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xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I. Claims about Heritage: 1. Heritage and national treasures-- 2. 'Two ways of thinking'-- Part II. Narrative and Custom: 3. Constructing British heritage-- 4. This culture of ours-- Part III. Regulation and Rights: 5. Regulation and private rights-- 6. Liberalism and valuable practices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521192552 20160604
The idea of cultural heritage has become widespread in many countries, justifying government regulation and providing the background to disputes over valuable works of art and architecture. In this book, Derek Gillman uses several well-known cases from Asia, Europe, and the United States to review the competing claims that works of art belong either to a particular people and place, or, from a cosmopolitan perspective, to all of humankind. He looks at the ways in which the idea of heritage has been constructed. He focuses first on Britain and the writings of Edmund Burke and then on China and its medieval debate about the nature of 'our culture'. Drawing on a range of sources, including the work of Ronald Dworkin, Will Kymlicka, and Joseph Raz, Gillman relates debates about heritage to those in contemporary political philosophy and offers a liberal approach to moral claims and government regulation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521192552 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxviii, 626 p. : map ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / by Louis Begley
  • Introduction / by author
  • Beyond the mountains
  • La parenthèse
  • The legacy
  • The mountains
  • The saddest story
  • How not to stop a war
  • Cleansing, camps, and genocide
  • "Safe areas" and the politics of gesture
  • Explosion in the marketplace
  • The great betrayal
  • To the killing fields
  • Operation Storm and the cold peace
  • Coda: Endgame in Kosovo
  • Marooned in the Cold War
  • The forever war
  • The battleground in the American mind
  • Struggles of democracy and empire
  • How not to win a war
  • Delusions in Baghdad
  • Abu Ghraib : the hidden story
  • A doctrine left behind
  • We are all torturers now
  • The real election
  • The secret way to war
  • Taking stock of the forever war
  • The war of the imagination
  • Words in a time of war
  • Voices from the black sites
  • The Red Cross report and what it means
  • Into the light? : torture, power, and the real American exception
  • Afterword: The erotic pull of the strange.
For the past two decades, Mark Danner has reported from Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. His perceptive, award-winning dispatches have not only explored the real consequences of American engagement with the world, but also the relationship between political violence and power. In Stripping Bare the Body, Danner brings together his best reporting from the worlds most troubled regionsfrom the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti to the tumultuous rise of Aristide; from the onset of the Balkan Wars to the painful fragmentation of Yugoslavia; and finally to the disastrous invasion of Iraq and the radical, destructive legacy of the Bush administration. At a time when American imperial power is in decline, there has never been a more compelling moment to read these urgent, fiercely intelligent reports.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568584133 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxiv, 576 p. : forms ; 24 cm.
  • Preamble -- Definition of Cultural Heritage -- Article I Cultural Landscape -- Article 2 Definition of Natural Heritage -- Article 3 Identification and Deliniation of World Heritage -- Articles 4-7 National and International Protection of the ultural and Natural Heritage -- Articles 8-11 World Heritage Committee and World Heritage List -- Article 11 List of World Heritage in Danger -- Article 12 Protection of Properties not Inscribed on the World Heritage List -- Article 13 World Heritage Committee and International Assistance -- Article 14 The Secretariat and Support of the World Heritage Committee -- Articles 15-16 World Heritage Fund -- Articles 17-18 Activities to Supprt of the World Heritage Fund -- VI EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES -- Articles 19-20 International Assistance -- Article 27-28 Educational Programmes -- VIII FINAL CLAUSES -- Articles 29 Reports -- Articles 30-22 and 35-38 Final Clauses -- Article 34 The Federal Clause.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199291694 20160614
The World Heritage Convention (WHC) is the most comprehensive and widely ratified among UNESCO treaties on the protection of cultural and natural heritage. The Convention establishes a system of identification, presentation, and registration in an international List of cultural properties and natural sites of outstanding universal value. Throughout the years the WHC has progressively attained almost universal recognition by the international community, and even the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has recently considered sites inscribed in the World Heritage List as "values especially protection by the international community." Besides, the WHC has been used as a model for other legal instruments dealing with cultural heritage, like the recently adopted (2003) Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. During its more than 30 years of life, the Convention has undergone extensive interpretation and evolution in its scope of application. Operational Guidelines, which are the implementing rules governing the operation of the Convention, have been extensively revised. New institutions such as the World Heritage Centre, have been established. New links, with the World Bank and the United Nations, have developed to take into account the economic and political dimension of world heritage conservation and management. However, many legal issues remain to be clarified. For example, what is the meaning of "outstanding universal value" in the context of cultural and natural heritage? How far can we construe "universal value" in terms of representivity between the concept of "World Heritage" and the sovereignty of the territorial state? Should World Heritage reflect a reasonable balance between cultural properties and natural sites? Is consent of the territorial state required for the inscription of a World Heritage property in the List of World Heritage in Danger? What is the role of the World Heritage Centre in the management of the WHC? No comprehensive work has been produced so far to deal with these and many other issues that have arisen in the interpretation and application of the WHC. This Commentary is intended to fill this gap by providing article by article analysis, in the light of the practice of the World Heritage Committee, other relevant treaty bodies, as well as of State parties and in the hope that it may be of use to academics, lawyers, diplomats and officials involved in the management and conservation of cultural and natural heritage of international significance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199291694 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • v. 1. Policies and legal issues
  • v. 2. WTO judicial system : contributions and challenges.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxvi, 168 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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viii, 135 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxxviii, 342 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The state and national culture in the early nineteenth century-- 2. International law, international exhibitions in the late nineteenth century-- 3. Dismantling empires and post-World War I peace treaties-- 4. Colonised peoples and the League of Nations-- 5. Restitution in the mid-twentieth century-- 6. Genocide, human rights and colonised peoples during the Cold War-- 7. Decolonisation without restitution-- 8. Indigenous peoples and restitution as a process-- 9. Indigenous peoples, States and reconciliation-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521841429 20160528
While the question of the return of cultural objects is by no means a new one, it has become the subject of increasingly intense debate in recent years. This important book explores the removal and the return of cultural objects from occupied communities during the last two centuries and analyses the concurrent evolution of international cultural heritage law. The book focuses on the significant influence exerted by British, U.S. and Australian governments and museums on international law and museum policy in response to restitution claims. It shows that these claims, far from heralding the long-feared dissolution of museums and their collections, provide museums with a vital, new role in the process of self-determination and cultural identity. Compelling and thought-provoking throughout, this book is essential reading for archaeologists, international lawyers and all those involved in cultural resource management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521841429 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxviii, 349 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
An account of how Kosovo became the crucible of one of the 20th-century's most poisonous ethnic conflicts. Written by a seasoned journalist who witnessed the Balkan conflagration and its aftermath, it presents an analysis of the origins of the Serb-Albanian conflict, the course of the battle, the issues and personalities, and options for the future. In this second edition Tim Judah updates the story to, and beyond, the fall of Milosevic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300097252 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01, LAW-7823-01
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xvii, 338 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. Heritage ascendant-- 2. Personal legacies-- 3. Collective legacies-- 4. Heritage assailed-- 5. The purpose and practice of history-- 6. The purpose of heritage-- 7. The practice of heritage-- 8. Being first-- 9. Being innate-- 10. Rivalry and restitution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521635622 20160528
Heritage has burgeoned over the past quarter of a century from a small te preoccupation into a major popular crusade. Everything from Disneyland to the Holocaust Museum, from the Balkan wars to the Northern Irish troubles, from Elvis memorabilia to the Elgin Marbles bears the marks of the cult of heritage. In this acclaimed book David Lowenthal explains the rise of this new obsession with the past and examines its power for both good and evil.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521635622 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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1 v. (various pagings) ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xxi, 322 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • An end and a beginning
  • The early years, 1931-1961
  • Between California and the Middle East, 1961-1981
  • The AUB presidency, 1981-1984.
The story of Ann Zwicker Kett's life in Lebanon and the events that led to her husband's assassination. She describes the situation in the Middle East from the perspective of an outsider who has come to know the region intimately and passionately.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815604341 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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2 v. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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xvi, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01
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203 p.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-308-01