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  • Language and the Lawby John Gibbons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Explains and describes the ways that language use in the legal system can create inequality and disadvantage. It examines the three main areas where the two intersect: the central issue of the language of the law; the disadvantage which language can impose before the law, and forensic linguistics - the use of linguistic evidence in legal processes.... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethicsby Yann Joly; Bartha Maria Knoppers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    This book explores the scope, application and role of medical law, regulatory norms and ethics, and addresses key challenges introduced by contemporary advances in biomedical research and healthcare. While mindful of national developments, the handbook supports a global perspective in its approach to medical law. Contributors include leading scholars... more...

  • Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earthby Paul Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic activities to GEC and further differences in views on how these... more...

  • Research Handbook on Transparencyby P. Ala?i; R. G. Vaughn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    ‘For me this book could have been titled, "Everything I Ever Wanted To Know About Transparency Policy And Law—But Didn’t Know Enough To Ask." It is masterful and unmatched in depth, scope, and acuity. It convincingly analyzes the complexities of transparency on a comparative basis in terms of goals, culture and government,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Doing Business 2011by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    Eighth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 183 economies, Doing Business 2011 measures regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders,... more...

  • Between Authority and Interpretationby Joseph Raz

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    In this book Joseph Raz develops his views on some of the central questions in practical philosophy: legal, political and moral. The book provides an overview of Raz's work on jurisprudence and the nature of law in the context of broader questions in the philosophy of practical reason.The book opens with a discussion of methodological issues, focusing... more...

  • The Future of International Environmental Lawby David Leary; Balakrishna Pisupati

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Through a collection essays by leading scholars in international environmental law from around the world, this book explores the future of international environmental law in a world of ever worsening environmental crises. It examines the success stories and the failures of international environmental law and argues that future responses to global environmental... more...