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xxxii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Foreword
  • Argentina / Marcelo Bombau
  • Bolivia / Pablo Rojas [and three others]
  • Brazil / Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva [and nine others]
  • Chile / Marcos Rios, Juan Francisco Mackenna
  • Colombia / Carlos Urrutia [and nine others]
  • Ecuador / Juan Carols Bustamante [and eight others]
  • Paraguay / Alejandro Guanes
  • Peru / Jean Paul Chabaneix, Alejandro Manayalle
  • Uruguay / Gonzalo Secco, Manuel Lecuona and Agustina Pérez
  • Venezuela / Fulvio Italiani, Paula Serra Freire.
"Since the early nineteenth century, South America has been an important recipient of international loans and foreign direct investment. London and New York became the financial centers for South American governments and companies. Given the economy structures of all countries in the region with low saving capacity, South America largely depends on foreign direct investments for its development and growth. Although it is still a region of many contrasts, it plays an increasingly important role in the business strategies of multinational enterprises. However, South America’s legal and business environment is still highly complex for many...[This] book discusses the legal environment for investments in infrastructure in the ten major countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The chapters focus on the national regulations that affect the lives of companies aiming to set up operations in these countries, including the regulatory framework. Providing you with a common language for business and a road map for investments in South America’s infrastructure, encompassing the constitutional and legal environment for investments in the energy, logistics, telecommunications, sanitation, education, technology, broadband, broadcasting, agribusiness, mining, health, urban mobility, and oil and gas sectors. Additionally, the guide provides the association formed between the public and private sectors through PPPs and PPIs and the financing available in each of the aforementioned countries. As a guide for foreign investors and a reference for international companies, this...book...[provides] information on the most attractive countries—for different reasons—for FDI."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
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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
Green Library
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viii, 94 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The right to water in Latin America : recognition, limits, and criticisms
  • The main features of public, private, and mixed water systems in Latin America
  • Insight into the Chilean water framework
  • Conclusion: Lessons from Latin America.
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 20180806
Law Library (Crown)
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xvi, 278 pages : map ; 26 cm.
  • South America's Central Role in Migration and Citizenship Law
  • Open Borders in the Nineteenth Century : Constructing the National, the Citizen and the Foreigner
  • The Construction of the Hispano-American legal figure in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Legal Construction of the Foreigner as Undesirable in Twentieth Century South America
  • The Construction of the Irregular Immigrant : the Principle of Non-Criminalisation of Undocumented Migration
  • The Right to Migrate as a Fundamental Right? : The Construction of the Foreigner through Equal Treatment
  • Open Borders and the Construction of a South American Citizen
  • Conclusion : Constructing and Deconstructing the Foreigner : an Innovative and Exceptional Approach?
"Since 1970 the Law in Context series has been at the forefront of the movement to broaden the study of law. It has been a vehicle for the publication of innovative scholarly books that treat law and legal phenomena critically in their social, political and economic contexts from a variety of perspectives. The series particularly aims to publish scholarly legal writing that brings fresh perspectives to bear on new and existing areas of law taught in universities. A contextual approach involves treating legal subjects broadly, using materials from other social sciences, and from any other discipline that helps to explain the operation in practice of the subject under discussion. It is hoped that this orientation is at once more stimulating and more realistic than the bare exposition of legal rules. The series includes original books that have a different emphasis from traditional legal textbooks, while maintaining the same high standards of scholarship. They are written primarily for undergraduate and graduate students of law and of other disciplines, but will also appeal to a wider readership. In the past, most books in the series have focused on English law, but recent publications include books on European law, globalisation, transnational legal processes, and comparative law"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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448 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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)
Book
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.
Green Library
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158 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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
Green Library
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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)
Book
117 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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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.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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478 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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xxxiv, 413 pages ; 26 cm
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
112 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
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376 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)