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294 pages ; 25 cm
In the eyes of her corporate law firm, Ingrid Yung is a "two-fer." As a Chinese-American woman about to be ushered into the elite rank of partner, she's the face of Parsons Valentine & Hunt LLP's recruiting brochures - their treasured "Golden Girl." But behind the firm's welcoming facade lies the scotch-sipping, cigar-smoking old-boy network that shuts out lawyers like Ingrid. To compensate, Ingrid gamely plays in the softball league, schmoozes in the corporate cafeteria, and puts in the billable hours - until a horrifically offensive performance at the law firm's annual summer outing throws the carefully constructed image way out of equilibrium. Scrambling to do damage control, Parsons Valentine announces a new "Diversity Initiative" and commands a reluctant Ingrid to spearhead the effort, taking her priority away from the enormous deal that was to be the final step in securing partnership. For the first time, Ingrid finds herself at odds with her colleagues - including her handsome, golden-boy boyfriend - in a clash of class, race, and sexual politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781250019578 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01
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xiv, 458 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • When and why do social movements occur?
  • Who joins or supports movements?
  • Who remains in movements, and who drops out?
  • What do movement participants think and feel?
  • How are movements organized?
  • What do movements do?
  • How do institutions influence movements?
  • Why do movements decline?
  • What changes do movements bring about?
The Social Movements Reader , Second Edition, provides the most important and readable articles and book selections on recent social movements from around the world. With selected readings and editorial material this book combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook Reflects new developments in the study of social movements, both empirical and theoretical Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field of social movements, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405187640 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01
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xix, 287 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Protecting civil liberties, civil rights, and the environment
  • Direct service
  • Criminal law
  • Other government lawyers
  • Other paths to social change, conclusion, and resources.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01
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xxii, 472 p. : ill., forms ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01
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x, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
Lawyers in the United States are frequently described as "hired guns, " willing to fight for any client and advance any interest. Claiming that their own beliefs are irrelevant to their work, they view lawyering as a technical, not a moral or political, activity. But there are others, those the authors call cause lawyers, who refuse to put aside their own convictions while they do their legal work. This "deviant" strain of lawyering is as significant as it is controversial both in the legal profession and in the world of politics. It challenges mainstream ideas of what lawyers should do and of how they should behave. Human rights lawyers, feminist lawyers, right to life lawyers, civil rights and civil liberties lawyers, anti-death penalty lawyers, environmental lawyers, property rights lawyers, anti-poverty lawyers - cause lawyers go by many names, serving many causes. Something to Believe In explores of the work that cause lawyers do, the role of moral and political commitment in their practice, their relationships to the organized legal profession, and the contributions they make to democratic politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804749473 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01
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viii, 205 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Drawing extensively on empirical studies from the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, John Braithwaite and Ian Ayres offer an well-argued addition to the comparative literature on government regulation. In an effort to transcend the ongoing debate between those who favour strong state regulation and those who call for deregulation, they argue that regulation does not have to proceed with an adversarial tone, nor does it have to be 'soft' or 'hard' to be effective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195070705 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7032-01, LAW-7032-01