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- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Law touches every aspect of our daily lives, and yet the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system remain obscure to many. This Very Short Introduction provides a clear, jargon-free account of modern legal systems, explaining how the law works both in the Western tradition and around the world. - ;Law underlies our society - it protects... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
Professor Raymond Wacks is a leading international expert on privacy. For more than three decades he has published numerous books and articles on this controversial subject.Privacy is a fundamental value that is under attack from several quarters. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, the monitoring of employees,... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1999; US$ 40.00
The 21 essays in this important new collection consider these, and many other, questions. The first part examines several problems that lie at the heart of the Basic Law's promise of legal continuity. Hong Kong's economic order and its legal buttresses are analysed in Part 2, while the essays in Part 3 trace the shifts in social values as reflected... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2000; US$ 38.00
The extent to which the law ought to preserve a distinctly private realm is a pressing concern in our surveillance society in which personal information is increasingly collected, transferred, and stored. more...
- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy. more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, online security, the monitoring of employees, the uses of DNA ? to name a few ? all raise fundamental questions about our right to privacy. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Raymond Wacks includes a number of recent changes and considers the future of privacy in society. more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Law touches every aspect of our daily lives, and yet the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system remain obscure to many. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, provides a lucid, accessible guide to modern legal systems, explaining how the law works across our contemporary digital world. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
A critical examination of the balance between the freedom of the media and the legal protection of privacy, this book examines the struggle to reconcile privacy and freedom of expression in the face of the increasingly sensationalist media, and the relentless advances in technology. more...