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Urban, State & Local Government

  • Tracing Your Ancestors in County Recordsby Stuart A Raymond

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.61

    For over 500 years, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Justices of the Peace were the embodiment of government for most of our ancestors. The records they and other county officials kept are invaluable sources for local and family historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is the first in-depth guide to them. He shows how and why... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Thomas Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war-situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all")-could only be averted by strong central government. He thus denied any right... more...

  • Understanding the Department of the Interiorby Don Philpott

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    Understanding the Department of the Interior reviews many of the major issues handed by the Department of the Interior and impacting the U.S. today. The book aims to present the case, scientific and otherwise, for both sides of all the issues addressed. Areas covered include protection of national lands, environmental issues and the role of the... more...

  • Critical Government Documents on Law and Orderby Don Philpott

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    Critical Government Documents on Law and Order reviews of many law and order issues facing us today. The book does not offer any new science not attempt to take sides. It is, however, an attempt to gather together information from as many sources as possible so that you, the reader, don?t have to. It presents arguments for and against the issues... more...

  • The Poverty Industryby Daniel L. Hatcher

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Government aid doesn?t always go where it?s supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies to take disability and survivor benefits from abused and neglected children. States and their revenue consultants use illusory schemes to siphon Medicaid funds intended for children and the poor into general state coffers. Child support payments for... more...

  • Judicial Committee and the British North America Act, Theby G P. Browne

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 30.95

    This comprehensive study is concerned primarily with the fundamental problem of the role of the judiciary in the federal system of Canadian government. more...

  • Foreign Affairs Federalismby Michael J. Glennon; Robert D. Sloane

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    Foreign Affairs Federalism provides the first comprehensive study of the constitutional law and practice of federalism in the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. Glennon and Sloane examine in detail the considerable foreign affairs powers retained by the states under the Constitution and question the need for Congress or the president to step in to... more...

  • Scalia's Courtby Kevin A. Ring; Antonin Scalia

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room in which he sat. His wisecracking interruptions during oral arguments, his unmatched legal wisdom, his unwavering dedication to the Constitution, and his blistering dissents... more...

  • The End of the Eurocrats' Dreamby Damian Chalmers; Markus Jachtenfuchs; Christian Joerges

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This theory-guided interdisciplinary study provides a broad conceptual perspective on the current EU crisis which goes beyond short-term detailed analysis. more...

  • Law In and As Cultureby Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 69.99

    Two narratives are used in telling the story of indigenous peoples and minorities in relation to globalization and intellectual property rights. The Optimist narrative hails commercial integration and cultural inclusion. Contrastingly, the narrative of Fear mourns the endangerment of a traditional culture. In this book Picart steers a careful path... more...