The American Legal Profession in Crisis

Resistance and Responses to Change
Author: James E. Moliterno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199917639
Category: Law
Page: 252
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The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change analyzes the efforts of the legal profession to protect and maintain the status quo even as the world around it changed. James E. Moliterno demonstrates how the profession has held to its anachronistic ways at key crisis points in US history. Ultimately, he urges the profession to look outward and forward to find in society and culture the causes and connections with these periodic crises, and in doing so, to grow with the society it claims to serve.

The American Legal Profession

The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law
Author: Christopher P. Banks
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506333133
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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While emphasizing that lawyers fulfill a vital but often misunderstood public function in society, The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law by Christopher P. Banks dispels some of the common misconceptions about the legal profession to show that the reality of being a lawyer is much different from what many students believe it to be. Many students know little about what law school is like or how it differs from undergraduate study, and this book corrects common myths about graduating law school and life after passing the bar. This brief primer is a nuts-and-bolts analysis of what it is really like to go into the legal profession, from start to finish, giving students considering a career in law a realistic overview of their potential legal careers.

Dangerous Strait

The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis
Author: Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509634
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Today the most dangerous place on earth is arguably the Taiwan Strait, where a war between the United States and China could erupt out of miscalculation, misunderstanding, or accident. How and to what degree Taiwan pursues its own national identity will have profound ramifications in its relationship with China as well as in relations between China and the United States. Events late in 2004 demonstrated the volatility of the situation, as Taiwan's legislative elections unexpectedly preserved a slim majority for supporters of closer relations with China. Beijing, nevertheless, threatened to pass an anti-secession law, apt to revitalize pro-independence forces in Taiwan—and make war more likely. Taking change as a central theme, these essays by prominent scholars and practitioners in the arena of U.S.-Taiwan-Chinese relations combine historical context with timely analysis of an accelerating crisis. The book clarifies historical developments, examines myths about past and present policies, and assesses issues facing contemporary policymakers. Moving beyond simplistic explanations that dominate discussion about the U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship, Dangerous Strait challenges common wisdom and approaches the political, economic, and strategic aspects of the cross-Strait situation anew. The result is a collection that provides fresh and much-needed insights into a complex problem and examines the ways in which catastrophe can be avoided. The essays examine a variety of issues, including the movement for independence and its place in Taiwanese domestic politics; the underlying weaknesses of democracy in Taiwan; and the significance of China and Taiwan's economic interdependence. In the security arena, contributors provide incisive critiques of Taiwan's incomplete military modernization; strains in U.S.-Taiwan relations and their differing interpretations of China's intentions; and the misguided inclination among some U.S. policymakers to abandon Washington's traditional policy of strategic ambiguity.

Integrative Governance: Generating Sustainable Responses to Global Crises


Author: Margaret Stout,Jeannine M. Love
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315526271
Category: Law
Page: 260
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Dominant governance theories are drawn primarily from Euro-American sources, including emergent theories of network and collaborative governance. The authors contest this narrow view and seek a more globally inclusive and transdisciplinary perspective, arguing such an approach is more fruitful in addressing the wicked problems of sustainability—including social, economic, and environmental crises. This book thus offers and affirms an innovative governance approach that may hold more promise as a "universal" framework that is not colonizing in nature due to its grounding in relational process assumptions and practices. Using a comprehensive Governance Typology that encompasses ontological assumptions, psychosocial theory, epistemological concepts, belief systems, ethical concepts, political theory, economic theory, and administrative theory, the authors delve deeply into underlying philosophical commitments and carry them into practice through an approach they call Integrative Governance. The authors consider ways this approach to radical self-governance is already being implemented in the prefigurative politics of contemporary social movements, and they invite scholars and activists to: imagine governance in contexts of social, economic, and environmental interconnectedness; to use the ideal-type as an evaluative tool against which to measure practice; and to pursue paradigmatic change through collaborative praxis.

Art as Social Action

An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art
Author: Gregory Sholette,Chloë Bass,Social Practice Queens
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1621535614
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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"Art as Social Action . . . is an essential guide to deepening social art practices and teaching them to students." —Laura Raicovich, president and executive director, Queens Museum Art as Social Action is both a general introduction to and an illustrated, practical textbook for the field of social practice, an art medium that has been gaining popularity in the public sphere. With content arranged thematically around such topics as direct action, alternative organizing, urban imaginaries, anti-bias work, and collective learning, among others, Art as Social Action is a comprehensive manual for teachers about how to teach art as social practice. Along with a series of introductions by leading social practice artists in the field, valuable lesson plans offer examples of pedagogical projects for instructors at both college and high school levels with contributions written by prominent social practice artists, teachers, and thinkers, including: Mary Jane Jacob Maureen Connor Brian Rosa Pablo Helguera Jen de los Reyes Jeanne van Heeswick Jaishri Abichandani Loraine Leeson Ala Plastica Daniel Tucker Fiona Whelan Bo Zheng Dipti Desai Noah Fischer Lesson plans also reflect the ongoing pedagogical and art action work of Social Practice Queens (SPQ), a unique partnership between Queens College CUNY and the Queens Museum.

Magic for the Resistance

Rituals and Spells for Change
Author: Michael M. Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780738759968
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
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From the author of the Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him--the spell that became a social media phenomenon viewed by millions of people--this book provides spells, rituals, and fascinating historical examples designed to help you put your magical will to work to make the world a better place today. These magical workings for social justice can be used by activists of any spiritual or religious background. With ideas for altars, meditations, community organizing, self-care, and more, Magic for the Resistance offers a toolkit for magical people or first-time spellcasters who want to manifest equality and peace. If you've ever felt disillusioned or burned out because of the slow progress of social change, this magical work can nurture and support you, sharpening your focus and resolve for a more sustained, long-term activism. In addition to influencing the outside world, these rituals bring you in closer alignment with your higher spiritual consciousness--because transforming your society begins with transforming yourself. Includes spells for: Racial justice Women's rights LGBTQ rights Antifascism Environmentalism Immigration Refugee support Nonviolence Praise: "Vote. Organize. March. Protest. Boycott. Resist. Be an activist for your beliefs. Then put your magic where your mouth is! You might want to start by reading Magic for the Resistance."--Lon Milo DuQuette

Law in Times of Crisis

Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice
Author: Oren Gross,Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457756
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ensuing 'war on terror' have focused attention on issues that have previously lurked in a dark corner at the edge of the legal universe. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive attempt by legal scholars to conceptualize the theory of emergency powers, combining post-September 11 developments with more general theoretical, historical and comparative perspectives. The authors examine the interface between law and violent crises through history and across jurisdictions, bringing together insights gleaned from the Roman republic and Jewish law through to the initial responses to the July 2005 attacks in London. Three models of emergency powers are used to offer a conceptualization of emergency regimes, giving a coherent insight into law's interface with and regulation of crisis and a distinctive means to evaluate the legal options open to states for dealing with crises.

The American City


Author: Arthur Hastings Grant,Harold Sinley Buttenheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
Page: N.A
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The Crisis Manager

Facing Disasters, Conflicts, and Failures
Author: Otto Lerbinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136594140
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Responding to the era of crises in which we now live, The Crisis Manager offers wise counsel for anticipating and responding to crises as well as taking the steps required to reduce the impact of these events. Spotlighting the reality of crisis at levels ranging from local to global, author Otto Lerbinger helps readers understand the approaches and ways of thinking required for successful crisis management in today’s world. As no organization or individual is immune from crisis, he guides managers to make good decisions under conditions of high uncertainty, and to consider the interests not only of stockholders but also of a wide variety of stakeholders. With a focus on the threat of crises to an organization’s most valuable asset – its reputation – The Crisis Manager covers: Preparation for crisis, including crisis communication planning Physical crises – natural, biological, and technological "Human climate" crises, stemming from targeted attacks on an organization’s policies, actions, or physical holdings Crises due to management failure, including mismanagement, skewed values, deception, and misconduct New to this second edition are the use of social media in crisis management, and chapters on image restoration strategies and crises stemming from mismanagement, as well as a comprehensive updating of the entire work. Real-world case studies provide examples of what worked and what did not work, and the reasons why. Written for present and future crisis managers in all types of businesses and organizations, this resource will be required reading for students in public relations, business, and management, as it prepares them for their crucial roles as decision makers.

The Korean Women's Movement and the State

Bargaining for Change
Author: Seung-kyung Kim,Kyounghee Kim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317817788
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize the need not only to recognize the accomplishments of women’s movements through political participation, but also to analyze the process through which feminist organizations interact with formal politics. It examines the institutionalization of the Korean women’s movement under the progressive presidencies of Kim Dae Jung (1998-2002) and Roh Moo Hyun (2003-2007), focusing on three major pieces of legislation concerning women’s rights that were enacted during this time, and looks at the process of gender politics and the strategic bargains that needed to be made between the women’s movement and other political forces in order to advance their agenda. It questions whether the institutionalization of the women’s movement inevitably results in demobilization and deradicalization, and goes on to examine the relationship between the women’s movement and the government over the two most women-friendly administrations in South Korean history, a period marked by flourishing civil society activism and participatory democracy. ?

Stop, Thief!

The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance
Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604867477
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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New Challenges to Constitutional Adjudication in Europe

A Comparative Perspective
Author: Zoltán Szente,Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351674749
Category: Law
Page: 324
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In the past few years, constitutional courts have been presented with new challenges. The world financial crisis, the new wave of terrorism, mass migration and other country-specific problems have had wide-ranging effects on the old and embedded constitutional standards and judicial constructions. This book examines how, if at all, these unprecedented social, economic and political problems have affected constitutional review in Europe. As the courts’ response must conform with EU law and in some cases international law, analysis extends to the related jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. The collection adopts a common analytical structure to examine how the relevant challenges have been addressed in ten country specific case studies. Alongside these, constitutional experts frame the research within the theoretical understanding of the constitutional difficulties of the day in Europe. Finally, a comparative chapter examines the effects of multilevel constitutionalism and identifies general European trends. This book will be essential reading for academics and researchers working in the areas of constitutional law, comparative law and jurisprudence.

The Road Not Taken

A History of Radical Social Work in the United States
Author: Michael Reisch,Janice Andrews
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415933995
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but also strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical.

Dreaming in Public

The Building of the Occupy Movement
Author: Amy Schrager Lang,Daniel Lang/Levitsky
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780260849
Category: Political Science
Page: 319
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A collection of materials, from public statements to engaged reportage, essays focused on analysis and strategy, and documentation of the visual culture of the movement. Neither a narrative of the events nor an observer analysis but an assembly of the 'raw materials' that developed within the movement. This is an account of the thinking to help others in future.