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  • Elements of Legislationby Neil Duxbury

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Neil Duxbury combines analytical legal philosophy and legal history to explore the concept of legislation. more...

  • Making the Modern American Fiscal Stateby Ajay K. Mehrotra

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Making the Modern American Fiscal State chronicles the rise of the US system of direct and progressive taxation. more...

  • Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Lawby A. Masferrer; C. Walker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    The initial responses to 9/11 engaged categorical questions about 'war', 'terrorism', and 'crime'. Now the implementation of counter-terrorism law is infused with dichotomies - typically depicted as the struggle between security and human rights but explored more exactingly in this book as traversing boundaries around the roles... more...

  • Balancing Constitutional Rightsby Jacco Bomhoff

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A comparative and historical account of the origins and meanings of the discourse of judicial 'balancing' in constitutional rights law. more...

  • The Due Process of Lawby Alfred Denning

    Oxford University Press, USA 1980; US$ 52.99

    Two central themes run through The Due Process of Law. The first is the workings of the various "measures authorised by the law so as to keep the streams of justice pure" - that is to say, contempt of court, judicial inquiries, and powers of arrest and search. The second is the recent development of family law, focusing particularly on Lord... more...

  • The Virginia State Constitutionby John J. Dinan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    In contrast with the U.S. Constitution, which has been amended only 27 times since it was drafted in 1787, the Virginia Constitution has been the subject of many revisions since its adoption by the Convention of 1776. Significant changes have been brought about at the recommendation of revision commissions. On a number of those occasions, Virginia... more...

  • The New Hampshire State Constitutionby Susan E. Marshall

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Prepared in 1776, the constitution of New Hampshire is the nation's first written state constitution. The 1776 constitution was a brief 15 sentences, but it laid out a form of government dedicated to popular control and limited government powers that have remained a central theme of New Hampshire constitutional law to this day. The detail of the... more...

  • The Alaska State Constitutionby Gerald A. McBeath

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    With only 54 years of existence, the Constitution of the State of Alaska is in its developmental infancy compared to the constitutional history of the rest of the United States. However, having had the benefit of over 300 years, the Alaskan Constitution is a pioneer and model in--among other things--simplicity, coherence, vision and accessibility.... more...

  • The South Carolina State Constitutionby Cole Blease Graham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    South Carolina's current constitution is a unique reflection of America's cultural and political history. It has roots dating back to the state's original colonial charter, comprising an uneasy alliance of post-Civil War history, late 19th century return to segregation, and post-1960s liberalizing reforms. In The South Carolina State Constitution,... more...

  • The Maryland State Constitutionby Dan Friedman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    The Maryland State Constitution is the only comprehensive analysis of Maryland's constitution. Dan Friedman provides an outstanding historical account of the state's governing charter along with an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many signifigant changes that have been made since its initial drafting... more...