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  • The Senate and the People of Canadaby James T. McHugh

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 104.50

    This book addresses the highly contentious subject of Canadian Senate reform. Its conclusions reject conventional recommendations and argue that the Senate should remain an appointed body with a more expansive appointment process and restrained powers. more...

  • A Citizen's Guide to Impeachmentby Barbara Radnofsky

    Melville House 2017; US$ 6.99

    Impeachment is based upon “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” —Alexander Hamilton   A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment... more...

  • The Law of Emergenciesby Nan D. Hunter

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    The Law of Emergencies: Public Health and Disaster Management, Second Edition, introduces the American legal system as it interacts with disaster management, public health and civil unrest issues. Nan Hunter shows how the law in this area plays out in the context of real life emergencies where individuals often have to make split-second decisions.... more...

  • EU Citizenship and Federalismby Dimitry Kochenov

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 140.00

    Leading experts in EU constitutional law examine the foundational importance of citizenship rights in delimiting the scope of EU law. more...

  • Agrarian Justiceby Thomas Paine

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Paine advocates the use of taxation to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity. more...

  • Social Securityby Theodore R. Marmor; Jerry L. Mashaw

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    What are the possibilities and prospects for Social Security over the decades ahead? The essays in this interdisciplinary study explore what social insurance has meant historically, socially, economically, politically, and legally in the years since the founding of the American social security system in 1935. Questions examined include: Does Social... more...

  • Administrative Law from the Inside Outby Nicholas R. Parrillo

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 112.00

    This collection of essays interrogate and extend the work of Jerry Mashaw, the most boundary-pushing scholar in the field of administrative law. more...

  • Democratic Dialogue and the Constitutionby Alison L Young

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on the protection of rights in the UK, this book establishes a framework for interactions to better protect rights, facilitate deliberation, engage citizens, and provide for checks and balances. It further evaluates how well these values are achieved in the UK constitution now, and in light of a British Bill of Rights and Brexit. more...

  • The Articles of Confederationby Continental Congress

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. Even when not yet ratified, the Articles provided domestic and international legitimacy for... more...

  • The Law and Economics of Federalismby Jonathan Klick

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This unique volume takes a primarily empirical perspective on the law and economics of federalism. Using cross jurisdiction variation, the specially commissioned chapters examine the effects of various state experiments in areas such as crime, welfare, consumer protection, and a host of other areas. Although legal scholars have talked about states... more...