A Critical Introduction to European Law


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780406958105
Category: Law
Page: 336
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"Developments since the last edition are reflected in brand new sections on the single currency, the completion of the market and the concept of the 'European consumer'. The EU's place in the 'new world order' forms the significant closing chapters, with the author arguing for a European public philosophy, combining human and civil rights, democracy and social justice."--BOOK JACKET.

European Union Law


Author: Catherine Barnard,Steve Peers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199686114
Category: Law
Page: 814
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Edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, this new EU law textbook draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners from a number of jurisdictions to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU law. Each chapter has been written by an expert in the field to provide you with access to a broad range of ideas while offering a solid foundation in the institutional and substantive law of the EU. Written by experts yet designed for students, every chapter has been reviewed by both students and lecturers to ensure a balance of accessible explanation and critical detail. Case studies are included throughout the book to enable you to understand the context and implications of EU law, as well as helping to familiarise you with some of the most significant caselaw in the area. Quotes and examples from key EU legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop your understanding of EU law, while further reading suggestionsfor each chapter act as a springboard for further study and assessment preparation. The first edited collection for students, this new text provides a fresh and modern guide to EU law and is an ideal entry-point for students new to the subject as well as those looking to develop their understanding of EU law. Online Resources European Union Law is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre which includes a range of resources to support your studies and revision, includingan interactive timeline and map of the EU, downloadable diagrams from the book, video clips, a flashcard glossary, and a searchable table of all Treaty renumbering. The Online Resource Centre also hosts regular updates and blog posts from the editors, helping you to stay up-to-date on the latest case law and developments in the area.

A Critical Introduction to Law


Author: Wade Mansell,Belinda Meteyard,Alan Thomson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317683609
Category: Law
Page: 206
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Challenging the usual introductions to the study of law, A Critical Introduction to Law argues that law is inherently political and reflects the interests of the few even while presenting itself as neutral. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides contemporary examples to demonstrate the relevance of these arguments in the twenty-first century. The book includes an analysis of the common sense of law; the use of anthropological examples to gain external perspectives of our use and understanding of law; a consideration of central legal concepts, such as order, rules, property, dispute resolution, legitimation and the rule of law; an examination of the role of law in women's subordination and finally a critique of the effect of our understanding of law upon the wider world. Clearly written and admirably suited to provoking discussions on the role of law in our contemporary world, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students reading law, and will be of interest to those studying legal systems and skills courses, jurisprudence courses, and law and society.

EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights

The Case of Individual Sanctions
Author: Christina Eckes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957376X
Category: Law
Page: 478
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This book examines the complex legal issues arising from the European Union's practice of listing and sanctioning private individuals for having supported terrorism. These 'individual sanctions' (asset freezes and travel bans) are adopted pursuant to the same composite procedure that is used for sanctions against states. This raises problems with regard to the protection of procedural rights and the competence division within the EU. Moreover, some of thesemeasures directly give effect to United Nations lists of terrorist suspects. This makes it necessary to determine the status and binding force of obligations under the UN Charter within the European legal order. The core of this book is a comprehensive analysis of the growing body of case-law ofthe European Courts concerning individual sanctions. The analysis focuses on three main issues: fundamental rights protection in the fight against the financing of terrorism, the relationship between the European legal order and the UN Charter...

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights

A Critical Introduction
Author: Ian Loveland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199606404
Category: Law
Page: 794
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Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights provides a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to the study of public law. Engaging, critical and stimulating, it enables the reader to gain a thorough and fundamental appreciation of the law in its wider context.

Employment Law in Context


Author: David Cabrelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198748337
Category:
Page: 968
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Employment Law in Context combines extracts from leading cases and articles with insightful and sophisticated author commentary to provide the reader with a full, critical understanding of employment law. As well as providing a thorough grounding in individual labour law, and drawing attention to key and current areas of debate, this title offers the reader detailed analysis of the social, economic, political, and historical context in which employment law operates. An innovative running case study contextualizes employment law and demonstrates its practical applications by following the life-cycle of a company from incorporation, through expansion, to liquidation. Reflection points and examples encourage the development of critical thinking skills and students' ability to view the issues practically. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre hosting: - four supplementary chapters on collective employment law to facilitate a broader understanding of the subject - additional reading lists to accompany topics signposted in each chapter and annotated web links to key online resources to direct further research - a flashcard glossary helps students test their understanding of terms highlighted and defined in the book - twice-yearly updates to the law are provided by the author to keep students abreast of the latest developments - PowerPoint slides and figures from the book are available to lecturers

From Civil to Human Rights

Dialogues on Law and Humanities in the United States and Europe
Author: Helle Porsdam
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849802300
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Helle Porsdam s new book is a readable and perceptive analysis of European and American perceptions of essential human rights and their roots in national and regional cultures. Professor Porsdam traces the notions of civil, political, social and economic interests as rights protected and implemented by law on both sides of the Atlantic. From Civil to Human Rights is a must read for Europeans, Americans, and everyone else who wants to learn more about the institutions, values, hopes and dreams that bring us together and hold us apart at the beginning of the 21st century. Peter L. Murray, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, US Is there a special human rights narrative emerging from the chastened soul of post-war Europe? What lies ahead for that great but shattered community? Helle Porsdam, a leader in the related fields of human rights and humane letters, bids fair to answer these and other pressing questions. Along the way her highly nuanced intellect addresses the frustrating differences among those contentious first cousins, Europe and the United States. The result is a wide-ranging, richly informed inquiry about Europe s rise from the ashes and the choices it must make to inspire rather than repulse the world around it. Richard Weisberg, Cardozo Law School, New York, US Europeans have attempted for some time to develop a human rights talk and now European intellectuals are talking about the need to construct European narratives . This book illustrates that these narratives will emphasize a political and cultural vision for a multi-ethnic and more cosmopolitan Europe. The narratives evolve around human rights, partly in the hope that they might function as a cultural glue in an increasingly multi-ethnic Europe, and partly because they are intimately connected with that part of enlightenment thinking that sought to promote democracy and the rule of law. Helle Porsdam discusses the development of human rights as a discourse of atonement for Europeans a discourse which has the potential to become a shared, transatlantic discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduate students and scholars within the fields of law, history, political science and international relations.

European Union Law


Author: Robert Schütze
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107071208
Category: Law
Page: 1014
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Clear yet rigorous coverage of all the core topics of EU law, with numerous case extracts and 100 visual aids.

Psychology and Law

A Critical Introduction
Author: Andreas Kapardis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484893
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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Fully revised and expanded, this third edition of Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction is a discussion of contemporary debates at the interface between psychology and criminal law. Features new sections on restorative justice, police prejudice and discrimination, terrorism and profiling offenders. Other topics include critiques of eyewitness testimony, the role of the jury, sentencing as a human process, the psychologist as expert witness, persuasion in the courtroom, detecting deception, and psychology and the police. Each chapter is supported by case studies and further reading. Andreas Kapardis draws on sources from Europe, North America and Australia to provide an expert investigation of the subjectivity and human fallibility inherent in our systems of justice. He suggests ways for minimising undesirable influences on crucial judicial decision-making. International and broad-ranging, this book is the authoritative work on psycho-legal enquiry for students and professionals in psychology, law, criminology, social work and law enforcement.

The European Union

A Critical Guide
Author: Steven P. McGiffen
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745316956
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
View: 1939

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New edition of this acclaimed introduction to the EU and its major policy areas.

International Relations Law of the European Union


Author: Dominic McGoldrick
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 249
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The role of the EC in international relations is an area of increasing importance. Its legal implications are the subject of much controversy and debate. This text provides an up to date account of the law and practice of the external relations of the EC and its relationship with international, community and national law.

The Substantive Law of the EU

The Four Freedoms
Author: Catherine Barnard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198749953
Category:
Page: 728
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The leading textbook on the four freedoms, popular with students and academics alike. This authoritative text offers a unique balance of comprehensive, detailed coverage in a concise and readable style, providing a critical and thorough analysis of the key principles of the substantive law of the EU. An introductory chapter provides valuable context on the governance of the internal market, its evolution, and the theories behind its key principles. Each of the freedoms is then dealt with in turn, covering goods, persons, services, and capital, before moving on to discuss harmonization, the regulation of the internal market, and its future. Additional useful detail is captured in footnotes, while directed further reading lists provide support for independent study and research. This thorough coverage is fully supported by engaging case studies throughout the book which place the law in context, helping you to understand the complexities of the subject and exploring the practical implications of EU law. Diagrams, flowcharts, and tables offer further detail and illustrate key ideas and processes in an easily accessible format, while chapter overviews, chapter content lists, and a clear structure ensure readers remain on track and can find information quickly. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: -an online chapter on the common commercial policy -an interactive map and timeline of the EU, plus video footage of key moments in its development -useful weblinks and further reading advice -a searchable table of equivalences for quick reference to article numbering changes For lecturers: downloadable versions of the figures from the book are also available for use in lectures and handouts.

Justice, Humanity, and the New World Order


Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754623083
Category: Law
Page: 184
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Justice, Humanity and the New World Order offers a refreshing analysis of current jurisprudential concerns regarding the "new world order" by examining them in the intellectual context of the late eighteenth-century Enlightenment. After setting the historical context, the author investigates aspects of Enlightenment political culture as well as aspects of the "new world order", including international relations, the European Union and human rights. In conclusion, the author introduces the concept of "new humanism", which he suggests, drawing on certain aspects of Enlightenment political philosophy, can complement the "new world order".

The Cambridge Companion to International Law


Author: James Crawford,Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190886
Category: Law
Page: 471
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A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.

Comparative Law in a Global Context

The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa
Author: Werner F. Menski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139452711
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Now in its second edition, this textbook presents a critical rethinking of the study of comparative law and legal theory in a globalising world, and proposes an alternative model. It highlights the inadequacies of current Western theoretical approaches in comparative law, international law, legal theory and jurisprudence, especially for studying Asian and African laws, arguing that they are too parochial and eurocentric to meet global challenges. Menski argues for combining modern natural law theories with positivist and socio-legal traditions, building an interactive, triangular concept of legal pluralism. Advocated as the fourth major approach to legal theory, this model is applied in analysing the historical and conceptual development of Hindu law, Muslim law, African laws and Chinese law.

Crime, Reason and History

A Critical Introduction to Criminal Law
Author: Alan Norrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316060438
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Many books seek to explain the general principles of the criminal law. Crime, Reason and History stands out and alone as a book that critically and concisely analyses these principles and comes up with a different viewpoint: that the law is shaped by social history and therefore systematically structured around conflicting elements. Updated extensively to include two new chapters on loss of control and self defence and with an extended treatment of offence and defence, this new edition combines challenging and sophisticated analysis with accessibility.

Introduction to Italian Law


Author: Jeffrey S. Lena,Ugo Mattei
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789041117076
Category: Law
Page: 504
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This is a methodologically advanced introduction to the main features of the Italian Legal System. Its eighteen chapters cover all the significant changes and innovations that have recently taken place, including: a new system of private international law; a greatly altered and expanded body of family law; a new code of criminal procedure; fundamental changes in civil procedure; the effects of European legislation on Italian municipal law; the reformation of administrative law; and the latest computer-assisted research tools and techniques used to research Italian law. Written for academics and lawyers alike, this book is an indispensable tool for those wishing to grasp the context of Italian legal activity. Written by Italian experts at the top of their respective fields, An Introduction to Italian Law is a readable yet technically sophisticated and critical discussion of the systemic features that make the Italian legal system a landmark of the civil law tradition.

An Historical Introduction to Private Law


Author: R. C. van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521427456
Category: Law
Page: 215
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This book provides an introduction to the rise and development of present-day private law.

Asylum - A Right Denied

A Critical Analysis of European Asylum Policy
Author: Dr Helen O'Nions
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409404099
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
View: 9861

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This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy asylum as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It considers the extent of obligations of the State to admit and protect refugees, examines legislation concerning asylum procedures and reception conditions, highlights proposals and initiatives for refugee movements and determinations and discusses improved protection of refugees while responding to the security concerns of States.