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  • Introduction.- When 3D printing and the law get together, will crazy things happen?.- - Or How to Apply Creative Commons Licences to 3D Printed Products in the Light of the Most Recent Developments of the European Court of Justice Case Law.- From material scarcity to artificial abundance: The case of FabLabs and 3D printing technologies.- Possible printings: On 3D printing, database ontology and open (meta)design.- The focal practice of 3D printing.- The killer idea: How some gunslinging anarchists held freedom of speech at gunpoint.- Fraud and froth: Free-riding the 3d printing wave.- A taxonomy of online 3D printing platforms.- Adaptivity and rapid prototyping: How 3D printing is changing business model innovation.- How will society adopt 3D printing?.
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The book in front of you is the first international academic volume on the legal, philosophical and economic aspects of the rise of 3D printing. In recent years 3D printing has become a hot topic. Some claim that it will revolutionize production and mass consumption, enabling consumers to print anything from clothing, automobile parts and guns to various foods, medication and spare parts for their home appliances. This may significantly reduce our environmental footprint, but also offers potential for innovation and creativity. At the same time 3D printing raises social, ethical, regulatory and legal questions. If individuals can print anything they want, how does this affect existing systems of intellectual property rights? What are the societal consequences of the various types of products one can print with a 3D printer, for example weapons? Should all aspects of 3D printing be regulated, and if so, how and to what ends? How will businesses (have to) change their way of working and their revenue model in light of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the role of product designers change in a world where everyone has the potential to design their own products? These and other questions are addressed in high quality and in-depth contributions by academics and experts, bringing together a wide variety of academic discussions on 3D printing from different disciplines as well as presenting new views, broadening the discussion beyond the merely technical dimension of 3D printing. Bibi van den Berg is Associate Professor at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Simone van der Hof is Full Professor at eLaw in Leiden and Eleni Kosta is Associate Professor at TILT, the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
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ix, 212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Bibi van den Berg
  • When 3D printing and the law get together, will crazy things happen? / Michael Weinberg
  • : or how to apply Creative Commons licences to 3D printed products in the light of the most recent developments of the European Court of Justice case law / Thomas Margoni
  • From material scarcity to artificial abundance : the case of FabLabs and 3D printing technologies / Primavera de Filippi and Peter Proxler
  • Possible printings : on 3D printing, database ontology, and open (meta)design / Jos Mul
  • Focal practice of 3D printing / Esther Keymolen
  • Killer idea : how some gunslinging anarchists held freedom of speech at gunpoint / Gert Vugt
  • Fraud and froth : free-riding the 3D printing wave / Jonathan Coopersmith
  • Taxonomy of online 3D printing platforms / Thierry Rayna and Ludmila Striukova
  • Adaptivity and rapid prototyping : how 3D printing is changing business model innovation / Thierry Rayna and Ludmila Striukova
  • How will society adopt 3D printing? / Peter Troxler.
The book in front of you is the first international academic volume on the legal, philosophical and economic aspects of the rise of 3D printing. In recent years 3D printing has become a hot topic. Some claim that it will revolutionize production and mass consumption, enabling consumers to print anything from clothing, automobile parts and guns to various foods, medication and spare parts for their home appliances. This may significantly reduce our environmental footprint, but also offers potential for innovation and creativity. At the same time 3D printing raises social, ethical, regulatory and legal questions. If individuals can print anything they want, how does this affect existing systems of intellectual property rights? What are the societal consequences of the various types of products one can print with a 3D printer, for example weapons? Should all aspects of 3D printing be regulated, and if so, how and to what ends? How will businesses (have to) change their way of working and their revenue model in light of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the role of product designers change in a world where everyone has the potential to design their own products? These and other questions are addressed in high quality and in-depth contributions by academics and experts, bringing together a wide variety of academic discussions on 3D printing from different disciplines as well as presenting new views, broadening the discussion beyond the merely technical dimension of 3D printing. Bibi van den Berg is Associate Professor at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Simone van der Hof is Full Professor at eLaw in Leiden and Eleni Kosta is Associate Professor at TILT, the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
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Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (484 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Part I. General Principles: 1. Introduction-- 2. Identifying accessory liability in private law-- 3. An analytical framework for accessory liability-- 4. Criminal accessory liability-- Part II. Accessory Liability in Private Law: 5. Torts-- 6. Breach of contract-- 7. Infringement of equitable property rights-- 8. Breach of equitable duties-- 9. Infringement of statutory intellectual property rights-- 10. Other statutory wrongs-- 11. Wrongs involving companies-- Part III: 12. Conclusion.
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Accessory liability is an often neglected but very important topic across all areas of private law. By providing a principled analytical framework for the law of accessories and identifying common themes and problems that arise in the law, this book provides much-needed clarity. It explains the fundamental concepts that are used to impose liability on accessories, particularly the conduct and mental elements of liability: 'involvement' in the primary wrong and (generally) knowledge. It also sets out in detail the specific rules and principles of liability as these operate in different areas of common law, equity and statute. A comparative study across common law and criminal law jurisdictions, including the United States, also sheds new light on what is and what is not accessory liability.
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vii, 136 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The institutions and actors of international intellectual property
  • The major instruments of international intellectual property
  • Key concepts of international intellectual property
  • The current norms of international intellectual property
  • Key issues in international intellectual property
  • Final thoughts.
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.This authoritative introduction provides a detailed overview of the complexities of the international intellectual property regime, and the ways in which it operates. The authors cover the key international institutions and agreements that regulate and inform intellectual property at an international level such as the TRIPS Agreement, WIPO, WTO, the Paris Convention, and the Berne Convention. The book serves as a platform to understand and contextualise policy discussions on topics such as public health, Internet regulation, and regional and bilateral trade treaties. Key features include: * Accessible and carefully summarized overview of the field* Comprehensive and up-to-date review of all major international intellectual property institutions and instruments* Introduces current issues within international IP negotiations* Provides tools to analyse the history and possible future development of international IP norms. Students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners of intellectual property will find this book to be an invaluable resource in gaining an understanding of the international rules and context in which both domestic and international IP policy issues should be understood.
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Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource.
Beginning in 1986 with the discovery of LaBaCuO by Bednorz and Muller, the field of high temperature (high-Tc) superconductivity remains the biggest intellectual challenge in condensed matter physics, with theoretical (and sometimes experimental!) consensus being elusive for almost thirty years. The underlying problem of understanding how large numbers of interacting particles can form various ordered states is tremendously daunting. This thesis begins with a historical overview of superconductivity, beginning with experimental discoveries, followed by an introduction of some theoretical concepts. In particular we discuss some details about electron-phonon coupling. As the systems being studied become more complex, the tools needed to fabricate and study them must also increase in complexity. Pushing forward new experimental discoveries in high-Tc therefore requires advancing both materials growth and characterization. The characterization techniques we introduce in this thesis are angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). We will discuss ARPES in detail, but present only a small work on RIXS in a later chapter, as a detailed treatment of the latter is beyond the scope of this thesis. Next we introduce the fabrication technique of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and discuss the design and implementation of an experimental chamber capable of performing in-situ ARPES studies of films grown via MBE. The capabilities of this chamber are demonstrated through growth and measurement of films from two classes of materials: topological insulators and iron-based superconductors. In topological insulators, we show the capability of using a thermal cracking chalcogenide source to grow intrinsically doped films, which may be useful for future studies and devices. Recently, it had been discovered that single-unit-cell-thick (1UC) iron selenide (FeSe) films grown on strontium titanate (STO) demonstrate a large increase in superconducting transition temperature compared to bulk iron selenide. We use our MBE-ARPES chamber to grow and study FeSe films of varying thicknesses down to 1UC. We then discuss spectroscopic signatures of cross-interfacial coupling between electrons in the 1UC iron selenide and the STO substrate. This electron-phonon coupling is unprecedented and until recently had not be resolved with such clarity in any other solid state system. It is furthermore unusual in that it can enhance superconductivity in many different channels. We calculate the enhancement of Tc in 1UC FeSe/STO due to this coupling and find good agreement with experimental results, and suggest that such coupling can be broadly used to enhance Tc in other films. The thesis concludes with some future prospects and directions for study. We make the case that MBE-ARPES, and more generally the improved fabrication and characterization allowed by it, will be important to definitively elucidate the interactions between particles that make up novel phases in the solid state. Lastly, in the appendix we discuss some properties of a new six-axis in-vacuum manipulator, as well as cover some theoretical details of the FeSe and RIXS experiments.
xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Rebecca Moore Howard Introduction Amy E. Robillard and Ron Fortune Part 1: Contrived Authorship 1. A Gay Girl in Damascus: Multi-vocal Construction and Refutation of Authorial Ethos Julia Marie Smith 2. Writing in the Dead Zone: Authorship in the Age of Intelligent Machines Kyle Jensen 3. Writers Who Forge: Forgery as a Response to Contested Authorship Ron Fortune Part 2: Distributed Authorship 4. Authorial Ethos as Location: How Technical Manuals Embody Authorial Ethos without Authors Erin A. Frost and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins 5. The Kairos of Authorship in Activist Rhetoric Seth Kahn and Kevin Mahoney 6. In the Author's Hands: Contesting Authorship and Ownership in Fan Fiction Rachel Parish Part 3: Excluded Authorship 7. Writing After Stonewall: The Lost Forms of Gay Authorship James Zebroski 8. The Sound of Silence: Defense of Marriage, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and Post-Authorship Theory Paul Butler 9. The Emotional Contests of Peer Review Amy E. Robillard Part 4: Nascent Authorship 10. 'I Feel Like this is Fake': Spontaneous Mediocrity and Studied Genius Val Perry Rendel 11. Student Intellectual Property in the Age of Permissions: Fostering a Gift Economy in First-Year Writing Programs Matt Hollrah 12. Authorizing Plagiarism Joseph Harris.
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This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point-authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is, whether or not the author's identity is even relevant, and what relationship she or he does and does not have to the text. The authors contributing to this collection, however, ask about circumstances surrounding efforts to prevent authors from even being allowed to have these questions asked of them, from even being identified as authors. They ask about the political, cultural, economic and social circumstances that motivate a prospective audience to resist an author's efforts to have a text published, read, and discussed. Particularly noteworthy is the range of everyday rhetorical situations in which contesting authorship occurs-from the production of a corporate document to the publication of fan fiction. Each chapter also focuses on particular instances in which authorship has been contested, demonstrating how theories about various forms of contested authorship play out in a range of events, from the complex issues surrounding peer review to authorship in the age of intelligent machines.
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xli, 666 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to Biotechnology Learning Objectives What Is Biotechnology? Animal Biotechnology Agricultural Biotechnology Medical Biotechnology Industrial Biotechnology Environmental Biotechnology Other Emerging Fields of Biotechnology History of Biotechnology Human Genome Project Major Scientific Discoveries in Biotechnology Biotechnology as the Science of Integration Bio-Revolution Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Biotechnology Future of Biotechnology Problems Assignment Online Resources References and Further Reading Genes and Genomics Learning Objectives Introduction Cell as the Building Block of Life Classification of Cells Prokaryotic Cell Eukaryotic Cell Extracellular Organization Cell Membrane Cell Capsule Flagella Intracellular Organization Macromolecules Genes and Genetics Cell Division DNA Replication DNA Interactions with Proteins DNA-Modifying Enzymes DNA Methylation DNA Mutation Tools of Biotechnology Problems Assignment References and Further Reading Proteins and Proteomics Learning Objectives Introduction Significance of Proteins Protein Biosynthesis Protein Structure Protein Folding Protein Modification Protein Transport Protein Dysfunction and Degradation Regulation of Protein Synthesis Regulatory Protein Methods for Protein Analysis Protein Purification Tools of Proteomics Problems Assignment References and Further Reading Recombinant DNA Technology Learning Objectives Introduction Making of Recombinant DNA Significance of Recombinant DNA Technology Role of Restriction Enzymes in rDNA Technology Steps in Gene Cloning Synthesis of Complete Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction and Gene Cloning Significance of Vectors in Recombinant DNA Technology Classification of Vectors Integration of the DNA Insert into the Vector Introduction of the Recombinant DNA into the Suitable Host Increased Competence of E. Coli by CaCl2 Treatment Infection by Recombinant DNAs Packaged as Virions Selection of Recombinant Clones Identification of Clones Having Recombinant DNAs Selection of Clone Containing a Specific DNA Insert Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology DNA Sequencing Microarrays DNA Chips Isolation of Desired DNA cDNA Library Preparation of cDNA Genomic Library DNA Libraries Chemical Synthesis Gene Applications of Synthetic Oligonucleotides Problems Assignments References and Further Reading Microbial Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Structural Organization of Microbes Microbial Metabolism Microbial Growth Microbial Genetics Genetic Recombination in Bacteria Transposable Genetic Elements Use of E. Coli in Microbial Cloning Pathogenic Bacteria Application of Microbes Food Microbiology Microbial Biotechnology Problems References and Further Reading Agricultural Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Plant Breeding Plant Diseases Applications of Molecular and Genetic Tools in Agriculture Herbicide-Tolerant Plants Pigmentation in Transgenic Plants Altering the Food Content of Plants Gene Transfer Methods in Plants Target Cells for Gene Transformation Vectors for Gene Transfer Transformation Techniques Using Agrobacterium Glucuronidase Gene Agroinfection and Gene Transfer DNA-Mediated Gene Transfer Electroporation for Gene Transfer Liposome-Mediated Gene Transfer Gene Transformation Using Pollen Application of Transgenic Plants How Safe Are Transgenic Plants? Bioengineered Plants Genetically Modified Maize Terminator Technology Problems Assignment References and Further Reading Animal Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction History of the Use of Animals in Research Drug Testing in Animals Is Mandatory Most Commonly Used Animals in Research Application of Animal Models Animal Models Animal Biotechnology Regulations of Animal Testing Alternatives to Animal Testing Problems Assignment References and Further Reading Environmental Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Factors Affecting the Environment Global Warming Carbon Footprint Destruction of Forests Air Pollution Major Carbon Dioxide Emission Countries Greenhouse Effect Acid Rain Ocean Acidification Health Hazards Due to Pollution Environment Protection by Biotechnology Bioremediation Mycoremediation Wastewater Treatment Pretreatment Phase Screening Phase Sedimentation Phase Secondary Treatment Phase Activated Sludge Filter Beds Biological Aerated Filters Nutrient Removal Nitrogen Removal Phosphorus Removal Disinfection of Wastewater Sludge Disposal Biofuels Biodiesel Biogas Bioalcohols Bioethers Syngas Solid Biofuels Second-Generation Biofuels Third-Generation Biofuels International Biofuel Efforts Future of Biofuels Biodegradable Plastic Biodegradation by Bacteria Oil-Eating Bacteria Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation Bioleaching Single-Cell Protein and Biomass from Waste Vermitechnology Biosorption Bacteria Fungi Algae Genetically Engineered Organisms Problems Debate Field Visit References and Further Reading Medical Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Antibody Production Therapeutic Proteins Stem Cell Transplantation Bioengineered Skin Bioengineered Organ Transplantation Gene Therapy Molecular Diagnostics Artificial Blood Organ Transplant Cloning Questions Assignment References and Further Reading Nanobiotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Nanotechnology Nanobiotechnology Applications of Nanobiotechnology Nanotechnology in the Food Industry Water Pollution and Nanotechnology Research Trends Problems References and Further Reading Product Development in Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Methods of Scientific Inquiry Commercialization of Scientific Discovery Business Plan Biotechnology Product Development Phases of Biotechnology Product Development Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Biotechnology Industry: Facts and Figures Formation of a New Biotechnology Company Successful Bioentrepreneurship Biotechnology Products and Intellectual Property Rights Biotechnology Stock Investment: Pros and Cons Marketing Trends in Biotechnology Role of Regulators in Biotechnology Product Development Certification and Accreditation Problems References and Further Reading Industrial Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Fermenter or Bioreactor Principle of Fermentation Production of Biomolecules Using Fermenter Technology Development Process of Microbial Products Upstream Bioprocess Downstream Bioprocess Bioprocess Automation Industrial Application of Microbes Industrial Production of Healthcare Products Problems References and Further Reading Ethics in Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Genetically Modified Foods and Plants Use of Animals as Experimental Models Use of Humans as Experimental Models Xenotransplantation Genetic Screening Biometrics DNA Fingerprinting Organ Donation and Transplantation Euthanasia Neuroethics Assisted Reproductive Technology Embryonic Stem Cell Research Questions Assignments References and Further Reading Careers in Biotechnology Learning Objectives Introduction Education and Investment in Biotechnology Research and Development in Biotechnology Biotechnology Industry and Products Biotechnology Status in the United States Career Opportunities in Biotechnology Entry-Level Job Positions in Biotechnology Administration Which Job Is Good For Me? Why Are R&D Jobs the Most Challenging? Salary and Incentives in Biotechnology Problems Assignments Field Visit References and Further Reading Laboratory Tutorials Laboratory Experiments Laboratory Safety Good Laboratory Practices for Biotechnology Labs General Laboratory Techniques General Principles of Animal Handling Animal Anesthesia Animal Histology Blood Collection in Animals Histology and Microscopy Separation Techniques Microbiology Techniques Biochemistry Techniques Molecular Techniques Genetic Techniques Agricultural Biotechnology Microbial Biotechnology References.
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A single source reference covering every aspect of biotechnology, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition breaks down the basic fundamentals of this discipline, and highlights both conventional and modern approaches unique to the industry. In addition to recent advances and updates relevant to the first edition, the revised work also covers ethics in biotechnology and discusses career possibilities in this growing field. The book begins with a basic introduction of biotechnology, moves on to more complex topics, and provides relevant examples along the way. Each chapter begins with a brief summary, is illustrated by simple line diagrams, pictures, and tables, and ends with a question session, an assignment, and field trip information. The author also discusses the connection between plant breeding, cheese making, in vitro fertilization, alcohol fermentation, and biotechnology. Comprised of 15 chapters, this seminal work offers in-depth coverage of topics that include: * Genes and Genomics * Proteins and Proteomics * Recombinant DNA Technology * Microbial Biotechnology * Agricultural Biotechnology * Animal Biotechnology * Environmental Biotechnology * Medical Biotechnology * Nanobiotechnology * Product Development in Biotechnology * Industrial Biotechnology * Ethics in Biotechnology * Careers in Biotechnology * Laboratory Tutorials Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition provides a complete introduction of biotechnology to students taking biotechnology or life science courses and offers a detailed overview of the fundamentals to anyone in need of comprehensive information on the subject.
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Biology Library (Falconer)
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
China seeks to be a moderately well-off society. What new technologies is China developing? China must stress innovation, creativity and protect intellectual property rights to move beyond the assembly line.
xix, 264 pages ; 23 cm
  • Lawyers : education, practice, and alternatives
  • Judiciary : system, issues, and alternatives
  • Civil procedure
  • Family law and torts : personal relationships and personal injury
  • Property : real and intellectual
  • Contract and employment law
  • Commercial and company law
  • Administrative law
  • Criminal law
  • International law.
While international attention has focused on China's developing economy, dramatic changes are also taking place in its legal system. This book gives an introduction to different aspects of Chinese law and presents a real life picture of legal practice in China, in which Chinese lawyers and judges speak openly about their frustrations and hopes.
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Law Library (Crown)
xi, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • China's drive for innovation
  • How chinese companies innovate
  • What is different about Chinese innovation?
  • Multinational corporations' innovation in China /with Dominique Jolly
  • How multinationals can organize for innovation in China
  • Open innovation in China /with Yongqin Zeng
  • Protecting intellectual property in China : legal provisions and strategic recommendations /with Maja Schmitt
  • Leadership lessons from China /with Lin Xu and Yi Ta Chng.
Green Library
x, 1121 pages ; 25 cm
  • Excerpt of table of contents: Preface, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations-- Introduction 1. The Transformation of Chinese Law and the Legal System in Context 2. Structure of the Present Study Chapter One: Legal Culture, State Orthodoxy and the Modernisation of Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Legal Culture and Heritage-- 3. The Beginning of Modernisation - The Wholesale Westernisation of Chinese Law-- 4. The Continuing Reform under the KMT - The Modernisation of Chinese Law-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Two: Experience of Law in the PRC 1. Introduction-- 2. The Pre-PRC Communist Experience of Law-- 3. The Triumph of Ideology-- 4. Legal Experience under Mao's Leadership-- 5. Legal Experience in Post-Mao China-- 6. After Ideology - Between Westernisation and Modernisation of Chinese Law-- 7. Concluding Remarks Chapter Three: Constitutional Law 1. Introduction-- 2. A Brief Historical Review-- 3. The Search for Socialist Solutions with Chinese Characteristics-- 4. Constitutional Law in Present-day China-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Four: Legal Institutions and the Administration of Justice and Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Legal Institutions in Context-- 3. The People's Courts-- 4. The People's Procuratorates-- 5. The Legal Profession-- 6. The Administration of Justice and Law-- 7. Legal Education-- 8. Concluding Remarks Chapter Five: Sources of Law and Law-Making 1. Introduction-- 2. A Changing Constitutional Framework for Law-Making-- 3. The Law on Law-Making-- 4. Substantive Issues-- 5. Procedural Issues-- 6. Concluding Remarks Chapter Six: Administrative Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Historical Development of Administrative Law in China-- 3. Changing Conceptions of Administrative Law in Contemporary China-- 4. Administrative Decision Making and Procedural Requirements-- 5. Internal Review of Administrative Decisions-- 6. Administrative Supervision-- 7. Administrative Litigation-- 8. Administrative Liability-- 9. Concluding Remarks Chapter Seven:Criminal Law 1. Introduction-- 2. The 1979 Criminal Law and Its Development-- 3. General Principles-- 4. Crime and Punishment-- 5. Administrative Sanctions v. Criminal Punishments-- 6. The Death Penalty-- 7. Concluding Remarks Chapter Eight: Criminal Procedure Law 1. Introduction-- 2. An Overview of the Major Deficiencies of the CPL-- 3. Major Reforms in 1996 and 2012-- 4. Other Developments-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Nine: Civil Law: Development and General Principles 1. Introduction-- 2. Historical Heritage of Civil Law in China-- 3. The Emergence of Modern Civil Law in the PRC-- 4. An Abstract Conceptual Framework on Civil Matters-- 5. Civil and Commercial Law Institutions-- 6. Concluding Remarks Chapter Ten: Civil Law: Property 1. Introduction-- 2. Property Rights in Traditional China and Modern Property Law under the KMT-- 3. Socialist Concepts and Conceptions of Property Rights in the PRC-- 4. The New Rights in rem-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Eleven: Civil Law: Family 1. Introduction-- 2. An Overview of the Traditional Family and Society-- 3. Historical Development of Family Law in Modern China-- 4. The Contemporary Legal Framework on Family Matters-- 5. The Law as an Instrument for and in Response to Social Change-- 6. Concluding Remarks Chapter Twelve: Civil Law: Contracts 1. Introduction-- 2. The Development of Contract Law in the PRC-- 3. Present Legal Framework on Contracts-- 4. General Principles of the Contract Law-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Thirteen: Civil Law: Torts 1. Introduction-- 2. The Emergence of the 2009 Tort Liability Law-- 3. The Present Legal Framework on Tort Liability-- 4. Tort Liability: Principles and Remedies-- 5. The Missing Link and the Unresolved Issues-- 6. Concluding Remarks Chapter Fourteen: Law on Business Entities 1. Introduction-- 2. Business Entities in Transition-- 3. Individual Sole Investment Enterprises (Sole Proprietorship) (Geren Duzi Qiye)-- 4. The Partnership Law-- 5. Company Law-- 6. Concluding Remarks Chapter Fifteen: Securities and Futures Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Early Experiments and Their Politico-Economic Functions-- 3. The Coming of Age of the Securities Market and Its Regulation-- 4. Legal Framework-- 5. Institutional Setting-- 6. Issuing of Securities-- 7. Trading of Securities-- 8. Globalisation of the Chinese Securities Industry-- 9. Futures-- 10. Legal Liabilities for Violation Law-- 11. Concluding Remarks Chapter Sixteen: Enterprise Bankruptcy Law 1. Introduction-- 2. A Historical Review of Bankruptcy Law in China-- 3. Current Legal Framework on Bankruptcy-- 4. Breakthrough, Compromise & Limitations-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Seventeen: Intellectual Property Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Rapid Development of the IP Market and Legal Framework on Protection-- 3. Trademarks-- 4. Patents-- 5. Copyright-- 6. Competition Law & Commercial Secrets-- 7. Implementation and Enforcement Mechanisms-- 8. Concluding Remarks Chapter Eighteen: Foreign Trade and Investment Law 1. Introduction-- 2. A Process of Gradual Transformation-- 3. Law on Foreign Trade-- 4. Direct Foreign Investment-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Nineteen: China's Outbound Direct Investment 1. Introduction-- 2. China's ODI from a Developmental Perspective: The Macro Economic Context-- 3. China's ODI Strategy in Context - The Evolving Policy and Regulatory Framework-- 4. Between Macro Economic Control and Micro Economic Management-- 5. Concluding Remarks Chapter Twenty: Dispute Settlement 1. Introduction-- 2. Negotiation/Consultation-- 3. Mediation/Conciliation (Tiaojie)-- 4. Arbitration-- 5. Petition (Xinfang - letters and visits): Alternative to formal institutions?-- 6. Civil Litigation-- 7. Concluding Remarks Chapter Twenty One: Implementation and Enforcement of Law 1. Introduction-- 2. Implementation of Law - Its Nature and Complexity-- 3. Implementation of Law - the Impact of Law: the Case of IP Protection-- 4. Enforcement of Law - the Case of 'Zhixing Nan'-- 5. Enemies Within and Without, Systemic and Institutional-- 6. Politico-Legal Manoeuvres in the Battlefield-- 7. Contradictions in Judicial Reforms and the Missed Target-- 8. Concluding Remarks Conclusion 1. Chinese Law Transformed-- 2. Towards a Rule of Law?-- 3. What's Next? Select Bibliography, Index.
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Like the previous edition in 2008, this book examines the historical and politico-economic context in which Chinese law has developed and transformed, focusing on the underlying factors and justifications for the changes. It attempts to sketch the main trends in legal modernisation in China, offering an outline of the principal features of contemporary Chinese law and a clearer understanding of its nature from a developmental perspective. It provides comprehensive coverage of topics: 'legal culture' and modern law reform, constitutional law, legal institutions, law-making, administrative law, criminal law, criminal procedure law, civil law, property, family law, contracts, torts, law on business entities, securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, law on foreign investment and trade, Chinese investment overseas, dispute settlement and implementation of law. Fully revised, updated and considerably expanded, this edition of Chinese Law: Context and Transformation is a valuable and important resource for researchers, policy-makers and teachers alike.
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Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: Dance Plus Copyright -- Chapter One: White Womanhood and Early Campaigns for Choreographic Copyright -- Chapter Two: The Black Body as Object and Subject of Property -- Chapter Three: "Stealing Steps" and Signature Moves: Alternative Systems of Copyright -- Chapter Four: "High-brow Meets Low-Down": Copyright on Broadway -- Chapter Five: Copyright and the Death/Life of the Choreographer -- Coda: Beyonce v. De Keersmaeker -- Appendix: A Timeline of Intellectual Property Rights and Dance in the United States -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
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Choreographing Copyright provides a historical and cultural analysis of U.S.-based dance-makers' investment in intellectual property rights. Although federal copyright law in the U.S. did not recognize choreography as a protectable class prior to the 1976 Copyright Act, efforts to win copyright protection for dance began eight decades earlier. In a series of case studies stretching from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first, the book reconstructs those efforts and teases out their raced and gendered politics. Rather than chart a narrative of progress, the book shows how dancers working in a range of genres have embraced intellectual property rights as a means to both consolidate and contest racial and gendered power. A number of the artists featured in Choreographing Copyright are well-known white figures in the history of American dance, including modern dancers Loie Fuller, Hanya Holm, and Martha Graham, and ballet artists Agnes de Mille and George Balanchine. But the book also uncovers a host of marginalized figures - from the South Asian dancer Mohammed Ismail, to the African American pantomimist Johnny Hudgins, to the African American blues singer Alberta Hunter, to the white burlesque dancer Faith Dane - who were equally interested in positioning themselves as subjects rather than objects of property, as possessive individuals rather than exchangeable commodities. Choreographic copyright, the book argues, has been a site for the reinforcement of gendered white privilege as well as for challenges to it. Drawing on critical race and feminist theories and on cultural studies of copyright, Choreographing Copyright offers fresh insight into such issues as: the raced and gendered hierarchies that govern the theatrical marketplace, white women's historically contingent relationship to property rights, legacies of ownership of black bodies and appropriation of non-white labor, and the tension between dance's ephemerality and its reproducibility.
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Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 597 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The New Heritage Studies : Origins and Evolution, Problems and Prospects / William Logan, Ullrich Kockel and Máiréad Nic Craith
  • Heritage places : Evolving conceptions and changing forms / Neil Silberman
  • From folklore to intangible heritage / Kristin Kuutma
  • Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property : Convergence, Divergence and Interface / Folarin Shyllon
  • Intangible Heritage and embodiment : Japan's influence on the global heritage discourse / Natsuko Akagawa
  • The Politics of Heritage in the Land of Food and Wine / Marion Demossier
  • (Re)visioning the Ma'ohi landscape of Marae Taputapuatea, French Polynesia : World Heritage and Indigenous knowledge systems in the Pacific Islands / Anita Smith
  • The Kingdom of Death as a Heritage Site : Making Sense of Auschwitz / Jonathan Webber
  • The Memory of the World and its Hidden Facets / Anca Claudia Prodan
  • African Indigenous Heritage in Colonial and Post-colonial Museums : The Case of the Batwa from Africa's Great Lakes Region / Maurice Mugabowagahunde
  • Valuing the Past, or, Untangling the Social, Political, and Economic Importance of Cultural Heritage Sites / Brenda Trofanenko
  • Cultural Heritage under the Gaze of International Tourism Marketing Campaigns / Helaine Silverman and Richard Hallett
  • Heritagescaping and the aesthetics of refuge : challenges to urban sustainability / Tim Winter
  • Cultural Heritage as a Strategy for Social Needs and Community Identity / Keir Reeves and Gertjan Plets
  • Heritage in the Digital Age / Maria Economou
  • World Heritage and National Hegemony : The Discursive Formation of Chinese Political Authority / Haiming Yan
  • War Museums and Memory Wars in Contemporary Poland / Julie Fedor
  • Heritage in an Expanded Field : Reconstructing Bridge-ness in Mostar / Andrea Connor
  • Heritage Under Fire : Lessons from Iraq for Cultural Property Protection / Benjamin Isakhan
  • Intentional destruction of heritage : Bamiyan and Timbuktu / Christian Manhart
  • Heritage and the Politics of Cultural Obliteration : The Case of the Andes / O. Hugo Benavides
  • The Economic Feasibility of Heritage Preservation / Ron van Oers
  • UNESCO and cultural heritage: unexpected consequences / Christina Cameron
  • The Limits of Heritage: Corporate Interests and Cultural Rights on Resource Frontiers / Rosemary J. Coombe and Melissa Baird
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the World Heritage Convention / Stefan Disko
  • UNESCO, the World Heritage Convention and Africa : The Practice and the Practitioners / George Abungu
  • World Heritage Places in Africa : What benefits from nomination and inscription? / Webber Ndoro
  • Heritage in the "Asian Century" : Responding to Geopolitical Change / Zeynep Aygen and Willam Logan
  • (Re-)Building Heritage : Integrating Tangible and Intangible / Mairead Nic Craith and Ullrich Kockel
  • The elephant in the room : heritage, affect and emotion / Laurajane Smith and Gary Campbell
  • Cross-cultural encounters and "difficult heritage" on the Thai-Burma railway : An ethics of cosmopolitanism rather than practices of exclusion / Andrea Whitcomb
  • Heritage and Cosmopolitanism / Lynn Meskell
  • "Putting Broken Pieces Back Together" : Reconciliation, Justice and Heritage in Post-Conflict Situations / Patrick Daly and Benjamin Chan
  • Achieving Dialogue through Transnational World Heritage Nomination : A Case Study of The Silk Roads / Ona Vileikis
  • World Heritage: Alternative Futures / Britta Rudolff and Kristal Buckley
  • Challenges for International Cultural Heritage Law / Ana Vrdoljak
  • Heritage and Education, Training and Capacity-Building / William Logan and Gamini Wijesuriya.
"A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
pages cm.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Defamation and privacy in an era of 'more speech' Andrew T. Kenyon; 2. 'Anyone ... in any medium'? The scope of Canada's responsible communication defence Hilary Young; 3. 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe': the autopoietic inanity of the single meaning rule Andrew Scott; 4. New York Times v. Sullivan at 50 years: defamation in separate orbits David Partlett; 5. Defamation and democracy Russell L. Weaver; 6. 'A reasonable expectation of privacy': a coherent or redundant concept? Eric Barendt; 7. The effects of media intrusion into grief: a case study Nicole Moreham and Yvette Tinsley; 8. Press freedom, the public interest and privacy Gavin Phillipson; 9. The Atlantic divide on privacy and free speech Kirsty Hughes and Neil M. Richards; 10. The 'right to be forgotten' by search engines under data privacy law: a legal and policy analysis of the Costeja decision David Lindsay; 11. 'Privacy for the weak, transparency for the powerful' Melissa de Zwart; 12. The trouble with dignity Amy Gajda; 13. The uncertain landscape of Article 8 of the ECHR: the protection of reputation as a fundamental human right? Tanya Aplin and Jason Bosland; 14. Vindicating reputation and privacy David Rolph; 15. Divining the dignity torts: a possible future for defamation and privacy Ursula Cheer; 16. Reverberations of Sullivan? Considering defamation and privacy law reform Andrew T. Kenyon and Megan Richardson.
"Defamation and privacy are now two central issues in media law. While defamation law has long posed concerns for media publications, the emergence of privacy as a legal challenge has been relatively recent in many common law jurisdictions outside the US. A number of jurisdictions have seen recent defamation and privacy law reforms, which have often drawn on, or reacted against, developments elsewhere. This timely book examines topical issues in defamation and privacy law focused on media, journalism and contemporary communication. Aimed at a wide legal audience, it brings together leading and emerging analysts of media law to address current and proposed reforms and the impact of changes in communication environments, and to re-examine basic principles such as harm and free speech. This book will be of interest to all those working on commonwealth or US law, as well as comparative scholars from wider jurisdictions"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
  • Each chapter ends with Suggestions for Further Reading -- Map of Italy showing cities and towns of origin or destination of letters associated with the correspondents -- Acknowledgements -- About the Editor -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Active Versus the Contemplative Life -- 1. Caterina Benincasa describes the execution of Niccolo di Toldo to Raymond of Capua -- 2. Brigida Baldinotti praises the women who serve at Florence's S. Maria Nuova hospital -- 3. Cassandra Fedele responds to Alessandra Scala's request for advice on whether to write or marry -- 4. Paula Antonia Negri urges Gaspara Stampa to choose the life of the spirit over the worldly life -- 5. Olympia Fulvia Morata to Caelius Secundus Curio on "giving birth" to her writings -- 6. Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi sends Christmas nativity scene decorations to her niece Maria -- Chapter Two: Humanism and its Discontents -- 7. Maddalena Scrovegni to Jacopo dal Verme in praise of Giangaleazzo Visconti -- 8. Isotta Nogarola asks Guarino Guarini why he has not responded to her letter -- 9. Costanza Varano writes to Isotta Nogarola, praising her learning -- 10. Nicolosa Castellani Sanuti to Cardinal Bessarion challenging sumptuary laws -- 11. Laura Cereta to Agostino Emilio condemning women's excessive luxury in dress -- Chapter Three: Governing the Household/Governing the State -- 12. Margherita Datini criticizes her husband Francesco Datini for his handling of business matters and worries about his health -- 13. Lucrezia Tornabuoni reports her impressions of a prospective bride for their son to husband Pietro de' Medici -- 14. Eleonora D'Aragona complains to husband Ercole d'Este about his soldiers' unbridled violence -- 15. Guglielmina Schianteschi informs her husband Luigi della Stufa of her management of country property and urges him to economize -- 16. Lucrezia Borgia warns her father Pope Alexander VI Borgia to leave Rome -- 17. Maria Salviati tells Giovanni [?] of her determination not to re-marry -- 18. Caterina de' Ricci advises her father Pierfrancesco de' Ricci to resolve a family quarrel -- Chapter Four: Mothers and Children -- 19. Pandolfina Baglioni expresses her desire to see her mother, Pantasilea Salimbene -- 20. Alessandra Macinghi Strozzi to her son Filippo Strozzi on taking precautions against illness and death -- 21. Lucrezia (Nannina) de' Medici confides in her mother Lucrezia Tornabuoni about a marital disagreement -- 22. Caterina Sforza warns her son Ottaviano Riario to maintain secrecy and beware of enemies -- 23. Cassandra Chigi discusses household needs and shopping with her mother Sulpizia Petrucci -- 24. Veronica Franco reproves a woman who wants to train her daughter as a courtesan -- 25. Isabella Andreini congratulates a man on the birth of a daughter -- Chapter Five: Love and Friendship -- 26. Camilla Pisana complains to Francesco del Nero about her lover, Filippo Strozzi -- 27. Maria Savorgnan to Pietro Bembo expressing the depth of her love for him -- 28. Cecilia Liconella expresses her love to Nicolo de Lazara, a noble she met in Padua -- 29. Marietta Corsini describes their newborn son to her husband Niccolo Machiavelli -- 30. Vittoria Colonna explains her silence to Michelangelo Buonarroti -- 31. Ginevra Gozzadini requests marital advice from her spiritual advisor, Leone Bartolini -- 32. Celia Romana describes amusements of Roman Carnival season and expresses distress at her lover's neglect -- 33. Emilia N. Fiorentina returns her lover's letters but asks him to publish his love poems -- 34. Margherita Costa imagines a love letter written by a beautiful woman to a dwarf -- Chapter Six: Literature and Leisure -- 35. Bartolomea degli Obizzi Alberti discusses theories of reading to a female friend -- 36. Ippolita Maria Sforza describes her impressions as a newlywed at the Aragonese court to her mother Bianca Maria Visconti -- 37. Tullia d'Aragona asks Benedetto Varchi's aid in drafting a letter to Duke Cosimo I de' Medici and Duchess Eleonora di Toledo -- 38. Laura Battiferra dedicates her book of poetry to Eleonora di Toledo, Duchess of Florence -- 39. Vittoria Archilei laments her declining singing career and asks the Grand Duchess Christine to assist her son -- 40. Francesca Caccini requests a libretto for her new composition from Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger -- 41. Arcangela Tarabotti thanks friar Giovanni Battista Fusconi for his musical drama -- Chapter Seven Art: Patrons and Painters -- 42. Isabella d'Este proposes a subject for a painting to Leonardo da Vinci -- 43. Veronica Gambara recommends a work of the painter Correggio to Isabella d'Este -- 44. Cornelia Colonello appeals to Michelangelo Buonarroti in a legal dispute with her father -- 45. Margherita Aratori expresses to Costanza Colonna how she misses her -- 46. Sofonisba Anguissola asks Philip II of Spain for a recommendation for her husband -- 47. Lavinia Fontana to Alfonso Ciacon sending a self-portrait that he had requested -- 48. Artemisia Gentileschi discusses costs and terms of payment for her paintings with Don Antonio Ruffo -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chapter Eight: Inquiring minds: Science and Philosophy -- 49. Ceccarella Minutolo to Theophilo on how knowledge is acquired and transmitted -- 50. Chiara Matraini to Maria Cardonia on the superiority of philosophy to military "science" -- 51. Margherita Sarrocchi confirms Galileo's astronomical observations to Guido Bettoli -- 52. Camilla Erculiani Greghetti explains her theory of the interaction of physical elements at the time of the Biblical Flood to Marton Berzeviczy -- 53. Sara Copio Sullam discusses philosophical and theological views on human mortality with Baldassarre Bonifacio -- 54.Virginia Galilei sends for linens and requests a copy of The Assayer from her father Galileo Galilei -- 55. Elena Lucrezia Corner Piscopia asks university director Nicolo Venier to restore her mentor's tenure -- Suggestions for further reading -- Selected Bibliography -- Credits -- Index.
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Women's vibrant presence in the Italian Renaissance has long been overlooked, with attention focused mainly on the artistic and intellectual achievements of their male counterparts. During this period, however, Italian women excelled especially as writers, and nowhere were they more expressive than in their letters. In A Corresponding Renaissance: Letters Written by Italian Women, 1375-1650 Lisa Kaborycha considers the lives and cultural contributions revealed by these women in their own words, through their correspondence. By turns highly personal, didactic, or devotional, these letters expose the daily realities of women's lives, their feelings, ideas, and reactions to the complex world in which they lived. Through their letters women emerge not merely as bystanders, but as true cultural protagonists in the Italian Renaissance. A Corresponding Renaissance is divided into eight thematic chapters, featuring fifty-five letters that are newly translated into English-many for the first time ever. Each of the letters is annotated and includes a brief biographical introduction and bibliographic references. The women come from all walks of life - saints, poets, courtesans and countesses - and from every geographic area of Italy; chronologically they span the entire Renaissance, with the majority representing the sixteenth century. Approximately one third of the selections are well-known letters, such as those of Catherine of Siena, Veronica Franco, and Isabella d'Este; the rest are lesser known, previously un-translated, or otherwise inaccessible.
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Green Library
PDFs (355 pages) : illustrations.
  • Inter-opinions: on cyber transparency and e-learning / Simber Atay
  • Accessibility: from global policies to glocal cyber transparency in e-learning / Gulsun Eby, T. Volkan Yuzer
  • Library and information services for open and distance learning: assessing the role of mobile technologies and distance learning in higher education / Ugwunwa Chinyere Esse, Happiness Ohaegbulam
  • Dysfunctional digital demeanors: tales from (and policy implications of) elearning's dark side / Alexander G. Flor, Benjamina Gonzalez-Flor
  • Visualizing Wikipedia article and user networks: extracting knowledge structures using NodeXL / Shalin Hai-Jew
  • Being on the safe side: intellectual property rights and transparency in e-learning / M. Banu Gundogan
  • The mean failure cost cybersecurity model to quantify security in e-learning environments / Neila Rjaibi, Latifa Ben Arfa Rabai, Ali Mili
  • Interactive media steer in educational television programs / Burçin Ispir
  • Opening up education: towards affordable and sustainable solutions / Tanja Urbancic, Davor Orlic
  • Quality standards and key areas of online education in European Union / Ömer Uysal, Recep Okur, Ilker Usta
  • Connecting related online elements with Maltego Carbon 3.5.3: six use cases for higher education / Shalin Hai-Jew
  • Metaphors in interface design of e-Learning / Mehmet Firat, Isıl Kabakçi Yurdakul
  • Development of a global policy of all-pervading e-learning, based on transparency, strategy, and model of Cyber Triple H-Avatar / Vardan Mkrttchian [and 4 others]
  • Use of Facebook as an informal photography education setting among open and distance learners / Gulbin Ozdamar Akarcay, Nilgun Ozdamar Keskin
  • Cyber transparency as a possibility of modern agora: a contribution to democratization of knowledge / Ozlem Duva Kaya
  • The role of life-wide learning on design of curriculum / Figen Kiliç [and 3 others]
  • Game changers for e-learning systems in connected society / Murat Ertan Dogan, Ozlem Ozan, Yasin Ozarslan
  • Organizational code of cyber transparency in e-learning environments: a framework for distance education institutions / Tulay Goru Dogan
  • Internet related current issues of e-learner and recommended practical strategies / Mehmet Firat.
The globalization of education has developed alongside the advancement of technological resources. By integrating these resources into the education system, better services and opportunities are now available in online learning contexts. Developing Successful Strategies for Global Policies and Cyber Transparency in E-Learning is an essential reference source for the latest academic research on the importance of transparency within online learning environments. Featuring extensive coverage on topics relating to management models, pedagogical approaches, and technological advancements, this book is a pivotal reference source for policymakers, managers, and educators seeking current research on the impact of e-learning on a global book features timely, research-based chapters across a variety of relevant topics including informational policies, education systems, and learning models.
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xii, 329 pages ; 24 cm.
  • South America as a field of inquiry
  • Five traveling scholars
  • Research designs of transnational scope
  • Yale at Machu Picchu : Hiram Bingham, Peruvian indigenistas, and cultural property
  • Hispanic American history at Harvard : Clarence H. Haring and regional history for imperial visibility
  • Intellectual cooperation : Leo S. Rowe, democratic government, and the politics of scholarly brotherhood
  • Geographic conquest : Isaiah Bowman's view of South America
  • Worldly sociology : Edward A. Ross and the societies "South of Panama"
  • U.S. scholars and the question of empire.
Green Library
viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Changing of the Open, Communal Land into a National, Commercial Land, and the Neglect of Economic Effects: Is the Environment History? Part One: The Close of the Universal World of Medieval England 1. The Light Touch of Communalism on the Land, and the Openness of the Medieval World 2. The Dismissal of the Saints, and the Disappearance of the Universal Church 3. The Reordering of the Physical and Intellectual Spheres 4. "The Exceeding Lucre That They See Grow": Higher Profits, and a Heightened Sense of Property 5. Enclosure and Consolidated Holdings: The Break-up of the Communal System 6. The Basis of Improvement 7. The Changing Face of the Land, and the "Great Bravery of Building which Marvellously Beautified the Realm" Part Two: The Consolidation of a Political Nation 8. The Definition of the State, and the Developing Structures of National Administration 9. The National Expansion of the Middling Sort, and the Relevance of the Rise of the Gentry 10. "The Authority of the Whole Realm": Parliamentary Law as the First Principle of Representative Rights, and National Sovereignty 11. Freedom of Trade as a Developing Principle: The Assertion of Absolute Property Against Prerogative Impositions 12. Parliament as a Point of Contact Between the Constituencies: The Emergence of a Freestanding National Interest, and Roots of English Liberty 13. The Elizabethan Nation: "The Envy of Less Happier Lands" 14. The Foreign Foreign Policy of James I 15. "A Declaration of the State of the Kingdom": The National Imperatives that Necessitated Automatic Parliaments, and the Triumph of Freedom of Trade 16. The Commercial Landscape: "How Wide the Limits Stand Between a Splendid and a Happy Land." Conclusion: The Limits of the Commercial Land: Is the Environment History?
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This study brings a new perspective to a pivotal debate: the causes of the English Revolution. It pinpoints the economic motives behind the opposition to the crown, and shows their connection to the changing mind-set and political transitions of the time. Distinctively, it identifies the radicalism of the mercantile sphere, and the developing claim of "freedom of trade, " the basis on which parliament challenged the king's fiscal prerogative. Freedom of trade was associated with rights of consent, which were asserted as a guarantee of economic interests, and as a political principle. This informed the constitutional changes pushed through by parliament early in 1641, establishing freedom of trade by parliamentary control of the customs, and giving the assembly an automatic place at the center of affairs, the first requirement of representative government. Crucially, it was not the crown but parliament that appropriated the state interest, through an independent definition of national priorities. As England coalesced into a political and commercial unit, the open and communal patterns of medieval times were overlaid. The land itself came to be perceived and used in a different way. Freedom of trade had an agrarian aspect. An extended class of gentry and yeomanry occupied consolidated farms, displacing the smallholders from the common lands. With intensified marketing, the old moral restraints on trade and property died away. A more exploitative ethic undermined the balance of relationship with the land. The book makes an original connection between the English Revolution and the processes of environmental change.
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Green Library
xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments List of Frequently Used Translations and Transliterations List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. "From Made in China to Created in China": Nation Branding and the Global-National Imaginary 2. From Bandit Cell Phones to Branding the Nation: Three Moments of Shanzhai 3. Crazy Stone, National Cinema, and Counterfeit (Film) Culture 4. Landmark, Trademark, and Intellectual Property at Beijing's Silk Street Market Conclusion: Cultural Imperialism and the "Chinese Dream" Appendix 1. Crazy Stone Synopsis Appendix 2. The Opening (Copied) Sequence in Crazy Stone Appendix 3. Silk Alley Synopsis Notes Bibliography Index.
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Faked in China is a critical account of the cultural challenge faced by China following its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001. It traces the interactions between nation branding and counterfeit culture, two manifestations of the globalizing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime that give rise to competing visions for the nation. Nation branding is a state-sanctioned policy, captured by the slogan "From Made in China to Created in China, " which aims to transform China from a manufacturer of foreign goods into a nation that creates its own IPR-eligible brands. Counterfeit culture is the transnational making, selling, and buying of unauthorized products. This cultural dilemma of the postsocialist state demonstrates the unequal relations of power that persist in contemporary globalization.
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Green Library

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