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  • Legal Systems of the Worldby Herbert M. Kritzer

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 385.00

    Legal Systems of the World is the only comprehensive reference work that covers the legal systems of every nation on earth, every state in the Union, and every province of Canada. Is Common Law really all that common around the world? Is a defendant innocent until proven guilty in Romania? How does the court system of California stack up against the... more...

  • Influence and Powerby Ruth Zimmerling

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book will be of interest to legal, political and other social theorists/philosophers. Unique in its topics as well as in its approach, the book takes substantial steps towards answering essential questions about political influence. It analyses the concepts of social, political and legal power with a view towards arriving at an adequate and theoretically... more...

  • The Public Nature of Science under Assaultby Helga Nowotny; Dominique Pestre; Eberhard Schmidt-A▀mann

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 99.00

    Science has development from a self-evident public good to being highly valued in other contexts for different reasons: strengthening the economic competitiveness and, especially in high-tech fields, as a financial investment for future gains. This has been accompanied by a shift from public to private funding with intellectual property rights gaining... more...

  • The Concept of Rightsby George W. Rainbolt

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    What is it to have a right? This book defends an alternative to traditional views, the justified-constraint theory of rights. It also solves the puzzle of the relational nature of rights. It gives a systematic account of an important alternative to the best theories of rights in the literature. more...

  • Autonomy in the Lawby Mortimer Sellers

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law. Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems. Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries... more...

  • Freshwater Access from a Human Rights Perspectiveby Knut Bourquain

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    Facing the deficits of international water law in safeguarding a basic water supply, the book discusses the appropriateness of a human rights-based approach to freshwater access, determines its legal basis in international human rights law, and develops suggestions for law improvement. more...

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rightsby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    When the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it was hailed as a major advancement for humanity. In the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, the majority of nations around the world worked together for the first time in history to affirm the importance of human life and dignity. This... more...

  • Nuclear Law Bulletin: June No. 75 Volume 2005 Supplement 1by OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    This supplement to the Nuclear Law Bulletin containts the unofficial consolidated texts of the Paris Convention and the Brussels Supplementary Convention on Nuclear Third Party Liability as amended. more...

  • Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capitalby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 74.00

    This publication is the sixth edition of the Condensed Version of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital .  This shorter version contains the full text of the Articles, Commentary, and Country Positions of the Model Tax Convention as it read on 15 July 2005.  It does not include the the historical notes, the detailed list of... more...

  • Cultural Lawby James A. R. Nafziger; Robert Kirkwood Paterson; Alison Dundes Renteln

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 76.00

    A collection on cultural law that demonstrates efficacy of comparative, international, and indigenous law in the context of culture-related issues. more...