American Law in a Global Context

The Basics
Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195167238
Category: Law
Page: 682
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American Law in a Global Context

The Basics
Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199883271
Category: Law
Page: 696
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American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts, accessible to the novice but with insight that will inform the expert. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, engaging readers in the legal process and the arguments between real people that make American law an ever-evolving system.

American Law in a Global Context

The Basics
Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199729298
Category: Law
Page: 696
View: 6074
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American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts, accessible to the novice but with insight that will inform the expert. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, engaging readers in the legal process and the arguments between real people that make American law an ever-evolving system.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States


Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Steve Sheppard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0199733104
Category: Law
Page: 227
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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

The International Lawyer's Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States


Author: Deborah B. McGregor,Cynthia M. Adams
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 469
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Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the U.S.study of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. To effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, the authors present: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common law--each chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent, and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.

American Law

An Introduction
Author: Lawrence M. Friedman,Grant M. Hayden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190460598
Category:
Page: 384
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This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. This new edition follows the same basic structure as applied in the previous editions providing a thorough revision and reworking of the text. This edition reflects upon what has happened in the years since the second edition was published in 1998, and how these events and evolutions have shaped our fundamental comprehension of the workings of the American legal system today.

Economics in One Lesson

The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Author: Henry Hazlitt
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 0307760626
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

Land of the Fee

Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class
Author: Devin Fergus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199970181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Politicians, economists, and the media have put forth no shortage of explanations for the mounting problem of wealth inequality - a loss of working class jobs, a rise in finance-driven speculative capitalism, and a surge of tax policy decisions that benefit the ultra-rich, among others. While these arguments focus on the macro problems that contribute to growing inequality, they overlook one innocuous but substantial contributor to the widening divide: the explosion of fees accompanying virtually every transaction that people make. As Devin Fergus shows in Land of the Fee, these perfectly legal fees are buried deep within the verbose agreements between vendors and consumers - agreements that few people fully read or comprehend. The end effect, Fergus argues, is a massive transfer of wealth from the many to the few: large banking corporations, airlines, corporate hotel chains, and other entities of vast wealth. Fergus traces the fee system from its origins in the deregulatory wave of the late 1970s to the present, placing the development within the larger context of escalating income inequality. He organizes the book around four of the basics of existence: housing, work, transportation, and schooling. In each category, industry lobbyists successfully influenced legislatures into transforming the law until surreptitious fees became the norm. The average consumer is now subject to a dizzying array of charges in areas like mortgage contracts, banking transactions, auto insurance rates, college payments, and payday loans. The fees that accompany these transactions are not subject to usury laws and have effectively redistributed wealth from the lower and middle classes to ultra-wealthy corporations and the individuals at their pinnacles. By exposing this predatory and nearly invisible system of fees, Land of the Fee will reshape our understanding of wealth inequality in America.

The Law of War


Author: Em Prof Ingrid Detter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409464970
Category: Philosophy
Page: 566
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The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. The new edition covers post 9/11 events and the resulting changes in the ethos of war. It analyses the role of military companies sometimes authorised by States to act in war-like situations and examines what their legitimacy means for international society. The edition also discusses certain ‘intrinsic’ rules such as rules giving individuals the right to be spared genocide, torture, slavery and apartheid and assure them basic democratic rights.

Intellectual Property Stories


Author: Jane C. Ginsburg,Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 432
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Intellectual Property Stories assembles 15 nationally-recognized full-time members of the intellectual property professorate to bring famous cases to life by exploring the history, policy, and human interests underlying the canonical cases in the field. The stories are organized into six chapters, each drawing on cases in patents, copyrights, trademarks, or unfair competition, to illustrate the problems intellectual property law encounters. The works, inventions, and marks at issue in these cases vary widely. Many of the stories illustrate more than the issue identified in the chapter title. Thus, it is possible to confine one's reading to an individual intellectual property regime, and still encounter most of the issues common to the whole field. However, each of the stories is written in a manner that will interest and instruct intellectual property students and scholars across the breadth of the field, without requiring particular knowledge of any of its specialized branches.

Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law


Author: Stephen S. Wu
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590317488
Category: Law
Page: 324
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This publication discusses the HIPAA Security Rule's role in the broader context of HIPAA and its other regulations, and provides useful guidance for implementing HIPAA security. At the heart of this publication is a detailed section-by-section analysis of each security topic covered in the Security Rule. This publication also covers the risks of non-compliance by describing the applicable enforcement mechanisms that apply and the prospects for litigation relating to HIPAA security.

Being a Teacher

Teaching and Learning in a Global Context
Author: Lucy Cooker,Tony Cotton,Helen Toft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315463156
Category: Education
Page: 172
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Sharing the stories of educators working in a diverse range of international contexts, Being a Teacher uses personal narratives to explore effective teaching and learning in global settings. Demonstrating how personal values influence pedagogical practice, and asking how practice can be improved, authors reflect on their experiences not just as teachers, but also as learners, to offer essential guidance for all prospective educational professionals. The book focuses on teacher narratives as a vehicle for consideration of teacher professionalism, and as a way of understanding issues which are important to teachers in different contexts. By sharing and analysing these narratives, the book discusses the increasing complexity of teaching as a profession, and considers the commonality within the narratives. Each chapter includes graphic representations of analysis and encourages its reader to reflect critically on central questions, thereby constructing their own narrative. Being a Teacher provides an in-depth and engaging insight into the education system at a global level, making it an essential read for anyone embarking on a teaching career within the international education market.

Dynamic Business Law


Author: Nancy Kubasek
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077618378
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1440
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3 things to know about the focus of Dynamic Business Law, 3e: Emphasis on ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING. In chapter 2, the authors introduce a framework for making ethical business decisions that students can use on a regular basis. Following each case there are questions designed to train students to apply this approach. Then repeatedly throughout the chapters, questions about business ethics are raised in the text. This framework is designed to help improve the learning process of students and to give a sense of relevancy to the ethical decision making process. Emphasis on CRITICAL THINKING. Neil Browne, one of the co-authors of this text, has written a successful text on critical thinking. His framework is included in Dynamic Business Law as well – to help students learn how to frame and reframe a question/issue. Critical thinking questions are also included at the end of each case, to further tie in this component. Emphasis on the BUSINESS in business law. Dynamic Business Law emphasizes the tie of legal issues back to the core business curriculum. This will help both students and faculty. Students need to understand how the concepts they learn in this course tie into their business careers. Instructors can easily show that the study of business law is best seen as a foundational component of the larger study of business administration.

American Legal History

Cases and Materials
Author: Kermit L. Hall,Paul Finkelman,James W. Ely
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190253264
Category: Law
Page: 768
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This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents in American legal history, integrating the history of public and private law from America's colonial origins to the present. Devoting special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, American Legal History: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition, shows how legal ideas developed in tandem with specific historical events and reveals a rich legal culture unique to America. The book also deals with state and federal courts and looks at the relationship between the development of American society, politics, and economy and how it relates to the evolution of American law. Introductions and instructive headnotes accompany each document, tying legal developments to broader historical themes and providing a social and political context essential to an understanding of the history of law in America. Setting the legal challenges of the twenty-first century in a broad context, American Legal History, Fifth Edition, is an indispensable text for students and teachers of constitutional and legal history, the judicial process, and the effects of society on law.

Human Security


Author: Mary Kaldor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658016
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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There is a real security gap in the world today. Millions of people in regions like the Middle East or East and Central Africa or Central Asia where new wars are taking place live in daily fear of violence. Moreover new wars are increasingly intertwined with other global risks the spread of disease, vulnerability to natural disasters, poverty and homelessness. Yet our security conceptions, drawn from the dominant experience of World War II and based on the use of conventional military force, do not reduce that insecurity; rather they make it worse. This book is an exploration of this security gap. It makes the case for a new approach to security based on a global conversation- a public debate among civil society groups and individuals as well as states and international institutions. The chapters follow on from Kaldors path breaking analysis of the character of new wars in places like the Balkans or Africa during the 1990s. The first four chapters provide a context; they cover the experience of humanitarian intervention, the nature of American power, the new nationalist and religious movements that are associated with globalization, and how these various aspects of current security dilemmas have played out in the Balkans. The last three chapters are more normative, dealing with the evolution of the idea of global civil society, the relevance of just war theory in a global era, and the concept of human security and what it might mean to implement such a concept. This book will appeal to all those interested in issues of peace and conflict, in particular to students of politics and international relations.

Subcultures: The Basics


Author: Ross Haenfler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134547633
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the key questions posed by those new to the subject, including: What is a subculture? How do subcultures emerge, who participates and why? What is the relationship between deviance, resistance and the ‘mainstream’? How does society react to different subcultural movements? How has global media and virtual networking influenced subcultures? Is there a life ‘after’ subculture? Tracing the history and development of subcultures to the present day, with further reading and case studies throughout, this text is essential reading for all those studying youth culture in the contexts of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology and criminology.

Regional Planning in America

Practice and Prospect
Author: Ethan Seltzer,Armando Carbonell
Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
ISBN: 9781558442153
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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We live in regions—territories defined primarily by function and only rarely by jurisdiction. The places where we work, live, shop, recreate, and socialize constitute a territory that seldom corresponds to a single town or city. Regional planning is concerned less with the exercise of jurisdiction and more with the search for new forms of habitation based on a clear commitment to advancing sustainability. The state of our world and the realities of contemporary daily life make the case for robust regional planning. With regional planning practice in the United States settling into a new century, challenges communities and institutions face require boundary-crossing collaboration.For future sustainability, regional planning in America will need to make “region ethic” a tool for planners, communities and institutions to address issues affecting their shared geographic territories. The primary objective for future planners will be to first, define the region by analyzing the common set of physical attributes and economic concerns. Then organize the region, as specialized community organizers acting through many levels of governance to affect sustainable development of mega-regions.The contributors suggest that planners in the twenty-first century will need to understand local issues in a regional and global context. They must be adept at defining planning regions based on functional planning problems; capable of reaching across boundaries to assess, identify, and act on common cause; and able to navigate the currents of power to create the lasting relationships and institutions needed to implement plans. Regional planning practices can address challenges urban and rural communities face achieving sustainability through green regionalism.The editors call for a “region ethic” that will advance the sustainability of the regions on which our existence will depend. The region ethic is a call to recognize the central interdependencies that make our inhabitation of cities and landscapes possible. This book seeks to assist a new generation of practitioners in understanding the roots, underpinnings, and applications of regional planning in America today, and the prospects for its practice in the future.

An Introduction to the American Legal System


Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766827592
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.

Positive Organizing in a Global Society

Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion
Author: Laura Morgan Roberts,Lynn Perry Wooten,Martin N. Davidson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745132
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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This book unites the latest research in diversity, inclusion, and positive organizational scholarship (POS), to investigate diversity and inclusion dynamics in social systems. Comprised of succinct chapters from thought leaders in the field, this book covers both micro- and macro-levels of analysis, covering topics such as authenticity, mentorship, intersectional identity work, positive deviance, resilience, resource cultivation and utilization, boundary-spanning leadership, strengths-based development, positive workplace interventions to promote well-being, inclusive strategic planning, and the role of diversity in innovation.

The Little Book of Economics

How the Economy Works in the Real World
Author: Greg Ip
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118417534
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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An accessible, thoroughly engaging look at how the economy really works and its role in your everyday life Not surprisingly, regular people suddenly are paying a lot closer attention to the economy than ever before. But economics, with its weird technical jargon and knotty concepts and formulas can be a very difficult subject to get to grips with on your own. Enter Greg Ip and his Little Book of Economics. Like a patient, good-natured tutor, Greg, one of today's most respected economics journalists, walks you through everything you need to know about how the economy works. Short on technical jargon and long on clear, concise, plain-English explanations of important terms, concepts, events, historical figures and major players, this revised and updated edition of Greg's bestselling guide clues you in on what's really going on, what it means to you and what we should be demanding our policymakers do about the economy going forward. From inflation to the Federal Reserve, taxes to the budget deficit, you get indispensible insights into everything that really matters about economics and its impact on everyday life Special sections featuring additional resources of every subject discussed and where to find additional information to help you learn more about an issue and keep track of ongoing developments Offers priceless insights into the roots of America's economic crisis and its aftermath, especially the role played by excessive greed and risk-taking, and what can be done to avoid another economic cataclysm Digs into globalization, the roots of the Euro crisis, the sources of China's spectacular growth, and why the gap between the economy's winners and losers keeps widening