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  • Racial equality and the law : the role of law in the reduction of discrimination in the United States / by Morroe Berger
    KF 4755 Z9B47 1954

  • Land banking: public policy, alternatives and dilemmas
    K 736 L36 v.30,no.13

  • Islamic law of the sea : freedom of navigation and passage rights in Islamic thought / Hassan S. Khalilieh, University of Haifa, Israel
    KZA 1348 K48 2019eb
    The doctrine of modern law of the sea is commonly believed to have developed from Renaissance Europe. Often ignored though is the role of Islamic law of the sea and customary practices at that time. In this book, Hassan S. Khalilieh highlights Islamic legal doctrine regarding freedom of the seas and its implementation in practice. He proves that many of the fundamental principles of the pre-modern international law governing the legal status of the high seas and the territorial sea, though originating in the Mediterranean world, are not a necessarily European creation. Beginning with the commonality of the sea in the Qur'an and legal methods employed to insure the safety, security, and freedom of movement of Muslim and aliens by land and sea, Khalilieh then goes on to examine the concepts of the territorial sea and its security premises, as well as issues surrounding piracy and its legal implications as delineated in Islamic law.

  • Contributions à l'étude des systèmes juridiques autochtones et coutumiers sous la direction de Ghislain Otis
    KE 7709 C66 2018

  • Men on Trial : Performing Emotion, Embodiment and Identity in Ireland, 1800-45
    K 645 B373 2019

  • The indecent screen : regulating television in the twenty-first century / Cynthia Chris
    KF 2840 C48 2018eb
    The Indecent Screen explores clashes over indecency in broadcast television among U.S.-based media advocates, television professionals, the Federal Communications Commission, and TV audiences. Cynthia Chris focuses on the decency debates during an approximately twenty-year period since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which in many ways restructured the media environment. Simultaneously, ever increasing channel capacity, new forms of distribution, and time-shifting (in the form of streaming and on-demand viewing options) radically changed how, when, and what we watch. But instead of these innovations quelling concerns that TV networks were too often transmitting indecent material that was accessible to children, complaints about indecency skyrocketed soon after the turn of the century. Chris demonstrates that these clashes are significant battles over the role of family, the role of government, and the value of free speech in our lives, arguing that an uncensored media is so imperative to the public good that we can, and must, endure the occasional indecent screen.

  • Penal theories and institutions : lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972 / Michel Foucault ; translated by Graham Burchell

  • Philosophy of law the Supreme Court's need for libertarian law / Walter E. Block, Roy Whitehead

  • Big data analytics in U.S. courts : uses, challenges, and implications / Dwight Steward, Roberto Cavazos
    KF 8947.5 S74 2019eb

  • Intersections between mental health and law among veterans / Jack Tsai, Evan R. Seamone, editors
    K 4780 I58 2019

  • Intellectual property rights for engineers / Vivien Irish
    KD 1269 I752 2005eb

    This fully revised and updated edition of Intellectual Property Rights for Engineers addresses recent developments in the area. The book explains the general principles behind the law protecting innovation, quoting cases from the engineering domain in order to clarify legal issues. Chapters outline the basic rights through automatic protection (copyright, design right) and registration systems (patent, registered design, trade mark), and also discusses the issues surrounding confidential information. The book clarifies precisely who owns the rights and how their use is constrained by EC law, and goes on to explain how to license or even litigate when necessary. Finally, strategic aspects for decision-making and management are discussed.

  • Telecommunications regulation / John Buckley
    K 4305 B835 2003b

    Telecommunications Regulation examines the background to regulation and the work of the regulator. It discusses typical regulatory rules and the legal and administrative framework for regulation, and looks at regulatory strategies, market structures and approaches to price control. The book includes a number of case studies which show how regulators engage with such topical issues as interconnection and loop unbundling, and also features technical coverage of both numbering and number portability. Finally, it looks at new products and services such as virtual network operators, intelligent networks, radio spectrum and next generation networks, and considers the impact these might have on the future of regulation.

    A comprehensive, in-depth guide to the subject, this book will be a valuable resource for engineers and managers in the industry, as well as lawyers and economists needing an insight into current telecommunications regulation.

  • Copyright : what everyone needs to know / Neil Weinstock Netanel
    KF 2995 N483 2018eb

  • Cheating : ethics in everyday life / Deborah L. Rhode
    K 247.6 R46 2018eb
    Cheating is deeply embedded in everyday life. The costs of the most common forms of cheating total close to a trillion dollars annually. Part of the problem is that many individuals fail to see such behavior as a serious problem. "Everyone does it" is a common rationalization, and one that comes uncomfortably close to the truth. That perception is also self-perpetuating. The more that individuals believe that cheating is widespread, the easier it becomes to justify. Yet what is most notable about analysis of the problem is how little there is of it. Whether or not Americans are cheating more, they appear to be worrying about it less.In Cheating, eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode offers the only recent comprehensive account of cheating in everyday life and the strategies necessary to address it. Because cheating is highly situational, Rhode drills down on its most common forms in sports, organizations, taxes, academia, copyright infringement, marriage, and insurance and mortgages.Cheating also reviews strategies necessary to address the pervasiveness and persistence of cheating in these contexts. We clearly need more cultural reinforcement of ethical conduct. Efforts need to begin early, with values education by parents, teachers, and other role models who can display and reinforce moral behaviors. Organizations need to create ethical cultures, in which informal norms, formal policies, and reward structures all promote integrity. People also need more moral triggers that remind them of their own values. Equally important are more effective enforcement structures, including additional resources and stiffer sanctions. Finally, all of us need to take more responsibility for combatting cheating. We need not only to subject our own conduct to more demanding standards, but also to assume a greater obligation to prevent and report misconduct. Sustaining a culture that actively discourages cheating is a collective responsibility, and one in which we all have a substantial stake.

  • Dictionnaire des biens communs / ouvrage coordonné par Marie Cornu, Fabienne Orsi, Judith Rochfeld
    K 3476 D53 2017

  • Bad judgment : the myth of First Nations equality and judicial independence in Canada / by John Reilly
    KEA 540.5 R4R45 2019eb
    John Reilly's second book, Bad Judgment, details the author's battle with the Canadian justice system and the difficulties he faced trying to adapt Eurocentric Canadian law for the benefit of First Nations people across the country. This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country's indigenous communities. Judge John Reilly, now retired, was, at age 30, the youngest jurist ever named to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the circuit judge for the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta. During his career he became interested in aboriginal justice. He saw the failure of the "white" legal system to do justice for aboriginal people, the harm caused to them by Canadian colonialism, and the failure of all levels of government, including tribal government, to alleviate their suffering and deal with the conflicting natures of European-style law and indigenous tradition and circumstance. As a result of these realizations, Judge Reilly vowed to improve the delivery of justice to the aboriginal people in his community and used his perceived power as a jurist to make changes to improve the lives of the people in his jurisdiction. Along the way, he came into direct conflict with Canadian judicial administration and various questionable leaders among the echelons of both Canadian and First Nation governments.

  • Une justice coloniale : le système juridique canadien et les Autochtones : témoignage d'un procureur de la Couronne dans l'Arctique canadien / Pierre Rousseau
    KE 7709 R864 2019eb

  • Contributions à l'étude des systèmes juridiques autochtones et coutumiers / sous la direction de Ghislain Otis
    KE 7709 C764 2018eb

  • La rencontre des systèmes juridiques autochtones et étatiques confrontation ou coopération ? = The intersection of Indigenous Laws and State Law : confrontation or cooperation? / sous la direction de Ghislain Otis
    KE 7722 C5O87 2019eb

  • Data protection and the cloud : Are you really managing the risks? / Paul Ticher

  • Legal data for banking : business optimisation and regulatory compliance / Akber Datoo
    K 1066 D38 2019
    A practical, informative guide to banks' major weakness

    Legal Data for Banking defines the legal data domain in the context of financial institutions, and describes how banks can leverage these assets to optimise business lines and effectively manage risk. Legal data is at the heart of post-2009 regulatory reform, and practitioners need to deepen their grasp of legal data management in order to remain compliant with new rules focusing on transparency in trade and risk reporting. This book provides essential information for IT, project management and data governance leaders, with detailed discussion of current and best practices. Many banks are experiencing recurrent pain points related to legal data management issues, so clear explanations of the required processes, systems and strategic governance provide immediately-relevant relief.

    The recent financial crisis following the collapse of major banks had roots in poor risk data management, and the regulators' unawareness of accumulated systemic risk stemming from contractual obligations between firms. To avoid repeating history, today's banks must be proactive in legal data management; this book provides the critical knowledge practitioners need to put the necessary systems and practices in place.

    Learn how current legal data management practices are hurting banks Understand the systems, structures and strategies required to manage risk and optimise business lines Delve into the regulations surrounding risk aggregation, netting, collateral enforceability and more Gain practical insight on legal data technology, systems and migration

    The legal contracts between firms contain significant obligations that underpin the financial markets; failing to recognise these terms as valuable data assets means increased risk exposure and untapped business lines. Legal Data for Banking provides critical information for the banking industry, with actionable guidance for implementation.

  • Historical Law-Tracts / Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris
    KD 612 K36 2019

    Historical Law-Tracts is one of the earliest contributions to the Scottish Enlightenment project of a historical science of society. Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), was an influential Scottish judge, a prolific man of letters, and one of the leading figures of the Enlightenment in Scotland, and his goal in this work is to show the study of law as a genuinely scientific inquiry and not a mere collection of facts for the lawyer to memorize. He deployed a large range of ancient, medieval, and early-modern sources to trace the development of law and to explain that development in terms of interactions between principles of human nature and political, economic, and social circumstance. He applied this method in substantial and influential treatments of criminal law and the law of property and also to a diverse range of issues, specifically in Scots law. One of Kames's principal objectives was to expose and discredit the continuing influence of feudal principles in eighteenth-century Scots law and, as such, Historical Law-Tracts can be read as a manifesto for a modern, commercial, Scotland. The work found an international readership as well, especially in America, where it was read as an object lesson in understanding the role of law in a free society.

    In Historical Law-Tracts, Kames combined the natural law framework that underlies his Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion with the "conjectural," or philosophical, approach to history that would receive its fullest treatment in his Sketches of the History of Man to offer a history of law as a history of the progress of mankind from savage to civil society.

    The Liberty Fund edition supplements Kames's original text with a new introduction providing historical context and biographical information, expansion of Kames's footnotes to explain the often rather obscure system of reference used in the book, translation of the Latin passages, and explanatory annotations relating to important changes that Kames made to the text, including variant readings from earlier editions.

    James A. Harris is Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Hume: An Intellectual Biography and Of Liberty and Necessity: The Free Will Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy. He is the editor of the Liberty Fund edition of Kames's Sketches of the History of Man.

  • In Sullivan's shadow : the use and abuse of libel law during the long civil rights struggle / Aimee Edmondson
    KF 1266 E36 2019

    At the end of the nineteenth century, cycling's popularity surged in the Boston area, but by 1900, the trend faded. Within the next few decades, automobiles became commonplace and roads were refashioned to serve them. Lorenz J. Finison argues that bicycling witnessed a renaissance in the 1970s as concerns over physical and environmental health coalesced. Whether cyclists hit the roads on their way to work or to work out, went off-road in the mountains or to race via cyclocross and BMX, or took part in charity rides, biking was back in a major way.

    Finison traces the city's cycling history, chronicling the activities of environmental and social justice activists, stories of women breaking into male-dominated professions by becoming bike messengers and mechanics, and challenges faced by African American cyclists. Making use of newspaper archives, newly discovered records of local biking organizations, and interviews with Boston-area bicyclists and bike builders, Boston's Twentieth­Century Bicycling Renaissance brings these voices and battles back to life.

  • The political constitution : the case against judicial supremacy / Greg Weiner
    KF 5130 W45 2019
    Who should decide what is constitutional? The Supreme Court, of course, both liberal and conservative voices say--but in a bracing critique of the "judicial engagement" that is ascendant on the legal right, Greg Weiner makes a cogent case to the contrary. His book, The Political Constitution , is an eloquent political argument for the restraint of judicial authority and the return of the proper portion of constitutional authority to the people and their elected representatives. What Weiner calls for, in short, is a reconstitution of the political commons upon which a republic stands.

    At the root of the word "republic" is what Romans called the res publica, or the public thing. And it is precisely this--the sense of a political community engaging in decisions about common things as a coherent whole--that Weiner fears is lost when all constitutional authority is ceded to the judiciary. His book calls instead for a form of republican constitutionalism that rests on an understanding that arguments about constitutional meaning are, ultimately, political arguments. What this requires is an enlargement of the res publica, the space allocated to political conversation and a shared pursuit of common things. Tracing the political and judicial history through which this critical political space has been impoverished, The Political Constitution seeks to recover the sense of political community on which the health of the republic, and the true working meaning of the Constitution, depend.

  • Redistricting : a manual for analysts, practitioners, and citizens / Peter A. Morrison, Thomas M. Bryan
    KF 4905 M67 2019eb

  • The half breed tracts in early national America : changing concepts of land and place / David Ress

  • Insanity and immigration control in New Zealand and Australia, 1860-1930 / Jennifer S. Kain

  • Paradigm shift of education governance in China : two compulsory education legislation episodes: 1986 vs 2006 / Yan Wang

  • Risk and regulation in Euro Area banks : completing the banking union / Francesca Arnaboldi

  • Groundwater and environment policies for Vietnams Mekong Delta / Vo Thanh Danh
    KPV 3046 D36 2019

  • Adolescents and constitutional law : regulating social contexts of development / Roger J. R. Levesque

  • Accounting, legal, and tax aspects of corporate acquisitions [by] Joseph R. Guardino
    KF 1477 G8

  • The legal status of the tenant farmer in the Southeast
    KF 593 F3M35

  • L'école publique confessionnelle au Québec : judgement rendu dans l'affaire Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, 17 avril 1980 / Jules Deschênes
    KE 237 Q4D47

  • Victims of justice / Dorothe Matzner and Margaret English
    KF 221 M8M38 1973

  • New developments and selected problems in estate planning and the use of trusts : [Conference papers]
    KE 5974 A66N48X 1982

  • Emerging issues in Islamic finance law and practice in Malaysia / edited by Umar A. Oseni, M. Kabir Hassan, and Rusni Hassan
    KPG 885 E44 2019eb
    Law and regulation are becoming increasingly important in any discourse involving the Islamic financial services industry. This important aspect comprises both the legal and Sharīʿah aspects from the pre-contract stage up to the post-execution phase, and even post-contract termination phase. Emerging Issues in Islamic Finance Law and Practice in Malaysia focuses on emerging legal, Sharī'ah and regulatory issues in the Islamic finance industry in Malaysia. Through the lens of the Malaysian legal framework, financial experts Umar A. Oseni, M. Kabir Hassan, and Rusni Hassan and their expert contributors raise and discuss issues that cut across borders and, as such, can be transposed to other Islamic finance jurisdictions. With the different perspectives and approaches adopted by various chapters, Emerging Issues is specifically designed to meet the needs of academics and practitioners of Islamic finance law to provide general legal and Sharīʿah guidance on the emerging issues identified. In Emerging Issues , Oseni, Hassan and Hassan provide rigorous research for curious minds who seek to ascertain the position of Islamic law on certain new issues, such as the application of Fintech in Islamic finance and the regulation of digital currencies. Readers will also benefit from the case studies included, which are based on the Malaysian legal and Sharīʿah framework since Malaysia is generally considered a model for other Islamic finance jurisdictions.

  • Reports of cases argued and determined in the Court of King's bench, with tables of the names of cases and principal matters. By Edward Hyde East ... Containing the cases in the 41st year of Geo. III. 1800/1801 [to the 52d and 53d years of Geo. III. 1812]
    KD 200.3 1801-1814 E3+

  • Trials for high treason in Scotland : under a Special Commission, held at Stirling, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Paisley, and Ayr, in the year 1820 / taken in short-hand by C.J. Green
    KDC 185 T7A3+

  • Aboriginal peoples and the law : Indian, Metis and Inuit rights in Canada / edited by Bradford W. Morse
    KE 7709.5 A26 1985

  • Braiding legal orders : implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald, and Risa Schwartz, editors
    KE 7709 B73 2019
    Implementation in Canada of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a pivotal opportunity to explore the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples' own laws, and Canada's constitutional narratives.

    Two significant statements by the current Liberal government - the May 2016 address by Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations and the September 2017 address to the United Nations by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - have endorsed UNDRIP and committed Canada to implementing it as "a way forward" on the path to genuine nation-to-nation relationships with Indigenous peoples. In response, these essays engage with the legal, historical, political, and practical aspects of UNDRIP implementation. Written by Indigenous legal scholars and policy leaders, and guided by the metaphor of braiding international, domestic, and Indigenous laws into a strong, unified whole composed of distinct parts, the book makes visible the possibilities for reconciliation from different angles and under different lenses.

  • Megaregulation contested : global economic ordering after TPP / edited by Benedict Kingsbury, David M. Malone, Paul Mertenskötter, Richard B. Stewart, Thomas Streinz, Atsushi Sunami
    K 3840 M44 2019
    The Japan-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPPA) of 2018 is the most far-reaching "megaregional" economic agreement in force, with several major countries beyond its eleven negotiating countries also interested. Still bearing the stamp of the original US involvement before the Trump-erareversal, TPP is the first instance of 'megaregulation': a demanding combination of inter-state economic ordering and national regulatory governance on a highly ambitious substantive and trans-regional scale. Its text and ambition have influenced other negotiations ranging from the Japan-EUAgreement (JEEPA) and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the projected Pan-Asian Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).This book provides an extensive analysis of TPP as a megaregulatory project for channelling and managing new pressures of globalization, and of core critical arguments made against economic megaregulation from standpoints of development, inequality, labour rights, environmental interests, corporatecapture, and elite governance. Specialized chapters cover supply chains, digital economy, trade facilitation, intellectual property, currency levels, competition and state-owned enterprises, government procurement, investment, prescriptions for national regulation, and the TPP institutions. Countrystudies include detailed analyses of TPP-related politics and approaches in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand. Contributors include leading practitioners and scholars in law, economics, and political science. At a time when the WTO and other global-scale institutions arestruggling with economic nationalism and geopolitics, and bilateral and regional agreements are pressed by public disagreement and incompatibility with digital and capital and value chain flows, the megaregional ambition of TPP is increasingly important as a precedent requiring the close scrutinythis book presents.

  • Canadian law and indigenous self-determination : a naturalist analysis / Gordon Christie
    KE 7722 C5C47 2019

    For centuries, Canadian sovereignty has existed uneasily alongside forms of Indigenous legal and political authority. Canadian Law and Indigenous Self-Determination demonstrates how, over the last few decades, Canadian law has attempted to remove Indigenous sovereignty from the Canadian legal and social landscape. Adopting a naturalist analysis, Gordon Christie responds to questions about how to theorize this legal phenomenon, and how the study of law should accommodate the presence of diverse perspectives. Exploring the socially-constructed nature of Canadian law, Christie reveals how legal meaning, understood to be the outcome of a specific society, is being reworked to devalue the capacities of Indigenous societies.

    Addressing liberal positivism and critical postcolonial theory, Canadian Law and Indigenous Self-Determination considers the way in which Canadian jurists, working within a world circumscribed by liberal thought, have deployed the law in such a way as to attempt to remove Indigenous meaning-generating capacity.

  • Taxing robots : helping the economy to adapt to the use of artificial intelligence / Xavier Oberson, Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    K 4487 C65 O24 2019
    The increasing use of artificial intelligence within the workplace is likely to cause significant disruption to the labour market and in turn, to the economy, due to a reduction in the number of taxable workers. In this innovative book, Xavier Oberson proposes taxing robots as a possible solution to the anticipated problem of declining tax revenues. In accordance with guiding legal and economic principles, the book explores the various tax models that could be applied to both the use of robots, such as a usage or automation tax, and to robots directly. Numerous associated issues are discussed, such as the definition of robots for tax purposes, the difficulty of granting a tax capacity to robots, as well as the compatibility of robot taxes with international tax rules. The author concludes by putting forward a possible system for the taxation of robots, taking all of these issues into consideration. Being the first work of its kind to explore the potential for taxing robots in detail, this book will be a unique resource for researchers in the fields of law and economics who have an interest in the impact of artificial intelligence. Lawyers and tax professionals can also benefit from Oberson's insights on what future models of taxation may look like and what the legal consequences may be.

  • Refuge lost : asylum law in an interdependent world / Daniel Ghezelbash
    K 3268.3 G54 2018
    As Europe deals with a so-called 'refugee crisis', Australia's harsh border control policies have been suggested as a possible model for Europe to copy. Key measures of this system such as long-term mandatory detention, intercepting and turning boats around at sea, and the extraterritorial processing of asylum claims were actually used in the United States long before they were adopted in Australia. The book examines the process through which these policies spread between the United States and Australia and the way the courts in each jurisdiction have dealt with the measures. Daniel Ghezelbash's innovative interdisciplinary analysis shows how policies and practices that 'work' in one country might not work in another. This timely book is a must-read for those interested in preserving the institution of asylum in a volatile international and domestic political climate.

  • International migration law / Vincent Chetail
    K 3275 C44 2019
    International Migration Law provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the international legal framework applicable to the movement of persons.The role of international law in this field is complex, and often ambiguous: there is no single source for the international law governingmigration. The current framework is scattered throughout a wide array of rules belonging to numerous branches of international law, including refugee law, human rights law, humanitarian law, labour law, trade law, maritime and air law, criminal law, and consular and diplomatic law. This textbooktherefore cuts through this complexity by clearly demonstrating what the current international law is, and assessing how it operates.The book offers a unique and comprehensive overview of this growing field of international law. It brings together and critically analyses the disparate conventional, customary, and soft law on a broad variety of issues, such as undocumented migration, nationality, trafficking, family reunification,refugee protection, non-discrimination, regional free movement schemes, and trade and development. It also offers a particular focus on important groups of migrants, namely migrant workers, students, and refugees. It maps the current status of the law governing their movement, providing a thoroughcritical analysis of the various stands of international law which apply to them, suggesting how the law may continue to develop in the future. This book provides the perfect introduction to all aspects of migration and international law.

  • Fintech : law and regulation / edited by Jelena Madir, Chief Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    KF 974 F5673 2019
    FinTech has developed rapidly in recent years, and with these developments new challenges arise, particularly for regulators: how do you apply current law to these ever-changing concepts in a world of continual technological advancement? Key features include: * Insight from FinTech specialists from 10 countries, unpicking the legal and regulatory issues across banking, payments and fundraising* Detailed clarification on developments in alternative funding platforms, cryptoassets, initial coin offerings, blockchain and smart contracts* Discussion of innovative solutions for regulators including how to combat the challenges of patenting FinTech inventions and regulating robo-advisors* Guidance for law firms on meeting the challenges presented by the speed of technological innovation and new entrants in the financial sector.Offering a thorough overview of the sector for practical use, FinTech: Law and Regulation will be an invaluable guide for in-house lawyers as well as law firms looking for an overview of legal and regulatory issues in FinTech. It will also be an essential text for those looking to understand the breadth of the sector, as well as the key legal and regulatory issues.

  • Citizenship 2.0 : dual nationality as a global asset / Yossi Harpaz
    K 7128 D8H37 2019

    Citizenship 2.0 focuses on an important yet overlooked dimension of globalization: the steady rise in the legitimacy and prevalence of dual citizenship. Demand for dual citizenship is particularly high in Latin America and Eastern Europe, where more than three million people have obtained a second citizenship from EU countries or the United States. Most citizenship seekers acquire EU citizenship by drawing on their ancestry or ethnic origin; others secure U.S. citizenship for their children by strategically planning their place of birth. Their aim is to gain a second, compensatory citizenship that would provide superior travel freedom, broader opportunities, an insurance policy, and even a status symbol.

    Drawing on extensive interviews and fieldwork, Yossi Harpaz analyzes three cases: Israelis who acquire citizenship from European-origin countries such as Germany or Poland; Hungarian-speaking citizens of Serbia who obtain a second citizenship from Hungary (and, through it, EU citizenship); and Mexicans who give birth in the United States to secure American citizenship for their children. Harpaz reveals the growth of instrumental attitudes toward citizenship: individuals worldwide increasingly view nationality as rank within a global hierarchy rather than as a sanctified symbol of a unique national identity.

    Citizenship 2.0 sheds light on a fascinating phenomenon that is expected to have a growing impact on national identity, immigration, and economic inequality.

  • By the court : anonymous judgments at the Supreme Court of Canada / Peter McCormick and Marc D. Zanoni
    KE 8244 M33 2019
    Any court watcher knows that the Supreme Court of Canada delivers some of its major constitutional judgments in a "By the Court" format. This transformative approach abandons the common law tradition of attributing decisions to individual judges. By the Court is the first major study of these unanimous and anonymous decisions and features a complete inventory, chronology, and typology of these cases. Peter McCormick and Marc Zanoni explore the origins, purposes, and potential future of "By the Court," framing this practice as uniquely Canadian, and the most dramatic form of a modern style that highlights the institution and downplays individual contributions.

  • Indigenous water rights in law and regulation : lessons from comparative experience / Elizabeth Jane Macpherson (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
    K 3496 M33 2019
    Indigenous Water Rights in Law and Regulation responds to an unresolved question in legal scholarship: how are (or how might be) indigenous peoples' rights included in contemporary regulatory regimes for water. This book considers that question in the context of two key trajectories of comparative water law and policy. First, the tendency to 'commoditise' the natural environment and use private property rights and market mechanisms in water regulation. Second, the tendency of domestic and international courts and legislatures to devise new legal mechanisms for the management and governance of water resources, in particular 'legal person' models. This book adopts a comparative research method to explore opportunities for accommodating indigenous peoples' rights in contemporary water regulation, with country studies in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Chile and Colombia, providing much needed attention to the role of rights and regulation in determining indigenous access to, and involvement with, water in comparative law.
Updated: Thursday 23 January 2020
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