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xxi, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Purpose of this handbook / Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt
  • Understanding cybersecurity risks / Lucy L. Thomson
  • Understanding technology : what every lawyer needs to know about the cyber network / Paul Rosenzweig
  • Lawyers' legal obligations to provide data security / Thomas J. Smedinghoff and Ruth Hill Bro
  • International norms / Conor Sullivan, Kelly Russo, and Harvey Rishikof
  • Lawyers' obligations to provide data security arising from ethics rules and other law / Peter Geraghty and Lucian T. Pera
  • Occasions when counsel should consider initiating a conversation about cybersecurity with the client / Roland L. Trope and Lixian Loong Hantover
  • Large law firms / Alan Charles Raul and Michaelene E. Hanley
  • Cybersecurity for the little guys / Theodore L. Banks
  • In-house counsel / Angeline G. Chen
  • Considerations for government lawyers / Sandra Hodgkinson, Clark Walton, and Timothy H. Edgar
  • Public interest attorneys / Michelle Richardson
  • Get SMART on data protection : training and how to create a culture of awareness / Ruth Hill Bro and Jill D. Rhodes
  • Best practices for incident response : achieving preparedness through alignment with voluntary consensus standards / George B. Huff Jr., John A. DiMaria, and Claudia Rast
  • Cyber insurance for law firms and legal organizations / Kevin P. Kalinich and James L. Rhyner
  • Conclusion / Robert S. Litt and Jill D. Rhodes.
"Since the release of the first edition published in 2013, cybersecurity breaches in law firms have made news headlines and clients are asking questions about lawyers' and firms' security programs. From the massive Panama Papers breach that led to the dissolution of the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm in April 2016 to the WannaCry and Petya Ransomware attacks, the latter that led to the several day work outage at DLA Piper in June 2017, it is imperative that attorneys understand the potential risk of weak information security practices to their practices and their clients. As hackers increase their capability to conduct cyber attacks, so must law firms step up their risk management game specifically in cybersecurity as a fundamental part of their sustainable business practices. [This book] focuses on many of the issues raised in the first edition, while highlighting the extensive changes in the current cybersecurity environment...[and] includes a chapter on technology basics for the technologically challenged. This updated edition will enable [the reader] to identify potential cybersecurity risks and prepare [them] to respond in the event of an attack. It addresses the current overarching threat as well as ethical issues and special considerations for law firms of all sizes. The handbook also includes the most recent ABA Ethics Opinions and illustrates how [the reader] should approach the subject of cybersecurity threats and issues with clients as well as when and how to purchase and use cyber insurance."-- Publisher's website.
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xiii, 330 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to sea level rise
  • Defining coastal vulnerability and the need for coastal management
  • The role of federal insurance and disaster relief programs
  • Key legal principles to understand sea level rise adaptation
  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Lessons for policy makers
  • Challenges for corporations in adapting to sea level rise.
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  • 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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  • Introduction: American exceptionalism in crime and punishment : broadly defined / Kevin R. Reitz
  • American exceptionalism in crime, punishment, and disadvantage : race, federalization, and politicization in the perspective of local autonomy / Nicola Lacey and David Soskice
  • The concept of American exceptionalism and the case of capital punishment / David Garland
  • Penal optimism : understanding American mass imprisonment from a Canadian perspective / Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob
  • The complications of penal federalism : American exceptionalism or fifty different countries? / Franklin E. Zimring
  • American exceptionalism in comparative perspective : explaining trends and variation in the use of incarceration / Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
  • How exceptional is the history of violence and criminal justice in the United States? : variation across time and space as the keys to understanding homicide and punitiveness / Randolph Roth
  • Making the state pay : violence and the politicization of crime in comparative perspective / Lisa L. Miller
  • Comparing serious violent crime in the United States and England and Wales : why it matters, and how it can be done / Zelia Gallo, Nicola Lacey, and David Soskice
  • American exceptionalism in community supervision : a comparative analysis of probation in the United States, Scotland, and Sweden / Edward E. Rhine and Faye S. Taxman
  • American exceptionalism in parole release and supervision : a European perspective / Dirk van Zyl Smit and Alessandro Corda
  • Collateral sanctions and American exceptionalism : a comparative perspective / Nora V. Demleitner.
"Across the U.S., there was an explosion of severity in nearly every form of governmental response to crime from the 1970s through the 2000s. This book examines the typically ignored forms punishment in America beyond incarceration and capital punishment to include probation and parole supervision rates-and revocation rates, an ever-growing list of economic penalties imposed on offenders, and a web of collateral consequences of conviction unimaginable just decades ago. Across these domains, American punitiveness exceeds that in other developed democracies-where measurable, by factors of five-to-ten. In some respects, such as rates of incarceration and (perhaps) correctional supervision, the U.S. is the world 'leader.' Looking to Europe and other English-speaking countries, the book's contributors shed new light on America's outlier status, and examine its causes. One causal theory examined in detail is that the U.S. has been exceptional not just in penal severity since the 1970s, but also in its high rates of high rates of homicide and other serious violent crimes. [This book] shows that the largest problems of crime and justice cannot be brought into focus from the vantage point of any one jurisdiction. Looking cross-nationally, the book addresses what it would take for America to rejoin the mainstream of the Western world in its uses of criminal penalties."-- Book jacket.
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xxxvii, 553 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • M. Cherif Bassiouni / Human rights and international criminal justice in the twenty first century : the end of the post-WWII phase and the beginning of an uncertain new era
  • Thomas A. Cromwell and Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, William Schabas / The Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms, and international human rights law
  • Emmanuel Decaux / The International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, as a victim-oriented treaty
  • Kathleen Cavanaugh and Joshua Castellino / The politics of sectarianism and its reflection in questions of international law & state formation in The Middle East
  • Sandra L. Babcock / International law and the death penalty : a toothless tiger, or a meaningful force for change?
  • Marc Bossuyt / The UN optional protocol on the abolition of the death penalty
  • Christof Heyns and Thomas Probert and Tess Borden / The right to life and the progressive abolition of the death penalty
  • Zhao Bingzhi / Progress and trend of the reform of the death penalty in China
  • Margaret M. DeGuzman / Criminal law philosophy in international criminal law scholarship
  • Frédéric Mégret / Is the ICC focusing too much on non-state actors?
  • Shane Darcy / The principle of legality at the crossroads of human rights and international criminal law
  • Alain Pellet / Revisiting the sources of applicable law before the ICC
  • Mireille Delmas-Marty / The ICC as a work in progress, for a world in process
  • Carsten Stahn / Legacy in international criminal justice
  • Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta / Torture by private actors and 'gold plating' the offence in national law : an exchange of emails in honour of William Schabas
  • Hirad Abtahi and Philippa Webb / Secrets and surprises in the Travaux préparatoires of the genocide convention
  • Jérémie Gilbert / Perspectives on cultural genocide : from criminal law to cultural diversity
  • Beth Van Schaack / Crimes against humanity : repairing Title 18's blind spots
  • Leila Nadya Sadat / A new global treaty on crimes against humanity : future prospects
  • Mark A. Drumbl / Justice outside of criminal courtrooms and jailhouses
  • Charles Chernor Jalloh / Toward greater synergy between courts and truth commissions in post-conflict contexts : lessons from Sierra Leone
  • Geoffrey Nice and Nevenka Tromp / Criminal trial as a tool to control historical narrative
  • Mary Ellen O'Connell / The arc toward justice and peace
  • Adama Dieng / The maintenance of international peace and security through prevention of atrocity crimes : the question of co-operation between the UN and regional arrangements
  • Emma Sandon / Law and film : curating rights cinema
  • Wayne Jordash / The role of advocates in developing international law
  • Diane Marie Amann / Bill the blogger.
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"This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. Armed in America explores how and why the right to arms transformed at different points in history. The right was initially meant to serve as a parliamentary right of resistance, yet by the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 the right had become indispensably intertwined with civic republicanism. As the United States progressed into the 19th century the right continued to change--this time away from civic republicanism and towards the individual-right understanding that is known today, albeit with the important caveat that the right could be severely restricted by the government's police power. Throughout the 20th century this understanding of the right remained the predominant view. But working behind the scenes was the beginnings of the gun-rights movement--a movement that was started in the early 20th century through the collective efforts of sporting magazine editors and was eventually commandeered by the National Rifle Association to the gun-rights movement known today. Readers looking to sort through the shrill rhetoric surrounding the current gun debate and arrive at an informed understanding of the legal and historical development of the right to arms will find this book to be an invaluable resource"-- Provided by publisher.
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xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Defining the terms
  • Iraq
  • Taking on Iran
  • On sanctions imposition and pain
  • Pressure begins on Iran
  • On target response and resolve
  • Intense pressure on Iran and a turn to real negotiations
  • On the search for inflection points
  • Looking ahead.
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ix, 347 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction. Lynching and altars : family and memory
  • Before the burning : Southern mastery
  • Sex, danger, and religion : facing a "savage fury"
  • Kindling for the fire
  • Burning Sam Hose
  • After the fury : rape and history
  • After the fury : the blind and the sighted
  • At the altar : crucifixion.
The story of a black day-laborer called Sam Hose killing his white employer in a workplace dispute ended in a lynching of enormous religious significance. For many deeply-religious communities in the Jim Crow South, killing those like Sam Hose restored balance to a moral cosmos upended by a heinous crime. A religious intensity in the mood and morality of segregation surpassed law, and in times of social crisis could justify illegal white violence - even to the extreme act of lynching. In At the Altar of Lynching, distinguished historian Donald G. Mathews offers a new interpretation of the murder of Sam Hose, which places the religious culture of the evangelical South at its center. He carefully considers how mainline Protestants, including women, not only in many instances came to support or accept lynching, but gave the act religious meaning and justification.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107182974 20171204
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  • Connected origins : locating relationality in copyright history
  • From the piratical to the creative user
  • Creative practice and relational authorship
  • Locating the user and reforming the law
  • Reimagining the pirate: approaching infringement relationally
  • Producing the pirate : the courtroom and cultural power.
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x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • History of bail in america
  • Bail as a constitutional right
  • The bail process : how pretrial release operates and the types of release before trial
  • Bail and prediction of crime
  • Individual and societal costs of pretrial detention
  • Race and bail in the criminal justice system
  • Bail and the sixth amendment rights to counsel and jury trial
  • International bail
  • Money bail
  • Optimal bail : using constitutional and empirical tools to reform America's bail system.
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  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Shareholder wealth maximisation revisited
  • Shareholder power and shareholder empowerment
  • Shareholder rights and corporate objectives in China : past and present
  • Towards stakeholder model
  • A more suitable corporate objective in China
  • Conclusion.
Corporate objective, namely, for whose interests should a company be run, is the most important theoretical and practical issues confronting us today, as the core objective animate or should animate every decision a company makes. Despite decades of debate, there is no consensus regarding what the corporate objective is or ought to be. However, clarity on this issue is necessary in order to explain and guide corporate behaviour, as different objectives could lead to different analyses and solutions to the same corporate governance problem. In addition to the study on the corporate objective in the Anglo-American jurisdictions, the discussion of this topic in the context of China is also very important on the ground that China has become the second largest economy in the world and is playing an increasingly significant role in global affairs. Though a socialist state, China also heavily relies on the corporate vehicle as the most important business organisation to ensure its rapid economic development since its market reforms in 1978. Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means's observation eight decades ago that large public companies dominate the world remains true today, not only in the West but also in China. The regulation and governance of such companies will have a material impact on the further development of the Chinese economy, which could in turn directly affect the world economy. Company law and corporate governance therefore receive much attention and have become a vital issue in China. Although the current focus is primarily on corporate performance, the fundamental question at the heart of corporate governance, namely the corporate objective, is still unresolved. Contrary to the widely held belief that the corporate objective should be maximising shareholder wealth, this book seeks to demonstrate that the shareholder wealth maximisation approach is both descriptively and normatively unsuitable. As an antithesis to it, stakeholder theory generally develops to be a more suitable substituent. Justifications and responses to its main criticisms are offered from descriptive, normative and instrumental aspects, whilst new techniques of balancing competing interests and more workable guidance for directors' behaviour are brought forward as essential modifications. Along with the unique characteristics of socialist states, the stakeholder model is expected to find solid ground in China and guide the future development of corporate governance. This book will be important and useful to researches and students of corporate law, corporate governance, business and management studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138288867 20171204
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  • Varying shades of green
  • Green governmentality
  • Green scare
  • Fascist earth
  • Commonism
  • Welcome to the dark side of dignity and development
  • Urban clear-cutting
  • Protest without people
  • So to speak
  • Afterword.
In response to unprecedented environmental degradation, activists and popular movements have risen up to fight the crisis of climate change and the ongoing devastation of the earth. The environmental movement has undeniably influenced even its adversaries, as the language of sustainability can be found in corporate mission statements, government policy, and national security agendas. However, the price of success has been compromise, prompting soul-searching and questioning of the politics of environmentalism. Is it a revolutionary movement that opposes the current system? Or is it reformist, changing the system by working within it? In Birth of a New Earth, Adrian Parr argues that this is a false choice, calling for a shift from an opposition between revolution and incremental change to a renewed collective imagination. Parr insists that environmental destruction is at its core a problem of democratization and decolonization. It requires reckoning with militarism, market fundamentalism, and global inequality and mobilizing an alternative political vision capable of freeing the collective imagination in order to replace an apocalyptic mindset frozen by the spectacle of violence. Birth of a New Earth locates the emancipatory work of environmental politics in solidarities that can bring together different constituencies, fusing opposing political strategies and paradigms by working both inside and outside the prevailing system. She discusses experiments in food sovereignty, collaborative natural-resource management, and public-interest design initiatives that test new models of economic democratization. Ultimately, Parr proclaims, environmental politics is the refusal to surrender life to the violence of global capitalism, corporate governance, and militarism. This defiance can serve as the source for the birth of a new earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180092 20171211
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  • Foreword Eric Barendt-- Introduction Andras Koltay and Jeroen Temperman-- Part I. The Case of Charlie Hebdo: 1. Blasphemy in French law: from the Chevalier de la Barre to Charlie Hebdo Guilhem Gil-- 2. Blasphemy and defamation of religion following Charlie Hebdo Neville Cox-- Part II. The Right to Blashpheme: 3. Blasphemy, the public sphere and democratic self-government Ian Cram-- 4. The right to blaspheme Mark Hill QC and Russell Sandberg-- Part III. On Western Legal Discourse against Blasphemy Laws: 5. Blasphemy, freedom of expression and the protection of religious sensibilities in twenty-first-century Europe Peter Cumper-- 6. Rethinking blasphemy and anti-blasphemy laws Robert Kahn-- 7. Blasphemy, defamation of religion and religious hate speech: is there a difference that makes a difference? John Knechtle-- 8. The freedom and restriction of blasphemy: theoretical perspectives Andras Koltay-- Part IV. European Court of Human Rights and Blasphemy: 9. At the deep end of the pool: religious offence, debate-speech and the margin of appreciation before the European Court of Human Rights Tom Lewis-- 10. 'Mother of God, drive Putin away': on blasphemy and activist art in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights Jeroen Temperman-- Part V. Active Blasphemy/Religious Defamation Laws: 11. Religious insult and blasphemy in contemporary Finland Tuomas AEysto-- 12. The blasphemy offence in the Italian legal system Cristiana Cianitto-- 13. Legal protection of religion in Germany Matthias Cornils-- 14. God's advocates: the multiple fronts of the war on blasphemy in Greece Effie Fokas-- 15. Blasphemy law in Poland Joanna Kulesza and Jan Kulesza-- Part VI. Dormant Blasphemy Laws: 16. The blasphemy ban in Denmark Lars Grassme Binderup and Eva Maria Lassen-- 17. A draft obituary for the offence of blasphemy in Ireland Tarlach McGonagle-- 18. Religion and hate speech in Canada: the difficulty in separating attacks on beliefs from attacks on believers Richard Moon-- 19. Blasphemy in Australia: the rags and remnants of persecution? Helen Pringle-- 20. Blasphemy prohibitions and prosecutions: a US perspective Russell Weaver-- Part VII. Recently Abrogated Blasphemy Laws: 21. Giving up the ghost: on the decline and fall of Norwegian anti-blasphemy legislation Helge Arsheim-- 22. The theory and practice of blasphemy in the common law: slaying the seven-headed beast Ivan Hare-- 23. Freedom of expression, blasphemy and religious hatred: a view from the UK Erica Howard-- 24. The rise and fall of the offence of blasphemy in the Netherlands Esther Janssen-- Part VIII. The Future of Blasphemy Laws?: 25. Freedom of expression and religions, the United Nations, and the '16/18 process' Marc Limon, Nazila Ghanea and Hilary Power-- 26. Blasphemy, religious rights and harassment: a workplace study Andrew Hambler-- 27. Towards an understanding of accelerants and decelerants: a non-juriscentric approach to offensive or hateful speech concerning religion Brett Scharffs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108416917 20171218
The tension between blasphemy laws and the freedom of expression in modern times is a key area of debate within legal academia and beyond. With contributions by leading scholars, this volume compares blasphemy laws within a number of Western liberal democracies and debates the legitimacy of these laws in the twenty-first century. Including comprehensive and up-to-date comparative country studies, this book considers the formulation of blasphemy bans, relevant jurisprudential interpretations, the effect on society, and the ensuing convictions and penalties where applicable. It provides a useful historical analysis by discussing the legal-political rationales behind the recent abolition of blasphemy laws in some Western states. Contributors also consider the challenges to the tenability of blasphemy laws in a selection of well-balanced theoretical chapters. This book is essential reading for scholars working within the fields of human rights law, philosophy and sociology of religion, and comparative politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108416917 20171218
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  • Part I. The technology: Blockchains, bitcoin, and decentralized computing platforms
  • Characteristics of blockchains
  • Part II. Blockchains, finance, and contracts: Digital currencies and decentralized payment systems
  • Smart contracts as legal contracts
  • Smart securities and derivatives
  • Part III. Blockchains and information systems: Tamper-resistant, certified, and authenticated data
  • Resilient and tamper-resistant information systems
  • Part IV. Organizations and automation: The future of organizations
  • Decentralized autonomous organizations
  • Blockchain of things
  • Part V. Regulating decentralized, blockchain-based systems: Modes of regulation
  • Code as law.
Blockchain technology enables the creation of decentralized currencies, decentralized applications powered by smart contracts, self-executing digital agreements, and intelligent assets that can be controlled over the Internet. Blockchains also enable the development of new governance systems with more democratic or participatory decision-making, and decentralized (autonomous) organizations that can operate over a network of computers without any human intervention. These applications have led many to compare the blockchain to the Internet, with accompanying predictions that this technology will shift the balance of power away from centralized authorities in the field of communications, business, and even politics or law. Blockchain and the Law explores the benefits and drawbacks of this emerging decentralized technology and argues that its widespread deployment will lead to expansion of what we term lex cryptographia: rules administered through self-executing smart contracts.-- Provided by publisher.
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