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xii, 386 p. ; 21 cm.
  • The Bush foreign policy and the need for statecraft
  • Cases of statecraft : German unification in NATO
  • Cases of statecraft : Bosnia
  • Cases of statecraft : undoing Iraqi aggression in Kuwait
  • Cases of statecraft : Saddam, George W. Bush, and the Iraq War
  • Lessons of statecraft for today
  • Statecraft in a new world
  • Negotiations as an instrument of statecraft --Negotiations : twelve rules to follow
  • Mediation in a world of local conflict
  • Eleven rules for mediation
  • Practicing statecraft : the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Practicing statecraft : radical Islam and the challenge of Iran
  • Practicing statecraft : China's rise
  • Conclusion, Statecraft restored : a neoliberal agenda for U.S. foreign policy.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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x, 419 p. ; 25 cm.
More than half a century after the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" defined what a human being is and is entitled to, Catharine MacKinnon asks: are women human yet? If women were regarded as human, would they be sold into sexual slavery worldwide; veiled, silenced and imprisoned in homes; bred, and worked as menials for little or no pay; stoned for sex outside marriage or burned within it; mutilated genitally, impoverished economically, and mired in illiteracy - all as a matter of course and without effective recourse? The cutting edge is where law and culture hurts, which is where MacKinnon operates in these essays on the trans-national status and treatment of women. Taking her gendered critique of the state to the international plane, ranging widely intellectually and concretely, she exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systemic condonation. And she points toward fresh ways - social, legal and political - of targeting its toxic orthodoxies. MacKinnon takes us inside the workings of nation-states, where the oppression of women defines community life and distributes power in society and government. She takes us to Bosnia-Herzogovina for a harrowing look at how the wholesale rape and murder of women and girls there was an act of genocide, not a side effect of war. She takes us into the heart of the international law of conflict to ask - and reveal - why the international community can rally against terrorists' violence, but not against violence against women. A critique of the trans-national status quo that also envisions the transforming possibilities of human rights, this bracing book makes us look as never before at an ongoing war too long undeclared.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674021877 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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238 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic narrative written especially for students and general readers, Sheldon M. Stern, longtime historian at the John R Kennedy Library, enables the reader to follow the often harrowing twists and turns of the crisis. Based on the author's authoritative transcriptions of the secretly recorded ExComm meetings, the book conveys the emotional ambiance of the meetings by capturing striking moments of tension and anger as well as occasional humorous intervals. Unlike today's readers, the participants did not have the luxury of knowing how this potentially catastrophic showdown would turn out, and their uncertainty often gives their discussions the nerveracking quality of a fictional thriller. As President Kennedy told his advisers, "What we are doing is throwing down a card on the table in a game which we don't know the ending of." Stern documents that JFK and his administration bore a substantial share of the responsibility for the crisis. Covert operations in Cuba, including efforts to kill Fidel Castro, had convinced Nikita Khrushchev that only the deployment of nuclear weapons could protect Cuba from imminent attack. However, President Kennedy, a seasoned Cold Warrior in Public, was deeply suspicious of military solutions to political problems and appalled by the prospect of nuclear war. He consistently steered policy makers away from an apocalyptic nuclear conflict, measuring each move and counter-move with an eye to averting what he called, with stark eloquence, "the final failure." Stanford Nuclear Age Series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804750769 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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xii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Mediating in the Danger Zone-- Mediator Motivation-- Forgotten Conflicts and the International Community-- First Steps and Hidden Traps-- Building a Negotiating Strategy-- Hitting the Wall-- The Ingredients of a Settlement-- Making a Settlement Stick-- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781929223565 20160528
Some conflicts seem to defy resolution. Marked by longevity, recurrent violence, and militant agendas, these intractable conflicts refuse to be settled either on the battlefield or at the negotiating table. The longer they fester, the stronger the international community's inclination to lose heart and to turn away. But, explain the authors of this provocative volume, effective mediation in intractable conflicts is possible - if the mediator knows what to do and when to do it. Written from the mediator's point of view, Taming Intractable Conflicts lays out the steps involved in tackling the most stubborn of conflicts. It first puts mediation in a larger context, exploring why mediators choose or decline to become involved, what happens when they get involved for the wrong reasons, and the impact of the mediator's institutional and political environment. It then discusses best mediation tradecraft at different stages: at the beginning of the engagement, when the going gets very rough, during the settlement negotiations, and in the post-settlement implementation stage. Forceful, concise, and highly readable, Taming Intractable Conflicts serves not only as a hands-on guide for would-b.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781929223565 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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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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xxxi, 570 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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xii, 243 p. ; 21 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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xiv, 606 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
  • The Peloponnesian War 431-404 B.C.
  • The First World War 1914-1918
  • Hannibal's War : the Second Punic War 218-201 B.C.
  • The Second World War 1939-1945
  • The Cuban missle crisis.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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192 p. [30] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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c, 329 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction-- Uses of law in Indian studies: The uses of law in Indian studies-- The emergence of the modern legal system: The displacement of traditional law in modern India-- The aborted restoration of indigenous law in India-- Panchayat justice: An Indian experiment in legal access - with Upendra Baxi-- Indian law as an indigenous conceptual system-- Legal conceptions of the social structure: Group membership and group preferences in India-- Changing legal conceptions of caste-- Pursuing equality in the land of hierarchy: Pursuing equality in the land of hierarchy: Assessment of India's policies of compensatory discrimination for historically disadvantaged groups-- Missed opportunitites: The use and non-use of law favourable to untouchables and other specially vulnerable groups-- Judges, Lawyers and social reform: Hinduism, secularism and the Indian judiciary-- Symbolic activism: Judicial encounter with the contours of India's compensatory discrimination policy-- New patterns of legal services in India.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195622942 20160527
Modern Indian Law is foreign to India. However, far from trying to dislodge it, independent India has, according to Galanter, accepted this mid twentieth century legal system intellectually and institutionally. Professional lawyers, the urban elite, and rural India alike genuinely feel that this is their system. Since a large body of modern Indian law is Western, it will not, according to some, further one's understanding of India. Galanter goes on to qualify this statement by arguing that this very fact lends to "Indian law a unique and compelling interest for students of India and of comparative law". The thirteen articles which make up this book explore the way in which modern Indian law operates. Galanter tries to show the various ways in which a complex body of formal law accommodates and adjusts itself to local conditions to which it is alien. These essays range over a wide span of normative and structural issues of Indian society: equality, hierarchy, secularism, justice and conceptual problems; group membership, panchayat justice, caste and policies of positive discrimination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195622942 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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xxxix, 960 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01
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224 p. illus., facsim. (on lining papers), ports. 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7823-01