The Law of Peoples by John Rawls Summary
This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than fifty years of reflection on liberalism and on some of the most pressing problems of our times by John Rawls. "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited" explains why the constraints of public reason, a concept first discussed in Political Liberalism (1993), are ones that holders of both religious and non-religious comprehensive views can reasonably endorse. It is Rawls's most detailed account of how a modern constitutional democracy, based on a liberal political conception, could and would be viewed as legitimate by reasonable citizens who on religious, philosophical, or moral grounds do not themselves accept a liberal comprehensive doctrine--such as that of Kant, or Mill, or Rawls's own "Justice as Fairness," presented in A Theory of Justice (1971). The Law of Peoples extends the idea of a social contract to the Society of Peoples and lays out the general principles that can and should be accepted by both liberal and non-liberal societies as the standard for regulating their behavior toward one another. In particular, it draws a crucial distinction between basic human rights and the rights of each citizen of a liberal constitutional democracy. It explores the terms under which such a society may appropriately wage war against an "outlaw society," and discusses the moral grounds for rendering assistance to non-liberal societies burdened by unfavorable political and economic conditions.
The Law of the Constitution by A.V. Dicey Summary
In print for the first time in fifty years, The Oxford Edition of Dicey faithfully reproduces the first edition of Dicey's most influential work. This volume also includes the main addenda for the other editions, and the text of Dicey's inaugural lecture.
The Law of Restitution by Andrew Burrows Summary
This highly-praised textbook provides detailed and incisive coverage of all aspects of restitution. The author's expert analysis and clarity of style will be invaluable to both students and practitioners with an interest in this area of law.
The Law of International Human Rights Protection by Walter Kälin,Jorg Kunzli,Jörg Künzli Summary
Human rights are invoked on many occasions. But are they more than lofty values and abstract principles? This text shows how human rights create legal entitlements for those protected by them and impose obligations on those bound by them.
Information Technology Law by Andrew Murray Summary
Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. The third edition of this ground-breaking textbook develops its unique examination of the legal processes and their relationship to the modern "information society". Charting the development of the rapid digitization of society and its impact on established legal principles, Murray examines thechallenges faced with enthusiasm and clarity. Following a clearly-defined part structure, the text begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated, before moving on to explore issues of internet governance, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property and rights,and commerce within the digital sphere. Comprehensive and engaging, Information Technology Law takes an original and thought-provoking approach to examining this fast-moving area of law in context. Online Resource Centre: The third edition is supported by a range of online resources, including:* Additional chapters on the Digital Sphere and Virtual Environments* Audio podcasts suitable for revision* Updates to the law post-publication* A flashcard glossary of key terms and concepts* Outline answers to end of chapter questions* A link to the author's blog, The IT Lawyer* Web links
Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome by Thomas A. J. McGinn Summary
This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.
The Law of the United Nations by Hans Kelsen Summary
Kelsen, Hans. The Law of the United Nations. A Critical Analysis of Its Fundamental Problems. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, . xvii, 994 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-077-0. ISBN-10: 1-58477-077-5. Cloth. $125.* First published under the auspices of The London Institute of World Affairs in 1950. With a supplement, Recent Trends in the Law of the United Nations . A critical, detailed, highly technical legal analysis of the United Nations charter and organization.
Race, Space, and the Law by Sherene Razack Summary
Race, Space, and the Law belongs to a growing field of exploration that spans critical geography, sociology, law, education, and critical race and feminist studies. Writers who share this terrain reject the idea that spaces, and the arrangement of bodies in them, emerge naturally over time. Instead, they look at how spaces are created and the role of law in shaping and supporting them. They expose hierarchies that emerge from, and in turn produce, oppressive spatial categories. The authors' unmapping takes us through drinking establishments, parks, slums, classrooms, urban spaces of prostitution, parliaments, the main streets of cities, mosques, and the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Each example demonstrates that "place," as a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge concluded after analyzing a section of the Indian Act, "becomes race."
The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea by Donald R. Rothwell,Alex G. Oude Elferink,Tim Stephens,Karen N. Scott Summary
Human activities have taken place in the world's oceans and seas for most of human history. With such a vast number of ways in which the oceans can be used for trade, exploited for natural resources and fishing, as well as concerns over maritime security, the legal systems regulating the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans have long been a crucial part of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea comprehensively defined the parameters of the law of the sea in 1982, and since the Convention was concluded it has seen considerable development. This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive and original analysis of its current debates and controversies, both theoretical and practical. Written by over forty expert and interdisciplinary contributors, the Handbook sets out how the law of the sea has developed, and the challenges it is currently facing. The Handbook consists of forty chapters divided into six parts. First, it explains the origins and evolution of the law of the sea, with a particular focus upon the role of key publicists such as Hugo Grotius and John Selden, the gradual development of state practice, and the creation of the 1982 UN Convention. It then reviews the components which comprise the maritime domain, assessing their definition, assertion, and recognition. It also analyses the ways in which coastal states or the international community can assert control over areas of the sea, and the management and regulation of each of the maritime zones. This includes investigating the development of the mechanisms for maritime boundary delimitation, and the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Handbook also discusses the actors and intuitions that impact on the law of the sea, considering their particular rights and interests, in particular those of state actors and the principle law of the sea institutions. Then it focuses on operational issues, investigating longstanding matters of resource management and the integrated oceans framework. This includes a discussion and assessment of the broad and increasingly influential integrated oceans management governance framework that interacts with the traditional law of the sea. It considers six distinctive regions that have been pivotal to the development of the law of the sea, before finally providing a detailed analysis of the critical contemporary issues facing the law of the sea. These include threatened species, climate change, bioprospecting, and piracy. The Handbook will be an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of the law of the sea.
The Law School Buzz Book by Vault Editors Summary
In this new edition, Vault publishes the entire surveys of current students and alumni at more than 100 top law schools. Each 4-to 5-page entry is composed of insider comments from students and alumni, as well as the school's responses to the comments.
An Introduction to the Law of Restitution by Peter Birks Summary
This new edition of a landmark study of the law of restitution has been substantially revised and updated. Concentrating on structural principles rather than detailed rules, the book is an invaluable guide to this difficult area of law.
JC Smith's the Law of Contract by Paul S. Davies Summary
With a strong focus on helping students understand and apply case law, JC Smith's The Law of Contract guides the reader through the intricacies of contract law in an accessible way. A modern revision of the classic text, the author ensures students are provided with expert analysis and clarity, with key cases clearly signposted throughout. The clear structure of the text assists student preparation for assignments and exams through the problem and essay based questions and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter. The accompanying online resources support student learning with: -Guidance on answering the questions in the text -Links to key cases -Multiple choice questions -Example essays from real students with annotations from the author All this ensures that students have the complete package they need to excel on contract law courses.
Women and the Law by Anne Thacker Summary
This publication reinforces the need for ongoing strategies to ensure continuing reform of the legal system in relation to judicial attitudes towards women and includes essays by Professor Kathleen Mahoney, the Honourable Duncan Kerr MP, Justice Elizabeth Evatt, Moira Rayner, Justice Jane Matthews, Chief Judge Waldron, Magistrate Jennifer Coate, Deborah Cass, Justice Deidre O’Connor, Magistrate Jelena Popovich, Beth Wilson, Therese McCarthy, Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson and Dr Jocelynne Scutt.
Pharmacy Practice and the Law by Richard R. Abood Summary
The Fifth Edition Of Pharmacy Practice And The Law, Fifth Edition Is A Useful Resource Both For Teaching The Facts Of Pharmacy Law And For Stimulating Critical Thinking Issues In Pharmacy Law. The Most Updated Version Of This Best-Selling Text Includes Updates For Every Chapter, Additional Material On HIPAA, Part D, And Other New Regulations. This New Text Also Contains A Comprehensive Glossary, Additional Review Questions, More
The Law and Parliament by Dawn Oliver,Gavin Drewry Summary
The Law and Parliament is a collection of essays by leading constitutional and parliamentary experts on issues that are at the core of current debate about the changing British constitution and the sometimes difficult relationships between government and law. The book deals with matters of intense topical debate including the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998, the establishment of a new Scottish Parliament, ways in which the courts impinge upon the law of Parliament and vice versa and the Nolan Report. It also examines the position of lawyers as members of the two Houses of Parliament and looks at the mechanism through which Parliament obtains legal advice.