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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Hyojung Sun. 2019
This book explores why widespread predictions of the radical transformation in the recording industry did not materialise Although the… growing revenue generated from streaming signals the recovery of the digital music business it is important to ask to what extent is the current development a response to digital innovation Hyojung Sun finds the answer in the detailed innovation process that has taken place since Napster She reassesses the way digital music technologies were encultured in complex music valorisation processes and demonstrates how the industry has become reintermediated rather than disintermediated This book offers a new understanding of digital disruption in the recording industry It captures the complexity of the innovation processes that brought about technological development which arose as a result of interaction across the circuit of the recording business production distribution valorisation and consumption By offering a more sophisticated account than the prevailing dichotomy the book exposes deterministic myths surrounding the radical transformation of the industry
By Rebecca M. Hayes, Kate Luther. 2018
As research continues to accumulate on the connections between media and crime, #Crime explores the impact of social media on… the criminal legal system. It examines how media influences our perceptions of crime, the perpetration of crime, and the implementation of punishment, whilst emphasizing the significance of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It offers an accessible and in-depth examination of media and in each chapter there are case studies and examples from both legacy and new media, including discussions from Twitter that are being used to raise awareness of criminal legal issues. It also includes interviews with international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, and the United States to voice a range of global perspectives. This book speaks broadly to those interested in criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology, and gender studies.
This book presents a collection of philosophical essays on freedom and tolerance in the Netherlands. It explores liberal freedom and… its limits in areas such as freedom of speech, public reason, sexual morality, euthanasia, drugs policy, and minority rights. The book takes Dutch practices as exemplary test cases for the principled discussions on these subjects from the perspective of political liberalism. Indeed, the Netherlands may be viewed as a social laboratory in human tolerance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, Holland took the lead in a global emancipation process towards a society based on equal freedom. It was the first country to legalize euthanasia, soft drugs and gay marriage. In the final sections, the book examines the question of whether the political murders on the politician Pim Fortuyn and the film director Theo van Gogh, the reactions to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film Submission, as well as the success of the populist politician Geert Wilders are signs of the end of Dutch tolerance. Although it recognizes that the political climate has taken a conservative turn, the book shows that the Netherlands still shows remarkable tolerance.
By Michael Paterson. 2011
Elizabeth II is within a few years of becoming the longest-reigning British monarch A personally quiet modest and… dutiful person she is far better-informed about the lives of her subjects than they often realize She has known every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and every American President since Eisenhower Yet what of the woman behind the crown The book seeks to take a new look at this exhaustively-documented life and show how Queen Elizabeth became the person she is Who and what have been the greatest influences upon her What are her likes and dislikes What are her hobbies Who are her friends What does she feel about the demands of duty and protocol Is she really enjoying herself when she smiles during official events How differently does she behave when out of the public eye Examining the places in which she grew up or has lived the training she received and her attitudes to significant events in national life it presents a fresh view of one of recent history s most important figures
By Neil Craik, Cameron S. Jefferies, Sara L. Seck, Tim Stephens. 2018
The challenges to global order posed by rapid environmental change are increasingly recognized as defining features of our time … In this groundbreaking work the concept of innovation is deployed to explore normative and institutional responses in international law to such environmental change by addressing two fundamental themes first whether law can foresee prevent and adapt to environmental transformations and second whether international legal responses to social economic and technological innovation can appropriately reflect the evolving needs of contemporary societies at national and international scales Using a range of case studies the contributions to this collection track innovation - descriptively normatively and as a process in and of itself - to explain international environmental law s functionality in the Anthropocene This book should be read by anyone interested in the critical intersection of environmental and international law
By Tim Blanning. 2016
The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of… history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent's great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon.A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment--for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick's terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son's passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father's legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick's private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick's sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man's life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning's sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great's remarkable reign.Praise for Frederick the Great "Writing Frederick's biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance."--The Wall Street Journal "At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined."--Commentary "Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick's personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come."--Booklist (starred review)"Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history."--The Telegraph (five stars) "A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers."--Literary ReviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Kaushik Basu. 2018
A leading economist offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the lawIn The Republic of Beliefs … Kaushik Basu one of the world s leading economists argues that the traditional economic analysis of the law has significant flaws and has failed to answer certain critical questions satisfactorily Why are good laws drafted but never implemented When laws are unenforced is it a failure of the law or the enforcers And most important considering that laws are simply words on paper why are they effective Basu offers a provocative alternative to how the relationship between economics and real-world law enforcement should be understood Basu summarizes standard neoclassical law and economics before looking at the weaknesses underlying the discipline Bringing modern game theory to bear he develops a focal point approach modeling not just the self-interested actions of the citizens who must follow laws but also the functionaries of the state the politicians judges and bureaucrats enforcing them He demonstrates the connections between social norms and the law and shows how well-conceived ideas can change and benefit human behavior For example bribe givers and takers will collude when they are treated equally under the law And in food support programs vouchers should be given directly to the poor to prevent shop owners from selling subsidized rations on the open market Basu provides a new paradigm for the ways that law and economics interact a framework applicable to both less-developed countries and the developed world Highlighting the limits and capacities of law and economics The Republic of Beliefs proposes a fresh way of thinking that will enable more effective laws and a fairer society
By Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. Mccarthy, Bernard J. Mccarthy. 2015
Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal… justice and professional activities in the field. Comprehensive coverage is achieved through focus on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The contributions in this book examine ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field.
By Bryan Stevenson. 2014
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken… system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time<P> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<P> Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Atif Mian, Amir Sufi. 2015
<p>The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million… homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that the United States witnessed a dramatic rise in household debt in the years before the recession―that the total amount of debt for American households doubled between 2000 and 2007 to $14 trillion? Definitely not. Armed with clear and powerful evidence, Atif Mian and Amir Sufi reveal in <i>House of Debt</i> how the Great Recession and Great Depression, as well as the current economic malaise in Europe, were caused by a large run-up in household debt followed by a significantly large drop in household spending. <p>Though the banking crisis captured the public’s attention, Mian and Sufi argue strongly with actual data that current policy is too heavily biased toward protecting banks and creditors. Increasing the flow of credit, they show, is disastrously counterproductive when the fundamental problem is too much debt. As their research shows, excessive household debt leads to foreclosures, causing individuals to spend less and save more. Less spending means less demand for goods, followed by declines in production and huge job losses. How do we end such a cycle? With a direct attack on debt, say Mian and Sufi. More aggressive debt forgiveness after the crash helps, but as they illustrate, we can be rid of painful bubble-and-bust episodes only if the financial system moves away from its reliance on inflexible debt contracts. As an example, they propose new mortgage contracts that are built on the principle of risk-sharing, a concept that would have prevented the housing bubble from emerging in the first place. <p>Thoroughly grounded in compelling economic evidence, <i>House of Debt</i> offers convincing answers to some of the most important questions facing the modern economy today: Why do severe recessions happen? Could we have prevented the Great Recession and its consequences? And what actions are needed to prevent such crises going forward?</p>
By İlhan Helvacı. 2017
This book introduces readers to the main principles of Turkish contract law and particularly analyzes the general provisions of… the Turkish Code of Obligations Moreover in order to illuminate certain key subjects it discusses selected provisions of the Turkish Civil Code the Turkish Commercial Code and the Turkish Bankruptcy and Enforcement Law Intended to provide a comprehensive and clear overview of Turkish contract law the book seeks to avoid contentious arguments and explains the subjects with the help of simple examples
The Federal Court of Canada which existed from 1875 to 1971 under the name Exchequer Court of Canada … occupies a special place in the court structure of Canada It was founded principally to adjudicate legal disputes in which the Canadian government was involved since its change of name in 1971 it has become primarily an administrative appeal court dealing with the review of decisions made by federal administrative tribunals in addition to its existing jurisdictions admiralty intellectual property tax and other areas As a federal court within the nation its very existence has provoked discussion and debate as the various provincial court systems claim a position of primacy within our society for the adjudication of legal disputes Central to this history of the Court is an examination of the judges who have sat on its bench Bushnell investigates who the judges have been and examines their work with particular focus on the judges views of the proper approach to decision-making His study contains a wealth of information much of which may not be widely known in the profession As such The Federal Court of Canada constitutes a rich source both for those with a legal background and for those with an interest in the working and history of legal institutions
By Loïc Lerouge. 2017
This book studies a range of legal systems and compares them on their ability to deal with psychosocial risks at… work The book looks at prevention of psychosocial risks from a labor law perspective and at compensation and reparation from a social security law perspective It pays special attention to the topic of bullying in the work place which is currently the subject of most legal summons This book presents the views on the subject from leading national and international experts and provides an in-depth coverage of legal systems used in Southern and Northern European countries as well as Canada and Japan to deal with this topic The topic of psychosocial risks at work has received much attention recently both from the general public the press and those working in the legal arena It is difficult for lawyers to deal with the issue of psychosocial risks at work due to the multifactorial and subjective features involved
The controversy aroused by the Supreme Court's decision on offshore mineral rights emphsizes the importance of the public domain in… the workings of the Canadian constitution. Public property is important to the provinces not only for its revenues, but also because it provides them with a powerful instrument for control of their economic and political destinies and strengthens their position in relation to federal authorities. The provisions of the British North America Act and other constitutional instruments relating to natural resources and public property are examined thoroughly in this series of lectures given to doctoral systems at the Faulte de droit of the Universite de Montreal. Professor La Forest studies ownership of mines and minerals, navigable waters, public harbours, fisheries and Indian lands, as well as the currently controversial offshore mineral rights. He notes the political imlications of the partition of proprietary rights and explores the areas of conflict between the federal and provincial governments. Also included is a discussion of the power of expropriation, and, because public property involves public monies, lending and spending powers receive attention.In these lectures, Professor La Forest traces public domain in Britain from the time when the monarch controlled all the land, to his surrender of this control to parliament in return for a civil list, and to the similar surrender to the legislatures of the British North American colonies in connection with the struggle of responsible government.The collection of lectures is essential reading for any serious student of the constitution and will be very useful to all who are interested in the increasingly important law of natural resources in Canada.
By Arndt Sinn. 2018
In diesem Buch werden Fakten und Zahlen zu Art und Ausma des illegalen Handels in Deutschland und zur… Rolle der organisierten Kriminalit t vorgestellt bewertet und in den Kontext internationaler Studien gestellt Beleuchtet werden die Einflussfaktoren und die Strukturmerkmale die auf illegalen M rkten herrschen und wie diese von international agierender organisierter Kriminalit t ausgenutzt werden Damit soll der Blick f r die durch den illegalen Handel bewirkten individuellen und gesamtgesellschaftlichen Gefahren gesch rft werden Mit der Analyse von Verfolgungsstrategien und -kompetenzen sowie zukunftsweisenden Konzepten wird der polizeipraktische Bezug hergestellt Untersucht werden auch rechtliche Defizite die eine Aufdeckung und Zerschlagung illegaler M rkte sowie der dort agierenden Gruppierungen hemmen Nicht zuletzt wird die Beteiligung der Wirtschaft als ein Schl sselfaktor bei der Verhinderung des illegalen Handels und der Aufkl rung von Straftaten problematisiert Am Ende der Studie werden aus den gewonnenen Erkenntnissen Handlungsempfehlungen abgeleitet die sich an Politik Forschung die Strafverfolgungspraxis die Wirtschaft sowie den Verbraucher richten
By Georg Küpper, René Börner. 2017
Die Straftaten gegen Rechtsg ter der Person und Gemeinschaft die in Ausbildung und Examen im Vordergrund stehen … werden systematisch behandelt Klar und berschaubar sind die Probleme erl utert unter besonderer Ber cksichtigung der Rechtsprechung und mit ausgew hlten Fallbeispielen Kontrollfragen erm glichen dem Studierenden das Gelernte zu berpr fen Gro en Wert haben die Autoren auf die didaktische Konzeption gelegt Die vierte Auflage ber cksichtigt die Vielzahl von Entscheidungen Gesetzes nderungen und Abhandlungen die seit der Vorauflage zu verzeichnen sind
By Mauro Federico, Fernando Ortega Zabala. 2018
Genealog a de una actividad ilegal millonaria varias veces superior al producto bruto interno que involucr… a los m s altos funcionarios desde los or genes hasta la actualidad del pa s La patria naci bajo el signo del contrabando Moreno Belgrano Brown y Rivadavia fueron de los primeros en desarrollar en el R o del Plata esta pr ctica que busca burlarse de aduanas y fronteras Desde aquel momento inaugural el contrabando se fue haciendo cada vez m s complejo y se extendi al narcotr fico a la trata de personas y al lavado de dinero Algo que termin asoci ndolo con la violencia y el crimen organizado La Argentina tiene una larga historia de comercio ilegal en el que se mezclan multimillonarios negocios privados con la corrupci n del Estado En Historia del contrabando en la Argentina Mauro Federico y Fernando Ortega Zabala realizan una documentada reconstrucci n de la trama de este delito -con datos desconocidos hasta ahora- en el que estuvieron y est n involucrados altos personajes del poder desde Menem a Macri Este libro pone en evidencia que la ilegalidad sigue siendo parte ineludible del paisaje nacional
By Christopher J Coyne. 2013
In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those… in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed. Resources are not reaching the needy due to bureaucratic red tape, and many assets have been squandered. How can efforts intended to help the suffering fail so badly? In this timely and provocative book, Christopher J. Coyne uses the economic way of thinking to explain why this and other humanitarian efforts that intend to do good end up doing nothing or causing harm. In addition to Haiti, Coyne considers a wide range of interventions. He explains why the U.S. government was ineffective following Hurricane Katrina, why the international humanitarian push to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya may very well end up causing more problems than prosperity, and why decades of efforts to respond to crises and foster development around the world have resulted in repeated failures. In place of the dominant approach to state-led humanitarian action, this book offers a bold alternative, focused on establishing an environment of economic freedom. If we are willing to experiment with aid—asking questions about how to foster development as a process of societal discovery, or how else we might engage the private sector, for instance—we increase the range of alternatives to help people and empower them to improve their communities. Anyone concerned with and dedicated to alleviating human suffering in the short term or for the long haul, from policymakers and activists to scholars, will find this book to be an insightful and provocative reframing of humanitarian action.
By Andreas Belke. 2017
Ausschreibungs- und Vergabeverfahren von Bauleistungen bergen auch f r den ausschreibenden Planer viele T cken und Fallstricke … Dieses Praxisbuch erkl rt die Verfahren und die Vorgehensweisen Schritt f r Schritt und stellt anschaulich die Bez ge zu den relevanten Gesetzen und Verordnungen her VOB A und HOAI Ein gut strukturierter Leitfaden f r die fehlerfreie und regelkonforme Durchf hrung von Ausschreibung und Vergabe unter Ber cksichtigung der VOB 2009