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  • Cultural Human Rightsby Francesco Francioni; Martin Scheinin

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    What is the relationship between culture and human rights? Can the idea of cultural rights, which are predicated on the distinctiveness and exclusivity of a community?s beliefs and traditions, be compatible with the concept of human rights, which are universal and ?inherent? to all human beings? If we accept such compatibility, what is the actual content... more...

  • The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritageby Sarah Dromgoole

    BRILL 2006; US$ 225.00

    The legal protection of the underwater cultural heritage is a field in which there is growing international interest. Shipwrecks and other underwater cultural remains in every maritime zone are threatened both by activities ?directed at? them, such as treasure hunting, and by activities ?incidentally affecting? them, such as mineral exploration and... more...

  • Law and Social Changeby Sharyn L Roach Anleu

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 58.95

    This major new textbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the sociology of law, surveying current theoretical debates and examining socio-legal research. Exploring the relationship between the law and other aspects of social life, it goes beyond a discussion of contemporary institutions, focusing on broad and general patterns grounded... more...

  • Biocides in Plasticsby Dean Nichols

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2004; US$ 153.00

    This Rapra Review Report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. The commonly available biocides are reviewed and details of their strengths and weaknesses are provided. The author reviews the frequently used test methods for fungi and bacteria, and, in an everchanging regulatory environment,... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Legal Studiesby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 124.95

    This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" brings together research by graduate students from universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. The work of these students was singled out by their teachers and advisors as showing unusual promise and marking out directions for the next generation of interdisciplinary legal... more...

  • Invitation to Law and Societyby Kitty Calavita

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    Law and Society is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary field that turns on its head the conventional, idealized view of the ?Law? as a magisterial abstraction. Kitty Calavita?s Invitation to Law and Society brilliantly brings to life the ways in which law shapes and manifests itself in the institutions and interactions of human society, while inviting... more...

  • Is Eating People Wrong?by Allan C. Hutchinson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the consequences of eight exemplary cases around which the common law developed to reveal the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions. more...

  • The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Centuryby Toshiyuki Kono

    BRILL 2010; US$ 305.00

    Providing an overview of seven Conventions with the two Protocols adopted byUNESCOandUNIDROIT, this book offers comparative analysis of legal schemes for the protection or safeguarding of cultural heritage in 15 countries. more...

  • Cultural Heritage Issuesby James A.R. Nafziger; Ann M. Nicgorski

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    The global community, dependent as always on the cooperation of nation states, is gradually learning to address the serious threats to the cultural heritage of our disparate but shared civilizations. The legacy of conquest, colonialization, and commerce looms large in defining and explaining these threats. The essays contained in this challenging volume... more...

  • Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflictby Nout van Woudenberg; Liesbeth Lijnzaad

    BRILL 2010; US$ 121.00

    In 2009 it was ten years since the adoption of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of an Armed Conflict. To celebrate this anniversary, a variety of contributions, focusing on the legal and cultural aspects of the Protocol are presented by Van Woudenberg and Lijnzaad. The innovative... more...