The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities

Two Centuries of Judicial Review on Trial
Author: Leslie F. Goldstein
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786438836
Page: 480
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The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities offers an in-depth, chronologically arranged look at the record of the U.S. Supreme Court on racial minorities over the course of its first two centuries. It does not pose the anachronistic standard, “Did the Supreme Court get it right?” but rather, “How did the Supreme Court compare to other branches of the federal government at the time?” Have these Justices, prevented against removal from office by discontented voters (in contrast to the President and the members of Congress), done any better than the elected branches of government at protecting racial minorities in America?

Rice Almanac

Source Book for the Most Important Economic Activity on Earth
Author: Jay L. Maclean,David Charles Dawe
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 0851996361
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 253
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Presents data concering rice and rice production around the world.

Media & Entertainment Law

Author: Ursula Smartt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317334612
Category: Law
Page: 476
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Media & Entertainment Law presents a contemporary analysis of the law relating to the media and entertainment industries both in terms of its practical application and its theoretical framework, providing a broad and comprehensive coverage of these fast changing branches of the law. Fully restructured to complement how media law is taught today in the digital age, this third edition explores recent updates in the law including the outcomes of the Google Spain case and the ‘right to be forgotten’, the use of drones in breach of privacy laws, internet libel and the boundaries of media freedom and press regulation following the Leveson inquiry. Media & Entertainment Law uses the most up-to-date authorities to explore privacy and confidentiality subjects, such as the Prince Charles 'black spider' letters, the Maximilian Schrems and the celebrity superinjunction PJS v Newsgroup Newspapers cases. The book also covers defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information, plus Scots law. New to this edition: A brand new chapter is dedicated to exploring technology and the media, including contemporary issues such as the dark web, the surveillance state, internet censorship and the law and social media, including bloggers, vloggers and tweeters. The chapters on regulatory authorities have been expanded to provide greater clarification and explanation of broadcasting, press and advertising regulation, including the protection of journalistic sources and comparisons with EU Law. The chapter on intellectual property and entertainment law has been streamlined to match media law courses more effectively. This text provides students with detailed coverage of the key principles, cases and legislation as well as a critical analysis of this vibrant subject.

American Government: Institutions and Policies

Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose,Matthew S. Levendusky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856163
Category: Education
Page: 624
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, 15th Edition is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies, and who governs in the United States and to what ends. It includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts, and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension, and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Digest of Education Statistics 2007

Author: Thomas D. Snyder,Sally A. Dillow,Charlene M. Hoffman
Publisher: Claitors Pub Division
ISBN: 9781598044270
Category: Education
Page: 687
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Racial Diversity and Social Capital

Equality and Community in America
Author: Rodney E. Hero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139465074
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Race and racial diversity are important aspects of America and have been shown to substantially affect social relations and the political system, often in ways inconsistent with the values of equality. However, greater civic association and a general sense of community, embodied in the concept of social capital, are said to have tremendous beneficial effects and profoundly influence American society. This 2007 study juxtaposes and critically assesses two bodies of research that have reached different conclusions on these issues. Is America's legacy of racial inequality an 'evil twin' of the benefits of social capital? By analysing the social outcomes for racial minorities, in addition to other dimensions of American politics, the author shows that the impact of racial diversity consistently outweighs that of social capital.

Our Dumb World

Author: The Onion, Inc.
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316018432
Category: Current Events
Page: 256
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OUR DUMB WORLD is the world's most comprehensive fake atlas: a repository of all known information about the planet Earth (except where covered by clouds). In late 2007 the hardcover edition became one of the hottest books of the holiday season, entertaining and offending hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe. This new, easy-to-carry paperback edition is perfect for the intrepid traveler to any of the world's exotic locales--from Afghanistan, "Allah's Cat Box," to Ukraine, "the Bridebasket of Europe," to the USA's own Nevada, "Where Everyone's a Loser." Packed with beautiful full-color maps and framed with inaccurate essays about all the world's peoples and places, OUR DUMB WORLD is a gut-busting send-up in which no nation escapes unscathed. "Bottom line: laughed my head off." --Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

Retirement Places Rated

What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve
Author: David Savageau
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780764544385
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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Whether you're considering retirement or scouting out the best location for a second home, Retirement Places Rated is an invaluable sourcebook. For more than 20 years, people have turned to author David Savageau for help in choosing the perfect location, and now that the number of Americans who are reaching retirement age is greater than ever, this information is more valuable than ever before. Nearly 200 top retirement areas in the United States, both traditional and newly discovered, are profiled.They're ranked and compared for cost of living, climate, health care, economic factors, crime, services, cultural life, and recreation. Included are climate graphs, maps of retirement regions, comparison charts, and demographic profiles of each area. A special section on relocation resources helps you set your plans in motion once you've chosen where to live.This completely updated edition includes new locations and factors in the latest statistics.

Faces of Inequality

Social Diversity in American Politics
Author: Rodney E. Hero
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195137884
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Contending that a state's racial and ethnic composition, more than any other factor, directs its political processes and policies, this text argues that social diversity is therefore central to any understanding of state political cultures.

Handbook of Paleolithic Typology

Lower and Middle Paleolithic of Europe
Author: Andre Debenath,Harold L. Dibble
Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 0924171235
Category: History
Page: 256
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This book presents the major tool types of European Lower and Middle Paleolithic. Building on the typelist of the late Francois Bordes, with many forms that have been recognized since, it presents working definitions of the types with illustrations and discussions of the variability inherent to lithic typologies. The authors combine classic typological views with current notions of lithic typological variation. This handbook represents not only an important reference source for gaining a practical understanding of how Lower and Middle Paleolithic typology is applied but of the nature of lithic variability in other kinds of assemblages as well.

Global Pharmaceuticals

Ethics, Markets, Practices
Author: Adriana Petryna,Andrew Lakoff,Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337416
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 301
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DIVAnthropological study of the globalization of pharmaceuticals and its effects on local cultures, health, and economics./div

Bribery and Extortion

Undermining Business, Governments, and Security
Author: Alexandra Addison Wrage
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275996499
Category: Political Science
Page: 162
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Details the world of high-level bribery and its destructive impact on security, democratization, and human aid around the world.