go directly to court / Richard Whish
  • Standard-essential patents and abusive patent injunctions : the interplay between German courts and the CJEU / Heike Schweitzer
  • Finding of dominance in Austria and Germany : what is the proper role of presumptions of dominance? / Florian Schuhmacher
  • Italy : new forms of abuse of dominance and abuse of law / Mario Siragusa
  • Abuse of dominance in regulated sectors in Italy : recent enforcement trends / Patrick Actis Perinetto and Mel Marquis
  • Sanctioning excessive energy prices as abuse of dominance : are the EU Commission and the National Competition Authorities on the same frequence? / Rozeta Karova and Marco Botta.
Granting rebates to a customer or refusing to supply a competitor are examples of ordinary commercial practices, which become `abusive' under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) when carried out by `dominant' firms. This topical book provides an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in the enforcement and interpretation of this provision at both the EU and national level. Employing a range of case studies, this illuminating book adds a cross-country perspective to the growing debate surrounding the scope of application of Article 102 of the TFEU; a debate largely caused by its ambiguous wording. Besides analysing the case law of the EU Courts and EU Commission that determine what conduct falls in the `abuse' box, a number of chapters examine the active contribution of national courts and competition authorities in the ongoing process of shaping the meaning of this legal provision. Astute and discerning, this book will appeal to academics and researchers in the areas of EU competition law and policy. Its practical examples will also prove beneficial to practitioners and national competition authorities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785367618 20170814
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xviii, 637 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: Abuse of dominant position and globalization
  • International report / Pinar Akman
  • Austria / Gerhard Fussenegger, Florian Schuhmacher, and Rainer Tahedl
  • Belgium / Pierre M. Sabbadini
  • Bulgaria / Anton Petrov
  • France / Mathilde Boudou [and 5 others]
  • Germany / Marco Hartmann-Rüppel
  • Japan / Takahiko Itoh
  • Lithuania / Yvonne Goldammer
  • Moldova / Alexandr Svetlicinii
  • Poland / Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, and Tomasz Feliszewski
  • Spain / Manuel Cañadas Bouwen and Julia Suderow
  • Sweden / Trine Osen Bergqvist
  • Switzerland / Denis Cherpillod
  • The Netherlands / Sarah Beeston and Maria Geilmann
  • Ukraine / Nataliia Ivanytska
  • United Kingdom / Jeremy D.M. Robinson
  • Part II: Protection and disclosure of know-how
  • International report / Henrik Bengtsson
  • Austria / Juliane Messner, Max W. Mosing, and Rainer Schultes
  • Belgium / Sophie Lens
  • Brazil / Felipe Barros Oquendo
  • Bulgaria / Teodora Tsenova
  • France / Nizar Lajnef [and 3 others]
  • Germany / Thomas Hoeren
  • Hungary / Miklós Boronkay
  • Italy / Anna Gardini
  • Japan / Takashi Koyama and Izumi Hayashi
  • Luxembourg / Marianne Decker
  • Romania / Cǎtǎlin Grigorescu and Cristina Mihai
  • Spain / Ana María Ruiz Martín
  • Sweden / Magnus Tonell
  • Switzerland / Charlotte Boulay
  • The Netherlands / Vonne Laan Mariko Kloppenburg
  • Ukraine / Anton Polikarpov
  • United Kingdom / Michael Browne
  • United States of America / Emilio Varanini.
This publication provides an unparalleled comparative analysis of two "hot topics" in the field of antitrust and unfair competition law with regard to a number of key countries. The first part of the book examines the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position and globalization in relation to two broad questions: first, whether there is consistency between the approaches of different jurisdictions to the notion of abuse, and, second, whether there are too many restrictions on legal rights and business opportunities resulting from the prohibition of abuse of dominance. The international report drafted by Professor Pinar Akman reveals that there are as many similarities as differences between the approaches of the twenty-one jurisdictions studied and presented in this book. This is an invitation to read the excellent international report as well as the reports on specific jurisdictions in order to grasp the variety of arguments and approaches of this antitrust area, which may, on the surface, appear alike. The second part gathers contributions on the question of protection and disclosure of trade secrets and know-how from various jurisdictions. The need for adequate protection of trade secrets has increased due to digitalization and the ease with which large volumes of misappropriated information can be reproduced. The comprehensive international report, prepared by Henrik Bengtsson, brings together these reflections by comparing various national positions. The book also discusses the resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) following a debate on each of these topics, and includes proposed solutions and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319468907 20170814
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xiii, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Conceptualizing separation/divorce violence against women
  • The extent and distribution of separation/divorce assault
  • New technologies and separation/divorce violence against women
  • Explaining separation/divorce violence against women
  • Children as collateral victims of separation/divorce woman abuse
  • What is to be done about separation/divorce violence against women?
Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today-abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520285750 20170807
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xxix, 370 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Setting the scene
  • International organizations' human rights obligations
  • Right of access to justice
  • International dispute settlement mechanisms
  • National jurisdictions and the immunities of international organizations
  • General conclusions and normative proposals.
This groundbreaking book offers a compelling articulation of the right of access to justice for individuals facing human rights violations by international organizations. Following an examination of the human rights obligations of a variety of international organizations, the author scrutinizes their dispute settlement mechanisms as well as the conflict between their immunities and the right of access to justice before national jurisdictions. Highlighting recent examples, such as the cholera outbreak in Haiti, this book reveals how individual victims of human rights violations by international organizations are frequently left in the cold, due to the lack of an independent, impartial dispute settlement mechanism before which they can file such claims. Considering both global mechanisms and current mechanisms established by international organizations such as administrative jurisdictions for employment-related disputes, Pierre Schmitt finds that they either are not competent or that they have a limited scope. He concludes by offering normative proposals addressed both to international organizations and to national judges confronted with such cases. Offering a wealth of empirical and practical wisdom, this book will appeal to scholars in public international law and human rights. It is also a must-read for practitioners, judges and legal advisers working in the field and will prove a useful tool for national authorities negotiating immunity conventions with international organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786432889 20171009
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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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  • PART I: INTRODUCTION-- PART II: LEGAL PERSONALITY OF ARMED GROUPS UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAW-- PART III: HOW AND WHEN ARE ARMED GROUPS BOUND BY HUMAN RIGHTS LAW?-- PART IV: CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808381 20171017
Today the majority of the armed conflicts around the world are fought between States and armed groups, rather than between States. This changed conflict landscape creates an imperative to clarify the obligations of armed groups under international law. While it is generally accepted that armed groups are bound by international humanitarian law, the question of whether they are also bound by human rights law is controversial. This book brings significant new understanding to the question of whether and when armed groups might be bound by human rights law. Its conclusions will benefit international law academics, legal practitioners and political scientists and anthropologists working on issues related to rebel governance and civil wars. This book addresses the debate on this topic by employing a theoretical, historical and comparative analysis that spans international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law. Embedding these different perspectives in public international law, this book brings several key issues of clarification to the legal framework. Firstly, the book draws upon social science literature on armed conflict to present a new viewpoint on the role that human rights law plays vis-a-vis international humanitarian law in non-international armed conflicts. Secondly, the book sheds light on the circumstances in which armed groups acquire obligations under human rights law. It brings illumination to these topics by combining historical and comparative research on belligerency, insurgency and international humanitarian law with a theoretical analysis of legal personality under international law. In the final part of the book, the author tests the four most utilised theories of how armed groups are bound by human rights law, examining whether armed groups can be bound by virtue of (i) treaty law (ii) control of territory (iii) international criminal law and (iv) customary international law. In the book's conclusions, the author presents final remarks that are designed to provide concrete guidance on how the issue of armed groups and human rights law can be dealt with more thoroughly in practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808381 20171017
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xii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?
  • "Once you've met one IG, you've met one IG" : modes of monitory democratic practice
  • An inspector calls (with apologies to J. B. Priestley) : the inspector general category
  • Bungling bureaucrats : searching for an independent state
  • A political democracy at state : protecting passport privacy, 1992-2008
  • Lawyers out of court : guarding the guardians at justice
  • A constitutional democracy at justice : forging democratic norms in the war on terror, 2002-2010
  • From terror to hurricanes : crafting emergency governance at Homeland Security
  • A managerial democracy at Homeland Security : a web of accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery project, 2005-2009
  • Forging a new democratic form : cometh the hour, cometh the inspector
  • Conclusion: Quis custodiet custodem ipsum custodom?
The Accountability State provides an overview of American federal Inspectors General and analyzes their development and capacity to contribute to new forms of democratic legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700623983 20170605
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xxi, 535 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The basic financial statements
  • The accounting process
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Recognition of revenues and expenses
  • Current assets and liabilities
  • Accounting for inventories
  • Property, plant, and equipment and depreciation
  • Intangible assets
  • Accounting for investments
  • Accounting for long term debt
  • Accounting for leases
  • Accounting for other long term liabilities
  • Accounting for stock and stockholders' equity
  • Partnership accounting
  • Accounting for business combinations
  • Earnings per share and financial ratios
  • Special reporting issues
  • Corporate finance : valuation
  • International accounting issues
  • Appendix. Time value of money.
This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608510 20170515
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Societally penetrated judiciaries and the democratic rule of law
  • The evolution of judicial regimes
  • Costa Rica : a liberal judicial regime
  • Government control regimes in Central America versus the rule of law
  • Clandestine control in Guatemala
  • Partisan systems
  • Conclusion:}tJudicial regimes and the democratic rule of law.
Featuring the first in-depth comparison of the judicial politics of five under-studied Central American countries, The Achilles Heel of Democracy offers a novel typology of 'judicial regime types' based on the political independence and societal autonomy of the judiciary. This book highlights the under-theorized influences on the justice system - criminals, activists, and other societal actors, and the ways that they intersect with more overtly political influences. Grounded in interviews with judges, lawyers, and activists, it presents the 'high politics' of constitutional conflicts in the context of national political conflicts as well as the 'low politics' of crime control and the operations of trial-level courts. The book begins in the violent and often authoritarian 1980s in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and spans through the tumultuous 2015 'Guatemalan Spring'; the evolution of Costa Rica's robust liberal judicial regime is traced from the 1950s.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107178328 20170814
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  • New imperialism : imperium, dominium and responsibility under international law
  • Dominium
  • Imperium
  • Territorium et titulus
  • British Nigeria
  • French Equatorial Africa
  • German Cameroon
  • Ex facto ius oritur?
  • A reflection on the nature of international law : redressing the illegality of Africa's colonization.
Over recent decades, the responsibility for the past actions of the European colonial powers in relation to their former colonies has been subject to a lively debate. In this book, the question of the responsibility under international law of former colonial States is addressed. Such a legal responsibility would presuppose the violation of the international law that was applicable at the time of colonization. In the 'Scramble for Africa' during the Age of New Imperialism (1870-1914), European States and non-State actors mainly used cession and protectorate treaties to acquire territorial sovereignty (imperium) and property rights over land (dominium). The question is raised whether Europeans did or did not on a systematic scale breach these treaties in the context of the acquisition of territory and the expansion of empire, mainly through extending sovereignty rights and, subsequently, intervening in the internal affairs of African political entities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004319134 20170130
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  • A mess that can't be fixed?
  • The board-centric imperative
  • Revolt in the boardroom : the story of General Motors
  • General Motors as catalyst
  • Drexel : the most feared firm on Wall Street
  • Dead broke : New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis
  • Lights out : the Con-Ed blackout
  • Shedding light on shadow government
  • Planned Parenthood : a corporate governance success story
  • Conclusion: In search of the activist director.
Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional investors, selective stockholders, proxy advisors, and corporate management, these inattentive and deferential board members have relied on short-term share price increases to sustain their companies long term. Driven by a desire for prosperity, not posterity, these actions can doom any company. In The Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein looks back at fifty years of counseling companies, nonprofits, and governments to actively govern their corporations and constituencies. From the threat of bankruptcy and the ConEd blackout of 1970s New York City, to the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, to the turnaround of General Motors in the mid-1990s, Millstein takes readers into the boardrooms of several of the greatest catastrophes and success stories of America's best-known corporations. His solution lies at the top: a new breed of activist directors who partner with management and reject short-term outlooks, plan a future based on growth and innovation, and take responsibility for corporate organization, strategy, and efficiency. What questions should we ask of potential board members and how do we know they'll be active? Millstein offers pragmatic suggestions for recruiting activist directors to the boardroom to secure the future of the corporation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231181341 20170410
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  • 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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236 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Advertising on trial
  • Colonizing new advertising spaces
  • The new market research
  • From market share to mindshare
  • Sellebrity
  • Stopping adcreep.
Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, "adcreep"-modern marketing's march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime-has come, transforming not just our purchasing decisions, but our relationships, our sense of self, and the way we navigate all spaces, public and private. Adcreep journeys through the curious and sometimes troubling world of modern advertising. Mark Bartholomew exposes an array of marketing techniques that might seem like the stuff of science fiction: neuromarketing, biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition technology, all enlisted to study and stimulate consumer desire. This marriage of advertising and technology has consequences. Businesses wield rich and portable records of consumer preference, delivering advertising tailored to your own idiosyncratic thought processes. They mask their role by using social media to mobilize others, from celebrities to your own relatives, to convey their messages. Guerrilla marketers turn every space into a potential site for a commercial come-on or clandestine market research. Advertisers now know you on a deeper, more intimate level, dramatically tilting the historical balance of power between advertiser and audience. In this world of ubiquitous commercial appeals, consumers and policymakers are numbed to advertising's growing presence. Drawing on a variety of sources, including psychological experiments, marketing texts, communications theory, and historical examples, Bartholomew reveals the consequences of life in a world of non-stop selling. Adcreep mounts a damning critique of the modern American legal system's failure to stem the flow of invasive advertising into our homes, parks, schools, and digital lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804795814 20170621
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  • Introduction
  • The delegation of authority to agencies
  • Political controls over agency action
  • The scope of judicial review
  • Acquiring and disclosing information
  • The informal administrative process
  • Procedural due process
  • Formal adjudications
  • Procedural shortcuts
  • Rules and rulemaking
  • Obtaining judicial review
  • Appendix. Selected constitutional and statutory provisions.
This book offers a concise, knowledgeable guide to administrative law. In straightforward, readable prose, the authors not only summarize the dominant statutes and case law in the area, but also discuss informal administrative processes and the background realities of the regulatory state. Students can use the book as a complement to any major casebook, and practitioners will also find it an excellent brief introduction to this complex and important subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628103557 20170123
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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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  • 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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Government agencies regulate Americans in the full range of their lives, including their political participation, their economic endeavors, and their personal conduct. Administrative power has thus become pervasively intrusive. But is this power constitutional? A similar sort of power was once used by English kings, and this book shows that the similarity is not a coincidence. In fact, administrative power revives absolutism. On this foundation, the book explains how administrative power denies Americans their basic constitutional freedoms, such as jury rights and due process. No other feature of American government violates as many constitutional provisions or is more profoundly threatening. As a result, administrative power is the key civil liberties issue of our era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594039492 20170821
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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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xxxii, 455 pages ; 19 cm.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634603119 20170403
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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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  • Putting ADR to work in IP disputes : when and how to do it / James F. Davis
  • Forward-looking ADR agreements : an ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of cure / Frank L. Politano
  • Early case assessment : a strategic tool for the early resolution and management of intellectual property and technology cases / Cynthia Raposo and Harrie Samaras
  • Initial damages assessments: focusing early on things that count but cannot be counted / Carol Ludington
  • Mediation : one judge's perspective (or infusing sanity into intellectual property litigation) / Mary Pat Thynge
  • Preparing to successfully mediate intellectual property and technology disputes : a guide for counsel and clients / Kevin Rhodes
  • Advocacy in IP/technology mediations : design, preparation, and strategy / Merriann Panarella and Harrie Samaras
  • The skillful appellate mediation advocate : mediating intellectual property cases at the Federal Circuit / J. William Frank, and Harrie Samaras
  • The USITC : an alternative approach (not just an alternative forum) for resolving intellectual property disputes / Theodore R. Essex, Lisa R. Barton, James R. Holbein
  • Arbitrating technology cases : considerations for businesspeople and advocates / Michael H. Diamant, Stephen P. Gilbert, Laura A. Kaster, and Harrie Samaras
  • UDRP proceedings : how advocates can put their best foot forward / Dina Leytes and Harrie Samaras
  • Mastering the use of a special master in intellectual property litigation / Don W. Martens and Gale R. ("Pete") Peterson
  • Tools useful to persuade, evaluate, and communicate in ADR proceedings / Kevin R. Casey.
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  • Introduction
  • Bailoutistan
  • They bend their tongues like their bows
  • Treading water
  • Raging against the dying of the light
  • It begins
  • Auspicious February
  • The frenzy before the storm
  • A moment to savour, darkly
  • Unmasked
  • Whittling our spring
  • Merkel's spell
  • The right stuff, foiled
  • The cruellest month
  • Countdown to perdition
  • Adults in the room
  • Lions led by donkeys
  • Epilogue.
'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- The Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power. Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece, he attempted to re-negotiate his country's relationship with the EU. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of his arguments, he succeeded only in provoking the fury of Europe's political, financial and media elite. But the true story of what happened is almost entirely unknown - not least because so much of the EU's real business takes place behind closed doors. In this fearless account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion and betrayal that will shake the deep establishment to its foundations. As is now clear, the same policies that required the tragic and brutal suppression of Greece's democratic uprising have led directly to authoritarianism, populist revolt and instability throughout the Western world. Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847924452 20170807
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  • Introduction: Aims and contours of private law
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • Property law
  • Family law
  • Succession law.
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. In this Advanced Introduction, one of the world's leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches - on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance - are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general. Key features include: * succinct yet engaging and highly informative overview of private law, aimed at an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike * written in a clear and engaging style * ample attention to the policy choices behind the rules * examples from a wide range of jurisdictions across Europe, the UK and the US * places private law in its larger economic and societal context * addresses the potential and limits of private law in dealing with global societal challenges, such as economic inequality, the fair use of resources and protecting future generations * considers how the field could develop in the future. Engaging and wide-ranging, this is an excellent introduction for students and academics new to the field and allows practitioners to quickly master the core principles behind private law.
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  • Creating an African Criminal Court / Gerhard Werle and Moritz Vormbaum
  • Historical and political background to the Malabo protocol / Ademola Abass
  • Genocide (article 2B), crimes against humanity (article 28C), war crimes (article 28D) and the crime of agression (article 28M) / Kai Ambos
  • The crime of unconstitutional change of government (article 28E) / Gerhard Kemp and Selemani Kinyunyu
  • Piracy (article 28F), terrorism (article 28G) and mercenarism (aricle 28H) / Florian Jeßberger
  • Corruption (article 28I) and money laundering (article 28Ibis) / Lovell D. Fernandez
  • Trafficking in persons (article 28J) and trafficking in drugs (article 28K) / Fatuma Mninde-Silungwe
  • Trafficking in hazardous wastes (article 28L) and illicit exploitation of natural resources (article 28Lbis) / Martin Heger
  • Modes of responsibility (article 28N), individual criminal responsibility (article 46B) and corporate criminal liability (article 46C) / Chantel Meloni
  • Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction (article 46Ebis), exercise of jurisdiction (article 46F) and the prosecutor (article 46G) / Volker Nerlich
  • Complementary jurisdiction (article 46H) / Harmen van der Wilt
  • Immunities (article 46Abis) / Dire Tladi.
This book offers the first comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the provisions of the 'Malabo Protocol'-the amendment protocol to the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights-adopted by the African Union at its 2014 Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Annex to the protocol, once it has received the required number of ratifications, will create a new Section in the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights with jurisdiction over international and transnational crimes, hence an 'African Criminal Court'. In this book, leading experts in the field of international criminal law analyze the main provisions of the Annex to the Malabo Protocol. The book provides an essential and topical source of information for scholars, practitioners and students in the field of international criminal law, and for all readers with an interest in political science and African studies. Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and Internationa l Crimina l Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and Director of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. In addition, he is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and Honorary Professor at North-West University of Political Science and Law (Xi'an, China). Moritz Vormbaum received his doctoral degree in criminal law from the University of Munster (Germany) and his postdoctoral degree from Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. He is a Senior Researcher at Humboldt-Universitat, as well as a coordinator and lecturer at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462651494 20170403
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viii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Capital in the twenty-first century, three years later / J. Bradford DeLong, Heather Boushey, and Marshall Steinbaum
  • The Piketty phenomenon / Arthur Goldhammer
  • Thomas Piketty is right / Robert Solow
  • Why we're in a new Gilded Age / Paul Krugman
  • What's wrong with Capital in the twenty-first century's model? / Devesh Raval
  • A political economy take on W/Y / Suresh Naidu
  • The ubiquitous nature of slave capital / Daina Ramey Berry
  • Human capital and wealth before and after Capital in the twenty-first century / Eric Nielsen
  • Exploring the effects of technology on income and wealth inequality / Laura Tyson and Michael Spence
  • Income inequality, wage determination, and the fissured workplace / David Weil
  • Increasing capital income share and its effect personal income inequality / Branko Milanovic
  • Global inequality / Christoph Lakner
  • The geographics of Capital in the twenty-first century : Inequality, political economy, and space / Gareth Jones
  • The research agenda after Capital in the twenty-first century / Emmanuel Saez
  • Macro models of wealth inequality / Mariacristina De Nardi, Giulio Fella, and Fang Yang
  • A feminist interpretation of patrimonial capitalism / Heather Boushey
  • What does rising inequality mean for the macroeconomy? / Mark Zandi
  • Rising inequality and economic stability / Salvatore Morelli
  • Inequality and the rise of social democracy : an ideological history / Marshall Steinbaum
  • The legal constitution of capitalism / David Singh Grewal
  • The historical origins of global inequality / Ellora Derenoncourt
  • Everywhere and nowhere : politics in Capital in the twenty-first century / Elisabeth Jacobs
  • Toward a reconciliation between economics and the social sciences / Thomas Piketty.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, the book's translator, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Robert Solow. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter.An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674504776 20170530
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xii, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 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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76. After spring [2016]

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With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. The documentary is the story of what happens next.
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xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • PART ONE: AGAINST MARRIAGE-- PART TWO: THE MARRIAGE-FREE STATE.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198744009 20170925
Against Marriage is a radical argument for the abolition of state-recognised marriage. Clare Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples. Instead Chambers proposes the marriage-free state: an egalitarian state in which religious or secular marriages are permitted but have no legal status. Part I makes the case against marriage. Chambers investigates the critique of marriage that has developed within feminist and liberal theory. Feminists have long argued that marriage is a violation of equality since it is both sexist and heterosexist. Chambers endorses the feminist view and argues, in contrast to recent egalitarian pro-marriage movements, that same-sex marriage is not enough to make marriage equal. Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage is also problematic for liberalism, particularly political liberalism, since it imposes a controversial, hierarchical conception of the family that excludes many adults and children. Part II sets out the case for the marriage-free state. Chambers critically assesses recent theories that attempt to make marriage egalitarian, either by replacing it with relationship contracts or by replacing it with alternative statuses such as civil union. She then sets out a new model for the legal regulation of personal relationships. In the marriage-free state regulation is based on relationship practices not relationship status, and these practices are regulated separately rather than as a bundle. The marriage-free state thus employs piecemeal, practice-based regulation. Finally, Chambers considers how the marriage-free state should respond to unequal religious marriage. The result is an inspiring egalitarian approach that fits the diversity of real relationships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198744009 20170925
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xx, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / Richard Moux
  • Introduction Richard Mouw
  • Jesus, agape, and law / Robert F. Cochran, Jr
  • "Love calls us to the things of this world" : the Pauline tradition and "the law of Christ" / Darryl Tippens
  • Agape, humility, and chaotic good : the challenge and risk of allowing agape a role in the law / Linda Ross Meyer
  • Javert and jihad : why law cannot survive without love and vice versa / Timothy P. Jackson
  • Love, justice, and law / Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Justice tempered by forbearance : why Christian love is an improper category to apply to civil law / David VanDrunen
  • Christian love and criminal punishment / Jeffrie G. Murphy
  • "Be instructed, all you who judge the earth" : law, justice, and love during the world / Charles Mathewes
  • Justice, love, and duties of care in tort law / Michael P. Moreland
  • The when and the where of love : subsidiarity as a framework for care of the elderly / Lucia Silecchia
  • Agape, grace, and immigration law : an evangelical perspective / Jennifer Lee Koh
  • Law, agape, and the corporation / Lyman Johnson
  • Agape, gift, and intellectual property / Thomas C. Berg
  • "That vast external realm" : the limits of love and law in international politics / Alberto Coll
  • Afterword: Agape and reframing / James Boyd White.
In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks: 'what would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?'. This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to address that question. Scholars have given surprisingly little attention to assessing how the central Christian ethical category of love - agape - might impact the way we understand law. This book aims to fill that gap by investigating the relationship between agape and law in Scripture, theology, and jurisprudence, as well as applying these insights to contemporary debates in criminal law, tort law, elder law, immigration law, corporate law, intellectual property, and international relations. At a time when the discourse between Christian and other world views is more likely to be filled with hate than love, the implications of agape for law are crucial.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107175280 20170814
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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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280 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: The ascendance of personal responsibility
  • The origins of the age of responsibility
  • The welfare state in the age of responsibility
  • The denial of responsibility
  • Reasons to value responsibility
  • A positive conception of responsibility
  • Conclusion: Beyond the age of responsibility.
A novel focus on "personal responsibility" has transformed political thought and public policy in America and Europe. Since the 1970s, responsibility--which once meant the moral duty to help and support others--has come to suggest an obligation to be self-sufficient. This narrow conception of responsibility has guided recent reforms of the welfare state, making key entitlements conditional on good behavior. Drawing on intellectual history, political theory, and moral philosophy, Yascha Mounk shows why the Age of Responsibility is pernicious--and how it might be overcome.Personal responsibility began as a conservative catchphrase. But over time, leaders across the political spectrum came to subscribe to its underlying framework. Today, even egalitarian philosophers rarely question the normative importance of responsibility. Emphasizing the pervasive influence of luck over our lives, they cast the poor as victims who cannot be held responsible for their actions.Mounk shows that today's focus on individual culpability is both wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe our fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and blinds us to other key values, such as the desire to live in a society of equals. Recognizing that even society's neediest members seek to exercise genuine agency, Mounk builds a positive conception of responsibility. Instead of punishing individuals for their past choices, he argues, public policy should aim to empower them to take responsibility for themselves--and those around them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674545465 20170605
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  • State delegations in Congress
  • A history of state delegations
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the House
  • State delegations and legislative behavior in the Senate
  • Agenda crossover in the US Congress
  • Rethinking state delegations in Congress.
Agenda Crossover updates our understanding of state delegations, exploring how they influence representation and responsiveness in Congress today. The theory of agenda crossover posits that members of the House and Senate have much to gain from monitoring the legislative agendas of other members of the delegation, especially those in the opposite chamber. Treul clearly demonstrates that individual members of delegations still utilize their fellow delegates in order to help them respond to constituents and enhance their own electoral success. It is argued that on certain issues - particularly the ones most relevant to a state's economy - members of Congress are willing to set aside partisan differences and work across the aisle. In this way, these bicameral connections between members of a state delegation - even across party lines - can, at times, trump the power of party in Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183568 20170621
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l, 799 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Contracts
  • Secured transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real property
  • Cooperatives
  • Civil liabilities
  • Water law
  • Environmental law
  • Regulatory law.
Written by Professor Roger A. McEowen, the Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law, and drawn from his leading, cutting-edge textbook on agricultural law and taxation which is presently in its 40th release (January 2017). This Nutshell is specifically developed to meet the needs of the students, instructors, lawyers as well as farmers, ranchers, rural landowners agri-businesses and lawyers as a handy summary of key areas of the law impacting agriculture. Material covered includes an introduction to agricultural law, contracts, agricultural financing, bankruptcy, real property, cooperatives, civil liabilities, water law, environmental law, and regulatory law. The Nutshell covers the general principles of law for ease of class discussion and provides a balance of textual explanation with case citations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683282570 20170814
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xvii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Setting the stage : key concepts and issues
  • A historical review of multilaterally agreed criteria for action on commodity prices (1947-1989)
  • From market intervention to free trade and back to managed trade (1989-2011)
  • Beyond the impasse : towards a new normative approach
  • Conclusion.
"[This book offers a] doctrinal and historical analysis of stabilisation tools and approaches in agriculture...[The author] takes up the interface of the tools discussed with trade rules and offers the first comprehensive analysis of WTO rules from the perspective of stabilisation policies. This volume offers a...look at the tool box of managed trade in agricultural commodities and develops new and refined solutions that take into account the legal role of equity and of graduation. [The author] offers new insights and is able to invigorate a debate caught in overly ideological entanglements between market oriented and interventionist schools."-- Back cover.
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xii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introductory remarks / Helmut Koziol
  • The compensatory function of tort liability law / Liu Jinrui, Cui Jianyuan
  • The concept of 'compensation' in European tort law / Alessandro P. Scarso
  • The main function of tort liability of the People's Republic in China : to prevent, to deter and to punish tortious conduct / Guo Mingrui, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Prevention, deterrence, punishment / Ernst Karner
  • An economic analysis of tort law's aims and functions / Wang Cheng
  • Economic optimization of tort law / Michael Faure
  • A significant aim of the tort liability law of the People's Republic of China : to promote social harmony and stability / Zhang Pinghua, Bi Xiaoxiao
  • Promoting social harmony and stability as an aim of tort law / Ken Oliphant
  • Harmony but not uniformity : comparative analysis of the functions of tort law and other relevant laws / Cao Xianfeng
  • Aims of neighbouring areas to tort law / Monika Hinteregger
  • Conclusion / Helmut Koziol.
"An examination of the fundamental differences and similarities of different legal systems - the Chinese, continental Europe and common law."-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • Finding time to write
  • The power of place
  • Rhythms and rituals
  • Learning to write
  • The craft of writing
  • The other tongue
  • Writing for others
  • Writing with others
  • Writing among others
  • The pleasure principle
  • Risk and resilience
  • Metaphors to write by
  • Conclusion: Raising the roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the house of writing.
From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space, " in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE, " she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737709 20170502
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vi, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Why I'm a Democrat
  • How I became a comedian
  • Saturday Night Live (not the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave)
  • Paul
  • A 99 percent improvement
  • Year of the bean feed
  • The DeHumorizer™
  • I attempt to litigate comedy
  • Hermann the German and the pill-out couch
  • No joke
  • Harry and Chuck
  • Icarus soars
  • Twixt cup and lip
  • Public opprobrium
  • My first powwow
  • Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate
  • Franni saves the campaign
  • "Has it gotten that bad?!"
  • "It's close, it's very close"
  • The recount
  • Welcome to the NFL
  • I actually become a senator
  • My first big win*
  • What gets me out of bed in the morning
  • The case of Perry Mason's lost case
  • The angel and the devil
  • Never give the staff credit
  • Letting my id run amok
  • I screw up
  • Operation curdle
  • Health care: now what?
  • I meet George W. Bush
  • The 64 percent rule
  • My Republican friends
  • Sophistry
  • Bulletproof
  • Cracks in my soul
  • The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren
  • No whining on the yacht
  • I win awards
  • We build a DeHumorizer™
  • I get reelected
  • Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President
  • I attend a presidential inauguration
  • Being as good as the people we serve.
AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455540419 20170626
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xi, 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Alexander Hamilton, lawyer and lawmaker
  • Creating the federal magistracy : discretionary power and the energetic executive
  • Administrative accomodation in the federal magistracy
  • Creating the "commercial republic" : neutrality and law in the American courts
  • Developing the jurisprudence of federalism : Hamilton's defense of federal fiscal powers
  • "A most valuable auxiliary" : securing foreign capital with the law of the land
  • Litigation, liberty, and the law : Hamilton's common law rights strategy
  • Conclusion: The federalist.
Alexander Hamilton is commonly seen as the standard-bearer of an ideology-turned-political party, the Federalists, engaged in a struggle for the soul of the young United States against the Anti-Federalists, and later, the Jeffersonian Republicans. Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law counters such conventional wisdom with a new, more nuanced view of Hamilton as a true federalist, rather than a one-dimensional nationalist, whose most important influence on the American founding is his legal legacy.In this analytical biography, Kate Elizabeth Brown recasts our understanding of Hamilton's political career, his policy achievements, and his significant role in the American founding by considering him first and foremost as a preeminent lawyer who applied law and legal arguments to accomplish his statecraft. In particular, Brown shows how Hamilton used inherited English legal principles to accomplish his policy goals, and how state and federal jurists adapted these Hamiltonian principles into a distinct, republican jurisprudence throughout the nineteenth century. When writing his authoritative commentary on the nature of federal constitutional power in The Federalist, Hamilton juxtaposed the British constitution with the new American one he helped to create; when proposing commercial, monetary, banking, administrative, or foreign policy in Washington's cabinet, he used legal arguments to justify his desired course of action. In short, lawyering, legal innovation, and common law permeated Alexander Hamilton's professional career. Re-examining Hamilton's post-war accomplishments through the lens of law, Brown demonstrates that Hamilton's much-studied political career, as well as his contributions to republican political science, cannot be fully understood without recognizing and investigating how Hamilton used Anglo-American legal principles to achieve these ends. A critical re-evaluation of Hamilton's legacy, as well as his place in the founding era, Brown's work also enhances and refines our understanding of the nature and history of American jurisprudence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700624805 20170907
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56 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
A photo book to celebrate Lois Drews' service to the library on the occasion of her retirement.
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xiv, 189 pages ; 24 cm
  • The decline of education
  • The destruction of commitment
  • The demise of law
  • The loss of home
  • The distaste for service
  • The passing of unity
  • The fall of faith.
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x, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introdcution
  • The coming of freedom
  • Reconstruction and the birth of a new kind of lawyer
  • The education of the new lawyers
  • Law practice in Reconstruction
  • The end of Reconstruction : purge, exodus, and demise
  • New lawyers
  • Law practice and politics in the Gilded Age
  • A last stand
  • From the Great Migration to the Great Depression
  • All-white juries and the continuing struggle for voting rights
  • The 1940s and the civil rights era
  • The modern civil rights era
  • A new generation
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968
  • Appendix B. Alphabetical list
  • Appendix C. Read law
  • Appendix D. Law school attended
  • Appendix E. White lawyers and black lawyers in southern states.
The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, writes W. Lewis Burke, is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state. Beginning in Reconstruction and continuing to the modern civil rights era, 168 black lawyers were admitted to the South Carolina bar. All for Civil Rights is the first book-length study devoted to those lawyers' struggles and achievements in the state that had the largest black population in the country, by percentage, until 1930-and that was a majority black state through 1920. Examining court processes, trials, and life stories of the lawyers, Burke offers a comprehensive analysis of black lawyers' engagement with the legal system. Some of that study is set in the courts and legislative halls, for the South Carolina bar once had the highest percentage of black lawyers of any southern state, and South Carolina was one of only two states to ever have a black majority legislature. However, Burke also tells who these lawyers were (some were former slaves, while others had backgrounds in the church, the military, or journalism); where they came from (nonnatives came from as close as Georgia and as far away as Barbados); and how they were educated, largely through apprenticeship. Burke argues forcefully that from the earliest days after the Civil War to the heyday of the modern civil rights movement, the story of the black lawyer in South Carolina is the story of the civil rights lawyer in the Deep South. Although All for Civil Rights focuses specifically on South Carolinians, its argument about the legal shift in black personhood from the slave era to the 1960s resonates throughout the South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820350981 20170724
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xix, 438 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Deciding whether to clerk
  • An overview of the American judiciary
  • Preparing to clerk
  • Applying to clerk
  • Knowing your role
  • Judicial ethics and confidentiality
  • Effective docket and time management
  • Professionalism and decorum
  • Technology and the judiciary
  • Practical tips for effective legal research
  • Practical tips for effective judicial drafting
  • Practical tips for effective editing
  • Drafting and managing chambers correspondence
  • Drafting orders
  • Drafting 11-days and PFRs
  • Drafting bench memoranda
  • Drafting judicial opinions
  • Special issues with pro se litigants
  • Life after clerking
  • Reflections on clerking
  • Appendix. Excerpt of Courting clerkships : the NALP judicial clerkship study.
The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking ("Guide") is a comprehensive new resource that is ideal for current and prospective law clerks as well as law professors who teach judicial drafting courses or direct judicial externship programs. The book's author-Professor Abigail Perdue - is a former attorney and federal judicial clerk who now teaches Judicial Clerking and other courses at Wake Forest University School of Law. She also directs Wake Forest's prestigious D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program. Based on Professor Perdue's experience in clerking and teaching, the Guide enables students to put their knowledge into practice via accessible reading assignments, effective exercises and simulations, and a series of short legal writing assignments. A one-stop shop for current and prospective judicial clerks, the Guide explores the purpose and function of a judicial clerk, the nature and structure of the judiciary, how to apply for and obtain a clerkship, and more importantly, how to perform well during and after the clerkship. Among other things, it explains how to draft opinions, bench memos, professional emails, and orders as well as how to prepare for oral argument, hearings, and trials. It also discusses judicial ethics, professionalism, confidentiality, social media, courtroom decorum, judicial drafting, docket management, and other issues that judicial clerks commonly encounter. The Guide breaks down complex assignments, such as bench memo drafting, into a series of simple, concrete steps and provides checklists, graphical illustrations, annotated judicial opinions, and sample emails, cover letters, resumes, bench memos, etc. The Guide even shares practical, real-world advice gleaned from judicial law clerks who have served at courts across America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608220 20170807
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330 pages ; 24 cm
More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.
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93. 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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1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
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xxxvi, 563 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Typeface for citations
  • Abbreviations
  • Spelling and capitalization
  • Numbers in general
  • Page numbers
  • Sections and paragraphs
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Supplements
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  • Internal cross-references
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  • Cases
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  • Statutory codes and session laws
  • Legislation and other legislative materials
  • Court rules, judicial administrative orders, ethics opinions, and jury instructions
  • Ordinances
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  • Treaties and international conventions and agreements
  • Books, treatises, and other nonperiodic materials
  • Law reviews and other periodicals
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and American law reports
  • Restatements, principles of the law, model codes, uniform laws, and sentencing guidelines
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"[This book] provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using [explanations and illustrations]. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can...consult, [the author] contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes. New to the sixth edition: updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online; updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media; new and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, restatements, and principles of the law; updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services; and every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as improved clarity; and shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information)."-- Back cover.
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  • Introduction to the America Invents Act
  • Transitioning U.S. patent law from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-inventor-to-file" system under the AIA
  • The AIA's impact on the novelty and non-obviousness patentability requirements
  • The AIA's effects on patentable subject matter and the patentability requirements set forth by 35 U.S.C. Section 112
  • The AIA's impact on post-grant proceedings
  • The AIA's effects on claims that may be brought in patent infringement suits
  • AIA's modifications to patent infringement defenses
  • AIA's changes to patent prosecution practices
  • The AIA's changes to inventor oaths and declarations and patent application filings by non-inventors
  • Miscellaneous provisions of the AIA.
Since its passage in 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") has brought many significant changes to U.S. patent law. Accordingly, to assist readers in developing an in-depth understanding of these changes, the America Invents Act Primer provides discussions of each and every one of the AIA's substantive provisions. More specifically, and whenever possible, each discussion of the AIA's provisions includes the following key features: An identification of the AIA section's effective date, including the statutory basis for such dates; A direct comparison of relevant pre- and post-AIA statutes; An analysis of the similarities and differences between pre- and post-AIA statutes; A discuss