International Law


Author: Valerie Epps
Publisher: California Academic Press
ISBN: 9781594605512
Category: Law
Page: 498
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The fourth edition of this widely used text book combines narratives sections that explain the basic law with cases, questions, and problems that allow students to read actual legal materials and apply them to other similar or distinguishable situations. These materials do not assume that undergraduates are less able than graduate students to grasp difficult issues, nor do they assume that undergraduates cannot deal with a variety of complex instruments that bear on a particular problem. Rather, Epps focuses on the central problems of international law, assuming no prior legal knowledge except that gained by living in a society organized under a legal system, and encourages students to work through a number of questions and and problems that are presented in a variety of international contexts. The book's coverage is comprehensive including recent materials on sources, treaties, jurisdiction, extradition, the law of the sea, the environment, international entities, human rights, international courts, terrorism and war.

International Law and the Use of Force


Author: Christine Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198808410
Category: Law
Page: 480
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This book explores the large and controversial subject of the use of force in international law. It examines not only the use of force by states but also the role of the UN in peacekeeping and enforcement action, and the increasing role of regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN Charter framework is under challenge. Russia's invasion of Georgia and intervention in Ukraine, the USA's military operations in Syria, and Saudi Arabia's campaign to restore the government of Yemen by force all raise questions about the law on intervention. The 'war on terror' that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the USA has not been won. It has spread far beyond Afghanistan: it has led to targeted killings in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, and to intervention against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Is there an expanding right of self-defence against non-state actors? Is the use of force effective? The development of nuclear weapons by North Korea has reignited discussion about the legality of pre-emptive self-defence. The NATO-led operation in Libya increased hopes for the implementation of 'responsibility to protect', but it also provoked criticism for exceeding the Security Council's authorization of force because its outcome was regime change. UN peacekeeping faces new challenges, especially with regard to the protection of civilians, and UN forces have been given revolutionary mandates in several African states. But the 2015 report Uniting Our Strengths reaffirmed that UN peacekeeping is not suited to counter-terrorism or enforcement operations; the UN should turn to regional organizations such as the African Union as first responders in situations of ongoing armed conflict.

International Law

Norms, Actors, Process
Author: Jeffrey L. Dunoff,Steven R. Ratner,David Wippman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860952
Category: Law
Page: 960
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Written by some of the leading International Law scholars in the nation, this casebook employs a unique problem-based approach to examining international issues. Using real life teaching problems, the text explores the processes of international lawmaking with an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond mere doctrinal explanation. The Fourth Edition includes new court decisions and expanded coverage of international crises. With comprehensive and well-balanced coverage, this casebook provides a captivating context in which students can define and understand contemporary international law.

How to Read World Literature


Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119009243
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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The new edition of this highly popular guide, How to Read World Literature, addresses the unique challenges and joys faced when approaching the literature of other cultures and eras. Fully revised to address important developments in World Literature, and generously expanded with new material, this second edition covers a wide variety of genres – from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction – and discusses how each form has been used in different eras and cultures. An ideal introduction for those new to the study of World Literature, as well as beginners to ancient and foreign literature, this book offers a variety of "modes of entry" to reading these texts. The author, a leading authority in the field, draws on years of teaching experience to provide readers with ways of thinking creatively and systematically about key issues, such as reading across time and cultures, reading works in translation, emerging global perspectives, postcolonialism, orality and literacy, and more. Accessible and enlightening, offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Wole Soyinka, and Derek Walcott Fully revised and expanded to reflect the changing face of the study of World Literature, especially in the English-speaking world Now includes more major authors featured in the undergraduate World Literature syllabus covered within a fuller critical context Features an entirely new chapter on the relationship between World Literature and postcolonial literature How to Read World Literature, Second Edition is an excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in World Literature. It is also a fascinating and informative read for all readers with an interest in foreign and ancient literature and the history of civilization.

Examples & Explanations for International Law


Author: Valerie Epps,Lorie Graham
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454851627
Category: Law
Page: 480
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

Solving Crime with Mathematics
Author: Keith J. Devlin,Gary Lorden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452288577
Category: Mathematics
Page: 243
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Using plots and scenarios used in the television show "Numb3rs," shows how mathematics can be and is used to solve crimes, describing the techniques used and providing real-life examples of this crime-solving tool.

The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education


Author: Jan Klabbers,Mortimer Sellers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402094949
Category: Law
Page: 222
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The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices. The essays in this text explore this new reality and suggest ways in which the new legal order can be made more just and effective.

Sexual Harassment of Women

Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine,Committee on the Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309470870
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Over the last few decades, research, activity, and funding has been devoted to improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. In recent years the diversity of those participating in these fields, particularly the participation of women, has improved and there are significantly more women entering careers and studying science, engineering, and medicine than ever before. However, as women increasingly enter these fields they face biases and barriers and it is not surprising that sexual harassment is one of these barriers. Over thirty years the incidence of sexual harassment in different industries has held steady, yet now more women are in the workforce and in academia, and in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine (as students and faculty) and so more women are experiencing sexual harassment as they work and learn. Over the last several years, revelations of the sexual harassment experienced by women in the workplace and in academic settings have raised urgent questions about the specific impact of this discriminatory behavior on women and the extent to which it is limiting their careers. Sexual Harassment of Women explores the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. This report reviews the research on the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine are victimized by sexual harassment and examines the existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing scientific, engineering, technical, and medical careers. It also identifies and analyzes the policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in these settings.

Self-Determination and Secession in International Law


Author: Christian Walter,Antje von Ungern-Sternberg,Kavus Abushov
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191006920
Category: Law
Page: 340
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Peoples and minorities in many parts of the world assert a right to self-determination, autonomy, and even secession from a state, which naturally conflicts with that state's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The right of a people to self-determination and secession has existed as a concept within international law since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, but the exact definition of these concepts, and the conditions required for their application, remain unclear. The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice concerning the Declaration of Independency of Kosovo (2010), which held that the Kosovo declaration of independence was not in violation of international law, has only led to further questions. This book takes four conflicts in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a starting point for examining the current state of the law of self-determination and secession. Four entities, Transnistria (Moldova), South Ossetia, Abkhazia (both Georgia), and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan), claim to be entitled not only to self-determination but also to secession from their mother state. For this entitlement they rely on historic affiliations, and on charges of discrimination and massive human rights violations committed by their mother state. This book sets out its analysis of these critical issue in three parts, providing a detailed understanding of the principles of international law on which they rely: The first part sets out the contours and meaning of self-determination and secession, including an overall assessment of secession within the Commonwealth of Independent States. The second section provides case studies investigating the events in Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Nagorno-Karabach in greater detail. The third and final section extends the scope of the examination, providing a comparative analysis of similar conflicts involving questions of self-determination and secession in Kosovo, Western Sahara, and Eritrea.

The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement

A Comparative Study
Author: David Sloss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052187730X
Category: Law
Page: 626
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This title examines whether domestic courts in 12 countries actually provide remedies to private parties who are harmed by a violation of their treaty-based rights.

Artificial Intelligence in Education

18th International Conference, AIED 2017, Wuhan, China, June 28 – July 1, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Elisabeth André,Ryan Baker,Xiangen Hu,Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo,Benedict du Boulay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319614258
Category: Computers
Page: 678
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2017, held in Wuhan, China, in June/July 2017. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynotes, 37 poster, presentations, 4 doctoral consortium papers, 5 industry papers, 4 workshop abstracts, and 2 tutorial abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 159 submissions. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of approaches, techniques and ideas from the many fields that comprise AIED, including computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, game design, psychology, sociology, linguistics as well as many domain-specific areas.

Verification Practice Under the Chemical Weapons Convention

A Commentary
Author: Walter Krutzsch,Ralf Trapp
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041112583
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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... As Director-General of the OPCW, I believe that a broad based informed discussion on these issues is desirable and will contribute to the success of the Convention. It is for this reason that I encouraged the preparation of "Verification Practice under the Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary I have strongly supported the efforts of the authors, Dr R Trapp and Dr W Krutzsch, both of whom have been intimately involved in the negotiations on and the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The result of their efforts is this book. This is not a book for easy reading over a weekend. The issues addressed are, more often than not, hardly exciting. But this is a much needed publication which, I hope, will be the first in the series of in-depth studies of the CWC verification regime and the practical work of the OPCW in this critically important area. As the authors state in their introduction, the substance of this volume is their sole responsibility. Some of their comments, conclusions or suggestions, may find not only supporters but opponents as well, which of course is only natural. On the whole, however, I believe that, whatever their views on the issues raised, all readers will share my view that this is a very useful and timely study. From the Foreword by Josi M Bustani, Director-General, OPCW This Commentary on the verification provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention builds on a previous publication by the same authors - "A Commentary on the Chemical Weapons Convention (Kluwer 1994). It focuses on the verification regime established under the Convention and analyses the results of the preparatory phase as well as the practical experience gathered bythe OPCW since the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997. The book

Orange Is the New Black

My Year in a Women's Prison
Author: Piper Kerman
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385523394
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 327
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Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.

Sticks & Stones

Living with Uncertain Wars
Author: Padraig O'Malley,Paul L. Atwood,Patricia Peterson
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495357
Category: History
Page: 303
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Albert Einstein famously remarked that he did not know what weapons would be used in World War III, but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones. In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars, government officials, politicians, journalists, and statesmen examine what can be learned from the wars of the twentieth century and how that knowledge might help us as we step ever so perilously into the twenty-first. Following an introduction by Padraig O'Malley, the book is divided into four sections: "Understanding the World as We Have Known It"; "Global Uncertainties"; "Whose Values? Whose Justice?"; and "Shaping a New World." The first section reviews what we have learned about war and establishes benchmarks for judging whether that knowledge is being translated into changes in the behavior of our political cultures. It suggests that the world's premier superpower, in its effort to promote Western-style democracy, has taken steps that have inhibited rather than facilitated democratization. The second section examines the war on terror and the concept of global war. From the essays in this section emerges a consensus that democracy as practiced in the West cannot be exported to countries with radically different cultures, traditions, and values. The third section visits the question of means and ends in the context of varying value systems and of theocracy, democracy, and culture. In the final section, the focus shifts to our need for global institutions to maintain order and assist change in the twenty-first century. Although each contributor comes from a different starting point, speaks with a different voice, and has a different ideological perspective, the essays reach startlingly similar conclusions. In sum, they find that the West has not absorbed the lessons from the wars of the last century and is inadequately prepared to meet the new challenges that now confront us. Contributors to the volume include J. Brian Atwood, Susan J. Atwood, John Cooley, Romeo Dallaire, Ramu Damodaran, Valerie Epps, Michael J. Glennon, Stanley Heginbotham, Robert Jackson, Winston Langley, Alfred W. McCoy, Greg Mills, Jonathan Moore, Chris Patten, Gwyn Prins, Jonathan Schell, John Shattuck, Cornelio Sommargua, Brian Urquhart, Stephen Van Evera, and Robert Weiner.

Games and Learning Alliance

4th International Conference, GALA 2015, Rome, Italy, December 9-11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Alessandro de Gloria,Remco Veltkamp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319402161
Category: Computers
Page: 575
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2015, held in Rome, Italy, in December 2015. The 33 revised full papers and 15 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 102 submissions. The papers presented cover a variety of aspects and knowledge fields. They are grouped around the following topics: games for health, games for mobility, pervasive gaming and urban mobility.

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science


Author: Tom S. Garrison
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480570
Category: Science
Page: 640
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Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, market-leading OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE, 9e equips students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use-as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on Earth. The Ninth Edition features the work of seasoned author and educator Tom Garrison along with new co-author Robert Ellis, an assistant professor in the Marine Science Department at Orange Coast College who has managed research projects and educational programs throughout the world. Offering an even stronger emphasis on the science process, the new edition includes more How Do We Know? boxes detailing the science behind how oceanographers know what they know. Coverage of climate change has been updated to reflect the latest findings. In addition, Chapter 14 has been renamed Primary Producers and now includes expanded coverage of photosynthetic and chemosynthetic producers to help students understand the big picture in marine biology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.