New Government Law Books

Below is a list of Government Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Freedom of expression and the media / edited by Merris Amos, Jackie Harrison and Lorna Woods.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4110 .F745 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Pub.,


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Sovereign citizen : denaturalization and the origins of the American Republic / Patrick Weil.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4715 .W45 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Ordered liberty : rights, responsibilities, and virtues / James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .F55 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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National security law in the news : a guide for journalists, scholars, and policymakers / editors, Paul Rosenzweig, Timothy J. McNulty, Ellen Shearer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .N375 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association,


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Counterinsurgent's constitution : law in the age of small wars / Ganesh Sitaraman.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 S58 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Social death : racialized rightlessness and the criminalization of the unprotected / Lisa Marie Cacho.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6456 .C33 2012
Publisher: New York University Press,


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Between indigenous and settler governance / edited by Lisa Ford and Tim Rowse.

Location: lax
Call #: K3248.J87 B48 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Between Indigenous and Settler Governance addresses the history, current development and future of Indigenous jurisdiction in four settler-colonial nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Bringing together emerging scholars, indigenous people, and leaders in the field of indigenous law and legal history, this collection offers a long-term view of Indigenous self-determination: the legal, political and administrative relationships between Indigenous collectivity and nation-states. Find out more (catalog link)

First Amendment institutions / Paul Horwitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .H67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Addressing a host of hot-button issues, from the barring of Christian student groups and military recruiters from law schools and universities to churches’ immunity from civil rights legislation in hiring and firing ministers, Paul Horwitz proposes a radical reformation of First Amendment law. Arguing that rigidly doctrinal approaches can’t account for messy, real-world situations, he suggests that the courts loosen their reins and let those institutions with a stake in First Amendment freedoms do more of the work of enforcing them. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and election politics : the rules of the game / edited by Matthew J. Streb.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4886 .L39 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudied—as, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politicsillustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most important—and most controversial—decisions the courts have made on a variety of election-related subjects. More than a typical law book that summarizes cases, Mathew Streb has assembled an outstanding group of scholars to place electoral laws and the courts‘ rulings on those laws in the context of electoral politics. They comprehensively cover the range of topics important to election law—campaign finance, political parties, campaigning, redistricting, judicial elections, the Internet, voting machines, voter identification, ballot access, and direct democracy. This is an essential resource both for students of the electoral process and scholars of election law and election reform. Find out more (catalog link)

ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security 50th anniversary : national security law : fifty years of transformation : an anthology / Jill D. Rhodes, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .A73 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law and National Security,


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Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions / Robert M. Lichtman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .L53 2012
Publisher: University of Illinois Press,


In this volume, attorney Robert M. Lichtman provides a comprehensive history of the US Supreme Court's decisions in 'Communist' cases during the McCarthy era. Lichtman shows the Court's vulnerability to public criticism and attacks by the elected branches during periods of political repression. Find out more (catalog link)

Lautsi papers : multidisciplinary reflections on religious symbols in the public school classroom / edited by Jeroen Temperman.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC6275 .L38 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


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Applied law and economics of public procurement / edited by Gustavo Piga and Steen Treumer.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5632.A8 I58 2011
Publisher:


Public procurement accounts for 17 % of EU wide GDP, equivalent to 2 trillion Euros, and is at the heart of improving government action worldwide. It affects citizens’ welfare through the provision of global and local public goods, and the actions of procurers therefore need to be directed by appropriate laws and regulations. However, not everything in the process of purchasing by the public sector can be regulated, and other practices must be developed to fill this space. This volume argues that it is essential that the two fundamental views of procurement, the legal and the economic one, find a common terrain and a common language for debate. The book assembles original contributions from a range of international authors, which address four specific themes of interest to the procurer’s day to day job in modern public purchasing organizations. Each section opens with an introductory paper made of sequential interaction between an economist and a lawyer, followed by the counterpart argument. The volume is unique in bringing economists and lawyers together, and aims to enrich the liveliness of the debate and improve the mutual understanding between the two professions. Find out more (catalog link)

Development and effectiveness of international administrative law : on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal / edited by Elias Olufemi.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5274 .D48 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


International administrative law, or more precisely the law of the international civil service, has been the focus of increased attention in recent years. A part of the discussion has focused on the design of the justice mechanisms of international organizations, exemplified by the overhaul of the internal justice system of the United Nations in 2009. The internal justice systems of some international organizations have been subjected to scrutiny before some national courts, and the role and contribution of international administrative tribunals to the development of the law continue to be an important part of discussions of good governance and accountability of international organizations. The essays in this book, written by judges, practitioners, academics and other experts, address these and other issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Forcible displacement throughout the ages : towards an international convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement / by Grant Dawson and Sonia Farber.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .D39 2012
Publisher: Martinu Nijhoff Publishers,


Forcible displacement transforms cultures and can even lead to their destruction. Beginning with the origins of the human species millions of years ago and ending up in our present day era, this book analyses examples of forcible displacement in order to examine the crime in its many different forms. The legal contours of the crime receive a comprehensive treatment, including the experience of the international tribunals and decades of scholarly work in the area. The authors suggest that a paradigm shift is needed in order to bring development-induced displacement into the mainstream discourse on forcible displacement. The book concludes with a proposal for a new convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of forcible displacement. Find out more (catalog link)

State crime and resistance / edited by Elizabeth Stanley and Jude McCulloch.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6322 .S733 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


Gathering together key scholars in the field and international case studies from the UK, USA, Australia and Asia, this book offers a deepened understanding of state crime through the practical and analytical lens of resistance. The book explores key questions: How do we define and identify resistance? Who and what is involved in resistant acts? When and where does resistance occur? And, what are the repercussions of engaging in resistant strategies? Find out more (catalog link)

Dual state : parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the national security complex / edited by Eric Wilson.

Location: lax
Call #: JC263.S34 D83 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt's thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the 'deep state' with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. Critiquing Schmitt's work from a variety of intellectual perspectives, the chapters discuss current parapolitical reality within the domain of criminology, the parapolitical nature of both the dual state and the national security state corporate complex. Using the USA as a prime example of the world's current dual or 'deep political state', the criminogenic dimensions of the parapolitical systems of post 9/11 America are discussed. Using case studies, the dual state is examined as the causal factor of inexplicable parapolitical events within both the developed and developing world, including Sweden, Canada, Italy, Turkey, and Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

When the state speaks, what should it say? : how democracies can protect expression and promote equality / Corey Brettschneider.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .B75 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


In this lucid and compelling book, Brettschneider takes on some of the most vexing issues in contemporary liberal polities, and offers a theory of value democracy as a touchstone for addressing those issues. His argument is one with which everyone will have to engage. A pleasure to read, this is political theory at its best. Find out more (catalog link)

Defying corporations, defining democracy : a book of history & strategy / edited by Dean Ritz.

Location: lax
Call #: JK467 .D45 2001
Publisher: Apex Press ; Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy,


In these 70 essays, speeches, sermons and screeds, POCLADers probe: corporations as "legal persons"; corporate social responsibility as a ploy; strategies for amending state corporation codes and challenging judge-made laws; and much, much more.This collection, which Howard Zinn calls "powerfully persuasive," chronicles POCLAD's evolution ” among the twelve POCLADers and with thousands of activists. Here are hidden histories, crisp analyses and thoughtful responses to corporate apologists ” all in one provocative book. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond disagreement : open remedies in human rights adjudication / Aruna Sathanapally.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .S274 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Providing the first empirical analysis of declarations of incompatibility under the UK Human Rights Act and their aftermath in the legislative process, this book details these 'open remedies' and draws comparisons with similar human rights mechanisms in the US, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Find out more (catalog link)

Freedom from religion : rights and national security / Amos N. Guiora.

Location: lax
Call #: K3258 .G85 2013
Publisher:


The second edition of Freedom from Religion responds to public discussion and criticism provoked by the proposal presented in the first edition that governments impose limits on religious extremist practices and speech within their borders. It includes significant new material analyzing self-censorship in the face of religious sensitivity, religious extremism and violence in Israel, and the complicated tension in the Netherlands between speech and religion. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal jurisdiction over perpetrators of ship-source pollution : international law, state practice and EU harmonisation / by Alla Pozdnakova.

Location: lax
Call #: K3591.2 .P69 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


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Regulation and economics / edited by Roger van den Bergh, Professor of Law and Economics, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands [and] Alessio M. Pacces, Professor of Law and Finance, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .R4354 2012
Publisher:


This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of regulatory economics and reviews the main theories, tools and domains of regulation. The book is divided into six parts: regulation in general; tools of regulation; social regulation; regulation of public utilities; regulation of non-natural-monopolies, and regulation of professions. Regulation and Economics begins with a valuable introductory chapter on the law and economics of regulation followed by 17 concise chapters on specific subjects in regulation including highly topical matters such as regulation of banking, finance and insurance; energy markets and telecommunications; environmental and risk regulation. Providing an overview of the most important insights in regulatory economics and providing a useful access point to the more specialized literature in this area, this unique book will particularly benefit students of law and economics, as well as academics and government officials of regulatory agencies. Find out more (catalog link)

Economic efficiency : the sole concern of modern antitrust policy? : non-efficiency considerations under Article 101 TFEU / Ben Van Rompuy.

Location: lax
Call #: K3850 .V36 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers, Inc.,


This work demonstrates the close interrelationship between evolving images of the purpose of antitrust, the development of related enforcement norms, and enforcement output. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitions : legal change, legal meanings / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.P65 T73 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


Together the essays in this volume investigate the transformation of US law during moments of political change and explore what we can learn about law by examining its role and its use in times of transition. Whether by an abrupt shift in regime or an orderly progression from one government to the next, political change often calls into question the stability and versatility of the law, making it appear temporarily absent or in suspension. What challenges to the law arise at these times? To what extent do transitional periods foster ingenuity and resourcefulness, and how might they precipitate crises in legal authority? What do moments of legal change mean for law itself and how legal institutions bring about and respond to times of transition in legal arrangements? Transitions begins the scholarly exploration of these questions that have largely been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)

Toward a North American legal system / edited by James T. McHugh.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ88 .T69 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This book explores the complexities, possibilities, and challenges of North American legal harmonization and its consequences (both positive and negative) for future continental cooperation, especially in the age of NAFTA. The book explores different levels of legal analysis, including the macro level of public policy, broad theory, and constitutionalism and the micro level of applied law and legal norms. The book will focus, particularly, upon categories of law that are most relevant to thebroad economic and social future of North America in the context of continental cooperation among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Red Eagle's children : Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. / edited by J. Anthony Paredes, Judith Knight.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.W43 R43 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


In this account of the mixed-race Creeks who became assimilated into Alabama's general population in the 19th century, the Tenshaw Creek community, and the survival of the Poarch Band of Creeks as a federally-recognized tribe, Paredes (emeritus, anthropology, Florida State U.) and Knight (retired, Alabama Museum of Natural History, U. of Alabama Press) present the legal proceedings surrounding the disputed legacy of William "Red Eagle" Weatherford, Sr. Following historical context and reflections of a modern-day Creek Indian on the case, the book presents edited and facsimile transcripts of Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al (1852). Illustrations include maps and images of the legendary chief. Find out more (catalog link)

Tried and convicted : how police, prosecutors, and judges destroy our constitutional rights / Michael D. Cicchini.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .C525 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,


Tried and Convicted offers a controversial look at how our constitutional rights are often circumvented by the criminal justice system with impunity. Readers interested in personal liberties and rights will be intrigued by the ways in which those rights may be trampled should they enter the criminal justice system on the criminal end. Find out more (catalog link)

Land use planning and development regulation law / by Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer [and] Thomas E. Roberts.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5692 .J84 2013
Publisher: West,


This Hornbook introduces the fundamentals of land use planning and control law. Subjects covered include the planning process, zoning, development permission, subdivision control law, and building and housing codes. Discusses constitutional limitations and the environmental aspects of land use controls. Explores aesthetic regulation, historic preservation, and agricultural land protection. Find out more (catalog link)

Neoconservative politics and the Supreme Court : law, power, and democracy / Stephen M. Feldman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .F45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this concise, timely book, constitutional law expert Stephen M. Feldman draws on neoconservative writings to explore the rise of the neocons and their influence on the Supreme Court. Neocons burst onto the political scene in the early 1980s via their assault on pluralist democracy’s ethical relativism, where no pre-existing or higher principles limit the agendas of interest groups. Instead, they advocated for a resurrection of republican democracy, which declares that virtuous citizens and officials pursue the common good. Yet despite their original goals, neocons quickly became an interest group themselves, competing successfully within the pluralist democratic arena. When the political winds shifted in 2008, however, neocons found themselves shorn of power in Congress and the executive branch. But portentously, they still controlled the Supreme Court. Neoconservative Politics and the Supreme Court explains how and why the neoconservatives criticized but operated within pluralist democracy, and, most important, what the entrenchment of neocons on the Supreme Court means for present and future politics and law. Find out more (catalog link)

ABA civil immigration detention standards.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9721 .A95 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association,


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Judicial application of European Union law in post-communist countries : the cases of Estonia and Latvia / Tatjana Evas.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5057 .E93 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book discusses how the plurality of legal norms operating in the European Union can be balanced to produce a functioning, sustainable and legitimate legal system. It provides an extensive database of 2004 -2009 national judgments of national courts in Latvia and Estonia, and offers an extensive comparative review of the jurisprudence of constitutional and supreme courts, as well as providing insight into the jurisprudence of ordinary national courts. An appealing volume for legal scholars and political scientists studying courts and jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

State security regimes and the right to freedom of religion and belief : changes in Europe since 2001 / Karen Murphy.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5156 .M87 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book analyses the relationship between state security regime changes and the right to religious freedom in the EU. It presents a comparative analysis of the impact that changes in security regimes have had on religious freedom politics, policies and protections across the EU member states. Find out more (catalog link)

Criminal law and policy in the European Union / Samuli Miettinen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE9430 .M54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book takes stock of the development of criminal law in the context of the European Community and the European Union, and considers whether it has led to a European criminal policy, whilst also examining the legal effects European-level initiatives in the field have had on national criminal law and on criminal suspects. The work reflects on the interaction between the law of the European Community and national criminal law since the signing of the Treaty of Rome and against this backdrop reviews the supremacy of European Community law over conflicting national criminal law, the past legislative practice of harmonised ‘administrative’ penalties and their impact on national legal systems as well as the development of relevant European Community principles of fundamental rights. The work goes on to explore whether there are fields in which the European Community might enact directly applicable criminal penalties in the form of EC regulations and also examines related doctrinal concerns considered by the Court of Justice in its earlier case law on the interface between EC law and national criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Processes of legal integration in the East African Community / edited by Kennedy Gastorn, Harald Sippel and Ulrike Wanitzek.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQE225 .P76 2011
Publisher: Dar es Salaam University Press,


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One law for all? : Western models and local practices in (post-)imperial contexts / Stefan B. Kirmse (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .O53 2012
Publisher: Campus Verlag,


Examining new archival material from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,One Law for All?discusses legal transfer and practice in imperial and post-imperial societies, including Russia, Latin America, Africa, and East Asia. The essays collected here analyze the legal sphere as a site of struggle, both in debate and in everyday life, from the level of universal aspirations to particular local practices. The contributors explore the ways in which both lawmakers and ordinary people talk about and actively use the law, thereby telling a story of contested European hegemony, local assertions, and multiple legal borrowings. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal framework for strengthening nuclear security and combating nuclear terrorism / edited by Igor Khripunov, Center for International Trade and Security, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA and Dmitriy Nikonov, Center for International Trade and

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5665 .N38 2010
Publisher:


The 11 papers in this collection review the international measures currently in place to control nuclear weapons, the risks that remain, and approaches to dealing with such risks. Among them are the workshop executive report, the transcript of a round-table discussion, and country reports. Other topics include defining and assessing the threat of nuclear terrorism and the role of nuclear security, the legal framework and its priorities, new focus areas, international activities related to nuclear security, and national implementation measures. Find out more (catalog link)

Future of blasphemy : speaking of the sacred in an age of human rights / Austin Dacey.

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.B54 D33 2011
Publisher: Continuum,


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Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social and cultural rights in international law / edited by Malcolm Langford ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .G539 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Fighting corruption in public procurement : a comparative analysis of disqualification or debarment measures / Sope Williams-Elegbe.

Location: lax
Call #: K884 .W55 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


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Muslim women and Shari'ah Councils : transcending the boundaries of community and law / Samia Bano.

Location: lax
Call #: KD750 .B36 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women. Find out more (catalog link)

Writing for dollars, writing to please : the case for plain language in business, government, and law / Joseph Kimble.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF250 .K535 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Case against the Davis-Bacon Act : 54 reasons for repeal / Armand J. Thieblot.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3505.C65 T448 2013
Publisher: Transaction Publishers,


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Social Security Act sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3644.58 1935 .A2 2013
Publisher:


This is a complete guide to the U.S. Social Security Act of 1935 and the current version of the Act, as amended. By dollars paid, the U.S. Social Security Act is one of the largest government programs in the world and encompasses federal social insurance and benefits. The collected twenty-one titles of the important Social Security Act will prove invaluable to lawyers, academics, journalists, and government officials. Find out more (catalog link)

Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge / Marjorie Heins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4242 .H45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration law sourcebook : a compendium of immigration-related laws and policy documents.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819.85 .I4674 2013
Publisher:


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Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) : a legal research guide / by Craig W. Hiltz.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4850 .H55 2013
Publisher: William S. Hein,


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Internal revenue bulletin.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF6300.A15 I582X
Publisher: Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,


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Terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7661 .B73 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on the military commission established by the Bush Administration to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Bravin describes prosecutions hampered by inadmissable evidence obtained through torture, procedures stalled by disagreements between military prosecutors and political appointees, and closed door dealings that led several prosecutors to resign. Find out more (catalog link)

Climate law in EU member states : towards national legislation for climate protection / edited by Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Mark Stallworthy, Professor of Environmental Law and Polic

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6246.A72 C55 2012
Publisher:


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Restorative justice and victimology : Euro-Africa perspectives / Don John O. Omale.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC977 .O46 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Different kind of "subject" : colonial law in Aboriginal-European relations in nineteenth century Western Australia 1829-61 / Ann Hunter.

Location: lacom
Call #: KUH210.7.M56 H86 2012
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Pub.,


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Transitional justice in Rwanda : accountability for atrocity / Gerald Gahima.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1201.A2 G34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This title examines the genocide in Rwanda and international criminal justice. It is authored by a central player in the rebuilding, Gerald Gahima, who served as both Minister for Justice and Attorney General during the aftermath. Find out more (catalog link)

Brownlie's principles of public international law / by James Crawford, SC, FBA.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3225.B76 A37 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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John Fitzgerald Kennedy; as we remember him. Edited and produced under the direction of Goddard Lieberson. Editor, Joan Meyers; art director, Ira Teichberg.

Location: lao
Call #: E842 .M46
Publisher: Atheneum,


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Legal integration of Islam : a transatlantic comparison / Christian Joppke, John Torpey.

Location: lax
Call #: K236 .J67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Christian Joppke and John Torpey show how four liberal democracies-France, Germany, Canada, and the U.S.-have responded to the challenge of integrating Muslim populations. Demonstrating the centrality of the legal system to this process, they argue that institutional barriers to integration are no greater on one side of the Atlantic than the other. Find out more (catalog link)

Extraterritorial application of selected human rights treaties / by Karen da Costa.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .C67 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Focusing on treaties jeopardized during the 'war on terror', this book investigates whether and to what extent human rights treaties apply to states acting abroad. It proposes a way to accommodate conflicting interests, while preserving the effective protection of basic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional violence : legitimacy, democracy and human rights / Antoni Abat I. Ninet.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .N56 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


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Human right to water : significance, legal status and implications for water allocation / Inga T. Winkler.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .W36 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council recognised the human right to water in 2010.This book clarifies the legal status and meaning of the right to water through a detailed analysis of its legal foundations, legal nature, normative content and corresponding State obligations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global legal regimes to protect the world's grasslands / John W. Head.

Location: lax
Call #: K3520 .H43 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons / Burns H. Weston, David Bollier.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .W476 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Green Governance proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound. Find out more (catalog link)

Dynamics of global economic governance : the financial crisis, the OECD and the politics of international tax cooperation / Richard Eccleston.

Location: lax
Call #: K4475 .E33 2012
Publisher:


The financial crisis which engulfed global markets in 2008 created an acute need for improved international economic cooperation. Despite the G20s prominent coordination role, the regulatory response to the crisis has varied considerably across governance arenas. This book focuses on the international tax arena and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 Leader's Forum in this process. Find out more (catalog link)

Hate speech revisited : a comparative and historical perspective on hate speech law in the Netherlands and England & Wales / Marloes van Noorloos.

Location: lax
Call #: K5210 .N66 2011
Publisher: Intersentia,


Criminal law on hate speech has become a hotly debated topic in the past decade. In the Netherlands and in England and Wales legislative changes and proposals abound, while cases such as the prosecution of MP Geert Wilders have received considerable attention. How to deal with hate speech in an increasingly pluralist society has become a pressing question. Moreover, with the attacks in New York, London and Madrid and the appearance of radical groups and individuals, such as Abu Hamza Al-Masri in England and the Hofstadgroep in the Netherlands, public debate has been dominated by the problems of terrorism and radicalisation. As a result, extreme speech - presumed to encourage radicalisation and terrorism - is a major issue. Find out more (catalog link)

International legal framework against corruption : states' obligations to prevent and repress corruption / Julio Bacio Terracino.

Location: lax
Call #: K5261 .B33 2012
Publisher:


It is now unquestionable that corruption has become an issue of international concern. A complex set of substantive and procedural rules has emerged concerning the prevention and repression of corruption which represent the international legal framework against corruption. This study begins by tracing the emergence of this framework and engages in a systematic analysis of its content, highlighting weaknesses and innovative aspects. What does international law require States to do in relation to corruption? What happens if States do not meet their international obligations? The responses to these questions constitute the core of this book. Find out more (catalog link)

Force-feeding of prisoners and detainees on hunger strike : right to self-determination versus right to intervention / Pauline Jacobs.

Location: lax
Call #: K5519 .J33 2012
Publisher: Intersentia ; Distribution for the USA and Canada, International Specialized Book Services,


This book is the result of an in-depth study into the human rights aspects of the issue of force-feeding prisoners and detainees on hunger strike. The policies on force-feeding in three jurisdictions - the Netherlands, Germany, and England/Wales - are explored. Although this research mainly focuses on the legal aspects of the question of force-feeding hunger strikers, it also takes into account the medical-ethical aspects of the issue, which form an indispensable - but also complicating - element in the debate on the question of whether the force-feeding of prisoners and detainees on hunger strike can be justified. Find out more (catalog link)

Freedom to harm : the lasting legacy of the laissez faire revival / Thomas O. McGarity.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1600 .M395 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during the last quarter of the twentieth century on the federal regulatory system and the state civil justice system to accomplish a revival of the laissez faire political economy that dominated Gilded Age America. Although the consequences of these assaults became painfully apparent in a confluence of crises during the early twenty-first century, the patch-and-repair fixes that Congress and the Obama administration put into place did little to change the underlying laissez faire ideology and practice that continues to dominate the American political economy. In anticipation of the next confluence of crises, Thomas McGarity offers suggestions for more comprehensive governmental protections for consumers, workers, and the environment. Find out more (catalog link)

Antitrust law : interpretation and implementation / by Charles J. Goetz, Fred S. McChesney, Thomas A. Lambert.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1649.A7 G64 2013
Publisher: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press,


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Fight over digital rights : the politics of copyright and technology / Bill D. Herman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 H47 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the political fight over copyright, Internet advocacy has reshaped the playing field. This was shown most dramatically in the 2012 "SOPA blackout," when the largest online protest in history stopped two copyright bills in their tracks. For those not already familiar with the debate, this protest seemingly came out of nowhere yet was the culmination of an intellectual and political evolution more than a decade in the making. This book examines the debate over digital copyright, from the late 1980s through early 2012, and the new tools of political communication involved in the advocacy around the issue. Drawing on methods from legal studies, political science, and communications, it explores the rise of a coalition seeking more limited copyright, as well as how these early-adopting, technology-savvy policy advocates used online communication to shock the world. It compares key bills, congressional debates, and offline and online media coverage using quantitative and qualitative methods to create a rigorous study for researchers that is also accessible to a general audience. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional conservatism : liberty, self-government, and political moderation / Peter Berkowitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B385 2013
Publisher:


Peter Berkowitz identifies the political principles social conservatives and libertarians share, or should share, and sketches the common ground on which they can and should join forces. Drawing on the writings of Edmund Burke,The Federalist, and the high points of post-World War II American conservatism, he argues that the top political priority for social conservatives and libertarians should be to rally around the principles of liberty embodied in the US Constitution and pursue reform in light of them. Find out more (catalog link)

Veterans appeals guidebook : representing veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims / Ron Smith, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7713 .V48 2013
Publisher:


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Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 : analysis and case law developments / by Georgene M. Vairo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8858 .V35 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender,


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Financial regulation and supervision : a post-crisis analysis / edited by Eddy Wymeersch, Klaus J. Hopt, Guido Ferrarini.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE2188 .F558 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book provides a welcome insight into the changes to the financial regulatory system in the EU, including consideration of their likely impact on financial institutions and the implementation of the new rules in a cross-border context. Find out more (catalog link)

Globalisation and legal scholarship / by William Twining.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1268 .T85 2011
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Non-legality in international law : unruly law / Fleur Johns.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .J64 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


As international lawyers make law, they make non-law. Understandings of extra-legality, illegality and the like help shape the limits of global political possibility. Fleur Johns explores how non-legality is crafted in areas ranging from torture to foreign investment and from climate change to disaster relief and explains why this matters. Find out more (catalog link)

Future of International law : global government / Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University, The Fletcher School.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .T728 2013
Publisher:


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Law of targeting / William H. Boothby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6515 .B66 2012
Publisher:


Comprehensively examining all aspects of the law of targeting in military operations, the book assesses controversies in the rules governing targeting, including the use of human shields, the level of care required in a bombing campaign, and in the determination of whether someone is directly participating in hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Domestic subjects : gender, citizenship, and law in Native American literature / Beth H. Piatote.

Location: lax
Call #: PS153.I52 P53 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press,


Piatote tracks the double movement of literature and law in the contest over the aims of settler-national domestication and the defence of tribal-national culture, political rights and territory. Find out more (catalog link)

Internal Revenue Service Operations and the 2012 tax return filing season : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, March 22, 2012.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.W 36:112-OS 10
Publisher:


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Against violence against women : the case for gender as a protected class / Rona M. Fields.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6250.4.W65 F54 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Responding to the targeted destruction of women, Fields argues for establishing Gender as a protected class under the Genocide Convention. Cases are explored, historically, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically, from the author's field research, as well as focuses on morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data. Find out more (catalog link)

International law and freshwater : the multiple challenges / edited by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Christina Leb, Mara Tignino.

Location: lax
Call #: K3498 .I58 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This volume offers a comprehensive international look at diverse issues arising from water use for human consumption, agriculture, energy, industry, waste disposal and ecosystem conservation. Find out more (catalog link)

Global forest governance : legal concepts and policy trends / Rowena Maguire.

Location: lax
Call #: K3884 .M34 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book identifies the fundamental legal principles and the governance requirements of sustainable forest management. An analytical model for assessing forest regulation is created which identifies the doctrinal concepts that underpin forest regulation (justice, property, sovereignty and governance). It also highlights the dominant public international institutions involved in forest regulation (UNFF, UNFCCC and WB) which is followed by analysis of non-state international forest regulation (forest certification and ecosystem markets). The book concludes by making a number of practical recommendations for reform of global forest governance arrangements and suggested reforms for individual international forest institutions. This book will appeal to academics, policymakers, international environmental researchers and government officials involved in forest regulation and environmental regulation more broadly. Find out more (catalog link)

International law for energy and the environment / Patricia Park.

Location: lax
Call #: K3981 .P37 2013
Publisher:


This title presents the latest in environmental laws and policies in a comprehensive exploration of the interrelationship between environmental law and the energy sector. The text covers international legal instruments and contains a new section on regulations of the major jurisdictions, including USA, UK, Norway, EU, India, and China. It addresses all major energy sources, including renewables, and addresses policy issues such as energy security. Find out more (catalog link)

Tough luck constitution and the assault on health care reform / Andrew Koppelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3605 .K67 2013
Publisher:


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Equality in education law and policy, 1954-2010 / Benjamin M. Superfine, University of Illinois Chicago.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4155 .S87 2013
Publisher:


Drawing from law, education policy, history and political science, this book examines how the concept of equality in education law and policy has transformed from Brown v. Board of Education through the Stimulus, the major factors influencing this transformation, and the significant problems that school reforms accordingly continue to face. Find out more (catalog link)

Looking for rights in all the wrong places : why state constitutions contain America's positive rights / Emily Zackin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4750.Z95 Z33 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit guarantees of governmental help.Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Placesargues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the American rights tradition. The United States actually has a long history of enshrining positive rights in its constitutional law, but these rights have been overlooked simply because they are not in the federal Constitution. Emily Zackin shows how they instead have been included in America's state constitutions, in large part because state governments, not the federal government, have long been primarily responsible for crafting American social policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Gray wolves and the Endangered Species Act / Chase Ewing and Roger H. Cooley, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5640 .G73 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With the exception of experimental populations established in the 1990s, the protections for the gray wolf have been diminishing since that date, as wolf populations have increased in some areas. The use of distinct population segments (DPSs), a term created in the 1978 ESA amendments, has played a role in that reduced protection. DPSs allow vertebrate species to be divided into distinct groups, based on geography and genetic distinctions. Find out more (catalog link)

U.S. detainees and enemy belligerents : legal cases, considerations and provisions / Gale A. Lewis, Norah M. Scott, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9625 .U86 2012
Publisher: Nova Science,


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Environmental protection in multi-layered systems : comparative lessons from the water sector / edited by Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6202.D75 E58 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


This text describes and analyses how environmental issues are regulated in several federal, regional and unitary systems and in the European Union. The comparative analysis reveals common trends towards a multi-layered environmental governance, cross-cutting traditional distinctions among different state models. Find out more (catalog link)

Reform of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure in comparative perspective / edited by Marc Groenhuijsen, Tijs Kooijmans.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM4604.3 1926 .R44 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Looking back at the findings of the 'Strafvorderling 2001'-research project, the contributions in this book discuss the question of whether the legislator has succeeded in improving the Dutch system of criminal procedure. Find out more (catalog link)

Arab spring : new patterns for democracy and international law / Edited by Carlo Panara and Gary Wilson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC128.5 .A73 2013
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers,


The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law explores a number of critical issues brought to the forefront of the international community as a result of the uprisings which began in the Middle East and North Africa in early 2011. Particularly prominent among these are issues concerning the right to democracy within international law, self-determination, recognition of newly installed governments, the use of force for humanitarian purposes, protection of human rights, and the prosecution of international crimes. This important volume brings together a multitude of fresh voices and, as events in the Arab world continue to unfold, is certain to make a valuable contribution to a meaningful understanding of the "Arab Spring" from a constitutional and international law perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Labour standards law, 1969-70.

Location: lacom-nc
Call #: KNX1264.7 1969
Publisher: Trade Bulletin Corp.


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Public procurement regulation in Africa / edited by Geo Quinot and Sue Arrowsmith.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC234.3 .P83 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Written with lawyers, public officials and government suppliers in mind, this book analyses the law on public procurement in various African systems, examines key issues relevant to all African states and suggests initiatives that can promote transparency, prevent corruption and improve the efficiency of public spending. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law / edited by Robert Kolb, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Gloria Gaggioli, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6440 .R47 2013
Publisher: Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar,


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Gender, national security and counter-terrorism : human rights perspectives / edited by Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 G46 2013
Publisher:


Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorismand human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorismthis volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights. Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the disciplines of Law, Security Studies and Gender Studies. Find out more (catalog link)

Restricting freedoms : limitations on the individual in contemporary America / Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.U5 S497 2013
Publisher: Transaction Publishers,


In Rediscovering a Lost Freedom, Patrick Garry addresses what he sees as the most pressing speech problem of the twenty-first century: an often irresponsible media using the First Amendment as a shield behind which to hide its socially corrosive speech. To Garry, the First Amendment should protect the communicative process as a whole. And for this process to be free and open, listeners should have as much right to be free from unwanted speech as speakers do of not being thrown in jail for uttering unpopular ideas. This work proposes a government-facilitated private right to censor. Find out more (catalog link)

World War II Law and Lawyers : issues, cases, and characters / Thomas J. Shaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K124.W37 S53 2013
Publisher:


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Forgotten justice : the forms of justice in the history of legal and political theory / Allan Beever.

Location: lax
Call #: K215.E53 B44 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Challenging the assumptions of modern political and legal philosophy, this book presents a historical account of the development of thinking about justice and political obligations. It argues against the modern fixation with the state, and for a return to traditional conceptions of political community and the law. Find out more (catalog link)

Ashgate research companion to migration law, theory and policy / edited by Satvinder S. Juss.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .J87 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


This text provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in migration law, theory and policy. Predominantly politico-legal in perspective, the volume includes contributions from experts in the field and offers scholars and graduate students an up-to-date guide to current thinking. Find out more (catalog link)

Managing family justice in diverse societies / edited by Mavis Maclean and John Eekelaar.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 M36 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


The aim of this book is to explore what response the law has or should have to different family practices arising from cultural and religious beliefs. The issue has become increasingly debated as western countries have become more culturally diverse. Although discussion has frequently focused on the role Islamic family law should have in these countries, this book seeks to set that discussion within a wider context that includes consideration both of theoretical issues and also of empirical data about the interaction between specific family practices and state law in a variety of jurisdictions ranging from England and Wales to Bangladesh, Botswana, Spain, Poland, France, Israel, Iran and South Africa. Find out more (catalog link)

Illegal migrations and the Huckleberry Finn problem / John S.W. Park.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .P368 2013
Publisher:


In Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem, John Park explores problems of status and illegality in American law and society by examining on-going themes in American legal history, comparative ethnic studies, and American literature. He observes that in reconsidering racially discriminatory laws, Americans have celebrated persons who were "out of status," as well as the citizens who had helped them avoid American law. Similarly, in confronting illegal immigrants in our own time, many Americans have chosen to ignore or to violate federal laws in favor of assisting such persons. In light of these experiences, Park insists that the U.S. ought to rethink policies that have criminalized millions of immigrants, as the injustice of such rules has encouraged people to disobey the law, thereby undermining broader commitments to principles of equality and to the rule of law itself. Find out more (catalog link)

Courthouse democracy and minority rights : same-sex marriage in the states / Robert J. Hume.

Location: lax
Call #: KF539 .H86 2013
Publisher:


In Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States, Robert J. Hume shows how increasing the democratic accountability of courts has limited the ability of judges to act as reform agents. When judges are elected, or when their decisions can be easily overturned with initiative amendment procedures, they lose the capacity to stand up for the rights of the minorities. Find out more (catalog link)

New pleading in the twenty-first century : slamming the federal courthouse doors? / Scott Dodson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8840 .D63 2013
Publisher:


New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors? is the first book to comprehensively analyze, critique, and provide solutions for the new pleading regime in U.S. federal courts. In two recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically altered the pleadingslandscape by imposing a version of fact pleading and merits screening - what the author calls "New Pleading" - that has not existed in the U.S. for 70 years.The result of this abrupt regime change is a broad, significant, and adverse effect on litigant access to civil justice. But because of its nascence, no scholar has provided a comprehensive, doctrinal, theoretical, and prospective look at what it means for U.S. federal civil procedure, both in theUnited States and in the larger global community. This book takes on that task. It synthesizes a theoretical account of New Pleading, argues that New Pleading is inconsistent with a system of procedural justice, and provides two distinct solutions for rectifying the inconsistency. Find out more (catalog link)

Power of habeas corpus in America : from the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror / Anthony Gregory, The Independent Institute, Oakland.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9011 .G74 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America, crediting the rocky history to the writ's very nature as a government power. The book weighs in on habeas's historical controversies - addressing the writ's role in the power struggle between the federal government and the states, and the proper scope of federal habeas for state prisoners and for wartime detainees from the Civil War and World War II to the War on Terror. Find out more (catalog link)

Alaska state constitution : a reference guide / Gerald A. McBeath ; foreword by Tony Knowles.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA1601 1956.A6 M33 1997
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


A constitutional and poliitical history of Alaska ranging from its colonial and territorial experience to the ratification of the Constitution in 1956 and subsequent amendments. Analytical commentary on the current constitution, article-by-article, makes up the heart of the book. Find out more (catalog link)

Alabama state constitution : a reference guide / William H. Stewart ; foreword by Donald Patterson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA401 1901.A6 S74 1994
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


This first comprehensive history and reference guide on the Alabama State Constitution fills a major gap in the literature needed by political scientists, legal and state historians, and lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Delaware constitution of 1897 : the first one hundred years / edited by Harvey Bernard Rubenstein, chair ; Matthew F. Boyer ... [et al.] ; Randy J. Holland, editor in chief.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFD401.5 .D44 1997
Publisher: Delaware State Bar Association,


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Genocide and crimes against humanity : misconceptions and confusion in French law and practice / Caroline Fournet.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV8150 .F68 2013
Publisher:


This title explores the ambiguities of the French law of genocide by exposing the inexplicable dichotomy between a progressive theory and an overly conservative practice. Based on the observation that the crime of genocide has remained absent from French courtrooms to the benefit of crimes against humanity, this research dissects the reasons for this absence. Find out more (catalog link)

International watercourses law in the Nile River Basin : three states at a crossroads / Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC660.N55 W65 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the multifaceted regulation of the Nile, starting with the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902. It scrutinizes the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, examining the relevant rules of customary international law that set out rights and riparian obligations in the utilization of shared watercourses. Find out more (catalog link)

Changing role of nationality in international law / edited by Alessandra Annoni and Serena Forlati.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .P65 2013
Publisher:


This title provides a reappraisal of the role of nationality in international law, taking into account recent trends and developments. It features contributions from a range of experts offering a variety of approaches to the topic. Find out more (catalog link)

Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law / Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6418.5 .C36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


comprehensive study of international law as it applies to the widespread, but controversial, use of private military and security companies in armed conflict. Along with an expert analysis of humanitarian law, it covers classic questions of responsibility and raises new questions regarding legal limits on the use of PMSCs. Find out more (catalog link)

Transitional justice in post-communist Romania : the politics of memory / Lavinia Stan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKR471 .S73 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This is the first volume to summarise the complex Romanian transitional justice effort, detail the political negotiations that have led to the adoption and implementation of relevant legislation, and assess these processes in terms of their timing, sequencing, and impact on democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Rule of law in Japan : a comparative analysis / Carl F. Goodman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNX2020 .G66 2012
Publisher:


This book discusses various Japanese legal topics in comparison to the United States approach to these same topics and analyses whether what you see as the written law in Japan is what you get in reality. The foundation for the present Japanese legal system is explored, as is the structure, makeup, and independence of the Japanese judiciary and legal professions. The application of the Japanese Constitution to activities of and limitations on powers of the Japanese government are analyzed, as are the scope and limitations of the Japanese constitutional guarantees of religious freedom, sexual equality, equal rights, and rights of the criminally accused. Find out more (catalog link)

Global internet law in a nutshell / by Michael L. Rustad.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.C6 R87 2013
Publisher:


The Global Internet in a Nutshell begins with a review of the history, technology, and competing theories of the Internet that enables a deeper understanding of case law and statutory developments discussed in the substantive chapters. It briefly covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community directives such as the E-Commerce Directive, Brussels Regulation, and Rome I Regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights : theory, developments and ethical issues / editor: David J. Plevak.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .H77952 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publisher's,


The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1945) was a response to the atrocities surrounding the Second World War. Many believe this Declaration resulted from a synthesis of three thousand years of Western (Judeo-Christian) philosophy, religion and culture. Now more than 60 years later, we ask, "have the principles outlined in the Declaration been realized in the way in which human rights are recognized and protected in today's world?" Several authors have responded to the challenge of addressing this question. Their responses are contained in the seven chapters of this text. This book examines Islamic, secular, animist, etc. societies in its search for potential advocates of human rights progress. Essential to any progress will be the willingness of individuals, faith organizations and governments to subordinate self-interests for the sake of the vulnerable human being. Until this happens, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights will remain a concept, yet to be realized. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights in the shadow of colonial violence : the wars of independence in Kenya and Algeria / Fabian Klose ; translated by Dona Geyer.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.K4 K5613 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


This title analyzes the relationship between the emergence of human rights concepts after 1945 and the increasing radicalization of colonial violence. Based on previously inaccessible material from the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Human Rights Commission, this comparative study uses the Mau Mau War (1952-1956) and the Algerian War (1954-1962) as case studies to examine the policies of two major imperial powers, Britain and France. Find out more (catalog link)

Challenging the legal boundaries of work regulation / edited by Judy Fudge, Shae McCrystal, and Kamala Sankaran.

Location: lax
Call #: K1705 .C525 2012
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


Focusing on paid work that blurs traditional legal boundaries and the challenge this poses to traditional forms of labor regulation, this collection of original case studies illustrates the wide range of different forms of regulation designed to provide decent work. The case studies cover a diversity of workers from across developed and developing countries, the formal and informal economies, and public and private work spaces. Each case study deals with the failings of traditional labor law, and several explore different forms of regulatory techniques to protect workers, such as commercial law, corporate codes of conduct, or supply chain regulation. The book is a useful and interesting study for all those interested in labor law. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal orientalism : China, the United States, and modern law / Teemu Ruskola.

Location: lax
Call #: K237 .R87 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


After the Cold War, how did China become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the U.S. positioned itself as the chief exporter of the rule of law? Teemu Ruskola investigates globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it, and shows how legal Orientalism developed into a distinctly American ideology of empire. Find out more (catalog link)

State violence and the execution of law : biopolitical caesurae of torture, black sites, drones / Joseph Pugliese.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .P84 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Analysing the complex ways in which the U.S. government deploys law in order to consolidate and further colonial and imperial relations of power, Joseph Pugliese tracks the networks that enable the diffusion and normalisation of the state's monopoly of legitimate violence both in the U.S. and transnationally. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalism of the global South : the activist tribunals of India, South Africa, and Colombia / edited by Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Fordham University School of Law and Universidad de los Andes, School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3367 .C664 2013
Publisher:


The Indian Supreme Court, the South African Constitutional Court and the Colombian Constitutional Court have been among the most important and creative courts in the Global South. This book addresses in a direct and detailed way the jurisprudence of these Courts on three key topics: access to justice, cultural diversity and socioeconomic rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Transferable groundwater rights : integrating hydrogeology, law and economics / Andreas N. Charalambous.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .C48 2013
Publisher:


The principle of Transferable Water Rights (TWR) is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Water would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is prevalent with many farmers, to low volume-high value urban supply or the growing of intensive horticultural or cash crops. However, sceptics point out that free markets do not usually best serve the environment, the poor and the conservation of resources. This book discusses TWR in their broader context. Find out more (catalog link)

Collective dominance and collusion : parallelism in EU and US competition law / Marilena Filippelli, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Free University of Bozen, Italy.

Location: lax
Call #: K3850 .F55 2013
Publisher:


This book treats one of the thorniest issues in contemporary antitrust theory: the role of tacit collusion among oligopolistic undertakings and the instruments to apply competition law against its harmful consequences. The author builds a very thorough parallel among US and European legal traditions, enforcement possibilities and concrete choices against tacit collusion. The result is an advanced and entertaining reading to be recommended both to lawyers and economists that study and practice antitrust. Find out more (catalog link)

Storm over this court : law, politics, and Supreme Court decision making in Brown v. Board of Education / Jeffrey D. Hockett.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.B76 H63 2013
Publisher: University of Virginia Press,


In contrast to existing studies, Hockett demonstrates that the puzzle of the Brown decision defies an elegant solution. Instead, multiple theories of judicial decision making, pointing to both instrumental and noninstrumental factors, are needed to understand Supreme Court decisions. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of teacher evaluation / Lawrence F. Rossow and Laural Logan-Fain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4190.E9 R67 2013
Publisher: Education Law Association,


This videotape examines the issues inherent in the Law of Teacher evaluation such as adverse employment decisions; objective vs. subjective factors, and job-related criteria; multiple observations; and formal procedures. Find out more (catalog link)

Adversary First Amendment : free expression and the foundations of American democracy / Martin H. Redish.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .R428 2013
Publisher:


Most free speech scholars understand the First Amendment as a vehicle for or protection of democracy itself, relying upon cooperative or collectivist theories of democracy. Martin Redish reconsiders free speech in the context of adversary democracy, arguing that individuals should have the opportunity to affect the outcomes of collective decision-making according to their own values and interests. Adversary democracy recognizes the inevitability of conflict within a democratic society, as well as the need for regulation of that conflict to prevent the onset of tyranny. In doing so, it embraces pluralism, diversity, and the individual growth and development deriving from the promotion of individual interests. Drawing on previous free speech scholarship and case studies of controversial speech, Redish advances a theory of free expression grounded in democratic notions of self-promotion and controlled adversary conflict, making a strong case for its application across such areas as commercial speech, campaign spending, and anonymous speech. Find out more (catalog link)

Long wars and the Constitution / Stephen M. Griffin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .G73 2013
Publisher:


Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war. Find out more (catalog link)

Federalism of wetlands / Ryan W. Taylor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5624 .T39 2013
Publisher:


This volume investigates the consequences of redundant state and federal environmental regulations in the United States. Drawing on the most exhaustive statistical analysis of US federal wetland permits ever constructed, it uncovers the disjointed world of wetland regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Shadow nations : tribal sovereignty and the limits of legal pluralism / N. Bruce Duthu.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .D88 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In order to counter the steady erosion of tribal powers of self-government, this book argues for redirecting the trajectory of tribal-federal relations to better reflect the formative ethos of legal pluralism that operated in the nation's earliest years. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court confirmation hearings and constitutional change / Paul M. Collins, Jr., University of North Texas, Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C625 2013
Publisher:


Before Supreme Court nominees are allowed to take their place on the High Court, they must face a moment of democratic reckoning by appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite the potential this holds for public input into the direction of legal change, the hearings are routinely derided as nothing but empty rituals and political grandstanding. Paul M. Collins and Lori A. Ringhand present a contrarian view that uses both empirical data and stories culled from more than 70 years of transcripts to demonstrate that the hearings are a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change. Find out more (catalog link)

Central European constitutional courts in the face of EU membership : the influence of the German model in Hungary and Poland / by Allan F. Tatham.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5456 .T38 2013
Publisher:


This title explores German legal influence on other systems of constitutional justice, concentrating on the impact of the Federal Constitutional Court's approach on constitutional courts in Hungary and Poland. Find out more (catalog link)

Democratic statehood in international law : the emergence of new states in post-Cold War practice / Jure Vidmar.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4002 .V53 2013
Publisher:


This book analyses the emerging practice in the post-Cold War era of the creation of a democratic political system along with the creation of new states. Find out more (catalog link)

United Nations convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property : a commentary / edited by Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams ; assistant editor, Antonios Tzanakopoulos.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4012 .U55 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Providing article-by-article commentary on this crucial convention and a number of cross-cutting analytical chapters, this book will be highly useful for anyone working in general international law and state responsibility. Each article's commentary draws on its drafting history, state practice, and relevant national and international case law. Find out more (catalog link)

International judicial integration and fragmentation / Philippa Webb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6250 .W43 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Fragmentation is a potential problem in an international legal system that has seen the creation of new courts and tribunals around the world, with the chance for different judicial approaches to develop in different courts. This book addresses this issue by analysing judicial practice in three areas: genocide, immunities, and the use of force. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime of aggression under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Carrie McDougall.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6396 .M33 2013
Publisher:


This guide to the crime of aggression provisions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers an exhaustive and sophisticated legal analysis of the crime's definition, as well as the jurisdictional provisions governing the ICC's exercise of jurisdiction over the crime. A range of practical issues likely to arise in prosecutions of the crime of aggression before the ICC are canvassed, as is the issue of the domestic prosecution of the crime. It also offers an insight into the geopolitical significance of the crime of aggression and the activation of the ICC's ability to exercise its jurisdiction over the crime. Find out more (catalog link)

Counterinsurgency law : new directions in asymmetric warfare William Banks.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6398.A87 B36 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Counterinsurgency Law, William Banks and several distinguished contributors explore from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Diversification and fragmentation of international criminal law / edited by Larissa van den Herik and Carsten Stahn.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7000 .D58 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


This volume deals with the tension between unity and diversification which has gained a central place in the debate under the label of fragmentation. It explores the meaning, articulation and risks of this phenomenon in a specific area: International Criminal Justice. It brings together established and fresh voices who analyse different sites and contestations of this concept, as well as its context and specific manifestations in the interpretation and application of International Criminal Law. The volume thereby connects discourse on fragmentation with broader inquiry on the merits and discontents of legal pluralism in Public International Law. Find out more (catalog link)

Tax reforms in EU member states 2012 : tax policy challenges for economic growth and fiscal sustainability / European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ2599.55 .T414 2012
Publisher:


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Death of the income tax : a progressive consumption tax and the path to fiscal reform / Daniel S. Goldberg.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ4652 .G59 2013
Publisher:


The Death of the Income Tax explains how the current income tax is needlessly complex, contains perverse incentives against saving and investment, fails to use modern technology to ease compliance and collection burdens, and is subject to micromanaging and mismanaging by Congress. Daniel Goldberg proposes that the solution to the problems of the current income tax is completely replacing it with a progressive consumption tax collected electronically at the point of sale. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalization of the global corporate sphere? / Grahame F. Thompson.

Location: lax
Call #: K1327 .T48 2012
Publisher:


The book discusses governance, law, and constitutional matters in the context of international corporate constitutional governance. It examines how and why the business world, commercial relations, and company activities have increasingly become subject to legal and constitutional forms of regulation and governance at the international level. It analyses how we should characterize the process that has seen the international corporate arena increasingly subject tojuridical and constitutional-like regulatory initiatives and interventions and whether this amounts to a new attempt to subject international commercial relations to the 'rule of law' and, indeed, to rule the world through these very means. Find out more (catalog link)

Building community resilience post-disaster : a guide for affordable housing and community economic development practitioners / Dorcas R. Gilmore and Diane M. Standaert, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3750 .B85 2013
Publisher:


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Environmental law sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .A3 2013
Publisher:


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NEPA law and litigation.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF3775 .M372
Publisher:


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) introduced the environmental impact statement, transformed decision making by federal agencies, and spurred the growth of an extensive body of environmental law. This book takes a close look at the litigation of NEPA cases, including jurisdiction and related issues, standard and scope of judicial review, and the specific concerns of litigators. It identifies key NEPA issues and offers solutions to the challenges faced in practice, including climate change and its relationship to the NEPA process. Find out more (catalog link)

Cyberspace law : censorship and regulation of the Internet / edited by Hannibal Travis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 C94 2013
Publisher:


It can be argued that the rules of the road for Internet users have evolved to reflect a balance between the untrammelled freedom sought by many users, and the demands of governments, parents, other users, corporations, and associations of equipment and intellectual property owners for greater control. However, this balance is being eroded by new technological tools for spying on, shaping, and censoring communications over the Internet to an unprecedented degree. This book considers how these technological controls are satisfying corporations' and governments' demands for greater predictability in Internet usage. Find out more (catalog link)

On constitutional disobedience / Louis Michael Seidman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .S375 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA,


In On Constitutional Disobedience, leading constitutional scholar Louis Michael Seidman explains why constitutional disobedience may well produce a better politics and considers the shape that such disobedience might take. First, though, he stresses that is worth remembering the primary goals of the original Constitution's authors, many of which were unseemly both then and now. Should we really feel obligated to defend our electoral college or various other features that arguably leadto unjust results? Yet many of our political debates revolve around constitutional features that no one loves but which everyone feels obligated to defend. After walking through the various defenses put forth by proponents of the US Constitutional system, Seidman shows why none of them hold up. Thesolution, he claims, is to abandon our loyalty to many of the document's requirements and instead embrace the Constitution as a 'poetic' vision of a just society. Find out more (catalog link)

Friend of the court : on the front lines with the First Amendment / Floyd Abrams.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .A915 2013
Publisher:


Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the 'New York Times' and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. This collection of Abrams' writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press. Find out more (catalog link)

America's war on terror : the state of the 9/11 exception from Bush to Obama / Jason Ralph.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .R35 2013
Publisher:


The US response to 9-11 was exceptional. The 'war on terror' went against the norm in the sense of being unusual and it challenged certain international norms as articulated in international law. This book focuses on four specific exceptions: US policy on the targeting, prosecution, detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists. These exceptionalist arguments enabled controversial practices such as the invasion of Iraq, targeted killings or assassination, indefinite detention at Guantánamo, trial by military commission, and aggressive interrogations or torture. The book considers the political strength of these arguments in the post-Bush period and concludes that the post-9/11 exception continues to influence US policy despite the election of President Obama. Find out more (catalog link)

Legislative drafting step-by-step / Arthur J. Rynearson.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4950 .R98 2013
Publisher:


Legislative Drafting Step-by-Step is a practical, step-by-step guide to drafting legislation. This "how to" book untangles the web of confusion and technical detail that surrounds legislative drafting and presents drafting in an easy-to-understand way. In so doing, legislative drafting is shown to be a fun, intellectually engaging endeavor and not an intimidating prospect to be dreaded. In short, this concise, user-friendly guide seeks to de-mystify legislative drafting. Find out more (catalog link)

Oklahoma's Indian new deal / Jon S. Blackman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .B58 2013
Publisher:


Jon Blackman has mined hearings and reports of the U.S. Congress and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to highlight the voices of Oklahoma Indians in the debates over the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, which extended to them the very benefits from which they had been exempted two years before in the Indian Reorganization Act. Thoroughly documented, wholly contextualized, and compellingly argued, this book is a must-read for students of Native American and Oklahoma history. Find out more (catalog link)

Europeanisation of contract law : current controversies in law / Christian Twigg-Flesner.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC1720 .T85 2013
Publisher:


Critical yet accessible, this book provides an overview of the current debates about the Europeanization " of contract law. Charting the extent to which English contract law has been subject to this activity, it is the ideal volume for readers unfamiliar with the subject who wish to understand the main issues quickly. It examines a range of key developments, including: a string of directives adopted by the European Union that touch on various aspects of consumer law recent plans for a European Common Frame of Reference on European Contract Law. Bringing together advanced legal scholarship, critically examining key developments in the field and considering the arguments for and against greater convergence in the area of contract law, this is an excellent read for postgraduate students studying contract and/or European law. Find out more (catalog link)

EU competition and internal market law in the health care sector / Leigh Hancher, Wolf Sauter.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6206 .H36 2012
Publisher:


This work gives an overview of the impact of EU competition rules and internal market law on healthcare systems in Europe. Alongside a thorough discussion of healthcare provision and the medical professions, the book covers health insurance, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.There is an examination of the impact of the four freedoms, the cartel and abuse of dominance prohibitions and merger control, as well as the rules on state aid andpublic procurement. The book also considers horizontal measures as they affect healthcare. Expertly written, this is an ideal tool for those requiring an in-depth discussion of this important area of EU law. Find out more (catalog link)

Statehood and self-determination : reconciling tradition and modernity in international law / Edited by Duncan French.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4041 .S748 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This detailed and timely examination of fundamental issues of statehood and recognition, self-determination and the rights of indigenous peoples includes analysis of some of the most controversial examples of disputed territorial status, including Kosovo and the Palestinian Authority. Find out more (catalog link)

International humanitarian law and the changing technology of war / edited by Dan Saxon.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6471 .I569 2013
Publisher:


Increasingly, war is and will be fought by machines - and virtual networks linking machines - which, to varying degrees, are controlled by humans. This book explores the legal challenges for armed forces resulting from the development and use of new military technologies - automated and autonomous weapon systems, cyber weapons, "non-lethal" weapons and advanced communications - for the conduct of warfare. The contributions, each written by scholars and military officers with expertise in International Humanitarian Law (EHL), provide analysis and recommendations for armed forces as to how these new technologies may be used in accordance with international law. Moreover, the chapters provide suggestions for military doctrine to ensure continued compliance with IHL during this ever-more-rapid evolution of technology. Find out more (catalog link)

Captured in war : lawful internment in armed conflict / Els Debuf ; preface, Andrew Clapham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6519 .D43 2013
Publisher:


This book examines the continued relevance and adequacy of the existing legal framework for internment in warfare, identifies its shortcomings and proposes possible avenues to remedy them. Find out more (catalog link)

War on terror : the legal dimension / James P. Terry.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.T47 T47 2013
Publisher:


A former Marine judge advocate and legal counsel to General Colin Powell, James Terry explores the genesis of the United States approach to terror violence and the legal foundation for the nations response to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Terry first reviews the entire spectrum of legal issues that arise before offering creative and practical legal and political solutions to counter terrorist activities. The author examines the development of rules of engagement and their application in the terrorist environment while differentiating the law of self-defense in this environment from more traditional conflicts. He also addresses the role of interrogation, and the line between harsh interrogation and torture, and the jurisdictional claims that arise.This volume examines a large number of topics related to the struggle and in a remarkably concise exploration, makes them understandable to experts in international law as well as those who do not have a strong background in the field. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern piracy : legal challenges and responses / edited by Douglas Guilfoyle, Reader in Law, University College London, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7212 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This collection of outstanding essays by outstanding scholars and practitioners examines the background to the re-emergence of piracy in South Asia, East and West Africa and explores the complex legal and practical challenges which crafting effective responses has presented. Find out more (catalog link)

Arming and disarming : a history of gun control in Canada / R. Blake Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7439.C2 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


Arming and Disarming provides a careful exploration of how social, economic, cultural, legal, and constitutional concerns shaped gun legislation and its implementation, as well as how these factors defined Canada's historical and contemporary 'gun culture.' Find out more (catalog link)

Enabling peace in Guatemala : the story of MINUGUA / William Stanley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G8 S83 2013
Publisher:


William Stanley tells the absorbing story of the UN peace operation in Guatemala¿s ten-year endeavor (1994-2004) to build conditions that would sustain a lasting peace in the country. Unusual among UN peace efforts because of its largely civilian nature, its General Assembly mandate, and its heavy reliance on UN volunteers to staff field offices, the mission (MINUGUA) focused initially on human rights; beginning in 1997, however, its scope expanded to include verification of the full range of peace accords designed to end nearly four decades of civil war between the government and the revolutionary insurgency. MINUGUA faced a challenging political context: the government that signed the peace accords proved unable or unwilling to implement them, and the progress of successive governments was modest at best. Left to do the heavy lifting politically, the mission also grappled with uncooperative political elites and persistent state corruption, organized crime, and social inequality. Find out more (catalog link)

Migration : practices, challenges and impact / Huynh Truong Huy, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6035 .M345 2013
Publisher:


The links between migration both internally and internationally and its effects have been increasing at regional and international policy levels. According to the official statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 214 million people moved and worked abroad in 2010, compared with 150 million in 2000. It is worth noting that remittances transferred from migrants to their home country have increased by 3.5 times in the same period, estimated from USD 132 billion in 2000 to 440 billion in 2010, especially nearly 80% remittances sent by migrants to developing countries. This book consists of eight survey-based papers prepared by a team of contributing authors on various aspects and in an internationally collaborative effort. The aim of this book is to provide potential readers with a richer understanding of the current situation of migration, particularly from the developing world. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan state / H. Patrick Glenn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .G57 2013
Publisher:


The idea of the 'nation-state' has failed, Glenn argues, and a major shift in our understanding of the state is needed. He provides an original approach by situating cosmopolitanism in its historical context and demonstrates that the state is necessarily cosmopolitan in character, and has always been subject to transnational law-making. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a leading human rights and employment and practitioner, the new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law combines a comprehensive survey of UK equality law with an analytical critique of the legal framework and the concepts that underpin it. The text provides practical guidance on equality law as it applies to specific practice areas including employment, goods and services, housing, education, transport, and public law. It covers the history of equality law,domestically, regionally, and internationally. It also considers the social and political context for equality. Find out more (catalog link)

Principled stand : the story of Hirabayashi v. United States / Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.H565 H57 2013
Publisher: University of Washington Press,


In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In 'A Principled Stand', Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the first time, the events of the case are told in Gordon's own words. The result is a compelling and intimate story that reveals what motivated him, how he endured, and how his ideals changed and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)

On dissent : its meaning in America / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4786 .C65 2013
Publisher:


America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. There is a need to develop some clarity about the phenomenon we call dissent, and On Dissent attempts to offer a conceptual yardstick that offers a measure of its meaning. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law in a nutshell / by Daniel P. Tokaji, Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4886 .T65 2013
Publisher:


Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term. Find out more (catalog link)

Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics / Graham G. Dodds.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .D63 2013
Publisher:


Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade - sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policiesas well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the 'War on Terror' - Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. Find out more (catalog link)

Reforming juvenile justice : a developmental approach / Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform ; Richard J. Bonnie ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Law and Justice ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research

Location: lax
Call #: KF9779 .R44 2013
Publisher: The National Academies Press,


The past decade has seen an explosion of knowledge about adolescent development and the neurological underpinnings of adolescent behavior. There has also been an explosion of knowledge about the pathways to delinquency and the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs. In addition, the negative long-term effects of transferring youths to the adult criminal justice system and confining them in harsh conditions are now increasingly clear. Reforming Juvenile Justice details what has been learned about adolescent development and how that knowledge can be applied to the policies of the police, the courts, and other institutions that are responsible for both the safety of communities and holding people accountable for their behavior. Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas in conflict : international law and the global war on terror / Eric Engle.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .E545 2013
Publisher:


Ideas in Conflict: International Law and the War on Terror describes the transformation of international law and sovereignty in the post-war world. It imparts the causes and consequences of the rise of non-State actors' importance in international law, with a focus on human rights and terrorism as two examples of this phenomenon. After World War II, international law transformed itself radically: human rights took a central role in the post-war world as the legitimator of States, and as a key objective of the international system as one of the steps to prevent another global war. State sovereignty likewise transformed from an absolute, indivisible, and ultimate power of States into relativized and transferable quanta of State power, which in turn were partially parceled upward to international organizations, downward to sub-State public law actors, and outward to private law actors. Terrorism is one of the latest challenges posed to the international system by non-State actors. Find out more (catalog link)

State responsibility : the general part / James Crawford.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4080 .C73 2013
Publisher:


James Crawford's critical, in-depth review of the responsibility of states for acts contrary to international law also examines issues of dispute settlement in relation to responsibility and the connections between institutions, rules and practice. It fully reflects the ILC's work (led in its final stages by Crawford) and subsequent developments. Annexed to GA Resolution 56/83 of 2001, the International Law Commission's Articles on Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts put the international law of responsibility on a sound footing. Find out more (catalog link)

Arming and disarming : a history of gun control in Canada / R. Blake Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7439.C2 B76 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press,


From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the elimination of the federal long-gun registry, the issue of gun control has been a subject of fierce debate in Canada. But in fact, firearm regulation has been a sharply contested issue in the country since Confederation. Arming and Disarmingoffers the first comprehensive history of gun control in Canada from the colonial period to the present. In this sweeping, immersive book, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to regulate the use of guns by young people, punish the misuse of arms, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown also challenges many popular assumptions about Canadian history, suggesting that gun ownership was far from universal during much of the colonial period, and that many nineteenth century lawyers including John A. Macdonald believed in a limited right to bear arms. Find out more (catalog link)

Enabling peace in Guatemala : the story of MINUGUA / William Stanley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G8 S83 2013
Publisher:


William Stanley tells the absorbing story of the UN peace operation in Guatemala's ten-year endeavor (1994-2004) to build conditions that would sustain a lasting peace in the country. Unusual among UN peace efforts because of its largely civilian nature, its General Assembly mandate, and its heavy reliance on UN volunteers to staff field offices, the mission (MINUGUA) focused initially on human rights; beginning in 1997, however, its scope expanded to include verification of the full range of peace accords designed to end nearly four decades of civil war between the government and the revolutionary insurgency. Find out more (catalog link)

Armed state building : confronting state failure, 1898-2012 / Paul D. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6300 .M55 2013
Publisher:


In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. The United States successfully rebuilt the West German and Japanese states after World War II but failed to build a functioning state in South Vietnam. After the Cold War the United Nations oversaw relatively successful campaigns to restore order, hold elections, and organize post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, but those successes were overshadowed by catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. The recent effort in Iraq and the ongoing one in Afghanistan-where Miller had firsthand military, intelligence, and policymaking experience-are yielding mixed results, despite the high levels of resources dedicated and the long duration of the missions there. Miller outlines different types of state failure, analyzes various levels of intervention that liberal states have tried in the state-building process, and distinguishes among the various failures and successes those efforts have provoked. Find out more (catalog link)

Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


The new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law is a comprehensive survey of UK equality law, EU and human rights law and some comparative law. Providing an extensive examination of the Equality Act 2010, it also offers guidance on the application of equality law to a wide range of specific areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating public utility performance : the law of market structure, pricing and jurisdiction / Scott Hempling ; Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2094 .H46 2013
Publisher:


This book proposes a new approach to the government regulation of utilities. Arguing that traditional command-and-control regulation does not encourage efficient performance, Strasser and Kohler advocate the use of an incentive-based regulatory system and offer a practical, realistic strategy for the successful implementation of such plans within the context of utility regulation. The analysis is supported by a comprehensive survey of the relevant legal materials, an overview of the literature on organization theory and institutional economics, and a survey of the latest thinking on how incentives can most effectively be paid. Find out more (catalog link)

Principled stand : the story of Hirabayashi v. United States / Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.H565 H57 2013
Publisher: University of Washington Press,


In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In 'A Principled Stand', Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the first time, the events of the case are told in Gordon's own words. The result is a compelling and intimate story that reveals what motivated him, how he endured, and how his ideals changed and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)

Telecom antitrust handbook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2765.Z9 T45 2013
Publisher:


Comprehensive review of the application of antitrust law and principles to the communications market and an invaluable resource for both antitrust and telecom practitioners. It discusses substantive antitrust law applicable to the communications industries, including horizontal mergers, vertical mergers, joint ventures, and restraints of trade. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law in a nutshell / by Daniel P. Tokaji, Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4886 .T65 2013
Publisher:


Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term. Find out more (catalog link)

Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics / Graham G. Dodds.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .D63 2013
Publisher:


Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade - sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policiesas well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the 'War on Terror' - Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. Find out more (catalog link)

Tax law of colleges and universities / [Bertrand M. Harding, Jr.].

Location: lax
Call #: KF6449 .H37 2012
Publisher: Bertram M. Harding, Jr.,


Facing scrutiny from the IRS because of cheating on taxes, inadvertently or not, colleges and universities exist in a unique situation regarding income and allowances. This book clarifies the way the laws are interpreted for those in charge of finances. Find out more (catalog link)

Rules, politics, and the international criminal court : committing to the court / Yvonne Dutton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7312 .D88 2013
Publisher:


Since World War II, the world community has increasingly turned to international institutions as a way to monitor and improve states practices as relates to protecting individual human rights. The treaty creating the very recent International Criminal Court (ICC), however, has a much stronger enforcement mechanism than is usually associated with international human rights treaties: states have delegated to the court and its independent prosecutor the authority and resources to investigate, arrest, prosecute, and punish state nationals for mass atrocities should the state be unwilling or unable to do so. In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the courts ability to realize treaty goals. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond territorial disputes in the South China Sea : legal frameworks for the joint development of hydrocarbon resources / edited by Robert C. Beckman, Center for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Ian Townsend-Gault, Univers

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1692 .B49 2013
Publisher:


This title brings together highly qualified experts in law of the sea to explore the legal and geopolitical aspects of the South China Sea disputes and within that context, provide an in-depth examination of the prospects of joint development in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Digital crossroads : telecommunications law and policy in the internet age / Jonathan E. Nuechterlein and Philip J. Weiser.

Location: lax
Call #: HE7781 .N84 2013
Publisher:


In Digital Crossroads, two experts on telecommunications policyoffer a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the regulation of competition in the U.S.telecommunications industry. Find out more (catalog link)

Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands / edited by Ulbe Bosma.

Location: lax
Call #: JV8152 .P67 2012
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press,


Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands explores the Dutch post-colonial migrant experience in relation to the specific composition of the various post-colonial groups in this country and the pecularities of Dutch society. Over 60 years and three generations of migration history is presented, alongside an impressive body of post-colonial literature, much of which has never before reached an international audience. More than 90 per cent of these migrants were Dutch citizens before even reaching the Netherlands, as they did in huge waves between 1945 and 1980. How did they form their identities? What were the relationships with locals like? How have second and third generations responded? Find out more (catalog link)

Religion in a liberal state / edited by Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood and Julian Rivers.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .R4297 2013
Publisher:


From the Islamic head-dress, to artistic offence, to religious sensibilities and the refusal of some Christians to provide services to LGBT people, headline-grabbing stories now regularly involve questions of religion. This book brings the best of academic thinking to bear from the key disciplines of law, sociology, politics and theology. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconciling Canada : critical perspectives on the culture of redress / edited by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham.

Location: lacom
Call #: KE1312 .R43 2013
Publisher:


In this volume, leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences relate contemporary political and social efforts to redress wrongs to the fraught history of government relations with Aboriginal and diasporic populations. Find out more (catalog link)

Anti-Asian exclusion in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : the history leading to the Immigration act of 1924 / Herbert P. LePore ; with a foreword by Bruce D. LeBlanc.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .L47 2013
Publisher: Edwin Mellen,


This book is an historical, anthropological, sociological, political, and legal examination of not only the antipathy but bureaucratic and personal angst against the Chinese but more notable the Japanese during the years before and leading up to 1924, recounting the historical dynamics both internal and external to these countries and the relationship of historical factors to the issue of immigration within the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal courts / Laura E. Little, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, Temple University, Beasley School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8719 .L58 2013
Publisher:


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Judicial politics of economic integration : the Andean Court as an engine of development / Osvaldo Saldias.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG736.A5 S24 2014
Publisher:


The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact) of Latin American nations; focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice and its case law, as well as the intellectual underpinnings that made such an impressive reform possible. The court is a transplant taken from the European integration process, and it materializes the visions, expectations, and dreams of the transnational development movement of "integration through law". The book discusses the outcomes of the Court in the light of the debates about judicial reform in the process of development and regional integration. Although it clearly confirms several earlier claims that "one size does not fit all", it provides new evidence that legal reform is not futile. On the contrary, the book argues, if driven reflexively it can be a considerable contribution to the creation of capabilities and improvement of a democratic rule of law. Find out more (catalog link)

New democracies in crisis? : a comparative constitutional study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia / Paul Blokker.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .B58 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a comprehensive theoretical and comparative-empirical assessment of the status and role of constitutionalism in five new EU member states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania. Find out more (catalog link)

Citizenship rights and freedom of movement in the European Union / Francesco Rossi dal Pozzo.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5124 .R67 2013
Publisher:


Although EU citizenship may appear to be a straightforward and unproblematicmatter - each citizen of a Member State is a citizen of the Union - there arein fact situations in which EU citizenship status can become a thorny issue,at times even determining the outcome of a case. Find out more (catalog link)

Dynamics in the French Constitution : decoding French republican ideas / David Marrani.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .M37 2013
Publisher:


This is an examination of the foundations of the French Fifth Republic Constitution. It not only explores the dynamics and changes that have occurred during the last 50 years of the Constitution but also looks at the presence of older elements that create tensions within the constitutional text. Find out more (catalog link)

Integration at the border : the Dutch Act on Integration Abroad and international immigration law / Karin de Vries.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKM3023 .V75 2013
Publisher:


A recent development in the immigration policies of several European states is to make the admission of foreign nationals dependent upon criteria relating to their integration. This book aims to clarify the legal implications of these policies Find out more (catalog link)

Legal transparency in dynastic China : the legalist-confucianist debate and good governance in Chinese tradition / John W. Head and Xing Lijuan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNN456 .H43 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


This ambitious book examines the notion of legal transparency from a unique cultural and historical perspective. Drawing from their combined academic and practical experience with both Chinese and Western legal traditions, authors John Head and Xing Lijuan explore how an intense debate pitting legal transparency against legal opaqueness unfolded in dynastic Chinese law, which began in the dark mists of history and ended formally just over a hundred years ago. Find out more (catalog link)

Impossible machine : a genealogy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Adam Sitze.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTL470 .S58 2013
Publisher:


Adam Sitze meticulously traces the origins of South Africas Truth and Reconciliation Commission to two well-established instruments of colonial and imperial governance: the jurisprudence of indemnity and the commission of inquiry. The TRCs genius, he contends, is its innovative adaptation of colonial law, sovereignty, and government. However, if the TRCs origins are forgotten, the very enterprise intended to overturn the jurisprudence of colonial rule may perpetuate it. Sitze proposes a provocative new means by which South Africas Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be understood and evaluated. Find out more (catalog link)

Freedom, democracy and accountability : a vision for a new Australian constitution / Bede Harris ; foreword by Michael Kirby.

Location: lacom
Call #: KU1750 .H37 2012
Publisher: Vivid Publishing,


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Aspects of sovereignty : Sino-Swedish reflections / edited by Per Sevastik.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4041 .A84 2013
Publisher:


The overall objective of this unique volume is to understand what effects globalisation has had on the traditional views of sovereignty, seen from aChinese and European, primarily Swedish, perspective. Does the cultural-historical approach have any value in China today or is it only seenas political reminiscence with very little real effects in the wake of globalisation? What are the differences between different understandings ofsovereignty in different parts of the world? How has the concept changed generally because of a different international structure, with for exampleregional integration gaining in importance not least in Europe? These are some of the underlying questions being addressed in this anthology.The authors are Chinese and Swedish scholars who offer reflections from the perspective of legal philosophy, public international law, international human rights law, economic law and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

International law and the arctic / Michael Byers ; with James Baker.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4110.P65 B94 2013
Publisher:


Climate change and rising oil prices have thrust the Arctic to the top of the foreign policy agenda and raised difficult issues of sovereignty, security and environmental protection. International Law and the Arctic explains these developments in a manner that is accessible to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law : crossing legal boundaries in defence of the state / edited by Aniceto Masferrer and Clive Walker.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .C6773 2013
Publisher:


After more than a decade of counter-terrorism legal responses since 9/11, the challenges of providing a secure and protective state have severely affected traditional legal concepts and categories in jurisdictions around the world. The contributors to this book explore how developments in counter-terrorism have resulted in pressures to cross important ethical, legal, and organizational boundaries. Find out more (catalog link)

Primordial leadership : peacebuilding and national ownership in Timor-Leste / Sukehiro Hasegawa.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ5584.T56 H37 2013
Publisher:


After decades under the authoritarian rule of Indonesia, the new nation of Timor-Leste was wracked by conflict early in the twenty-first century. This book reveals how primordial leadership proved to be the key to building sustainable peace in this young Southeast Asian country. Find out more (catalog link)

UNHCR and the supervision of international refugee law / edited by James C. Simeon.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 U54 2013
Publisher:


Simeon examines the UNHCR's central role in the international refugee protection regime, analyses the part played by key institutions, organizations and actors in the supervision of international refugee law, and provides suggestions and recommendations for how the UNHCR's supervisory role can be strengthened. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal labour law and practice / Brian W. Burkett [and three others].

Location: lax
Call #: KE3109 .F43 2013
Publisher:


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Understanding the ADA / William D. Goren.

Location: lax
Call #: KF480 .G67 2013
Publisher:


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Blackletter statement of federal administrative law / Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5402 .A843 2013
Publisher:


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Search and seizure in the public schools / Lawrence F. Rossow and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9630.Z9 R67 2014
Publisher: Education Law Association,


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Protection of refugees and displaced persons in the Asia Pacific region / edited by Angus Francis and Rowena Maguire, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Location: lacom
Call #: KVC145.R44 P76 2013
Publisher:


Despite the fact that a large number of the world's refugees and displaced persons reside in Asia, few countries in the region are signatories to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees or cognate rights instruments. Shifts in global and regional power and increasing globalization are placing new pressures on the region and its handling of refugee flows. This collection explores the likely impact of these trends upon the development and enforcement of international refugee protection standards in the region. Find out more (catalog link)

Prohibition of torture in exceptional circumstances / Michelle Farrell.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7170 .F37 2013
Publisher:


Rather than engaging the question of whether torture can be justified in exceptional circumstances, Michelle Farrell asks how and why torture has become such a central subject of debate and critiques existing legal and moral approaches to torture with the aim of turning the debate on its head. Find out more (catalog link)

Social change in America : from the Revolution through the Civil War / Christopher Clark.

Location: lax
Call #: HN57 .C548 2006
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee,


The processes of social change in the late colonial period and early years of the new Republic made a dramatic imprint on the character of American society. These changes over a century or more were rooted in the origins of the United States, its rapid expansion of people and territory, its patterns of economic change and development, and the conflicts that led to its cataclysmic division and reunification through the Civil War. Christopher Clark's brilliant account of these changes in the social relationships of Americans breaks new ground in its emphasis on the crucial importance of free and unfree labor, regional characteristics, and the sustained tension between arguments for geographic expansion versus economic development. Find out more (catalog link)

In the shadow of the rising dragon : stories of repression in the new China / edited by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze ; introduction by Andrew J. Nathan and foreword by Jerome A. Cohen ; translated by Stacy Mosher.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C6 Z36 2013
Publisher:


In "In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon," Chinese citizens from all walks of life share their stories of brutality and oppression. Public beatings, grueling official questioning, unexplained detentions, and house arrest have become common-place occurrences, requiring only a minor infraction to set into motion. Those that dare to push the boundaries of the totalitarian regime, including one essayists visit to the human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, are sentenced to life-long imprisonment, subjected to physical and psychological torture, and, frighteningly, made to "disappear." What emerges is a pattern of harassment directed, not at opposition figures, but ordinary citizens who live in crippling uncertainty of their future. Find out more (catalog link)

Accountability, parliamentarism and transparency in the EU : the role of national parliaments / Adam Cygan.

Location: lax
Call #: JN36 .C94 2013
Publisher:


This accessible and detailed book takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the position of national parliaments in the EU polity and in particular their position within the EU governance framework. Adam Cygan analyses the impact of subsidiarity monitoring upon national parliaments and to what extent this provides new opportunities for national parliaments to be engaged in, and exert influence over, the EU legislative process. Find out more (catalog link)

Emigration nations : policies and ideologies of emigrant engagement / edited by Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6038 .E55 2013
Publisher:


Some states have a long history of reaching out to citizens living in other countries but since 2000 it has become much more common for states to encourage loyalty from current or former citizens living abroad. Using detailed case studies, this book sets out to explain this significant development, with an innovative new theoretical framework. Find out more (catalog link)

Politics of the Black Sea region : EU neighbourhood, conflict zone or future security community? / Carol Weaver.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ1570.A545 W43 2013
Publisher:


The Politics of the Black Sea Region explores and examines the many diverse political, security and economic interests that affect the region and the possible outcomes for it. By reviewing the wider history and examining the political systems and policies of the Black Sea nations and organizations as well as analyzing current tensions and future trends, it provides an invaluable, comprehensive and unique political guide to this fascinating area. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and the right to food / Claudia Tofan (ed.).

Location: lax
Call #: K3260 .H86 2013
Publisher:


The right to food is a basic human right, as well as a basic human need which should be guaranteed to all people. Food is the most basic necessity of life. When talking about the right to food, we generally tend to focus only on the developing countries and their right to food. In recent years, another issue with regard to food has been added as a human right: the right to safe food. The right to food has been recognized in numerous international instruments, including several meetings attended by world leaders or their representatives where they have increasingly committed themselves to promoting this right. Unfortunately, the international legal recognition of the right to adequate food and numerous commitments to its fulfillment has not translated into widespread acknowledgement and incorporation domestically by all States. Much of the content of the right to food has been developed as a result of these instruments; therefore it is necessary to look at them. This collection presents the most important documents and reports from the United Nations, regional organizations, and national achievements. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating obesity? : government, society, and questions of health / W.A. Bogart.

Location: lax
Call #: K3570 .B64 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. In it, W.A. Bogart examines the complex effects of law and its relationship with norms, including the unintended consequences of regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

Research handbook on climate change adaptation law / edited by Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .R47 2013
Publisher:


This handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth's atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. Find out more (catalog link)

Terror detentions and the rule of law : US and UK perspectives / Robert H. Wagstaff.

Location: lax
Call #: K5437 .W34 2014
Publisher:


In this book Dr. Robert H. Wagstaff documents President George W. Bush's and Prime Minister Tony Blair's responses to 9/11, alleging that they failed to protect the human rights of individuals suspected of terrorist activity. The analytical focus is on the four US Supreme Court decisions involving detentions in Guantanamo Bay and four House of Lords decisions involving detentions that began in the Belmarsh Prison. Find out more (catalog link)

Redressing miscarriages of justice : practice and procedure in (international) criminal cases / by Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops.

Location: lax
Call #: K5560 .K59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Succinctly analyzes techniques and practices before both national courts and international criminal tribunals, attempting to answer such questions as when is a conviction safe or unsafe and when and how to assess and introduce fresh evidence to reopen a criminal case. While addressing, inter alia, the role of human rights protection and forensic sciences in this area, the text develops a legal framework which is instrumental for practitioners dealing with review procedures before domestic courts (U.S., U.K., Canada, the Netherlands) and international criminal tribunals such as the ICTY, ICTR and ICC. Find out more (catalog link)

Children and youth in armed conflict / by Ann-Charlotte Nilsson.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .N55 2013
Publisher:


This is a book that students and professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds, including from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the medical community, governments, etc., will find to be a valuable resource in their quest to learn more about an area of study that has long been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)

How the law works / Gary Slapper.

Location: lax
Call #: KD661 .S584 2014
Publisher:


How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to the legal system in the UK. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as the impact of European law and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subjects bigger picture. Find out more (catalog link)

Classical liberal constitution : the uncertain quest for limited government / Richard A. Epstein.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .E69 2014
Publisher:


American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early 20th century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America's current economic malaise and political gridlock. Find out more (catalog link)

Intimate associations : the law and culture of American families / J. Herbie DiFonzo and Ruth C. Stern.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .D54 2013
Publisher:


The rise in divorce, cohabitation, single parenthood and same-sex partnerships along with an increase in surrogacy, adoption and assisted reproductive technologies has led to many diverse configurations of families, or intimate associations. The authors show that children of married parents fare better than children in a household formed by cohabiting adults. This is not to condemn non-traditional families but to point out that society and the law do not adequately provide for their needs. In conclusion, they call for a legal system that can adapt to the continually changing reality of family life. Find out more (catalog link)

Extra-legal power and legitimacy : perspectives on prerogative / edited by Clement Fatovic, Benjamin A. Kleinerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .E96 2013
Publisher:


When an economic collapse, natural disaster, epidemic outbreak, terrorist attack, or internal crisis puts a country in dire need, governments must rise to the occasion to protect their citizens, sometimes employing the full scope of their powers. How do political systems that limit government control under normal circumstances allow for the discretionary and potentially unlimited power that such emergencies sometimes seem to require? Constitutional systems aim to regulate government behavior through stable and predictable laws, but when their citizens freedom, security, and stability are threatened by exigencies, often the government must take extraordinary action regardless of whether it has the legal authority to do so. In Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative, Clement Fatovic and Benjamin A. Kleinerman examine the costs and benefits associated with different ways that governments have wielded extra-legal powers in times of emergency. Find out more (catalog link)

ABCs of the UCC : Article 2A, Leases / Amy Boss, Steve T. Whelan, and the Uniform Commercial Code Committee.

Location: lax
Call #: KF593.C6 B76 2013
Publisher:


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American immunity : war crimes and the limits of international law / Patrick Hagopian.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7745 .H34 2013
Publisher:


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Mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy / Anna Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .H375 2013
Publisher:


In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court practice : for practice in the Supreme Court of the United States / Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, Edward A. Hartnett, Dan Himmelfarb.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF9057 .S8 2013
Publisher:


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European Court of Human Rights and its discontents : turning criticism into strength / editors, Spyridon Flogaitis, director, European Public Law Organization, Greece; Tom Zwart, director, the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research; Julie Fraser, res

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5138 .E976 2013
Publisher:


The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result is a collection which reflects balanced perspectives on the Court's successes and challenges. Judges, academics and policymakers engage constructively with the Court's criticism, developing novel pathways and strategies for the Court to adopt to increase its legitimacy, to amend procedures to reduce the backlog of applications, to improve dialogue with national authorities and courts, and to ensure compliance by member States. The solutions presented seek to ensure the Court's relevance and impact into the future and to promote the effective protection of human rights across Europe. Find out more (catalog link)

European Court of Justice and the autonomy of the member states / Hans-W. Micklitz, Bruno De Witte, (editors).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5472 .E93 2012
Publisher: Intersentia,


Whereas individual Member State governments of the European Union occasionally complain about judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), especially when those judgments curtail that State's policy autonomy in a sensitive domain, the collectivity of the Member State governments have agreed in each treaty revision so far to confirm and extend the far-reaching powers which the ECJ possesses for enforcing EU law. The explanation of the paradox can only be that, deep down, the Member States of the EU remain convinced that an effective ECJ with strong enforcement powers is one of the salient features of EU law which have stood the test of time and feel no inclination to clip the wings of the ECJ for fear that this would affect the effectiveness of the European integration process. Nevertheless, the grumblings about single judgments, or about the consistency and direction of the ECJ in particular policy fields, have never ceased and indeed have become more audible in recent years. Find out more (catalog link)

Broberg on the European Commission's jurisdiction to scrutinise mergers / Morten P. Broberg.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6467 .B76 2013
Publisher:


Since the EC Merger Regulation was adopted in 1989, merger control has become established as an important part of EC competition law so that today all major businesses and law firms are aware of the Commission's extensive powers in this field. Right from the beginning, the Regulation's scope has occupied a central role in many mergers taking place both inside and outside the European Community. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers provides the most thorough examination of the Commission's jurisdiction to examine mergers under the Regulation. Even though the Merger Regulation provides a detailed account of what mergers fall within the Commission's jurisdiction--and irrespective of the large number of cases that have now been decided by the Commission--the delimitation of jurisdiction continues to create significant problems. The second edition of The European Commission's Jurisdiction to Scrutinise Mergers offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of all aspects of this delimitation. It provides valuable guidance to businesses, their legal advisors and competition law enforcers in the Commission as well as in the Member States. Find out more (catalog link)

EU agricultural law / Jens Hartig Danielsen.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6605 .D36 2013
Publisher:


The Common Agricultural Policy is one of the most developed of the common policies of the EU and has been a model for many of the general principles of EU Law. To date, discussion of the policy has centred on the political and financial problems that have arisen, rather than the legal aspectsof the policy. This book examines those legal aspects through the evolution of the CAP. It traces the legal transformation of the CAP from a market and price-driven policy towards its current emphasis on the multifunctionality of European agriculture and the development of a common food policy,incorporating food safety and quality, animal health and welfare and the protection of the environment. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal status of international non-governmental organizations : analysis of past and present initiatives (1912-2012) / by Rephael Ben-Ari.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4850 .B435 2013
Publisher:


Outlining and analyzing the 100-year (1912-2012) sequence of proposals to formalize the legal status of International Non-Governmental Organizations, this work provides the benchmark against which contemporary and future initiatives can be evaluated and conceptualized. Find out more (catalog link)

Collective security : theory, law and practice / Nicholas Tsagourias and Nigel D. White.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6369 .T695 2013
Publisher:


This systematic analysis and thorough assessment of the institutional, operational, legal and accountability parameters of the United Nations collective security system is informed by practice and case law and will assist those researching and teaching in international law, international politics and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

Liberal way of war : legal perspectives / edited by Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .L53 2013
Publisher:


Examining some of the huge challenges that liberal States faced in the decade after 11 September 2001, this book addresses three aspects of the impact of more than a decade of military action. It considers different expressions of universalist moral aspirations, including the prohibition of torture, and discusses migration and 'responsibility to protect,' as well as the United Nations Human Rights Committee's Concluding Observations about security and liberty in the last decade. International humanitarian law and the problems posed by the territorial character of war and the effects of new technologies and child soldiers are also analysed. Find out more (catalog link)

War crimes and the conduct of hostilities : challenges to adjudication and investigation / edited by Fausto Pocar, Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Milan, Italy, Appeals Judge and past President ICTY, the Hague, the Netherlands; Marc

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .W374 2013
Publisher:


This title carries out a careful and critical analysis of existing national and international case law relating to criminal prosecution and punishment of serious violations of the law on the conduct of hostilities. Find out more (catalog link)

After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace / John D. Skrentny.

Location: lax
Call #: HD4903.5.U58 S5697 2014
Publisher:


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Greening international jurisprudence : environmental NGOs before international courts, tribunals, and compliance committees / by Cathrin Zengerling.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .Z46 2013
Publisher:


Examines how international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies enforce international environmental law, with particular consideration to the role of environmental NGOs. Author Cathrin Zengerling analyses the institutional structure as well as the environmental case law from a total of fourteen international courts, arbitral tribunals, and compliance committees with special focus on accessibility, comprehensiveness, and transparency. Underlying this analysis is the fundamental question of whether the respective body appropriately contributes to the realization of democratic governance for sustainable development. After presenting her core findings, the author provides concrete recommendations for future best practices and discusses the need for a new World Environment Court. Find out more (catalog link)

Sovereign choices and sovereign constraints : judicial restraint in investment treaty arbitration / Gus Van Harten.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .V363 2013
Publisher:


The role of investment arbitration is a controversial issue, as it is increasingly seen as a system in which private arbitrators adjudicate on the public law decisions of states. This book provides an empirical study of the function of investment arbitration, how it is impacting on international law, and the ways in which it is in need of reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate accountability in the context of transitional justice / edited by Sabine Michalowski.

Location: lax
Call #: K5250 .C67 2013
Publisher:


Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores how corporations can be held accountable for their role in past human rights violations when a country is making a transition from conflict or repression to peace and democracy. It breaks new ground in theorizing the linkages between the areas of transitional justice and corporate accountability and analyzing problems frequently arising where the two fields meet in practice, for example where the role of corporations in past human rights violations is examined by truth and reconciliation commissions or in the course of litigation. Find out more (catalog link)

Conspiracy against Obamacare : the Volokh conspiracy and the health care case / Randy E. Barnett, Jonathan H. Adler, David E. Bernstein [and three others] ; edited by Trevor Burrus.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3605 .C66 2013
Publisher:


The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the bloggers of the Volokh Conspiracy who, from before the law was even passed, engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the case. Find out more (catalog link)

Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security / Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4836 .S35 2014
Publisher:


Although Americans generally think that the US Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution in their homelands. This book provides a careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period. Find out more (catalog link)

Twenty-fifth Amendment : its complete history and applications / John D. Feerick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5082 .F44 2014
Publisher:


This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Military law sourcebook.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .M58 2014
Publisher:


The Military Law Sourcebook is your complete guide to all the acts, codes, and conventions governing U.S. military law, including Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; Federal Tort Claims Act; Military Claims Act and much, much more. It's part of the ABA Sourcebook Series covering laws from a wide variety of practice areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern treaty law and practice / Anthony Aust, Formerly Deputy Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1301 .A93 2013
Publisher:


This text offers a treatment of the law of treaties written from the viewpoint of an experienced practitioner. Aust provides examples of the problems experienced with treaties on a daily basis, not just when the treaty is the subject of a courtcase. Find out more (catalog link)

Secession of states and their recognition in the wake of Kosovo / John Dugard.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4028 .D84 2013
Publisher:


The secession of States is subject to legal regulation. The arguments presented by States in the advisory proceedings on Kosovo confirm thatthere are rules of international law that determine whether the secession of a State in the post-colonial world is permissible. These rules derivefrom the competing principles of self-determination and territorial integrity. In deciding whether to recognize a secessionist entity as aState, or to admit it to the United Nations, States must balance these competing principles, with due regard to precedent and State practice.These lectures examine cases in which secession has succeeded (such as Israel and Bangladesh), in which it has failed (such as Biafra and Chechnya) and in which a determination is still to be made (Kosovo, Abkhazia and South Ossetia). Find out more (catalog link)

Achieving democracy : the future of progressive regulation / Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain.

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .S527 2014
Publisher:


Achieving Democracy explains and explores the dynamic and changing nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state. In a critique of the last 30 years of neoliberal government in the United States, Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain demonstrate how to regain essential democratic losses, under a successful framework of a progressive government, to ultimately construct a good society for all citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign affairs litigation in United States courts / edited by John Norton Moore.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4651 .F675 2013
Publisher:


This is an indispensable resource for attorneys and government officials focused on the role of the courts in foreign affairs, actions against foreign governments in United States courts, foreign sovereign immunity, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and foreign affairs taking actions in the Court of Federal Claims. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of the executive branch : presidential power / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .F57 2014
Publisher:


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Fixing U.S. international taxation / Daniel N. Shaviro.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6499.I57 S53 2014
Publisher:


International tax rules, which determine how countries tax cross-border investment, are increasingly important with the rise of globalization, but the modern US rules, even more than those in most other countries, are widely recognized as dysfunctional. The existing debate over how to reform the US tax rules is stuck in a sterile dialectic, in which ostensibly the only permissible choices are worldwide or residence-based taxation of US companies with the allowance of foreigntax credits, versus outright exemption of the companies' foreign source income. In this book, Shaviro explains why neither of these solutions addresses the fundamental problem at hand, and he proposes a new reformulation of the existing framework from first principles. Find out more (catalog link)

Supranational citizenship and the challenge of diversity : immigrants, citizens and member states in the EU / by Francesca Strumia.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5124 .S77 2013
Publisher:


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Pakistan's experience with formal law : an alien justice / Osama Siddique.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPL470 .S56 2013
Publisher:


Identifying the disconnection between literature on colonial legal systems and their post-colonial reform projects, this book analyzes why reform routinely fails. It will be of interest to scholars of South Asia, alongside professionals, students and general readers intrigued by the persistence of socially alienating legal systems in developing countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and non-state actors / edited by Andrew Clapham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1266 .H858 2013
Publisher:


The question of whether non-state actors have human rights obligations is ultimately dependent on what we speak of human rights. Focusing the debate, this important collection provides an essential set of contributions to these questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Complementarity in the line of fire : the catalysing effect of the international criminal court in Uganda and Sudan / Sarah M.H. Nouwen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7379 .N68 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on Uganda and Sudan, and drawing on extensive empirical research, this book provides a reality check on the expectation that the ICC will catalyse domestic proceedings and prompt the reform of domestic legal systems. Find out more (catalog link)

Bottlenecks : a new theory of equal opportunity / Joseph Fishkin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .F57 2014
Publisher:


Bottlenecks introduces a powerful new way of understanding equal opportunity. Rather than literal equalization, Joseph Fishkin argues that Americans ought to aim to broaden the range of opportunities open to people, at every stage in life, to pursue different paths. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law and democratic theory / David Schultz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4886 .S38 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a full-length examination of the political theories and principles and democratic values underlying current election law debates and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. Topics covered range from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles of natural resources law / by Sandra B. Zellmer, Professor of Law and Robert B. Daugherty Chair, University of Nebraska College of Law; Jan G. Laitos, Professor of Law and John A. Carver, Jr. Chair in Natural resources and Environmental Law, Un

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5505 .Z45 2014
Publisher:


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Federal income taxation of corporations and stockholders in a nutshell / by Karen C. Burke, Professor and Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar in Taxation, University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF6465 .S58 2014
Publisher:


The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. Includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. Also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of state immunity / Hazel Fox, CMG, QC; Philippa Webb.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4012 .F69 2013
Publisher:


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US human rights conduct and international legitimacy : the constrained hegemony of George W. Bush / Vincent Keating.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.U5 K428 2014
Publisher:


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Constitutional courts and deliberative democracy / Conrado Hubner Mendes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3370 .M46 2013
Publisher:


It is often argued that courts are better suited for impartial deliberation than partisan legislatures, and that this capacity justifies handling them substantial powers of judicial review. This title provides a thorough analysis of those claims, introducing the theory of deliberative capacity and its implications for institutional design. Find out more (catalog link)

Minilateralism : how trade alliances, soft law, and financial engineering are redefining economic statecraft / Chris Brummer.

Location: lax
Call #: K3823 .B78 2014
Publisher:


Multilateral organizations dominated during the past half century, but no longer monopolize economic affairs. Countries are resorting to 'minilateral' strategies like trade alliances, informal 'soft law' agreements, and financial engineering to manage the global economy. This book explains how these strategies work and how this new diplomatic toolbox will reshape how countries do business with one another. Find out more (catalog link)

Principles and practice of international aviation law / Brian F. Havel, DePaul University College of Law; Gabriel S. Sanchez, DePaul University College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K4095 .H385 2014
Publisher:


This book introduces and demystifies the private and public dimensions of international aviation law. The air transport industry is governed by disparate transnational regulatory instruments. By combining classical doctrinal analysis with insights from newer disciplines including international relations and economics, the book maps international aviation law's complex terrain for new and veteran observers alike. Find out more (catalog link)

NAFTA, free trade and foreign investment in the Americas in a nutshell / by Ralph H. Folsom, Professor of Law, University of San Diego.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KDZ944 .F653 2014
Publisher:


This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended. Find out more (catalog link)

Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship / Kurt T. Lash.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4558 14th .L37 2014
Publisher:


This exhaustively researched book presents the history behind the 1868 addition of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It follows the evolution in public understanding of 'the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States', from the early years of the Constitution to the election of 1866. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789 / John A. Carey.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV3745 .C37
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


The existence of two competing concepts of reform helps to explain the failure of judicial reform in France before the Revolution of 1789. While other historians have found unity in the literature on reform over the three centuries before the Revolution, John Carey finds disunity and a change in its inspiration. Find out more (catalog link)

Eagle over the ice : the U.S. in the Antarctic / Christopher C. Joyner and Ethel R. Theis.

Location: lacom
Call #: KWX467.U55 J69 1997
Publisher: University Press of New England,


An examination of international governance of the Antarctic continent one of the few success stories of international cooperation as viewed through the lens of US politics. Find out more (catalog link)

Position of heads of state and senior officials in international law / Joanne Foakes.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .F63 2014
Publisher:


A comprehensive and in-depth study of the legal position in international law of heads of state, heads of government and other senior state officials, this book analyses relevant treaties, case law, and custom to set out the law in this area and provide practical guidance. Find out more (catalog link)

Power, law and the end of privateering / Jan Martin Lemnitzer.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6573 .L46 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This text offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise moment when international law became universal, and was an aggressive and successful British move to end privateering forever - then the United States' main weapon in case of war with Britain. Find out more (catalog link)

Scrap of paper : breaking and making international law during the Great War / Isabel V. Hull.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6795.W67 H85 2014
Publisher:


Hull compares wartime decision making in Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in each. Throughout, she emphasizes the profound tension between international law and military necessity in time of war, and demonstrates how differences in state structures and legal traditions shaped the way in which each of the three belligerents fought the war. Find out more (catalog link)

Delimitation of the continental shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands : arguing law, practicing politics? / A.G. Oude Elferink.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1689 .O93 2013
Publisher:


Alex G. Oude Elferink's detailed analysis of the negotiations between Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands concerning the delimitation of their continental shelf in the North Sea makes use of the full range of government archives in these three States. He looks at the role of international law in policy formulation and negotiations, and explores the legal context, political considerations and, in particular, oil interests which fed into these processes. He also explains why the parties decided to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice and looks at the preparation of their pleadings and litigation strategy before the Court. The analysis shows how Denmark and The Netherlands were able to avoid the full impact of the implications of the Court's judgment by sidestepping legal arguments and insisting instead on political considerations. Find out more (catalog link)

Military parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and cases / Rayan M. Pauwels, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: UB403 .M557 2013
Publisher: Nova Publishers,


Some service-members involved in child custody cases have expressed concern that family courts in some states are using their military service against them in determining custodial arrangements. The issue addressed in this book is whether a federal child custody law is needed to protect service-members' rights in custodial disputes. Find out more (catalog link)

Corporate social responsibility in contemporary China / Jingchen Zhao, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Sussex, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: HD60.5.C6 Z44 2014
Publisher:


China's recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field.Jingchen Zhao uniquely combines the history, traditions and social policies of China with Chinese law, explaining the significance of path dependence in China. He presents an in-depth debate on the difficulties involved in transplanting developed legal principles directly into Chinese society, and takes a detailed look at the CSR provisions in Chinese company law which aimed to put social and environmental concerns onto the corporate agenda. Find out more (catalog link)

Colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in the commonwealth : peace, order and good government / Hakeem O. Yusuf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .Y87 2014
Publisher:


The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is a full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order and good government clause. It argues that the origins of the POGG clause mark it out as an anachronistic feature of British constitutionalism when seen against a modern setting of human rights, liberty, and democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Corruption and conflicts of interest : a comparative law approach / edited by Jean-Bernard Auby, Sciences Po, France, Emmanuel Breen, Paris Sorbonne University, France, Thomas Perroud, Paris Est University and Sciences Po, France.

Location: lax
Call #: K3174 .C67 2014
Publisher:


Corruption and conflicts of interest are at the centre of many policies and concern every country. This book provides an overview and analysis of the way different legal systems tackle this issue, including European administrative law and global administrative law approaches. Find out more (catalog link)

Regional approaches to the protection of asylum seekers : an international legal perspective / edited by Ademola Abass, Francesca Ippolito.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 R45 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region's approach to the asylum process and asks if there are issues common to every region and if regions can learn from one another. Find out more (catalog link)

Is administrative law unlawful? / Philip Hamburger.

Location: lax
Call #: K3400 .H253 2014
Publisher:


Is administrative law unlawful? This provocative question has become all the more significant with the expansion of the modern administrative state. While the federal government traditionally could constrain liberty only through acts of Congress and the courts, the executive branch has increasingly come to control Americans through its own administrative rules and adjudication, thus raising disturbing questions about the effect of this sort of state power on American government and society. Here, Philip Hamburger answers this question in the affirmative, offering a revisionist account of administrative law. Rather than accepting it as a novel power necessitated by modern society, he locates its origins in the medieval and early modern English tradition of royal prerogative. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural heritage in transit : intangible rights as human rights / edited by Deborah Kapchan.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 C86 2014
Publisher:


This title examines the intangibilities of human rights in the realm of heritage production, focusing not only on the ephemeral culture of those who perform it but also on the ambiguities present in the idea of cultural property in general - who claims it? Who may use it? Who should not, but does? In this volume, folklorists, ethnologists, and anthropologists analyze the practice and performance of culture in particular contexts - including Roma wedding music, Trinidadian wining, Moroccan verbal art, and Neopagan rituals - in order to draw apart the social, political, and aesthetic materialities of heritage production, including inequities and hierarchies that did not exist before. Find out more (catalog link)

Climate change : legal issues and contexts / Bailey Saunders and Ross A. Diaz, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3783 .C55 2013
Publisher: Novinka,


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Lex parliamentaria Americana : elements of the law and practice of legislative assemblies in the United States of America / by Luther Stearns Cushing.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4933 .C81907
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.,


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Beginner's guide to the housing credit / Mark Shelburne.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6397 .S54 2014
Publisher:


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Tribal law and order : a plan to enhance tribal justice / Judy Conlon, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8205 .T75 2014
Publisher: Novinka ;


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European contract law and German law / edited by Stefan Leible, Matthias Lehmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE1640 .E975 2014
Publisher:


The newest volume in Kluwer's series of comparative analyses of Member State law and the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), this book not only provides a comparison of the PECL with German law, but also takes into account the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). Find out more (catalog link)

Foundations of EU food law and policy : ten years of the European food safety authority / edited by Alberto Alemanno, Simone Gabbi.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6778 .F68 2014
Publisher:


This volume presents the viewpoints of academics, food lawyers, industry and consumer representatives as well as those of EU policymakers on the first ten years of activity of one of the most prominent European agencies. Its broader purpose, however, is to discuss the future role played by EFSA within the rapidly-evolving area of EU food law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyering for the rule of law : government lawyers and the rise of judicial power in Israel / Yoav Dotan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2244 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Lawyering for the Rule of Law introduces a new model of government lawyering in which government lawyers function as an ancillary mechanism that enables the court to expand its influence on policy-making within the political branches by forming out-of-court settlements. It discusses the centrality of government lawyers with regard to judicial mobilization and the enforcement of social reforms through adjudication, and sheds light on particular functions of government lawyers as adjudicators and facilitators of institutional arrangements. Find out more (catalog link)

Enhancing capabilities through labour law : informal workers in India / Supriya Routh.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1220 .R68 2014
Publisher:


This book explores the informal economic activity of India as a case study to examine typical requirements in the work-lives of informal workers, and to develop a means to institutionalise the promotion of these requirements through labour law. Find out more (catalog link)

Combating corruption : legal approaches to supporting good governance and integrity in Africa / John Hatchard, professor of law, Buckingham Law School, UK.

Location: lacom
Call #: KQC982.C65 H38 2014
Publisher:


John Hatchard considers the need for good governance, accountability and integrity in both the public and private sector. He studies how these issues are reflected in both the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. the book demonstrates that despite the vast majority of African states being party to these conventions, in practice, many of them continue to experience problems of bad governance, corporate bribery and the looting of state assets. It explores how the 'art of persuasion' can help develop the necessary political will through which to address these challenges at both the national and transnational levels. Find out more (catalog link)

Justice and security reform : development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone / Lisa Denney.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTJ329 .D46 2014
Publisher:


In a context in which security sector reform has become a pervasive development strategy, this text considers the necessity and difficulty of engaging with informal (as well as formal) actors in this context, whilst assessing the impact of this engagement on the effectiveness of development programming. Find out more (catalog link)

Dividing divided states / Gregory F. Treverton.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4028 .T74 2014
Publisher:


The end of colonialism and the fall of the Soviet Union brought about a flood of new state formations around the globe. When nations divide, whether peacefully or through violence, there are many issues beyond politics to negotiate in the aftermath. Understanding the concerns that are likely to confront separated states is a vital factor in establishing stability in new states. Examining case studies in Africa, Europe, and Asia, international security expert Gregory Treverton provides a detailed guide to recent national divisions that range from the partition of India to the secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia. Find out more (catalog link)

Measuring change in immigration policy / Suzanna Challen.

Location: lax
Call #: JV6483 .C44 2014
Publisher:


Challen demonstrates with new data that U.S. policy makers have not increased skill bias in migrant admissions policy, despite a turbulent economy and public concern regarding the fiscal cost of immigration. She presents a new theory of the determinants of change in U.S. migrant admissions policy that highlights the importance of supermajoritarian decision making procedures and special interest groups in influencing policy making in the U.S. Senate. The theory better accounts for both the expansive nature and the infrequency of policy change since 1965. In the final chapter, a methodological principle for data collection is developed that allows researchers to minimize data loss, increase transparency, and maximize the flexibility of data use for comparative policy measures. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and refugee law / edited by James C. Hathaway.

Location: lax
Call #: K3230.R45 H86 2013
Publisher:


This comprehensive collection of leading scholarship examines the strengths of, and challenges face by, international refugee law over its nearly century-long existence. Following an original introduction by Professor Hathaway, volume one addresses the questions of the political and ethical reasons that states have agreed to implement refugee protection in international law. Volume two takes up the nature of contemporary challenges to the refugee law regime. Find out more (catalog link)

Prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law : with a case study on the Khmer Rouge's destruction of Cambodia's heritage / by Caroline Ehlert.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .E35 2014
Publisher:


In this work, Caroline Ehlert offers an analysis of treaty law protecting cultural property from destruction and foremost of the relevant provisions for prosecuting the destruction of cultural property in international criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to freedom of religion or belief in muslim majority countries : a comparative analysis Patrick N. Walsh, Editor

Location: lax
Call #: KBP2472 .R54 2013
Publisher:


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NSA report : liberty and security in a changing world / President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies; Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Peter Swire.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .U54 2014
Publisher:


This is the official report that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a pre-eminent group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and practical reforms. Find out more (catalog link)

European insolvency law : the Heidelberg-Luxembourg-Vienna Report on the application of Regulation No. 1346/2000/EC on Insolvency Proceedings (External Evaluation JUST/2011/JCIV/PR/0049/A4) / presented by Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess (Luxembourg/Heidelberg), U

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4290 .H47 2014
Publisher:


This book is an analysis of Regulation No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 (EIR) - the cornerstone of European insolvency law. The Regulation which is directly applicable in all Member States is the legal basis for cross-border insolvencies within the EU. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to justice in environmental matters : a socio-economic analysis / Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (eds).

Location: lax
Call #: KJE6242 .A924 2014
Publisher:


Access to justice in environmental matters is a hot topic in Europe. In the light of recent case law of the European Court of Justice, the question arises whether access to justice should be broadened in order to comply with all pillars of the Aarhus Convention. This book discusses four different options for further action at EU level. The consequences of these options are discussed from a socio-economic perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea : European and American perspectives / edited by Yann-huei Song, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Keyuan Zou, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1146.C6 M35 2014
Publisher:


Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea are discussed from the perspectives of leading American and European scholars in the study of the complex South China Sea disputes. The issues include regional maritime cooperation and regime building, Southeast Asian countries' responses to the Chinese assertiveness, China's historic claims, maritime boundary delimitation and excessive maritime claims, military activities and the law of the sea, freedom of navigation and its impact on the problem, the dispute between Vietnam and China, confidence building measures and U.S.-Taiwan-China relations in the South China Sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legislation, statutory interpretation, and election law: examples and explanations / Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4930 .H37 2014
Publisher:


Features an easy-to-follow correlation chart that matches the book's coverage to the leading casebooks. Written by one of the leading voices in the field of election law and legislation. No other statutory supplement is as comprehensive, up-to-date, and full of examples (and answers) to test student knowledge. Find out more (catalog link)

Administrative law / by Alfred C. Aman, Jr., William T. Mayton.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5402 .A8 2014
Publisher:


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How to get a green card / Ilona Bray and Loida Nicolas Lewis ; updated by Kristina Gasson.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4840 .L49 2014
Publisher: Nolo,


A handbook through the complex U.S. Green Card process that is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information. Find out more (catalog link)

Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of states : how taxes, energy, and worker freedom change everything / Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, Rex Sinquefield, Travis H. Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: HJ275 .L344 2014
Publisher:


This data-based exposé reveals just how damaging state and local taxation can be to economic growth and wealth creation. Find out more (catalog link)

Federalism and subsidiarity / edited by James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy.

Location: lax
Call #: K203 .N64 v.55
Publisher:


In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. Find out more (catalog link)

Child migration & human rights in a global age / Jacqueline Bhabha.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .B53 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Find out more (catalog link)

International climate change law and policy : cultural legitimacy in adaptation and mitigation / edited by Thoko Kaime.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585.5 .I58 2014
Publisher:


This book brings together experts to present perspectives from different disciplines on the issue of international climate change law and policy. Beginning from the premise that legitimacy critiques of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices, the book showcases innovative ideas from across the disciplines and investigate the link between the efficacy of international legal and policy mechanisms on climate change and cultural legitimacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Failure to flourish : how law undermines family relationships / Clare Huntington.

Location: lax
Call #: KF505 .H86 2014
Publisher:


This title argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the law makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships. Find out more (catalog link)

Aviation regulation in the United States / David Heffernan, Brent Connor [editors].

Location: lax
Call #: KF2400 .C66 2014
Publisher:


This book introduces the various institutions that govern aviation in the US and it covers the international framework -- legal and institutional, multilateral and bilateral -- within which U.S. regulation takes place. Written by a distinguished panel of experts, requirements applicable to every aspect of the aviation industry are clearly explained with citations. Find out more (catalog link)

Global climate change and U.S. law / Michael B. Gerrard and Jody Freeman, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .G56 2014
Publisher:


This comprehensive, current examination of U.S. law as it relates to global climate change begins with a summary of the factual and scientific background of climate change based on governmental statistics and other official sources. Subsequent chapters address the international and national frameworks of climate change law. Find out more (catalog link)

ABCs of ACOs : a practical handbook on accountable care organizations / Raymund C. King, Rachel V. Rose, Martin R. Merritt, John Okray.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3825 .A91 2014
Publisher:


This book is intended for attorneys, as well as health care providers, who are involved in the formation, maintenance, or deconstruction of a physician-owned ACO. Real-life applications involving physician-owned ACOs are used to educate the reader, as the authors leverage their vast experience as lawyers and physicians in creating ACOs. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration outside the law / Hiroshi Motomura.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4800 .M68 2014
Publisher:


In this work, acclaimed immigration law expert Hiroshi Motomura, addresses the fraught issue of illegal immigration to the United States, which has become one of the most controversial political and social issues in contemporary America. Find out more (catalog link)

Immigration relief : legal assistance for noncitizen crime victims / Rachel Gonzalez Settlage, Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Veronica Tobar Thronson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .S48 2014
Publisher:


This essential resource synthesizes, explains, and guides the reader through all of the crucial components of this area of the law. Its careful organization, thorough explanations, and clear presentation demystify the daunting array of immigration statutes, cases, regulations, practice manuals, and policy memoranda that govern the adjudication of applications for immigration relief for immigrant victims of crime. Find out more (catalog link)

What every lawyer needs to know about immigration law / editors: Jennifer A. Hermansky, Kate Kalmykov ; contributing editors: William S. Jordan, III, Ana Williams Shavers, Jill E. Family.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4819 .W52 2014
Publisher:


This practical guide provides legal practitioners with tips on issues that they may encounter when representing clients that may necessitate an examination of immigration-related issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Order within anarchy : the laws of war as an international institution / James D. Morrow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6385 .M67 2014
Publisher:


Provides a systematic study of when and how these treaties have succeeded in limiting violence. It analyzes the strategic logic of compliance with treaty law to show the practical problems faced by any such system and examines broad patterns in compliance during the twentieth century, specifically looking at the treatment of prisoners of war. Find out more (catalog link)

Tiger in the court; Herbert J. Stern: the U.S. attorney who prosecuted 8 mayors, 2 secretaries of state, 2 state treasurers, 2 powerful political bosses, 1 U.S. Congressman ... and 64 other public officials.

Location: lacom
Call #: KF373.S7 H6
Publisher: Playboy Press,


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Suing alma mater : higher education and the courts / Michael A. Olivas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4225 .O43 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


As universities become increasingly legislated, regulated, and litigious, campuses have become testing grounds for a host of constitutional challenges. From faculty and student free speech to race- or religion-based admissions policies, Suing Alma Mater describes the key issues at play in higher education law. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4565 .F57 2014
Publisher:


A classic on the separation of powers, this book dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches from the Constitutional Convention to the present day. New material includes military tribunals and NSA eavesdropping , disputes over executive orders, state secrets privilege, and post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Find out more (catalog link)

Beginner's guide to public housing under RAD / Amy M. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5729 .M33 2014
Publisher:


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Asylum--a right denied : a critical analysis of European asylum policy / Helen O'Nions, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5202 .O55 2014
Publisher:


This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy asylum as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It considers the extent of obligations of the State to admit and protect refugees, examines legislation concerning asylum procedures and reception conditions, highlights proposals and initiatives for refugee movements and determinations and discusses improved protection of refugees while responding to the security concerns of States. Find out more (catalog link)

How we fight : ethics in war / edited by Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang.

Location: lax
Call #: JZ6392 .H68 2014
Publisher:


How We Fight: Ethics in War presents a substantial body of new work by some of the leading philosophers of war. The ten essays cover a range of topics concerned with both jus ad bellum (the morality of going to war) and jus in bello (the morality of fighting in war). Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual property, indigenous people and their knowledge / Peter Drahos.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401.5 .D73 2014
Publisher:


After colonization, indigenous people faced an extractive property rights regime for both their land and knowledge. This book outlines that regime, how international intellectual property continues today to assist states to enclose indigenous peoples' knowledge and the networked response of indigenous people to this enclosure. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, liberty, and the pursuit of terrorism / Roger Douglas.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Roger Douglas compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies - the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - over the past 15 years. Find out more (catalog link)

Mass communication law in a nutshell / by T. Barton Carter, Professor of Communication and Law, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University; Juliet Lushbough Dee, Associate Prof

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2750.Z9 M37 2014
Publisher:


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Constitutional failure / Sotirios A. Barber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B259 2014
Publisher:


A critical analysis of the historical and contemporary failures of the US Constitution, and, carefully balanced guidance on the paths to reform and constitutional success. Find out more (catalog link)

U.S. intelligence community law sourcebook : a compendium of national security related laws and policy documents / Andrew M. Borene, Adam Pearlman, and Harvey Rishikof, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4850 .A3 2014
Publisher: American Bar Association,


Now updated, this acclaimed resource is your complete guide to important national security law source material. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in the United States / Mark C. Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5130 .M53 2015
Publisher:


Judicial Politics in the United States is a wonderful introductory book for students of public law in America because it analyzes courts in context with other political institutions and within a global context. Miller provides understandable descriptions in a lively manner, as well as real world examples of current debates in judicial politics that will be of interest to all. Find out more (catalog link)

European asylum law and the rights of the child / Ciara Smyth.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5202 .S668 2014
Publisher:


This book addresses the question of whether the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) complies with the rights of the child. It contrasts the normative standards of international child rights law with the treatment of child asylum seekers and refugees in the CEAS. Ciara Smyth identifies the attributes of the rights of the child that are most relevant to the asylum context and systematically examines whether and to what extent those attributes are reflected in the CEAS legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

Inside immigration law : migration management and policy application in Germany / Tobias G. Eule.

Location: lacom
Call #: KK6044 .E95 2014
Publisher:


Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the 'black box' of regulating immigration. Find out more (catalog link)

Age of neutrals : great power politics, 1815-1914 / Maartje Abbenhuis.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4057 .A23 2014
Publisher:


Offers a pioneering history of the vital role neutrality played in nineteenth-century European politics. This fascinating new study shows us how neutrality formed an essential part of the international system; seen as a powerful tool with which to solve disputes, stabilize international relations and promote global European interests. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of refugee status / James C. Hathaway and Michelle Foster.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .H38 2014
Publisher:


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Popular governance of post-conflict reconstruction : the role of international Law / Matthew Saul.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6785 .S28 2014
Publisher:


Written with scholars, practitioners, and students of international law and politics in mind, Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction combines detailed accounts of extant international law with case studies of the practice in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. Find out more (catalog link)

Initiative : citizen lawmaking / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4881 .Z55 2014
Publisher:


The initiative is the product of the populist movement, which in the late nineteenth century sought to increase voter control of what were viewed as unrepresentative state and local governments. In this work, Joseph F. Zimmerman traces the origin and spread of the initiative in the United States. Find out more (catalog link)

Attacking judges : how campaign advertising influences state supreme court elections / Melinda Gann Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .H35 2014
Publisher:


'Attacking Judges' takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

War and the environment : new approaches to protecting the environment in relation to armed conflict / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6405.E68 W37 2014
Publisher:


From antiquity through World War II and up to the present, military conflict has entailed not only human suffering but also environmental decline, both as cause and effect. In this book, 11 scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation of Philippine forests for military purposes from the Spanish colonial period through 1945 and the effects of wartime policy upon U.S. and German conservation practices during World War II. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of human rights law / Eric A. Posner.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .P69 2014
Publisher:


In this work, legal scholar Eric Posner explains a paradox: the language of human rights is now the dominant mode of international moral criticism of governments, and yet the evidence suggests that most countries flagrantly violate the human rights treaties that they solemnly ratify. The prevailing consensus, he notes, is that governments should promote the well-being of citizens in their countries, and that in extreme cases, foreign countries should intervene and replace governments that fail to comply with this duty. The problem, he contends, is countries disagree on how they can achieve those goals. Posner closes by arguing that foreign aid provides a better model for pressuring governments to improve their treatment of citizens. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial review of national security / David Scharia.

Location: lax
Call #: K3278 .S33 2014
Publisher:


In Judicial Review of National Security, David Scharia explains how the Supreme Court of Israel developed unconventional judicial review tools and practices that allowed it to provide judicial guidance to the Executive in real-time. In this book, he argues that courts could play a much more dominant role in reviewing national security, and demonstrates the importance of intensive real-time inter-branch dialogue with the Executive, as a tool used by the Israeli Court to provide such review. Find out more (catalog link)

Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights / Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte.

Location: lax
Call #: K3488 .B38 2014
Publisher:


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Green building and the construction lawyer : a practical guide to transactional and litigation issues / editors: Melissa A. Beutler, Matt Devries, Edward B. Gentilcore, Christopher D. Montez, Tracy L. Steedman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5701 .G74 2014
Publisher:


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Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii : the Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4047 .B69 2014
Publisher:


This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands. It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world. Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state's independence, de facto and de jure. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois municipal law : contracts, litigation, and home rule / Stewart H. Diamond, general editor ; chapter authors, Jeffrey M. Alperin ... [24 other authors].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1631 .I45 2015
Publisher:


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Coastal and ocean management law in a nutshell / by Donna R. Christie, Elizabeth C. & Clyde W. Atkinson Professor of Law, Florida State University, College of Law ; Richard G. Hildreth, Frank E. Nash Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF5627.Z9 C48 2015
Publisher:


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American Indian law in a nutshell / by William C. Canby, Jr., Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, formerly Professor of Law, Arizona State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8205.Z9 C36 2015
Publisher:


This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians. Find out more (catalog link)

Access to electronic records : a guide to reporting on state and local government in the computer age / editor, Jane E. Kirtley ; managing editor, Robert S. Becker ; associate editor: Rebecca Daugherty.

Location: lax
Call #: CD986.5 .H68
Publisher: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,


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Impunity, human rights, and democracy : Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005 / Thomas C. Wright.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.C5 W75 2014
Publisher:


Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other forms of "subversion." Pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in Chile, while in Argentina, military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. When democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990, justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.Thomas C. Wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups, evolving legal environments, unanticipated events that impacted public opinion, and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world--the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. Find out more (catalog link)

Election administration in the United States : the state of reform after Bush v. Gore / edited by R. Michael Alvarez, Bernard M. Grofman.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1976 .E437 2014
Publisher:


Some of the nation's leading experts look at various aspects of election administration, including issues of ballot format, changes in registration procedures, the growth in the availability of absentee ballot rules and other forms of 'convenience voting', and changes in the technology used to record our votes. Find out more (catalog link)

Sugar and the making of international trade law / Michael Fakhri.

Location: lax
Call #: K3947.S93 F35 2014
Publisher:


Why have international institutions been central to modern trade law for the past century? Written with scholars of international law and international institutions in mind, Michael Fakhri answers this question through an historical examination of three mostly forgotten sugar treaties. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical debates on counter-terrorism judicial review / edited by Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .C75 2013
Publisher:


Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign law? : Congress v. the Supreme Court / Christopher Roberts.

Location: lax
Call #: KF358 .R63 2014
Publisher:


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Shaping US military law : governing a constitutional military / Lieutenant Colonel Joshua E. Kastenberg, United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General's Corps, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7209 .K37 2014
Publisher:


Since the United States' entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation's military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship between the Court and the military establishment argues otherwise providing the basis for a further argument that the legal construct of the military establishment is constitutionally questionable. Centering on the Cold War era from 1968 onward, this book weaves judicial biography and a historic methodology based on primary source materials into its analysis and reviews several military law judicial decisions ignored by other studies. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial politics in polarized times / Thomas M. Keck.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8775 .K43 2014
Publisher:


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Legal resolution of nuclear non-proliferation disputes / James D. Fry.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5675 .F79 2013
Publisher:


While legal resolution is not necessarily the panacea to the world's problems with nuclear proliferation, it nevertheless represents an option that States and commentators have all too often ignored. James Fry examines the legal grounds for the resolution of such disputes through the International Court of Justice and international arbitration. Find out more (catalog link)

Trademark manual of examining procedure (TMEP) / United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF3180 .G542 2014
Publisher:


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Temporary order? : life in East Jerusalem under the shadow of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law / research and writing, Noga Kadman and Andrea Szlecsan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2144 .K33 2014
Publisher:


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U.S. immigration made easy / Ilona Bray, J.D., updated by Attorney Richard Link.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF4819.6 .C3 2015
Publisher:


U.S. Immigration Made Easy covers every possible way to legally enter and live in the United States. Learn how the immigration system really works and find out whether you qualify for: . work visas . student visas . refugee status . green cards . citizenship . and more Get tips on dealing with paperwork, government officials, delays and denials. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions on filling out and filing forms, and learn the best way to approach the enormous U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) bureaucracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Twilight of the elites : America after meritocracy / Christopher Hayes.

Location: lax
Call #: HN90.E4 H39 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishers,


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Force of law / Frederick Schauer.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.D8 S33 2015
Publisher:


As citizens of liberal democratic countries, we think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them, and the police enforce them. The Force of Law critically examines these assumptions. Criminologist Mariana Valverde makes clear that while the law is usually regarded as the civilized, nonviolent way to deal with harms and conflicts, violence is integral to it. Police are authorized to handcuff, tase, and even kill people; courts of law confine people to prison and, in some countries, the state can put people to death. The Force of Law stimulates readers to become more informed about law and law enforcement and more active in efforts to make policing accountable to the public. Find out more (catalog link)

Nationality law in the western hemisphere : a study on grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean / by Olivier Vonk.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ561 .V66 2015
Publisher:


In "Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere," Olivier Vonk provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the current grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship of all thirty-five countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. Find out more (catalog link)

In food we trust : the politics of purity in American food regulation / Courtney I. P. Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3878 .T48 2014
Publisher:


In Food We Trust is the first comprehensive examination of the history of food safety policy in the United States, analyzing critical moments in food safety history from Upton Sinclairs publication of The Jungle to Congresss passage of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. With five case studies of significant food safety crises ranging from the 1959 chemical contamination of cranberries to the 2009 outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter, In Food We Trust contextualizes a changing food regulatory regime and explains how federal agencies are fundamentally limited in their power to safeguard the food supply. Find out more (catalog link)

Assault on international law / Jens David Ohlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .O35 2015
Publisher:


Why comply with international law when there is no world government to enforce it? Jens David Ohlin provides an alternate vision of international law based on a truly innovative theory of human rationality. Rationality requires that agents follow through on their plans even when faced with opportunities for defection. Find out more (catalog link)

Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .B39 2015
Publisher:


In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Find out more (catalog link)

Separation of powers and legislative organization : the President, the Senate, and political parties in the making of House rules / Gisela Sin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4990 .S57 2015
Publisher:


This book examines how the constitutional requirements of the lawmaking process, combined with the factional divisions within parties, affect U.S. representatives' decisions about how to distribute power among themselves. Find out more (catalog link)

Strategically created treaty conflicts and the politics of international law / Surabhi Ranganathan.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .R36 2014
Publisher:


Treaty conflicts are often deliberately created to challenge or change legal regimes. What does this say about the role of law in international affairs? This book examines modern legal thought and practice, with detailed studies of conflict dynamics in nuclear governance, international criminal justice and the law of the sea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6695 .D55 2015
Publisher:


Legitimate Targets? examines the different 'logics' of waging war which are demanded by strategic military considerations, international law, and contemporary moral standards. Dill's analysis explains the connections between legality, morality and strategy on the twenty-first-century battlefield. This book will appeal to scholars in international relations, international law and ethics. Find out more (catalog link)