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- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00
E-Commerce is a phenomenon that threads through the whole economy. Its rapid development and the increasing importance of the Internet have led to fundamental changes in the whole services sector. This applies in particular to financial services. The work deals with the legal aspects of this development, as well as those pertaining to legal policy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
It is widely believed that autocratic regimes cannot limit their power through institutions of their own making. This book presents a surprising challenge to this view. It demonstrates that the Chilean armed forces were constrained by institutions of their own design. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00
This study offers a new theoretical framework for understanding how institutional instability affects judicial behavior under dictatorship and democracy. In stark contrast to conventional wisdom, the central findings of the book contradict the longstanding assumption that only independent judges rule against the government of the day. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00
The effect of social inequality, political influence, and institutional design on the effectiveness of Latin American legal systems. more...
- Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 19.95
Dilemmas of Modernity provides a new framework for understanding Bolivia's contested present through the study of local encounters with transnational law, liberalism, and the institutions and agents of development. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 63.00
The debate on a market-based economy has now entered a new phase in Brazil, addressing the broader context of quality regulation and the reduction of regulatory risk. The improved macroeconomic situation and the progress made by the sectoral regulatory agencies have paid off, and there is also wider social participation in the improvement of the regulatory... more...
- ILO Publications 2003; US$ 25.00
Describes the relationship between the labour market, social protection and poverty. Examines the role of labour market policy, minimum wage and small enterprises on reducing poverty and promoting decent work. Investigates social security coverage in health, retirement and pension benefits and reviews plans for reforming the social security system. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 83.00
Since 1943, the lives of Brazilian working people and their employers have been governed by the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT). Seen as the end of an exclusively repressive approach, the CLT was long hailed as one of the world's most advanced bodies of social legislation. In Drowning in Laws , John D. French examines the juridical origins of the... more...
- A&C Black 2010; US$ 58.50
Brazil is one of the world's most productive crucibles for new ideas and practices in innovation and collaboration. This meticulously researched book provides a sweeping tour of the issues arising form that leadership. Jonathan Zittrain - Professor, Harvard Law School. "As policy makers around the world grapple with how to configure their... more...