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  • Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Lawby G. Van Calster; W. Vandenberghe; L. Reins

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation. more...

  • Determann's Field Guide to Data Privacy Lawby Determann L.

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 120.00

    Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, developers, marketing and IT professionals face privacy issues more and more frequently. Much information is freely available but it can be difficult to get a grasp on a problem quickly, without getting lost in details and advocacy. This is where Determann’s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law comes into its own... more...

  • Spinoza, Right and Absolute Freedomby Stephen Connelly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Against jurisprudential reductions of Spinoza?s thinking to a kind of eccentric version of Hobbes, this book argues that Spinoza?s theory of natural right contains an important idea of absolute freedom, which would be inconceivable within Hobbes? own schema. Spinoza famously thought that the universe and all of the beings and events within it are... more...

  • Cause Lawyeringby Austin Sarat; Stuart Scheingold

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 60.00

    The essays in this text represent a cross-national portrait of lawyers compelled to sacrifice financial gain so as to use their legal skills in the promotion of a more just society. The essays explore the relationship between cause lawyering and the organized legal professions of many countries. more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...