Comparative Legal History (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series)

Comparative Legal History (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law

Is comparative legal history an emerging discipline or a much-needed dialogue between two academic subjects? This research handbook presents the field in a uniquely holistic way, and illustrates how comparative law and legal history are inextricably related.Cementing a solid theoretical grounding for the discipline, legal historians and comparatists place this subject at the forefront of legal science. Comprehensive in coverage, this handbook collates theory and method for comparative legal history, as well as discussing international legal sources and judicial and civil institutions. Particular attention is paid to custom and codification, contracts, civil procedure and ownership. By assessing the evolution of law across European, Asian, African and American environments from the pre-modern era to the nineteenth century, the chapters provide stimulating and enlightening cases of legal history through a comparative lens.A centrepiece for this field of scholarship, this research handbook will be an essential resource for scholars interested in comparative law, legal theory and legal history, from both legal and social science backgrounds.Contributors include: S.P. Donlan, S. Drescher, M. Dyson, P. Finkelman, D. Freda, A. Giuliani, J.-L. Halpérin, D. Heirbaut, E. Kadens, M.S.-H. K...

  • ASIN: 1781955212

Comparative Constitutional Law, 3d (University Casebook Series)

Comparative Constitutional Law, 3d (University Casebook

The third edition updates its predecessor by including material on important recent developments. In addition to general updating on matters such as gender equality, federalism and affirmative action it expands the treatment of dialogic forms of judicial review. The treatment of constitution-making has been expanded to include discussions of popular participation and of the possibility that constitutional amendments might be held unconstitutional. The book continues to have a substantial discussion of the treatment of emergencies in the world’s constitutional systems. The authors also reorganized, updated and expanded:• The chapters on courts and constitutionalism.• Materials on social and economic rights in the last chapter.• The discussion of freedom of expression.

  • ASIN: 1599415941

Comparative Criminal Procedure (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series)

Comparative Criminal Procedure (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law

This handbook presents cutting-edge research that compares different criminal procedure systems by focusing on the mechanisms by which legal systems seek to avoid error, protect rights, ground their legitimacy, expand lay participation in the criminal process, and develop alternatives to criminal trials, such as plea bargaining, as well as alternatives to the criminal process as a whole, such as intelligence operations. The criminal procedures examined in this book include those of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, India, Latin America, Taiwan, and Japan, among others.This book explores a number of key topics in the field of criminal procedure: the role of screening mechanisms in weeding out weak cases before trial; the willingness of different legal systems to suppress illegally obtained evidence; the ways legal systems set meaningful evidentiary thresholds for arrest and pretrial detention; the problem of wrongful convictions; the way legal systems balance the search for truth against other values, such as protections for fundamental rights; emerging legal protections for criminal defendants, including new safeguards against custodial questioning in the European Union, limitations on covert operations in post-Soviet states, and the Indian system of anticipatory...

  • ASIN: 1781007187

Comparative Constitutional Theory (Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law series)

Comparative Constitutional Theory (Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional

The need for innovative thinking about alternative constitutional experiences is evident, and readers of Comparative Constitutional Theory will find in its pages a compendium of original, theory-driven essays. The authors use a variety of theoretical perspectives to explore the diversity of global constitutional experience in a post-1989 world prominently marked by momentous transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, by multiple constitutional revolutions and devolutions, by the increased penetration of international law into national jurisdictions, and by the enhancement of supra-national institutions of governance. Scholars around the globe will be interested in this book's unique discussion of comparative constitutional theory, and students and college professors will appreciate the accessibility of the chapters and the placement of the United States in comparative focus.Contributors include: W.-C. Chang, J.I. Colón-Riós, V. Ferreres Comella, J.E. Finn, S. Gardbaum, M.A. Graber, G. Halmai, J. Hiebert, G. Jacobsohn, J. King, H. Klug, D. Landau, D.S. Law, J. McLean, J.-W. Müeller, D. Robertson, Y. Roznai, C. Saunders, M. Schor, H. Schweber, S. Tierney, A. Torres Pérez, M. Tushnet, J. Weinrib

  • ASIN: 1784719129

10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests: (PrepTests 52-61) (Lsat Series)

10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests: (PrepTests 52-61)

Comparative Reading questions first appeared in the LSAT in 2007. Our new 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests book is the first one ever to include previously administered Comparative Reading questions. This essential LSAT preparation tool encompasses PrepTest 52 (the September 2007 LSAT) through PrepTest 61 (the October 2010 LSAT). For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test, and score-conversion tables.

  • Brand: Law School Admission Council
  • ASIN: 0984636005

Comparative Constitutional Studies: Between Magic and Deceit (Elgar Monographs in Constitutional and Administrative Law series)

Comparative Constitutional Studies: Between Magic and Deceit (Elgar

Comparative Constitutional Studies takes a rich area of research and teaching and makes it attractive for the classroom setting and beyond. Every constitution has an interesting story to tell, and for this book Günter Frankenberg has selected vibrant examples that encourage readers to practise realism, demonstrate critical spirit and examine the dark side of framers' reports and normative theories. This book deals with textbook hegemons, made in Philadelphia, Tokyo, Paris and, more importantly, with other constitutions from the global south, often classified as also-ran. Constitutions reflect conflicts and experiences, political visions and anxieties, ideals and ideologies, and Frankenberg's interdisciplinary approach serves as an excellent introduction to a new transnational conversation in comparative constitutional law. Its fresh perspective will make this book as an excellent resource for scholars and students of comparative constitutional law, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

  • ASIN: 1789902169

Law: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Law: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short

Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation.In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality. In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • ASIN: B0145J4XO0

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI: (PrepTests 72-81)

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI: (PrepTests

For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.

  • ASIN: 0998339784

Comparative Judicial Review (Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law series)

Comparative Judicial Review (Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional

Constitutional courts around the world play an increasingly central role in day-to-day democratic governance. Yet scholars have only recently begun to develop the interdisciplinary analysis needed to understand this shift in the relationship of constitutional law to politics. This edited volume brings together leading scholars of constitutional law and politics to provide a comprehensive overview of judicial review, covering theories of its creation, mechanisms of its constraint, and its comparative applications, including theories of interpretation and doctrinal developments. This book serves as a single point of entry for legal scholars and practitioners interested in understanding the field of comparative judicial review in its broader political and social context. This book's comparative and interdisciplinary accounts of a phenomenon of worldwide significance and its advanced introduction to the origins, functions, and contours of judicial review make it both accessible and indispensable.Comparative Judicial Review should be considered essential reading for every graduate student, early career scholar, and constitutional law professor seeking to become more comparative in their approach.Contributors include: K.J. Alter, S.G. Calabresi, W.-C. Chang, E.F. Delaney, R. Dixon, L, ...

  • ASIN: 1788110595

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: (PrepTests 62-71) (Lsat Series)

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: (PrepTests

For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.

  • Brand: Law School Admission Council
  • ASIN: 0986045519

Comparative Constitutional Law (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series)

Comparative Constitutional Law (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law

This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law. Divided into sections on constitutional design and redesign, identity, structure, individual rights and state duties, courts and constitutional interpretation, this comprehensive volume covers dozens of countries as well as a range of approaches to the boundaries of constitutional law. While some chapters reference the text of legal instruments expressly labeled constitutional, others focus on the idea of entrenchment or take a more functional approach. Challenging the current boundaries of the field, the contributors offer diverse perspectives - cultural, historical and institutional - as well as suggestions for future research. A unique and enlightening volume, Comparative Constitutional Law is an essential resource for students and scholars of the subject.Contributors: Z. Al-Ali, T. Allen, N. Bamforth, J. Blount, P.G. Carozza, C. Charters, J.A. Cheibub, S. Choudhry, D.M. Davis, R. Dixon, V. Ferreres Comella, D. Fontana, N. Friedman, S. Gardbaum, T. Ginsburg. J. Greene, O. Gross, J.L. Hiebert, R. Hirschl, N. Hume, H. Irving, V.C. Jackson, G.J. Jacobsohn, D.P. Kommers,...

  • ASIN: 0857930788

Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International Cases and Materials, 3d (American Casebook Series)

Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative, International Cases and

This versatile and pedagogically effective book brings together, in a coordinated way, the rich, diverse perspectives and 66 years combined teaching experience of two highly respected conflicts scholars: the author of 25 annual surveys of choice-of-law cases and drafter of three conflicts codifications, and the author of a path-breaking, established casebook on civil procedure. The book presents the real world of conflict law, behind the leading cases and beyond America's borders, through distilled documentation of what courts actually do and strategically placed extensive information about international practice and the law other countries.

  • Brand: Brand: West
  • ASIN: 0314280227

Comparative Law and Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory Process (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series)

Comparative Law and Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory

'The fields of comparative administrative law and its close cousin, regulatory law, are now experiencing the explosion that occurred a while ago in comparative constitutional law. This Bignami and Zaring book provides both excellent introduction into these newest developments and a record of substantial research achievements.'- Martin Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, USToday the regulation of everything from e-commerce and product safety to air quality is global. To understand how regulation is made and enforced in the multiple domestic and international jurisdictions involved, it is necessary to move beyond conventional sub-fields of law like administrative law and international law. Drawing on contributions from leading scholars with diverse subject and country expertise, Comparative Law and Regulation introduces a new field of legal research geared at understanding the operation of the global regulatory process. The book affords cutting-edge analysis of the entire gamut of regulatory law: rulemaking by bureaucracies, legislatures, and private bodies; oversight by public and private actors; civil and criminal enforcement; and judicial review. The chapters cover over thirty different domestic and international jurisdictions, including the United States...

  • ASIN: 1788118537

The Politics Book (Big Ideas)

The Politics Book (Big

The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than one hundred groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Politics Book elucidates the theoretical foundations-as well as the practical applications-of political thought, making abstract concepts concrete. The Politics Book includes innovative ideas from ancient and medieval philosophers ranging from Confucius and Thomas Aquinas to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky. The voices that have shaped modern politics today, from Mao Zedong to Malcolm X, are also included, giving anyone with an interest in politics an essential resource to political thinking and policy. The Politics Book includes:- Key ideas from more than one hundred of the great politicians and political thinkers from antiquity to present day- Biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea- A reference section with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkersThe clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Politics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of political thought.

  • ASIN: B00TK7U4GY

Comparative Labour Law (International Library of Comparative Law series, #5)

Comparative Labour Law (International Library of Comparative Law

This comprehensive collection offers an array of distinguished papers from within the sphere of comparative labour law, covering the subject’s most compelling and thought-provoking questions. Topics include the uses and limits of comparative labour law, the enforcement of labour rights and the methods of comparative labour law. Prefaced with an original introduction by the editor, this collection promises to be a useful research tool for scholars and practitioners, as well as a fascinating read for those interested in the field.32 articles, dating from 1999 to 2017 Contributors include: H. Arthurs, A. Blackett, A. Bronstein, X. Beaudonnet, M. Cornish, G. Davidov, S. Deakin, M.W. Finkin, B. Hepple, A.C. Neal, L. Rodgers

  • ASIN: 1788114574
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