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.

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.

European Union Law


Author: Steve Peers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198789130
Category: Law
Page: 836
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Edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, European Union Law draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU law. Each chapter has been written and updated by an expert in the field to provide students 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, designed for students; every chapter ensures a balance of accessible explanation and critical detail. Case studies are included throughout the book to enable students to understand the context and implications of EU law, as well as helping to familiarize them with some of the most significant caselaw in the area. Quotations and examples from key EU legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop an understanding of EU law, while further reading suggestions for each chapter act as a springboard for further study and assessment preparation. This 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. As the process of the UK leaving the EU unfolds, readers can also visit the OUP European Union Law Resource Centre for up-to-date comment, opinion, and updates created by our authors to engage students with the legal and political issues and considerations at play.

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights

A Critical Introduction
Author: Ian Loveland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019870903X
Category: Law
Page: 840
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The seventh edition of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights, continues to provide in-depth coverage of the core elements of a constitutional and administrative law syllabus. In addition, it explores the latest ongoing debates around potential constitutional reforms. This engaging text provides a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the subject, with emphasis on material drawn from political theory, political science, and social history. The author's stimulating, narrative style encourages critical analysis, ensuring that the reader gains a fundamental appreciation of public law in its wider context.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

Comparative Law


Author: UWE. KISCHEL
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198791355
Category:
Page: 976
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This treatise offers in-depth coverage of comparative law, carefully structured and clearly explained by a leading expert. It is an invaluable resource for students seeking a critical introduction to the field, as well as scholars and practitioners, for whom it offers new insights, structures, and approaches.

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.

The Politics of the Common Law

Perspectives, Rights, Processes, Institutions
Author: Adam Gearey,Wayne Morrison,Robert Jago
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135097879
Category: Law
Page: 376
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The Politics of the Common Law offers a critical introduction to the legal system of England and Wales. Unlike other conventional accounts, this revised and updated second edition presents a coherent argument, organised around the central claim that contemporary postcolonial common law must be understood as an articulation of human rights and open justice. The book examines the impact of the European Convention and European Union law on the structures and ideologies of the common law and engages with the politics of the rule of law. These themes are read into normative accounts of civil and criminal procedure that stress the importance of due process. The final sections of the book address the reality of civil and criminal procedure in the light of recent civil unrest in the UK and the growing privatisation of public services. The book questions whether it is possible to find a balance between the requirements of economics and the demands of justice.

Globalisation and Legal Theory


Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521605946
Category: Law
Page: 296
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The text makes the case for a revival of general jurisprudence in response to globalisation.

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.

Atiyah's Introduction to the Law of Contract


Author: Stephen A. Smith,P. S. Atiyah
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018244
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Atiyah's Introduction to the Law of Contract is a well-known text through which thousands of university students have first encountered the law of contract, and the new edition has long been eagerly awaited by university teachers and students. This sixth edition, updated by Stephen Smith, continues to provide readers with an introduction to the theories, policies, and ideas that underlie the law, placing an equal emphasis on the law and critical analysis. In particular, the discussion of recent cases and legislation is centred on why contract law is the way it is, whether it can be justified, and, if not, what should be done to improve it. The sixth edition has been revised to place the law of contract in a modern context and to account for recent developments in the law, as well as those in academic thinking and writing. Addressing European influences and including perspectives from comparative law, this remains a stimulating and authoritative exposition of the modern law of contract.

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.

Democracy and Constitutionalism in the European Union

Collected Essays
Author: Federico Mancini
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841131148
Category: Law
Page: 268
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Federico Mancini served for 17 years at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, participating in important judicial developments in EC law. This work brings together some of Mancini's writings which concentrate on the issues of democracy, constitutionalism and individual rights in the EU.

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.

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.