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  • Criminal Judgesby M. McConville; L. Marsh

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This provocative and powerful book provides a critical review of Britain's criminal justice process through its practices, culture and traditions, revealing a landscape in ruins under the dominance of State-induced Guilty Pleas. Against a backdrop of a dysfunctional criminal justice system, the authors bring an avalanche of legal and empirical... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Lawby Scott Sheeran; Sir Nigel Rodley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field. As well as covering topics integral to the theory and practice of international... 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...

  • Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State, 6 / Book 1by A. London Fell

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00

    This first book of the sixth volume centers on the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras in early American history, while also carrying the story ahead into the early 19th century. How did the American founders adapt and utilize European thought in their political and legal ideas on sovereignty, state, and legislation? Because of the seismic impact... 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...