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  • Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Courtby Artemus Ward; Christopher Brough; Robert Arnold

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 144.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on every justice, major case, issue, and process that comprises the Court?s work. more...

  • Just Marriedby Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage?s future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy,... more...

  • The United States Constitutionby John R. Vile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty. more...

  • Employment and Skills Strategies in Flanders, Belgiumby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 23.00

    This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Flanders, Belgium. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in two case study areas (Antwerp and Limburg). It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local... more...

  • Bauplanungsrecht in der Praxis - Handbuchby Hans-Jörg Birk

    Richard Boorberg Verlag 2015; US$ 64.88

    Standardwerk auf topaktuellem Stand Der Verfasser greift in der wesentlich überarbeiteten 6. Auflage zahlreiche Änderungen auf, die sich seit der Vorauflage im Baugesetzbuch und in der Baunutzungsverordnung ergeben haben, insbesondere durch das ? »Gesetz zur Förderung des Klimaschutzes bei der Entwicklung von Städten und Gemeinden« ? »Gesetz zur... more...

  • The Institutional Effects of Executive Scandalsby Brandon Rottinghaus

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book investigates the role of executive scandals in the contemporary American political landscape. more...

  • Journalistenrechtby Frank Fechner; Axel Wössner

    Mohr Siebeck 2015; US$ 20.99

    Die digitalen Veränderungen und die damit verbundene technische Konvergenz haben inzwischen dazu geführt, dass die im Buch aufgeworfenen Fragen nicht nur Journalisten angehen. Jeder Medienschaffende, der Content in Form von Texten, Grafiken, Bildern, Videos und Audios ins Internet stellt, sieht sich weitgehend mit denselben rechtlichen Fragen konfrontiert,... more...

  • Operation Wide Receiverby Mike Detty; Sharyl Attkisson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The true and shocking story of an undercover smuggling operation. Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner and intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking? sting operations, including Operation Wide Receiver and Operation Fast & Furious. The... more...

  • To the Edgeby Philip A. Wallach

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Were the radical steps taken by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve to avert the financial crisis legal? When and why did political elites and the general public question the legitimacy of the government's responses to the crisis? In To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis , Philip Wallach chronicles... more...

  • Wirtschaftsrecht der Kommunen des Landes Sachsen-Anhaltby Manfred Kirchmer; Claudia Meinecke

    Deutscher Gemeindeverlag 2015; US$ 119.28

    Im Land Sachsen-Anhalt ist zum 1.7.2014 das Kommunalgesetzbuch (Zusammenfassung der Gemeindeordnung, Landkreisordnung und des Verbandsgemeindegesetzes) in Kraft getreten. In dem vorliegenden Band werden die Vorschriften zum Wirtschaftsrecht der Kommunen, insbesondere die Haushaltswirtschaft, kombiniert mit den Vorschriften der Gemeindehaushaltsverordnung,... more...