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Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)

Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) Lowest new price: $61.50
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Author: Oren Gross
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three models of emergency powers are used to offer a conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.

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The Bill of Rights: What It Is, What It Means, and How It's Been Misused

The Bill of Rights: What It Is, What It Means, and How It's Been Misused Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Shannon Leigh Fallon
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A detailed analysis of the Bill of Rights discusses the twenty-seven amendments to the Constitution, explaining what they are, what they mean today, and how they have been misused. IP.

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Race, Racism, and American Law (Casebook Series)

Race, Racism, and American Law (Casebook Series) Lowest new price: $55.00
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Author: Derrick A. Bell
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Bell (law, New York U.), in the newest edition of his work, continues his project of explaining "the law's role in concretizing racial difference, maintaining racial inequality, and reifying the status quo." He has updated a significant portion of the material, including the first chapter, introduced in the last edition, on the "nomenclature of race," which discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the emergence of race and racial meaning in the United States. Among the topics discussed in his treatment of race and American law are the use of "color-blind constitutionalism" to attack affirmative action; the use of history to legitimate American racial legal policy; developments in the areas of public accommodations, housing, and employment; discrimination in the administration of justice (including the death penalty); the state of the right to vote; and the impact of anti-racist and pro-racist protest on the law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) Lowest used price: $69.90
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Author: Johannes Morsink

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999

Born of a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the single most important statement of international ethics. It was inspired by and reflects the full scope of President Franklin Roosevelt's famous four freedoms: "the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear." Written by a UN commission led by Eleanor Roosevelt and adopted in 1948, the Declaration has become the moral backbone of more than two hundred human rights instruments that are now a part of our world. The result of a truly international negotiating process, the document has been a source of hope and inspiration to thousands of groups and millions of oppressed individuals.


Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Law in Context)

Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Law in Context) Lowest new price: $7.69
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Author: Michael B. Likosky
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From attacks on oil infrastructure in post-war reconstruction Iraq to the laying of gas pipelines in the Amazon Rainforest through indigenous community villages, infrastructure projects are sites of intense human rights struggles. Many state and non-state actors have proposed solutions for handling human rights problems in the context of specific infrastructure projects. Solutions have been admired for being lofty in principle; however, they have been judged wanting in practice. This book analyzes how human rights are handled in varied contexts and then assesses the feasibility of a common international institutional solution under the auspices of the United Nations to the alleged problem of the inability to translate human rights into practice.

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Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society) Lowest new price: $98.50
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Written by leading scholars, these case studies represent an unprecedented attempt to analyze the role of the law in the global movement for social justice. They combine empirical research with innovative sociolegal theory to shed new light on a wide array of topics. Among the issues examined are the role of law and politics in the World Social Forum; the struggle on the anti-sweeping movement for the protection of international labor rights; and the challenge to neoliberal globalization and liberal human rights raised by grassroots movements in India and indigenous peoples around the world.

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Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'

Human Rights in the 'War on Terror' Lowest new price: $11.95
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This book asks whether human rights, since the 9/11 attacks and the 'war on terror,' are a luxury we can no longer afford, or rights that must always remain a fundamental part of democratic politics, in order to determine the boundary between individual freedom and government tyranny. This volume brings together leading international lawyers, policy-makers, scholars and activists in the field of human rights to evaluate the impact of the 'war on terror' on human rights, as well as to develop a counter-terror strategy which takes human rights seriously. While some contributors argue that war is necessary in defense of liberal democracy, others assert that it is time to move away from the war model towards a new paradigm based upon respect for human rights, an internationally-coordinated anti-terror justice strategy, and a long-term political vision that can reduce the global tensions that generate a political constituency for terrorists.

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Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations

Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations Lowest new price: $40.78
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This book is the product of a multiyear dialogue between leading human rights theorists and high-level representatives of international human rights nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) sponsored by the United Nations University, Tokyo, and the City University of Hong Kong. It is divided into three parts that reflect the major ethical challenges discussed at the workshops: the ethical challenges associated with interaction between relatively rich and powerful Northern-based human rights INGOs and recipients of their aid in the South; whether and how to collaborate with governments that place severe restrictions on the activities of human rights INGOs; and the tension between expanding organization mandate to address more fundamental social and economic problems and restricting it for the sake of focusing on more immediate and clearly identifiable violations of civil and political rights. Each section contains contributions from both theorists and practitioners of human rights.

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Human Rights in the Israeli-Occupied Territories, 1967-1982 (Melland Schill Monographs in International Law)

Human Rights in the Israeli-Occupied Territories, 1967-1982 (Melland Schill Monographs in International Law) Lowest new price: $75.15
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Author: Esther Rosalind Cohen


Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court VI

Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court VI Lowest new price: $23.01
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Author: Maureen Harrison
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Volume VI of "Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court" covers ten cases on the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Dartmouth College, women's work, the right to bear arms, the "sick chicken" case, the law of war, un-American activities, "one person, one vote," the Presidential line item veto, and the right to die.

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