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  • The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Lawby Andrea Barnes

    Wiley 2005; US$ 65.00

    The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law is a groundbreaking book that presents legal and psychological perspectives on how society has responded to the most vital (and often controversial) contemporary women's issues. The Handbook covers such important topics as abortion, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, employment discrimination,... more...

  • European Union Law for the Twenty-First Century: Volume 2by Takis Tridimas; Paolisa Nebbia

    Hart Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 113.40

    This book, to be published in two volumes, is based on the contributions made to the W.G. Hart Workshop 2003. It contains more than forty contributions by leading experts seeking to assess the state of development of EU law some fifty years after the establishment of the Communities and contribute to the current debate on the European Constitution.... more...

  • Gender, Culture and Human Rights by Siobhán Mullally

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 91.80

    Argues that feminism must return to the universal and reconstruct the theory and practice of human rights. This work offers discourse ethics and its post-metaphysical defence of universalism as a key to this process of reconstruction. The implications of discourse ethics and the possibility of reclaiming universalism are also explored. more...

  • The First Women Lawyersby Mossman Mary Jane

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 57.60

    Reveals how a number of quite different women engaged with ideas of gender and legal professionalism at the turn of the twentieth century. By situating women's claims for admission to the bar within this context in different jurisdictions, this study examines the intersection of historical ideas about gender and about legal professionalism. more...

  • Precarious Work, Women, and the New Economyby Judy Fudge; Rosemary Owens

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 52.20

    Globalisation, the shift from manufacturing to services as a source of employment, and the spread of information-based systems and technologies have given birth to a new economy, which emphasises flexibility in the labour market and in employment relations. These changes have led to the erosion of the standard (industrial) employment relationship and... more...

  • Women in the World's Legal Professionsby Ulrike Schultz; Gisela Shaw

    Hart Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 68.40

    Women lawyers,less than a century ago still almost a contradiction in terms, have come to stay. Who are they? Where are they? What impact have they had on the profession that had for so long been a bastion of male domination? These are key questions asked in this first comprehensive study of women in the world?s legal professions. Answers are based... more...

  • Women, Law and Human Rightsby Fareda Banda

    Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 68.40

    Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations. This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. It is therefore important to examine critically the role of law, broadly constructed, in African... more...

  • Safe Abortionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00

    In June 1999, a United Nations General Assembly Special Session reviewed and appraised progress toward implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 1994. At this Special Session, the Governments of the world again recognised unsafe abortion as a major public health concern,... more...

  • Expanding the Horizons of Human Rights Lawby Ineta Ziemele

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The issues in this volume have been high on international agendas during recent years: human rights and the fight against terrorism; the human rights of women; state responsibility to ensure adequate standards of living; and the human rights accountability of transnational corporations. more...

  • Hard Bargainsby Linda Hirshman

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99

    Men and women have always bargained for sex. In Hard Bargains, philosopher-lawyer Linda Hirshman and legal historian Jane Larson provide the first complete analysis of power in heterosexual relationships, combining an eye-opening legal history of sexual regualtion with thought-provoking predictions of what the future might bring. more...