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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 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-Aßmann

    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...

  • Offshore Financeby Hilton McCann

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 58.00

    A detailed analysis of the global offshore environment. 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...

  • Religion in the Public Sphereby Winfried Brugger; Michael Karayanni

    Springer 2007; US$ 119.00

    How closely correlated should church and state be? May a state recognize or dignify the role and meaning of religion at all, and if so can it treat different religious groups differently? This book intends to answer these questions through a portrayal and comparison of various legal orders including those of Germany, Israel, France and the USA. more...

  • A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 3by Michael Freeman

    BRILL 2007; US$ 100.00

    Constitutes a commentary on Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This title is part of the series, "A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child", which provides an analysis of substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. more...

  • Gedeckte Schuldverschreibungen in Deutschland und Großbritannienby Tobias Koppmann

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    This handbook on the new bond law provides a legal comparison to the UK covered bond.While offering a deeper understanding of structured covered bonds and the further development of national law, the work at hand also aims to contribute to the assessment of the security and benefits of covered bonds and the discussion of integration of the EU mortgagee... 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...