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viii, 94 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Acronyms The Human Right to Water in Latin America Anna Berti Suman Abstract Keywords Introduction A The Right to Water in Latin America: Recognition, Limits, and Criticisms B The Main Features of Public, Private, and Mixed Water Systems in Latin America C Insight into the Chilean Water Framework Conclusion: Lessons from Latin America.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004367807 20180625
In The Human Right to Water in Latin America, Anna Berti Suman investigates the development of the right to water and of water law in the Latin American context. By examining the significance of Latin American constitutional evolution, doctrine, and jurisprudence, the author illustrates the Latin American contribution in stimulating the social, political, and economic debate on the right to water, regionally and worldwide. Through an overview on the right to water in Latin American constitutions and of the main Latin American water management systems, Berti Suman argues that an analysis of the right to water has to take account of its application in specific contexts. The intrinsic connection between the right to water and the role of the private sector is examined through topical insights into the highly privatized Chilean water services. In the conclusion, the relevance of the lessons learnt from the Latin American experience for the global debate on the right to water is convincingly proved.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004367807 20180625
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viii, 94 pages ; 24 cm.
"Anna Berti Suman investigates the development of the right to water and of water law in the Latin American context. By examining the significance of Latin American constitutional evolution, doctrine, and jurisprudence, the author illustrates the Latin American contribution in stimulating the social, political, and economic debate on the right to water, regionally and worldwide. Through an overview on the right to water in Latin American constitutions and of the main Latin American water management systems, Berti Suman argues that an analysis of the right to water has to take account of its application in specific contexts. The intrinsic connection between the right to water and the role of the private sector is examined through topical insights into the highly privatized Chilean water services. In the conclusion, the relevance of the lessons learnt from the Latin American experience for the global debate on the right to water is convincingly proved."--Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
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448 pages ; 22 cm.
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v, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Gender quotas in South America's big three
  • Gender, descriptive representation, and legislative behavior in post-quota Argentina
  • Gendered policies in the Argentine provinces : a showcase of uneven implementation
  • Electoral quotas at the national level in Brazil : an arduous road to nowhere?
  • Quotas at subnational levels in Brazil : more dead-end roads?
  • Quotas in Peruvian congressional elections : success under open list proportional representation
  • Quotas in Peruvian municipal and regional elections : accidental success in majoritarian systems
  • Ballot structure and regional context : a comparison of Lima and the provinces
  • Conclusion: Gender quotas in the big three : findings, trends, and prospects.
Since the return of democracy to Latin America, policies intended to promote the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups have been increasingly adopted throughout the region. Gender quotas have been one of the most popular and effective mechanisms employed in elections and other contexts in Latin America. This volume begins with an introduction to gender quotas, including discussion of the types and merits of gender quotas, alternative approaches to the study of quotas, and their interactions with different kinds of electoral systems. Successive chapters examine the adoption of gender quotas and their impacts in the three largest South American countries by area-Argentina, Brazil, and Peru-at both national and subnational levels. These chapters also focus on specific topics that stand out in the unique experiences of these countries: substantive representation in the case of Argentina, gender and campaign finance in the case of Brazil, and regional differences in the impact of electoral rules in the case of Peru. Through careful analysis, this volume presents a nuanced picture of how different types of electoral systems may affect the election of women and the effectiveness of quotas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498500166 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
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xxiv, 580 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • History of Amazonia and Amazonian deforestation
  • Threats to the Amazon rainforest : deforestation and climate change
  • Early forms of regional cooperation : from bilateral agreements to regional integration
  • First period of cooperation within the ACT's framework (1978-1989) : the defensive-protectionist phase
  • Second period of cooperation within the ACT's framework (1989-1994) : boost and political strengthening
  • Third period of cooperation within the ACT's framework (1995-2002) : institutional maturity
  • Fourth period of cooperation within the ACT's framework (2002-2009) : institutional visibility
  • Fifth period of cooperation within the ACT's framework (2009-2017) : revitalizing the ACTO
  • Critical analysis of the ACT/ACTO
  • Environmental protection
  • Protected areas
  • Financial mechanisms
  • Stakeholders in Amazonia.
In Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis, Maria Antonia Tigre provides a broad overview of the international, regional and national law applied to the Amazon rainforest and investigates efforts at regional cooperation for the protection of the Amazonian ecosystem. For the last four decades, cooperation among the eight countries in which the rainforest lies was primarily induced by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT). Originally adopted to ensure national sovereignty, the ACT gradually evolved towards a framework for sustainable development. Based on the challenges faced by the treaty and its subsequent instruments, Maria Antonia Tigre analyzes ways in which the ACT can be more effectively applied, leading to practical results that reduce deforestation. These specifically relate to the enforceability of the right to the environment, the implementation of protected areas, and the development of financial mechanisms to fund initiatives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004313491 20171106
Law Library (Crown)
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189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Presentación : ¿qué significa tratar con justicia a los pueblos indígenas? / Carlos Peña
  • Introducción : el Convenio 169 y la norma de consulta con los pueblos indígenas / James Anaya
  • La consulta oficiosa y la consulta oficial : los casos de la reserva Maijuna y del reglamento de la ley de consulta en el Perú / Alejandro Diez
  • La consulta previa en Colombia / Natalia Orduz
  • Aplicación del Convenio 169 en Chile / Antonia Urrejola
  • Territorios en disputa : extractivismo, pueblos indígenas y el derecho a la consulta previa / Maite de Cea y Claudio Fuentes.
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158 pages ; 21 cm.
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x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : making sense of justice / Karen Ann Faulk and Sandra Brunnegger
  • Transitional justice, memory, and the emergence of legal subjectivities in Colombia / Juan Pablo Vera Lugo
  • Pursuing justice in Jewish Buenos Aires / Karen Ann Faulk
  • Justice, rights, and discretionary space in Brazilian policing / Graham Denyer Willis
  • Imaginaries of judicial practice among legal experts in Argentina / Leticia Barrera
  • The craft of justice-making through the permanent peoples' tribunal in Colombia / Sandra Brunnegger
  • On justice, insecurity, and the right to the city in Brazil's oldest metropolis / Marta Magalhães Wallace
  • Water justice, mining, and the fetish form of law in the Atacama Desert / Alonso Barros
  • Conclusion : justice at the limits of law / Mark Goodale.
Throughout Latin America, the idea of "justice" serves as the ultimate goal and rationale for a wide variety of actions and causes. In the Chilean Atacama Desert, residents have undertaken a prolonged struggle for their right to groundwater. Family members of bombing victims in Buenos Aires demand that the state provide justice for the attack. In Colombia, some victims of political violence have turned to the courts for resolution, while others reject the state's ability to fairly adjudicate their grievances and have constructed a non-state tribunal. In each of these examples, the protagonists seek one main thing: justice.A Sense of Justice ethnographically explores the complex dynamics of justice production across Latin America. The chapters examine (in)justice as it is lived and imagined today and what it means for those who claim and regulate its parameters, including the Brazilian police force, the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in Colombia, and the Argentine Supreme Court. Inextricable as "justice" is from inequality, violence, crime, and corruption, it emerges through memory, in space, and where ideals meet practical limitations. Ultimately, the authors show how understanding the dynamic processes of constructing justice is essential to creating cooperative rather than oppressive forms of law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799072 20160704
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x, 228 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Making sense of justice / Karen Ann Faulk and Sandra Brunnegger
  • Transitional justice, memory, and the emergence of legal subjectivities in Colombia / Juan Pablo Vera Lugo
  • Pursuing justice in Jewish Buenos Aires / Karen Ann Faulk
  • Justice, rights, and discretionary space in Brazilian policing / Graham Denyer Willis
  • Imaginaries of judicial practice among legal experts in Argentina / Leticia Barrera
  • The craft of justice-making through the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in Colombia / Sandra Brunnegger
  • On justice, insecurity, and the right to the city in Brazil's oldest metropolis / Marta Magalhães Wallace
  • Water justice, mining, and the fetish form of law in the Atacama Desert / Alonso Barros
  • Conclusion: Justice at the limits of law / Mark Goodale.
Throughout Latin America, the idea of "justice" serves as the ultimate goal and rationale for a wide variety of actions and causes. In the Chilean Atacama Desert, residents have undertaken a prolonged struggle for their right to groundwater. Family members of bombing victims in Buenos Aires demand that the state provide justice for the attack. In Colombia, some victims of political violence have turned to the courts for resolution, while others reject the state's ability to fairly adjudicate their grievances and have constructed a non-state tribunal. In each of these examples, the protagonists seek one main thing: justice.A Sense of Justice ethnographically explores the complex dynamics of justice production across Latin America. The chapters examine (in)justice as it is lived and imagined today and what it means for those who claim and regulate its parameters, including the Brazilian police force, the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in Colombia, and the Argentine Supreme Court. Inextricable as "justice" is from inequality, violence, crime, and corruption, it emerges through memory, in space, and where ideals meet practical limitations. Ultimately, the authors show how understanding the dynamic processes of constructing justice is essential to creating cooperative rather than oppressive forms of law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799072 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
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117 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
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237 pages ; 21 cm
  • Aspectos conceituais e as questões ambientais relevantes relacionadas à água na bacia amazônica
  • O direito brasileiro dos recursos hídricos
  • Direito internacional ambiental dos recursos hídricos
  • Direito internacional regional amazônico
  • Conclusão.
Law Library (Crown)
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107 pages ; 21 cm.
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478 pages ; 24 cm
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xxxiv, 413 pages ; 26 cm
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela.
Law Library (Crown)
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112 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
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376 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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159 pages ; 22 cm.
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xiii, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Argentina: The Old Developmental Model 3. Brazil: The Neodevelopmental Model 4. Paraguay: The Dependent Model 5. Conclusion: Seeds of the Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137356680 20160614
Intellectual property is one of the most valuable forms of property in the modern world. From the perspective of companies producing knowledge-intensive goods, it encourages technological innovations for the benefit of humanity. For consumers of technology, it can be seen as a restriction on access to knowledge that inflates corporate rents. When genetic material crucial for human life is isolated from the commons, engineered and turned into private intellectual property, dissent is likely to emerge. Felipe Filomeno uses the case of Monsanto in South American soybean agriculture to theorize about the emergence and change of intellectual property regimes. Based on official documents, interviews, journalistic material, and academic literature, the study shows not only the relations of competition, coercion, and alliances that lie behind the post-1980 global upward ratchet of intellectual property protection but also the strategies that have the potential to reverse it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137356680 20160614
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