New Social Law Books

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

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Human rights in Sweden / by Hans Danelius.

Location: lacom
Call #: KKV2460 .D36 1970
Publisher: Swedish Institute,


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Effectiveness of European Union development aid for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa : (pursuant to Article 287 (4), second subparagraph, TFEU) / European Court of Auditors.

Location: lax
Call #: HV696.F6 E44 2012
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union,


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Language of human rights in West Germany / Lora Wildenthal.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.G3 W56 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Changing legal regulation of cohabitation : from fornicators to family, 1600-2010 / Rebecca Probert.

Location: lax
Call #: KD771 .P78 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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US international lawyers in the interwar years : a forgotten crusade / Hatsue Shinohara.

Location: lax
Call #: KF297 .S43 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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From the closet to the altar : courts, backlash, and the struggle for same-sex marriage / Michael Klarman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF539 .K58 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Health and welfare benefit plans / a publication of the American Bar Association Joint Committe on Employee Benefits consisting of the Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Taxation, Tort Tria

Location: lax
Call #: KF3509.A75 H429 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association,


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Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system / Rebecca Tiger.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3890 .T54 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


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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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Defending American religious neutrality / Andrew Koppelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4865 .K67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Nuremberg trial of Julius Streicher : the crime of "incitement to genocide" / Margaret Eastwood ; with a preface by William Schabas.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1177.S77 E15 2011
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press,


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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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Servants, slaves, and savages : reflections of law in American literature / Veronica C. Hendrick.

Location: lax
Call #: PS153.N5 H466 2012
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Animal research ethics : evolving views and practices / editors, Susan Gilbert, Gregory E. Kaebnick, Thomas H. Murray.

Location: lax
Call #: R853.A53 A56 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell,


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Empowering patients and honoring individuals' choices : lessons in improving care for individuals with advanced illness : hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, Ju

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.AG 4:S.HRG.112-553
Publisher: U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,


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Social inclusion of people with disabilities : national and international perspectives / Arie Rimmerman.

Location: lax
Call #: HV1568 .R56 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Executing democracy / Stephen John Hartnett.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8699.U5 H374 2010
Publisher: Michigan State University Press,


This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume ofExecuting Democracyenters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O’Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented in volume 1, volume 2 provides micro-historical case studies, using these debates as springboards into the discussion of the death penalty in America at large. Incorporating a wide range of sources, including political poems, newspaper editorials, and warring manifestos, this second volume highlights a variety of perspectives, thus demonstrating the centrality of public debates about crime, violence, and punishment to the history of American democracy. Hartnett’s insightful assessment bears witness to a complex national discussion about the political, metaphysical, and cultural significance of the death penalty. Find out more (catalog link)

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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Copyright and the challenge of the new / editors, Brad Sherman, Leanne Wiseman.

Location: lax
Call #: K1420.5 .C672 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers,


Copyright is not, as is often thought, something that is periodically extended to cover a new field or medium; rather, copyright redefines itself whenever its efficacy is challenged. While many factors have contributed to this process, the most consistent has been the challenges created by new technologies. The contributing authors build upon this insight to show that copyright law is, and has always been, a creature of technology. Each chapter focuses on a specific technology or group of technologies photography, telegraphy, the phonogram, radio, film, the photocopier, the tape player, television, and computer programs emphasizing the changes that each technology instigated and the challenges and opportunities it created. Perhaps the most profound insight of this extraordinary book is the authors claim ably supported in a series of intriguing chapters that the way the law responds and reacts to new technologies is always mediated by the political, social, economic, and cultural environment in which the interaction occurs. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

International law in the era of climate change / edited by Rosemary Rayfuse, Shirley V. Scott.

Location: lax
Call #: K3584.8 .I587 2012
Publisher: E. Elgar,


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Public services and international trade liberalization : human rights and gender implications / Barnali Choudhury.

Location: lax
Call #: K3973 .C46 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Little angels : an international legal perspective on child discrimination / Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .C682 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


Following on from her previous nine books on discrimination law, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter now focuses on the goal of child equality. Examining issues of child labour and the relevant laws which are designed to protect the most vulnerable in our society, the book explores the primary role of legislation and the judicial system and its impact on the fight for child rights and the ultimate goal of the end of inequality. The book considers the major common law countries of Australia and New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination worldwide. By providing a detailed examination of child rights and the law, it will be an important read for those concerned with equality and empowering those most vulnerable to discrimination, the children. Find out more (catalog link)

Gender justice and legal pluralities : Latin American and African perspectives / edited by Rachel Sieder and John McNeish.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .G457 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more anthropological approach to the issues of gender justice and women’s rights, it analyzes how gendered rights claims are made and responded to within a range of different cultural, social, economic and political contexts. By examining the different ways in which legal norms, instruments and discourses are being used to challenge or reinforce gendered forms of exclusion, contributing authors generate new knowledge about the dynamics at play between the contemporary contexts of legal pluralities and the struggles for gender justice. Any consideration of this relationship must, it is concluded, be located within a broader, historically informed analysis of regimes of governance. Find out more (catalog link)

Three and a half minute transaction : boilerplate and the limits of contract design / Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott.

Location: lax
Call #: K845.S7 G86 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press,


Drawing on over two hundred interviews, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott provide an eye-opening account of the institutional pressures on attorneys who prepare contracts that undergird huge financial deals. A contract of this sort consists mostly of boilerplate terms, that is, clauses copied from prior deals. The authors insightfully explore why most lawyers engage in this sort of herd behavior, but also why they respect the few who stray from the herd. A landmark study of the folkways of high-powered transactional lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Truth in lending / Diane E. Thompson, Elizabeth Renuart ; contributing authors, Carolyn L. Carter ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: KF1040 .T78 2012
Publisher: National Consumer Law Center,


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Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings / Bryan R. Warnick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4150 .W37 2013
Publisher:


What rights should students expect to exercise in public schools? Should bible study meetings be allowed during free periods? Should students be allowed to wear t-shirts that exhort taking drugs or committing violent acts? Should students be required to participate in drug testing? In this concisely argued book, Bryan Warnick examines how student rights in three areas, free speech, privacy, and religious expression, have been addressed in policy, ethics, and the law. Find out more (catalog link)

Civil rights in the shadow of slavery : the constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .R85 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The 1866 Civil Rights Act is one of the most monumental pieces of legislation in American history, figuring into almost every subsequent piece of legislation dealing with civil rights for the next century. While numerous scholars have looked at it in the larger social and political context of Reconstruction and its relationship with the Fourteenth Amendment, this will be the first book that focuses on its central role in the long history of civil rights. 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)

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)

Cybercrime and the law : challenges, issues, and outcomes / Susan W. Brenner.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9350 .B74 2012
Publisher: Northeastern University Press,


The exponential increase in cybercrimes in the past decade has raised new issues and challenges for law and law enforcement. Based on case studies drawn from her work as a lawyer, Susan W. Brenner identifies a diverse range of cybercrimes, including crimes that target computers (viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, malware and DDoS attacks) and crimes in which the computer itself is used as a tool (cyber-stalking, cyber-extortion, cyber-theft, and embezzlement). Illuminating legal issues unique to investigations in a digital environment, Brenner examines both national law enforcement agencies and transnational crime, and shows how cyberspace erodes the functional and empirical differences that have long distinguished crime from terrorism and both from warfare. Find out more (catalog link)

Just sentencing : principles and procedures for a workable system / Richard S. Frase.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9685 .F73 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This title presents a fully developed punishment theory which incorporates both utilitarian and retributive sentencing purposes. The author describes and defends a hybrid sentencing model that integrates theory and practice - blending and balancing both the competing principles of retribution and rehabilitation and the procedural concern of weighing rules against discretion. Find out more (catalog link)

Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights / Paul Johnson.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5144.G39 J64 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This title is a study of the Court's jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It provides a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought by gay men and lesbians under the European Convention on Human Rights. 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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Islam and human rights / edited by Abdullah Saeed.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMC572 .I83 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Editor Saeed (Arab and Islamic studies, U. of Melbourne, Australia) introduces the contentious complexities of the topic announced in the title, including the questions of whether it's possible to reconcile international human rights law and Islamic law, and whether traditional Islamic law can evolve in accordance with modern demands. This two-volume anthology presents his selection of 55 previously published articles and excerpts. The first volume subtitled Key Issues in the Debates groups articles according to the following themes: defensive and embracive approaches to international human rights; critiques of human rights from a Muslim perspective; the debate on human rights vs. human obligations; secularism; challenges to universalism, universality, and cultural relativism; and Islamic human rights schemes. The final section presents case studies in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Find out more (catalog link)

Muslim family law, secular courts and Muslim women of South Asia : a study in judicial activism / Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin.

Location: lax
Call #: KNC156 .S468 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Tools of justice : non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution / Kalpana Kannabiran.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS2100 .T66 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


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People, states and hope : cosmopolitanism and the future of international law / Trevor Redmond.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .R439 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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International law, politics and inhumane weapons : the effectiveness of global landmine regimes / Alan Bryden.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5645 .B79 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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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)

Property rights of refugees and internally displaced persons : beyond restitution / Anneke Smit.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6530 .S65 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


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International law and sexual violence in armed conflicts / by Chile Eboe-Osuji.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .E26 2012
Publisher: M. Nijhoff Pub.,


Beginning with an attempt at understanding evil doing during armed conflicts, from both the general perspective and the particular angle of sexual violence itself, this book explores ways of shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts. Find out more (catalog link)

Elements of genocide / Edited by Paul Behrens and Ralph Henham.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .E42 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Genocide constitutes one of the most significant problems in contemporary international law. Within the last fifteen years, the world has witnessed genocidal conduct in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the debate on the commission of genocide in Darfur and the DR Congo is ongoing. Within the same period, the prosecution of suspected génocidaires has taken place in international tribunals, internationalised tribunals and domestic courts; and the names of Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and Saddam Hussein feature among those against whom charges of genocide were brought. Pursuing an interdisciplinary examination of the existing case law on genocide in international and domestic courts, Elements of Genocide comprehensive and accessible reflection on the crime of genocide, and its inherent complexities. Find out more (catalog link)

Music in American crime prevention and punishment / Lily E. Hirsch.

Location: lax
Call #: ML3917.U5 H57 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


Although the use of music for extramusical purposes has been a part of American culture for some time, the phenomenon remained largely unknown to the general public until revelations became widespread of startling military practices during the second Iraq War. InMusic in American Crime Prevention and Punishment, Lily E. Hirsch explores the related terrain at the intersection of music and law, demonstrating the ways in which music has become a tool of law enforcement and justice through: police and community leaders’ use of classical music in crime deterrence and punishment; the use of rap lyrics as prosecutorial evidence; allegations of music as incitement to violence; and the role of music in U.S. prisons and in detention centers in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In the course of her study, Hirsch asks several questions: How does the law treat music? When and why does music participate in the law? How does music influence the legal process? How does the legal process influence music? And how do these appropriations affect the Romantic ideals underlying our view of music? 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)

Child protection in Chinese societies : challenges and policies / editors, Edward Ko Ling Chan.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6626.54.C6 C45 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,


This book introduces the current situations of child victimisation in the Chinese populations to readers, discusses the relevant political and legal systems as well as health and social services, and puts forward some recommendations for effective child protection with an emphasis on the unique cultural values and situations in the Chinese populations. Grounded in the recent and contemporary research and scholarly inquiry, this is a vital book for understanding trends and current situations in China, as well as an essential read for those who work, research, teach or study in the area. This book is the only one available to date to present a comprehensive and critical review of child maltreatment and victimisation in China whilst promoting a multi-disciplinary collaboration to child protection. 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)

Legal framework for emerging business models : dynamic networks as collaborative contracts / Emily M. Weitzenboeck, Postdoctoral Scholar, Norwegian Research Center for Computers & Law, University of Oslo, Norway.

Location: lax
Call #: K1010 .W45 2012
Publisher:


Weitzenboeck (Norwegian Research Center for Computers & Law, U. of Oslo, Norway) examines how contract and partnership law regulate and cope with the emerging forms of business enterprise collectively labeled dynamic networks, inclusive of spontaneous and temporary virtual enterprises for specific projects, enterprise pools and virtual enterprises formed out of such pools, and long-term dynamic networks with a lead partner. Chapters examine case studies that provide the empirical background for the analysis, the precontractual stage, the application of basic questions of contract law to dynamic networks, the internal and legal relationships between the participants in dynamic networks during the operative phase of such networks, the elements of national partnership law that apply and may override the wishes of contracting parties, and the notion of contractual networks associated with the series of contracts that often underlie dynamic networks of business enterprise. Find out more (catalog link)

Intellectual liberty : natural rights and intellectual property / Hugh Breakey.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .B735 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book develops an in-depth philosophical justification for 'user's rights' in the context of Intellectual Property (IP). User's rights are the rights of ordinary people, within bounds, to be able to use works created and written by others; they are the rights that constrain the strength and ambit of IP rights like copyright. The book uses a natural/human rights framework to argue for the cogency and plausibility of user's rights, and advances a novel interpretation of those rights - namely, user's rights as intellectual liberty: the right to inform one's choices by learning about the world. Find out more (catalog link)

Systems of employee representation at the enterprise : a comparative study / editor, Roger Blanpain ; guest editors, Hiroya Nakakubo, Takashi Araki ; contributors, Chin-Chin Cheng ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K1728.A6 J55 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International ; Sold and distributed in North, Central and South America by Aspen Publishers,


In this informative examination of this field of international labour law, 12 scholars from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States describe their countries' current perspectives on this issue, along with their own analysis and commentary. Find out more (catalog link)

Re-reading Foucault : on law, power and rights / edited by Ben Golder.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.F682 R47 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different critical work across intellectual disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. There has, however, been relatively little examination of the legal implications and applications of Foucault’s work. This book fills that gap, providing an in-depth analysis of Foucault’s thought as it pertains to a range of different legal themes, such as: the opposition between ‘law’ and ‘the juridical’; the problem of moral and legal judgment; the historical basis of rights; and the political dimensions (and limitations) of contemporary human rights discourse. Including contributions from acknowledged experts on Foucault’s work, as well as pieces by younger scholars, Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights will be of considerable interest across a range of disciplines, including law, philosophy, political theory, sociology, social theory and criminology. Find out more (catalog link)

Anarchy and legal order : law and politics for a stateless society / Gary Chartier.

Location: lax
Call #: K250 .C48 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book elaborates and defends the idea of law without the state. Animated by a vision of peaceful, voluntary cooperation as a social ideal and building on a careful account of non-aggression, it features a clear explanation of why the state is illegitimate, dangerous, and unnecessary. It proposes an understanding of how law enforcement in a stateless society could be legitimate and what the optimal substance of law without the state might be, suggests ways in which a stateless legal order could foster the growth of a culture of freedom, and situates the project it elaborates in relation to leftist, anti-capitalist, and socialist traditions. Find out more (catalog link)

Nature of legislative intent / Richard Ekins.

Location: lax
Call #: K290 .E35 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The idea of legislative intent plays a central role in legal interpretation and constitutional theory, yet is repeatedly challenged as being an illusion. Refuting these challenges, this book develops a robust account of how and why legislatures form intentions, and the importance of these intentions to understanding law and parliamentary democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Cambridge companion to human rights law / edited by Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3239.8 .C36 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The idea of human rights is rightly considered to be one of the very biggest of the big thoughts of the early twenty-first century. The object of this book is to capture a sense of the variety of the platforms within which human rights law is practised today and reflects the dynamic interrelationships that have grown up between these various levels. It also has a critical edge, where the chapters reflect on the way the subject has been handled in the authors sub-field, how it has achieved what has been expected (or has not) or produced unexpected side-effects, with judgments about the efficacy of human rights law (set against the standards of the field itself or some other goals) not being withheld where it is appropriate for these to be made. Written by world-class academics, this Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of human rights law. 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)

Concept of group rights in international law : groups as contested right-holders, subjects and legal persons / by Corsin Bisaz.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .B57 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Concept of Group Rights in International Law offers a critical appraisal of the concept of group rights in international law on the basis of an extensive survey of existing group rights in contemporary international law. Among some of its findings is the observation that an ideological way of arguing about this legal category is widespread among scholars as well as practitioners; it sees this ideological framing as one of the main reasons why international law has so far been very reluctant to provide group rights and to call them by their name. Accordingly, the book re-evaluates the concept based on the experience with existing group rights in international law and pleads for a more pragmatic approach. Despite limitations with the concept, the overall thesis is that there is a role for group rights as a pragmatic tool allowing for a principled approach to substate groups through international law. Such an approach could turn group rights into an arguably minor, but nevertheless, highly relevant legal category of international law. Find out more (catalog link)

From Cape Town to Kabul : rethinking strategies for pursuing women's human rights / by Penelope Andrews.

Location: lax
Call #: K3243 .A95 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


Offering a comparative study of South Africa and Afghanistan as its basis, this book explores key questions about women's rights and gender equality in the wake of political turmoil, demographic dislocation, institutionalized violence, and deep economic disparities. These questions focus on the balancing and enforcement of secular rights within societies with deeply entrenched cultural and religious mores, and examine the competing claims of individual rights on the one hand and community concerns or imperatives on the other. 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)

Conscience and conviction : the case for civil disobedience / Kimberley Brownlee.

Location: lax
Call #: K3269 .B76 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


When is it justified to disobey the law? How should the law respond to instances of conscientious disobedience? This book presents the first full-length philosophical examination of the morality and legality of civil disobedience, and the legitimate responses to civil dissent open to the state. Find out more (catalog link)

New kinship : constructing donor-conceived families / Naomi Cahn.

Location: lax
Call #: K3611.A77 C34 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


This title details how families are made and how bonds are created between families in the brave new world of reproductive technology. Naomi Cahn, an expert on reproductive technology and the law, shows how these new kinship bonds dramatically exemplify the ongoing cultural change in how we think about family. Find out more (catalog link)

Linguistic justice : international law and language policy / Jacqueline Mowbray.

Location: lax
Call #: K3716 .M69 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


An investigation into international law and language policy, this book uses critical analysis to conduct an examination of the aspects of international law which affect language use. It uncovers the conceptual framework which underpins international law on language, addressing the constitution of a 'just' language policy from a legal perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Domestic judicial review of trade remedies : experiences of the most active WTO members / Edited by Muslum Yilmaz.

Location: lax
Call #: K3943 .D655 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


rade remedies, namely anti-dumping, countervailing measures and safeguards, are one of the most controversial issues in today's global trading environment. When used, such measures effectively close the markets of the importing countries to competition from outside for a certain period of time. Exporters that are faced with such measures can either try to convince their government to bring a case against the government of the importing country in the WTO or to use, themselves, the judicial review mechanism of the importing country. This second path has been, until now, largely unexamined. Domestic Judicial Review of Trade Remedies is the first book of its kind to examine in detail how the judicial review process has functioned and considers the experiences in the domestic courts of the twenty-one WTO members that are the biggest users of trade remedies. 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)

Transitional justice and peacebuilding on the ground : victims and ex-combatants / edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K5250 .T734 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts. As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and practice demonstrates a turn away from the supposed 'peace vs justice' dilemma. This volume examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants. While recent volumes have sought to address either DDR or victim-centred approaches to justice, none has sought to make connections between the two, much less to place them in the larger context of the increasing linkages between transitional justice and peacebuilding. Find out more (catalog link)

Transnational culture in the Internet age / edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 T73 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Digital technology has transformed global culture, connecting and empowering users on a hitherto unknown scale. Existing paradigms from intellectual property rights to cultural diversity and telecommunications regulation seem increasingly obsolete, confounding policymakers and provoking wide-ranging debate. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age draws on a range of disciplines to examine new approaches to regulating communications and cultural production. The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet's astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Find out more (catalog link)

Corrective justice / Ernest J. Weinrib.

Location: lax
Call #: K600 .W45 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Private law governs our most pervasive relationships: the wrongs we do one another, the contracts we make and break, and the property we own. This book analyses the deepest questions about the law's foundations, showing how a distinctive notion of justice, 'corrective justice', describes the special morality intrinsic to private law. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and tradition in classical Islamic thought : studies in honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi / edited by Michael Cook, Najam Haider, Intisar Rabb, Asma Sayeed.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP440.74 .C66 2012
Publisher:


This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'nic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam. Find out more (catalog link)

Law, ethics and compromise at the limits of life : to treat or not to treat? / Richard Huxtable.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3410.E88 H89 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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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)

Gaveling down the rabble : how "free trade" is stealing our democracy / by Jane Anne Morris.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4606 .M67 2008
Publisher: Apex Press,


In Gaveling Down the Rabble, author/activist Jane Anne Morris explores a century and a half of efforts by corporations and the courts to undermine local democracy in the United States by using a "free trade" model. It was that very nineteenth-century model that was later adopted globally by corporations to subvert local attempts at protecting the environment and citizen and worker health.Gaveling Down the Rabble is essential reading for understanding the background of the current struggle for U.S. democracy local, state and national against growing corporate power and how we can challenge it. Since the late 1800s the U.S. Supreme Court has been cutting our local, state and national democracy off at the knees in the name of "free trade" by usurping the power to make public policy from our elected representatives in the Congress and the state legislatures and by giving power to corporations over citizens. By erecting a "free trade" zone in the U.S., corporations and their champions on the Supreme Court have seen to it that "we do not have a chance of building a democracy." 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)

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)

2013 E-Discovery and Information Governance National Institute.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8902.E42 E353 2013
Publisher: American Bar Association, Section of Science & Technology Law and Center for Professional Development,


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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)

Medieval animal trials : justice for all / Patrick J.J. Phillips.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC65 .P48 2013
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press,


In Europe as early as the 13th century and as late as the 16th century, non-human animals including rats, pigs, horses, and dogs were tried for criminal activities. This book examines how this rather arcane practice is to be understood because it is true that today no animals are formally prosecuted for crimes in courts of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Transnational crime and human rights : responses to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong subregion / Susan Kneebone and Julie Debeljak.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNC982.H86 K58 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


This text offers an evaluation of responses to the transnational crime of human trafficking and governance of the issue through a case study of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which comprises Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Find out more (catalog link)

International criminal justice at the Yugoslav tribunal : a judge's recollection / Mohamed Shahabuddeen.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1203.A2 S53 2012
Publisher:


Bringing together Judge Shahabuddeen's thoughts on the Tribunal on which he served for many years, this book provides an insider's account of the development of international criminal law at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Judge Shahabuddeen, a respected figure in international law, also assesses its legacy. Find out more (catalog link)

Non-state actors, soft law and protective regimes : from the margins / edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1293 .N66 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


By offering critical perspectives of normative developments within international law, this volume of essays unites academics from various disciplines to address concerns regarding the interpretation and application of international law in context. The authors present common challenges within international criminal law, human rights, environmental law and trade law, and point to unintended risks and consequences, in particular for vulnerable interests such as women and the environment. Omissions within normative or institutional frameworks are highlighted and the importance of addressing accountability of state and non-state actors for violations or regressions of minimum protection guarantees is underscored. Overall, it advocates harmonisation over fragmentation, pursuant to the aspiration of asserting the interests of our collective humanity without necessarily advocating an international constitutional order. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Human cloning : four fallacies and their legal consequences / Kerry Lynn Macintosh.

Location: lax
Call #: QH442.2 .M253 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Since Dolly the sheep was born, controversy has swirled around the technology of cloning. We recoil at the prospect of human copies, manufactured men and women, nefarious impersonators and resurrections of the dead. Such reactions have serious legal consequences: lawmakers have banned stem cell research along with the cloning of babies. But what if our minds have been playing tricks on us? What if everything we thought we knew about human cloning is rooted in intuition rather than fact? Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences is a rollicking ride through science, psychology, and the law. Drawing on sources ranging from science fiction films to the Congressional Record, this book unmasks the role that psychological essentialism has played in bringing about cloning bans. It explains how hidden intuitions have caused conservatives and liberals to act contrary to their own most cherished ideals and values. Find out more (catalog link)

Ethical oversight of learning health care systems.

Location: lax
Call #: R723.7 .E83 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell,


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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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Alzheimer's disease and dementia : a comparison of international approaches : report of the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate pursuant to S. Res. 81, sec. 17(d), March 2, 2011, resolution authorizing a study of the problems of aged and agin

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 1.1/5:112-254
Publisher:


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Lawless capitalism : the subprime crisis and the case for an economic rule of law / Steven A. Ramirez.

Location: lax
Call #: HB3717 2008 .R36 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


The subprime mortgage crisis has been blamed on many: the Bush Administration, Bernie Madoff, the financial industry, overzealous housing developers. Yet little scrutiny has been placed on the American legal system as a whole, even though parts of that system, such as the laws that regulate high-risk lending, have been dissected to bits and pieces. In this innovative and exhaustive study, Steven A. Ramirez posits that the subprime mortgage crisis, as well as the global macroeconomic catastrophe it spawned, is traceable to a gross failure of law. The rule of law must appropriately channel and constrain the exercise of economic and political power. Used effectively, it ensures that economic opportunity isn't limited to a small group of elites that enjoy growth at the expense of many, particularly those in vulnerable economic situations. In Lawless Capitalism, Ramirez calls for the rule of law to displace crony capitalism. Only through the rule of law, he argues, can capitalism be reconstructed. Find out more (catalog link)

Organized crime in Chicago : beyond the Mafia / Robert M. Lombardo.

Location: lax
Call #: HV6795.C4 L58 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press,


This text offers an explanation for the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded protection to gambling, prostitution, and other vice activity in Chicago and other large American cities, Robert M. Lombardo challenges the dominant belief that organized crime in America is a descendent of the Sicilian Mafia. Find out more (catalog link)

Raoul Wallenberg Institute compilation of human rights instruments / edited by Goran Melander, Gudmundur Alfredsson, Leif Holmstrom.

Location: lax
Call #: K3238 .R36 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an academic institution founded in 1984 at the University of Lund, Sweden, to promote research, training, and academic education in human rights. The first edition of this compilation was published by Martinus Nijhoff as the first volume in the series The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library as a source reference for teachers and students in courses, seminars, and workshops organized by the Institute. The second edition provides texts for 59 treaty and non-treaty instruments that are often cited in such situations. Some are universal and others regional; some general and some specific or specialized; they cover civil, cultural, economic, political, social, and solidarity rights. Find out more (catalog link)

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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International trade in indigenous cultural heritage : legal and policy issues / edited by Christoph B. Graber, Karolina Kuprecht and Jessica C. Lai, Members of i-call, the research centre for communication and art law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .I575 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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Socio-legal approaches to international economic law : text, context, subtext / edited by Amanda Perry-Kessaris.

Location: lax
Call #: K3820 .S634 2013
Publisher:


This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus of socio-legal approaches, noting that they go beyond the text to consider context and, often, subtext. Find out more (catalog link)

Cybersecurity : law and regulation / Uchenna Jerome Orji.

Location: lax
Call #: K564.C6 O75 2012
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers,


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Gender, religion, & family law : theorizing conflicts between women's rights and cultural traditions / edited by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil.

Location: lax
Call #: K670 .G435 2013
Publisher: Brandeis University Press,


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Good death? : law and ethics in practice / edited by Lynn Hagger, Simon Woods.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3410.E88 G66 2013
Publisher: Ashgate,


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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)

Transboundary river governance in the face of uncertainty : the Columbia River Treaty : a project of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance / edited by Barbara Cosens.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ642.C65 A3 2012
Publisher: Oregon State University Press,


The Columbia River Treaty, concluded in 1961 and ratified in 1964, split hydropower and flood control regulation of the river between Canada and the United States. Some of its provisions will expire in 2024, and either country must give ten years' notice of any desired alteration or termination. This book, with contributions from historians, geographers, environmental scientists, and other experts, is intended to facilitate conversation about the impending expiration. Find out more (catalog link)

Aboriginal justice and the Charter : realizing a culturally sensitive interpretation of legal rights / David Leo Milward.

Location: lax
Call #: KE7735 .M55 2012
Publisher: UBC Press,


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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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Law and leadership : integrating leadership studies into the law school curriculum / edited by Paula Monopoli, Susan McCarty.

Location: lax
Call #: KF273 .L39 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book examines whether and how to integrate the theory and practice of leadership studies into legal education and the legal profession. With contributions from legal educators and practitioners, the book defines leadership in the context of the legal profession and explores its challenges in legal academia, private practice, and government. This book includes a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and noted leadership scholar, James MacGregor Burns and a foundational essay by prominent leadership scholar, Georgia Sorenson, one of the founders of the International Leadership Association. Find out more (catalog link)

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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Martin Luther King Jr. and the morality of legal practice : lessons in love and justice / Robert K. Vischer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.K523 V57 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book seeks to reframe our understanding of the lawyer's work by exploring how Martin Luther King Jr. built his advocacy on a coherent set of moral claims regarding the demands of love and justice in light of human nature. King never shirked from staking out challenging claims of moral truth, even while remaining open to working with those who rejected those truths. His example should inspire the legal profession as a reminder that truth-telling, even in a society that often appears morally balkanized, has the capacity to move hearts and minds. At the same time, his example should give the profession pause, for King's success would have been impossible absent his substantive views about human nature and the ends of justice. This book is an effort to reframe our conception of morality's relevance to professionalism through the lens provided by the public and prophetic advocacy of Dr. King. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal cybersecurity : legal considerations and assessments / Ryan I. Brooks and Dorothy E. Kelly, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 F43 2012
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc.,


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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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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)

Diversity and European human rights : rewriting judgments of the ECHR / edited by Eva Brems.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5132 .D58 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Minority rights in China / editors in chief: Li Lin, Li Xixia & Lidija R. Basta Fleiner.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2467.M56 M56 2012
Publisher: Paths International Ltd. ; Social Sciences Academic Press,


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Justice, judocracy and democracy in India : boundaries and breaches / Sudhanshu Ranjan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS2244 .R36 2012
Publisher: Routledge,


This book is an innovative approach to studying ‘judicial activism’ in the Indian context. While discussing the varying roles of the judiciary, it delineates the boundaries of different organs of the State — judiciary, executive and legislature — and highlights the points where these boundaries have been breached. Find out more (catalog link)

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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Law as a tool for empowering women within marital relations : a case study of paternity lawsuits in Egypt / Hind Ahmed Zaki.

Location: lacom
Call #: KRM1749 .A94 2012
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press,


How do women use courts within the context of paternity lawsuits? This study analyzes the challenges that the formal legal approach to empowering women faces once it is translated into everyday socio-legal experiences and court repertoires. It also seeks to trace the pathologies inherent inpersonal status law reform and normal legal practices in Egypt, attesting to the limitations of law as an agent of social change in the private domain of the family. It mainly sheds light on the difficulties of separating formal legal rules from informal social practices. It also explores the problem of paternity claims in Egypt. Adding to growing literature on the use of legal mobilization to advance gender equity, this study offers insights on theoften-neglected role of social norms in court experiences, often leading to unexpected consequences that sometimes defy the intended goals behind policies and legislation. Find out more (catalog link)

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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Interdisciplinary perspectives on international law and international relations : the state of the art / edited by Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Temple University, Mark A. Pollack Temple University.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ3410 .I573 2013
Publisher:


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Counsel misconduct before the International Criminal Court : professional responsibility in international criminal defence / Till Gut.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7408 .G88 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


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Specially protected marine areas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) : the regime for the protection of specific areas of the EEZ for environmental reasons under international law / Thomas Dux.

Location: lax
Call #: KZA1560 .D89 2011
Publisher: Lit ; Global [distributor] ; Transaction Publishers [distributor],


This thesis examines the question of what States are legally empowered to do under international law when they seek to protect certain areas of their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In this context, the regulation of shipping and other human activities under the Law of the Sea Convention and, in particular, the regime for special areas under Article 211(6) of the Convention are addressed. Global and regional instruments containing mechanisms to protect specific areas are discussed and relevant State practice is considered with a view to possible implications on customary international law. Finally, guidance is given as to what States can practically do to protect specific areas of their EEZ for environmental reason. Find out more (catalog link)

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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Intellectual property, human rights and competition : access to essential innovation and technology / Abbe E.L. Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .B784 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This text explores the relationship between intellectual property, competition and human rights. It considers the extent to which they can and must be combined by decision makers, and how this approach can foster innovation in key areas for society - such as pharmaceutical drugs, communications software and technology to combat climate change. Find out more (catalog link)

Nonprofit organizations and the intellectual commons / Jyh-An Lee.

Location: lax
Call #: K1401 .L44 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


Over the past twenty years, a number of nonprofit organizations (NPOs), such as Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation have laid essential building blocks for intellectual-commons as a social movement. Through a detailed description of these NPOs and a series of in-depth interviews with their officials, this book demonstrates that NPOs have provided the social structures that are necessary to support the production of intellectual commons. By illustrating NPOs' role in shaping the commons realm, this book provides a new lens through which to understand the intellectual-commons environment. Protecting intellectual commons has been one of the most important goals of recent innovation and information policies. This book focuses on the NPOs that occupy an increasingly critical and visible position in the intellectual-commons environment in recent years. This detailed study will appeal to academics in intellectual property and internet law, nonprofit organizations, academics and professionals, and those involved in the Free Culture and Open Source Software Movement. Find out more (catalog link)

Disasters, hazards and law / edited by Mathieu Deflem.

Location: lax
Call #: K1980 .D57 2012
Publisher: Emerald,


This volume deals with important social-science issues of law and legal control pertaining to disasters and hazards in a variety of contexts. The orientation of this volume is driven by relevant recent occurrences, such as hurricanes Katrina and Irene in the United States; the 2010 BP oil spill, and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Thematically diverse within the province of the social and behavioral sciences related to law and law-related problems, the chapters in this volume are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Topics addressed include: legal controls pertaining to disaster prevention, response, and mitigation; regulations and policies concerning hazardous conditions; and crime and the control thereof in post-disaster situations Find out more (catalog link)

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 health disputes and disparities : a critical appraisal of international law and population health / Dru Bhattacharya.

Location: lax
Call #: K3260.3 .B43 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Religion, law, and the present water crisis / Richard A. Hughes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3496 .H84 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang,


This work documents current and impending global water shortages and opposes policies of commodification and privatization of water ownership by multinational water corporations. 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)

Law and the question of the animal : a critical jurisprudence / edited by Yoriko Otomo and Ed Mussawir.

Location: lax
Call #: K3620 .L39 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Foreign direct investment and human development : the law and economics of international investment agreements / edited by Olivier De Schutter, Johan F. Swinnen and Jan Wouters.

Location: lax
Call #: K3830 .F67 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The effect on developing countries by the arrival of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a subject of controversy for decades in the development community. This book adopts an interdisciplinary perspective combining insights from international investment law, human rights law and economics. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Frederic Perron-Welch, Christine Frison.

Location: lax
Call #: K3925.B56 L45 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book, the first in a new series that focuses on treaty implementation for sustainable development, examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at national and international levels. The volume provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing key issues under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that affect the further design of national and international law on biosafety, and analyzing recent progress in the development of domestic regulatory regimes for biosafety. It also examines the legal, political, economic, and practical challenges and solutions encountered in recent efforts to develop and implement domestic biosafety regulations, with a focus on developing countries. In the year of the fifth UN Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at the signature of a new Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Liability and Redress, this timely book examines recent developments in biosafety law and policy. Find out more (catalog link)

Natural law foundations of modern social theory : a quest for universalism / Daniel Chernilo.

Location: lax
Call #: K460 .C55 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


After several decades in which it became a prime target for critique, universalism remains one of the most important issues in social and political thought. Daniel Chernilo reassesses social theory's universalistic orientation and explains its origins in natural law theory, using an impressive array of classical and contemporary sources that include, among others, Habermas, Leo Strauss, Weber, Marx, Hegel, Rousseau and Hobbes. The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory challenges previous accounts of the rise of social theory, recovers a strong idea of humanity, and revisits conventional arguments on sociology's relationship to modernity, the enlightenment and natural law. It reconnects social theory to its scientific and philosophical roots, its descriptive and normative tasks and its historical and systematic planes. Chernilo's defense of universalism for contemporary social theory will surely engage students of sociology, political theory and moral philosophy alike. Find out more (catalog link)

Intersections of law and culture / edited by Priska Gisler, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland; Sara Steinert Borella, Franklin College, Switzerland; Caroline Wiedmer, Franklin College, Switzerland.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.C8 I685 2012
Publisher:


An inter-disciplinary, international collection that examines the mutual influences between law and culture through a series of sophisticated case studies showing how cultural phenomena are brought under legal regulation, how laws are resisted through cultural practices, and how those practices shape the way in which law is understood and applied. 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)

Active citizenship and disability : implementing the personalisation of support / Andrew Power, Janet E. Lord, Allison S. DeFranco.

Location: lax
Call #: K637 .P69 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book provides an international comparative study of the implementation of disability rights law and policy focused on the emerging principles of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how these principles have been enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how different jurisdictions have implemented them to enable meaningful engagement and participation by persons with disabilities in society. Find out more (catalog link)

Reconceptualizing children's rights in international development : living rights, social justice, translations / edited by Karl Hanson, Olga Nieuwenhuys.

Location: lax
Call #: K639 .R435 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Building on recent human rights scholarship, childhood studies and child rights programming, this conceptual framework on children's rights proposes three key-notions: living rights, or the lived experiences in which rights take shape; social justice, or the shared normative beliefs that make rights appear legitimate for those who struggle to get them recognised; and translations, or the complex flux between different beliefs and perspectives on rights and their codification. By exploring the relationships between these three concepts, the realities and complexities of children's rights are highlighted. The framework is critical of approaches to children as passive targets of good intentions and aims to disclose how children craft their own conceptions and practices of rights. The contributions offer important insights into new ways of thinking and research within this emerging field. Find out more (catalog link)

New law and ethics in mental health advance directives : the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the right to choose / Penelope Weller.

Location: lax
Call #: K640 .W45 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The recognition of positive rights and the growing impact of human rights principles has recently orchestrated a number of reforms in mental health law, bringing increasing entitlement to an array of health services. In this book, Weller considers the relationship between human rights and mental health law, and the changing attitudes which have led to the recognition of a right to demand treatment internationally. Find out more (catalog link)

Women and transitional justice : the experience of women as participants / edited by Lisa Yarwood.

Location: lax
Call #: K644 .W6417 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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Battered women, their children, and international law : the unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention / Taryn Lindhorst, Jeffrey L. Edleson.

Location: lax
Call #: K707 .L56 2012
Publisher: Northeastern University Press,


An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children Find out more (catalog link)

Logic of law making in Islam : women and prayer in the legal tradition / Behnam Sadeghi, Stanford University.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP144 .S227 2013
Publisher:


This pioneering study examines the process of reasoning in Islamic law. Some of the key questions addressed here include whether sacred law operates differently from secular law, why laws change or stay the same and how different cultural and historical settings impact the development of legal rulings. In order to explore these questions, the author examines the decisions of thirty jurists from the largest legal tradition in Islam: the Hanafi school of law. He traces their rulings on the question of women and communal prayer across a very broad period of time – from the eighth to the eighteenth century – to demonstrate how jurists interpreted the law and reconciled their decisions with the scripture and the sayings of the Prophet. The result is a fascinating overview of how Islamic law has evolved and the thinking behind individual rulings. 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)

Religious lessons : Catholic sisters and the captured schools crisis in New Mexico / Kathleen Holscher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.Z45 H65 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book tells the story of Zellers v. Huff, which challenged Catholic religious employed in public schools in 1948. The "Dixon case," as it was known nationally, was the most famous in a series of midcentury lawsuits, all targeting what opponents provocatively dubbed "captive schools." Spearheaded by Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the publicity campaign built around Zellers drew on centuries-old rhetoric of Catholiccaptivity to remind Americans about the threat of Catholic power in the post-War era, and the danger Catholic sisters dressed in full habits posed to American education. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Copyright questions and answers for information professionals : from the columns of Against the Grain / Laura N. Gasaway.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3030.1 .G375 2013
Publisher: Purdue University Press,


With expert answers to real questions asked by librarians over the last 15 years, this book presents updated versions of the popular copyright Q & A column from Against the Grain, the leading periodical in acquisitions librarianship. The author, Laura N. "Lolly" Gasaway, is the Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has selected the questions and answers that have general applicability and then arranged them into logical chapters, each prefaced by a short introduction to the topic. Because it is written in an accessible and clear style, readers may want to review the entire work, or they can just access specific answers as they need them, thanks to a detailed index. Find out more (catalog link)

Democracy of sound : music piracy and the remaking of American copyright in the twentieth century / Alex Sayf Cummings.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3035 .C86 2013
Publisher:


Democracy of Sound tells the story of the pirates, radicals, jazzbos, Deadheads, and DJs who challenged the record industry for control of recorded sound throughout the twentieth century. A political and cultural history, it shows how the primacy of "intellectual property" gradually eclipsed an American political tradition that was suspicious of monopolies and favored free competition. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media and the law : a guidebook for communication students and professionals / edited by Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.A9 S625 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But, to what extent do communications put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits by using these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? This book explores these questions and more. 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)

Is the American constitution obsolete? / edited by Thomas J. Main.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .I7 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Americans revere their Constitution but are disturbed by growing signs of political dysfunction. We have placed in the White House candidates who have not won a majority of the popular vote. In this time of war, fears of an imperial presidency persist. Gridlock prevents reform in arms control, immigration, and other vital areas. An economic crisis generates fears that the system may not be able to respond effectively. Can we solve the problems we face under the current Constitution or does the 21st Century call for a new Magna Carta? These questions are debated by a group of distinguished contributors that includes: Akhil Amar (Yale Law School), Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Stephen Macedo (Princeton University), Larry J. Sabato (University of Virginia), and others. Among the topics debated here are: does the constitution encourage gridlock?; judicial review and democracy; an imperial presidency?; and race and the Constitution. Is the American Constitution Obsolete? is the most comprehensive one-volume debate on the pros and cons of our basic law and is ideal reading for courses that cover the Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

What is parenthood? : contemporary debates about the family / edited by Linda C. McClain, Daniel Cere.

Location: lax
Call #: KF540 .W52 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


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Laws of nature : reflections on the evolution of ecosystem management law and policy / edited by Kalyani Robbins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5505 .L39 2013
Publisher: University Of Akron Press,


This timely collection is written by an interdisciplinary array of law professors, who specialize in legal and policy issues surrounding ecosystem management, and scholars and practitioners in areas such as environmental policy and planning, conservation, economics, and biology, and explores why ecosystems must be valued and managed in their own right. We cannot simply hope ecosystems will benefit from legislation focused on other environmental and natural resource protections, such as those for wildlife, trees, air, and water. An ecosystem, a community of organisms together with their physical environment, viewed as a system of interacting and interdependent relationships, has its own intricate administrative issues. The Laws of Nature investigates how ecosystems function, their value to humans and wildlife, and what factors affect their survival. This analysis id coupled with cutting-edge theories and regulatory proposals from legal scholars who study ecosystem questions. In the end, a thorough and multidisciplinary understanding of the importance of ecosystems is presented. 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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Mental disability and the death penalty : the shame of the states / Michael L. Perlin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9227.C2 P47 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield,


Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using real life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change. Find out more (catalog link)

Latin American company law.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG320 .L38 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


The two volumes of Latin American Company Law aim to create a better understanding of Latin America's company law as a tool for harnessing development capital, local and foreign, and for developing a broader class of traders, investors, lenders and corporate managers. In pursuing these goals, the authors and editors share a belief in a comparative analysis that the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NLCIFT) refers to as 'contextual': legal institutions are examined not only in light of the legal system to which they belong but also as a product of their normative purposes and socio-economic environment. Thus, prospective investors in and lenders to Latin America as well as their legal and economic advisors will learn about the legal and cultural or institutional obstacles to capital formation and financing, especially at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Find out more (catalog link)

Search engine freedom : on the implications of the right to freedom of expression for the legal governance of web search engines / Joris van Hoboken.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC164.C65 H63 2012
Publisher:


An exploration of how search media can be incorporated into freedom of expression doctrine, as well as media and communications law and policy more generally. It develops a theory of the legal relations between national governments and search media providers, and between end-users and information providers. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal dimension in Cold-War interactions : some notes from the field / edited by Tatiana Borisova, William Simons.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC510.A15 L39 no.62
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Given their relationship to political rhetoric, myths of the Cold War certainly matter today; the legal field is no exception. Although Cold-War studies remains a blooming field, its legal dimensions have not been sufficiently developed. Only recently have legal scholars begun to embark upon research in law and the Cold War and how this area is regarded nowadays, both explicitly implicitly. Preliminary results show that, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, knowledge of law of the Other was encapsulated within two main frameworks: ideological and pragmatic. How did these approaches interrelate and influence one another? Can pure knowledge strictly be divided from contextual conditions? The chapters in this volume present retrospective accounts of actors who have been involved in the circulation of knowledge through the Curtain and, also, research on recent political and legal phenomena echoing the Cold-War discourse. Find out more (catalog link)

Indigenous (in)justice : human rights law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev / edited by Ahmad Amara, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2107.M56 I53 2012
Publisher: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School : Distributed by Harvard University Press,


Indigenous (In)Justice explores legal and human rights issues surrounding the Bedouin Arab population in Israel’s Naqab/Negev desert. With contributions from international scholars, including United Nations officials, the volume examines the economic and social rights of indigenous peoples within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and fair work in China / Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph and Ying Zhu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ1270 .C66 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several hundred thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes. Starting from its beginnings in the Republican period the book traces the evolution of the law of work in modern China right up to the reforms of the present day. It goes on to consider the structure of Chinese work law, drawing on both Chinese and Western scholarship to provide new insights into its unique features and assess where the law is innovative and where it is stagnant and unresponsive. Finally, the authors explore the various legal and extra-legal techniques successive Chinese governments have adopted to enforce employment law and the responses of firms, workers and organizations to these practices. Find out more (catalog link)

Modern Chinese legal reform : new perspectives / edited by Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ2020 .M63 2013
Publisher:


This title is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and society in Korea / edited by Hyunah Yang.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPA465 .L39 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


This book sets out a panoramic view of law and society studies in South Korea, considering the factors that have made this post-colonial war-torn country economically and politically successful. The contributors examine societal and historical conditions that are reflected in (or that were shaped by) the law, through a variety of lenses; including law and development, law and politics, colonialism and gender, past wrongdoings, public interest lawyering, and judicial reform. In dismantling the historical specificity of the way in which Korea studies are universally framed the contributions provide novel views, theories and information about South Korean law and society. Incorporating various perspectives and methodologies, and demonstrating a finely crafted application of general theory to specific issues, this compendium will prove insightful to law scholars and researchers looking to widen their perspective and broaden their knowledge on law and society in Korea. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal reform and business contracts in developing economies : trust, culture, and law in Dakar / Julie Paquin.

Location: lacom
Call #: KTG920 .P37 2012
Publisher: Ashgate Pub.,


This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform programs. Utilizing the city of Dakar as an example, this book investigates the consequences of this lack of fit between local needs and transplanted legal models by examining the potential and actual impact of the OHADA program of law reform on local business practices. Focusing on how managers make decisions and apply appropriate norms in routine business operations, the book documents how contractual disputes arise and are solved in Dakar and the role played by formal law in these processes. By examining imported law from the point of view of the end-users of legal reforms, the book reveals the complex relationship between formal law, local cultural norms and the activities of SMEs operating in developing economies, and calls for a reconsideration of current law and development theory as well as the role of contract law in business decisions. 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)

Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. 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)

Destroying Libya and world order : the three-decade U.S. campaign to reverse the Qaddafi revolution / by Francis A. Boyle.

Location: lax
Call #: E183.8.L75 B68 2013
Publisher: Clarity Press,


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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)

Justice for earthlings : essays in political philosophy / David Miller.

Location: lax
Call #: JA71 .M4565 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the past few decades social changes have impacted how we understand justice, as societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally. Much philosophical thought, however, seems to proceed in isolation from these developments. While philosophers from Plato onwards have portrayed justice as an abstract, universal ideal, Miller argues that principles of justice are always rooted in particular social contexts, and connects these ideas to the changing conditions of human life. In this important contribution to political philosophy, it is argued that philosophers need to pay more attention to the way that people actually think about what's fair, and only defend principles that are feasible to apply in the real world. To understand equality of opportunity, for example, we must explore the cultural constraints that people face when presented with life choices. Justice for Earthlings also explains how national boundaries make justice at global level different from social justice. Find out more (catalog link)

Judicial reconstruction and the rule of law : reassessing military intervention in Iraq and beyond / by Angeline Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: K3171 .L49 2012
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Pub.,


The idea of building a blueprint `rule of law' through military intervention has seized the imagination of practitioners and theorists alike in the past decade of peacebuilding operations, and an emphasis on simultaneous judicial reconstruction and security sector reform has emerged as their central strategy. This work, in a fresh approach based on recent military operations in Iraq and beyond, challenges both the universality of the blueprint and the doctrinal assumption that institutional reform by military interveners builds peace and legitimacy. In a comprehensive review, the essential role of the community in developing its own relationship with law, while interveners refocus exclusively on restoring public security using their extraordinary powers under international humanitarian law, emerges as the only future for `rule of law operations.' Find out more (catalog link)

Interrelation between the right to identity of minorities and their socio-economic participation / edited by Kristin Henrard.

Location: lax
Call #: K3242 .I59 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Drawing on various disciplines and case studies from several corners of the world, this volume offers insights about the breadth and complexity of the (inter)relation between the socio-economic participation of minorities and their right to (respect for) identity. 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)

Cassese's international criminal law.

Location: lax
Call #: K5000 .C37 2013
Publisher:


This is an account of the principles governing international criminal law. Adopting a combination of common law and theoretical approaches, it expounds the fundamentals of the subject, providing a theoretical framework to the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs. Find out more (catalog link)

Victims of environmental harm : rights, recognition and redress under national and international law / Matthew Hall.

Location: lax
Call #: K5278 .H35 2013
Publisher:


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Directors' duties and shareholder litigation in the wake of the financial crisis / edited by Joan Loughrey.

Location: lax
Call #: KD2089 .D57 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited,


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Excelling in law school : a complete approach / Jason C. Miller.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF272 .M548 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business,


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Mobilizing the press : defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court / Eric B. Easton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2750 .E73 2012
Publisher:


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Visible invisibility : women of color in Fortune 500 legal departments / ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.M56 V57 2013
Publisher: ABA Commission on Women in the Profession,


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Lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis / Steven J. Harper.

Location: lax
Call #: KF300 .H3687 2013
Publisher: Basic Books,


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American legal profession in crisis : resistance and responses to change / James E. Moliterno.

Location: lax
Call #: KF300 .M648 2013
Publisher:


The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. James E. Moliterno demonstrates how the profession has held to its anachronistic ways at key crisis points in US history. Ultimately, he urges the profession to look outward and forward to find in society and culture the causes and connections with these periodic crises, and indoing so, to grow with the society it claims to serve. Find out more (catalog link)

Time and workplace management for lawyers / Amy L. Jarmon.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF315 .J37 2013
Publisher:


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Successes and failures of whistleblower laws / Robert G. Vaughn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3471 .V38 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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

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


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It's the law! : pets, animals, and the law / William J. Wynn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.A5 W96 2002
Publisher: Doral Pub.,


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Hazardous materials compliance for public research organizations : a case study / Nicolas A. Valcik.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3945 .V35 2013
Publisher:


This title is a case study of one university's policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal structure and regulatory environment. The author's presentation is no-holds-barred, using interviews, archival documentation, and unobtrusive observations as a participant where the research institution was at times noncompliant with the new federal guidelines. This book provides a better understanding of the issues that research organizations face when contending with the new federal legislation on HAZMAT. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Law and the quest for justice / edited by Marjorie S. Zatz, Doris Marie Provine, James P. Walsh.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749.A2 L39 2013
Publisher: Quid Pro Books,


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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)

Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation / Hoang Gia Phan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF482 .P49 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this study of literature and law from the Constitutional founding through the Civil War, Hoang Gia Phan demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labour. Bonds of Citizenship illuminates the historical tensions between the legal paradigms of citizenship and contract, and in the emergence of free labour ideology in American culture. Phan argues that in the age of Emancipation the cultural attributes of free personhood became identified with the legal rights and privileges of the citizen, and that individual freedom thus became identified with the nation-state. Situated at the nexus of literary criticism, legal studies, and labour history, Bonds of Citizenship challenges the founding fiction of a pro-slavery Constitution central to American letters and legal culture. Find out more (catalog link)

Oxford introductions to U.S. law. Family law / Brian H. Bix.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF505 .B59 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them. 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)

Criminal law and its processes : cases and materials / [compiled] by Monrad G. Paulsen, Sanford H. Kadish.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9218 .P38X
Publisher: Little, Brown,


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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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Illinois juvenile law and practice, 2013 / general editor: Lawrence Schlam ; chapter authors, Maryam Ahmad ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1795.A6 I44 2013
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Protection of fundamental rights in the EU after Lisbon / edited by Sybe de Vries, Ulf Bernitz and Stephen Weatherill.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5132.A8 P765 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


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Religion, rights and secular society : European perspectives / edited by Peter Cumper, Tom Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE5156 .R45 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar,


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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)

EU competition law and liberal professions : an uneasy relationship? / by Ida E. Wendt.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE7032 .W46 2013
Publisher:


Drawing on the fundamental principles of EU competition law, this book comprehensively reassesses the authority and democratic legitimacy of self- and state regulation of liberal professions, and ultimately challenges the use of a diffuse public interest concept in professional regulation. Find out more (catalog link)

EU Internet law / Andrej Savin, associate professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Location: lax
Call #: KJE959.5.C65 S28 2013
Publisher:


Primarily intended as an overview of the state of Internet law in the European Union, this text also serves as a critical evaluation of the EU's policy and governance methods. The issues discussed range from electronic commerce, data and consumer protection - where innovative approaches work in the single market context - to controversial areas such as digital copyright or cyber-crime where American influences are more clearly visible. 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)

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : the law, process and practice / Marco Odello and Francesco Seatzu.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ5058.E26 O324 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


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International law and civil wars : intervention and consent / Eliav Lieblich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6368 .L54 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


This volume examines the international law of forcible intervention in civil wars, focusing on the question of the consent of one of the parties to the conflict as a legitimizing factor for an external action. Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate target : a criteria-based approach to targeted killing / Amos N. Guiora.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6373.2 .G85 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Legitimate Target, A Criteria Based Approach to Targeted Killing, Amos Guiora proposes that targeted killing decisions must reflect consideration of four distinct elements: law, policy, morality, and operational details, thus ensuring that it complies with principles of domestic and international laws. 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)

'Crimes against peace' and international law / Kirsten Sellars.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7140 .S45 2013
Publisher:


In 1946, the judges at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg declared 'crimes against peace' - the planning, initiation or waging of aggressive wars - to be 'the supreme international crime'. At the time, the prosecuting powers heralded the charge as being a legal milestone, but it later proved to be an anomaly arising from the unique circumstances of the post-war period. This study traces the idea of criminalising aggression, from its origins after the First World War, through its high-water mark at the post-war tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, to its abandonment during the Cold War. Today, a similar charge - the 'crime of aggression' - is being mooted at the International Criminal Court, so the ideas and debates that shaped the original charge of 'crimes against peace' assume new significance and offer valuable insights to lawyers, policy-makers and scholars engaged in international law and international relations. Find out more (catalog link)

War and war crimes : the military, legitimacy, and success in armed conflict / James Gow.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .G69 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press,


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Slavery in international law : of human exploitation and trafficking / by Jean Allain.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7155 .A43 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Slavery in International Law sets out the law related to slavery and lesser servitudes, including forced labour and debt bonda thus developing an overall understanding of the term human exploitation, which is at the heart of the definition of trafficking. Find out more (catalog link)

Looting and rape in wartime : law and change in international relations / Tuba Inal.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7162 .I53 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Find out more (catalog link)

Deluxe : how luxury lost its luster / Dana Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: HD9999.L852 T46 2007
Publisher: Penguin Press,


Thomas, the style and cultural reporter for "Newsweek," takes a hard-hitting look at the world of new luxury, and argues that globalization and corporate greed have ensured that old-time manufacturing has bowed to sweatshops and wild profits to produce mediocre merchandise. 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)

Felony disenfranchisement in America : historical origins, institutional racism, and modern consequences / Katherine Irene Pettus.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1846 .P48 2013
Publisher: State University of New York Press,


Here, Katherine Irene Pettus draws on philosophy, history, law, and punishment theory to make the compelling argument that state disenfranchisement policies have collective moral and political significance that transcends the personal tragedy of being legally deprived of full citizenship status. Find out more (catalog link)

Objectivity in law and legal reasoning / edited by Jaakko Husa and Mark van Hoecke.

Location: lax
Call #: K212 .B46 2011
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


This text questions critically, in novel ways and from various perspectives, the possibilities of objectivity of legal theory in the 21st century. It transpires that legal theory is unavoidably confronted with varying conceptions of law, underlying ideologies, approaches to legal method, argumentation and discourse etc., which limit the possibilities of 'objectivity' in law and in legal reasoning. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Althusser and law / edited by Laurent de Sutter.

Location: lax
Call #: K230.A445 A67 2013
Publisher:


Althusser & Law is the first book specifically dedicated to the place of law in Louis Althussers philosophy. The growing importance of Althussers philosophy in contemporary debates on the left has - for practical and political, as well theoretical reasons - made a sustained consideration of his conception of law more necessary than ever. 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)

Old bridge of Mostar and increasing respect for cultural property in armed conflict / by Jadranka Petrovic.

Location: lax
Call #: K3791 .P48 2013
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers,


Although it is precious to all humanity, including future generations, cultural property is targeted wilfully during armed conflict. In the litany of other war crimes the wilful destruction of cultural property is pushed from centre stage. The deliberate destruction of the Old Bridge of Mostar is emblematic of tragedies wrought on priceless cultural objects internationally. Drawing on the relevant rules of international humanitarian law and the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, this book analyses the normative implications of the deliberate targeting and destruction of the Old Bridge and also examines enforcement efforts in order to identify issues relating to international legal protection of cultural property arising from this incident. 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)

Intuitions of justice and the utility of desert / Paul H. Robinson.

Location: lax
Call #: K5001 .R64 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Research suggests that people of all demographics have nuanced and sophisticated notions of justice. Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert sketches the contours of a wide range of lay judgments of justice, touching many if not most of the issues that penal code drafters or policy makers must face. Find out more (catalog link)

Captured by evil : the idea of corruption in law / Laura S. Underkuffler.

Location: lax
Call #: K5261 .U55 2013
Publisher:


One of the most powerful words in the English language, 'corruption' is also one of the most troubled concepts in law. According to Laura Underkuffler, it is a concept based on religiously revealed ideas of good and evil. But the notion of corruption defies the ordinary categories by which law defines crimes - categories that punish acts, not character, and that eschew punishment on the basis of religion and emotion. Drawing on contemporary examples, Underkuffler explores the implications and dangers of maintaining such an archaic concept at the heart of criminal law. 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)

Arc of due process in American constitutional law / E. Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont and Toni M. Massaro, Regent's Professor and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Arizona.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4765 .S85 2013
Publisher:


Sullivan and Massaro describe the intricate history of what are currently considered due process rights, and maintain that modern constitutional theory and practice must adhere to it. The authors focus on the origins and contemporary uses of due process principles in American constitutional law, while offering an overarching description of the factors or normative concepts that allow courts to invalidate a government action on the grounds of due process. 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)

Puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court / Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C674 2013
Publisher:


The U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided along ideological lines, it's commonly assumed that the Court routinely hands down equally-divided decisions. Yet the justices actually issue unanimous decisions in approximately one third of the cases they decide. Drawing on data from the U.S. Supreme Court database, internal court documents, and the justices' private papers,The Puzzle of Unanimity provides the first comprehensive account of how the Court reaches consensus. Find out more (catalog link)

Roberts Court : the struggle for the constitution / Marcia Coyle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C69 2013
Publisher:


Marcia Coyles brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions--concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began--the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene--and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Find out more (catalog link)

American juries : the verdict / Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .V53 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books,


Vidmar and Hans review over 50 years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system. They place the jury system in its historical and contemporary context giving the stories behind important trials while providing fact-based answers to critical questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Little Rock crisis : a constitutional interpretation / Tony Freyer.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA3992.2 .F73 1984
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


Many people have recorded and analyzed the painful transition from racial segregation to racial integration in the US, but none has done so with greater objectivity and understanding than Freyer. By creatively narrating the twists and turns of the events surrounding the desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Freyer has added a sound, objective, and highly readable piece to the still incomplete racial integration puzzle. Find out more (catalog link)

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)

Rethinking law and development : the Chinese experience / edited by Guanghua Yu.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ3191 .R48 2013
Publisher: New York : Routledge,


This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and Chinas economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made for stimulating discussion and debate in many controversial areas. Find out more (catalog link)

Handbook of environmental law / P.B. Sahasranaman.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1507 .S24 2012
Publisher:


This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation, wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. 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)

Legal and ethical regulation of biomedical research in developing countries / Remigius N. Nwabueze, University of Southampton, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: KQC698.5 .N88 2013
Publisher:


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Scene of the mass crime : history, film, and international tribunals / edited by Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1168.5 .S34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been crucial both as evidence of atrocity and as the means of publicising the proceedings. But what does film bring to justice? Can law successfully address war crimes, atrocities, genocide? This book answers these questions and many more. 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)

Making of an American high school : the credentials market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939 / David F. Labaree.

Location: lax
Call #: LD7501.P492 L33 1988
Publisher: Yale University Press,


This prize-winning book analyzes the origins and development of Central High School, the first public high school in Philadelphia and a model for secondary schools elsewhere. Using Central as a case study, David F. Labaree argues that the American public high school is the product of the struggle between egalitarianism and meritocracy that is endemic to a democratic society. Find out more (catalog link)

Shakespeare and the law : a conversation among disciplines and professions / edited by Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier.

Location: lax
Call #: PR3028 .S533 2013
Publisher:


Shakespeare and the Law opens with three essays that provide useful frameworks for approaching the topic, offering perspectives on law and literature that emphasize both the continuities and contrasts between the two fields. In its second section, the book considers Shakespeare's awareness of common law thinking and common law practice through examinations of Measure for Measure and Othello. Building and expanding on this question, the third part inquires into Shakespeare's general attitudes toward legal systems. 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)

Legal mobilization under authoritarianism : the case of post-colonial Hong Kong / Waikeung Tam.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNQ9307 .T36 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Legal mobilisation is the process by which individuals invoke their legal rights and use litigation to defend or develop these rights against the government. Waikeung Tam uses the case study of post-colonial Hong Kong to examine how and why it arises under authoritarian regimes. Find out more (catalog link)

Biglaw : how to survive the first two years of practice in a mega-firm, or, the art of doc review / Sarah Powell.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF300 .P69 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Powell provides the reader a unique window onto an associate's day-by-day life in an elite firm, while showing how the details make a harrowing kind of sense in the light of these firms' structure and modes of operation. Neither an expose nor a whitewash, her book employs telling anecdotes and savvy advice in crafting an informed and intensely practical guide to survival as an associate in Biglaw. But her insights into elite law practice will be of equal interest to anyone seeking to understand one of our society's most powerful institutions. 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)

Speech and harm : controversies over free speech / edited by Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .S67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Most liberal societies are committed to free speech, but there is evidence that some kinds of speech can be harmful in ways that are detrimental to important liberal values, such as social inequality. This volume draws on a range of approaches to explore the problem and determine what should be done about allegedly harmful speech. Find out more (catalog link)

Memory and transitional justice in Argentina and Uruguay : against impunity / Francesca Lessa.

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Call #: JC599.A7 L47 2013
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Existing memory studies literature has tended to focus on commemorative sites and dates while transitional justice scholarship has primarily centered on truth commissions, trials, and reparations. This book explores the interaction between memory and transitional justice and develops a theoretical framework for bringing these two fields of study together through the concept of critical junctures. Focusing on post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, Francesca Lessa uses critical junctures to track and explain moments of change. She traces and analyzes across time the dynamic evolution of and shifts in transitional justice policies and the emergence and replacement of dominant memory narratives in the context of enduring struggles for justice and against impunity. 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)

Conflicts in the knowledge society : the contentious politics of intellectual property / Sebastian Haunss.

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Call #: K1401 .H38 2013
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Combining a theoretical perspective with in-depth empirical studies, Sebastian Haunss discusses how conflicts over intellectual property issues such as access to medicines, the emergence of Pirate Parties and the creation of Creative Commons are linked to more general social conflicts in the knowledge society. 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.,