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Items in Law that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Global space governance : an international study / Ram S. Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton, editors
    KZD1145

  • US and EU external labor governance : workers' rights promotion in trade agreements and in practice / Myriam Oehri
    K 1705 O45 2017eb

    This book provides a timely and in-depth analysis of how two major trade powers, the United States of America (US) and the European Union (EU), contribute to a socio-political dimension of globalization. Myriam Oehri documents US and EU labor standards promotion in Mexico, Morocco, and the Dominican Republic, drawing on an analysis of bilateral and regional trade agreements (NAALC, US-Morocco FTA, CAFTA-DR, EU-Mexico GA, EU-Morocco AA, and EU-CARIFORUM EPA) as well as extensive field work. The case studies reveal that for the advancement of labor norms, both punitive enforcement and cooperative engagement mechanisms are established in relevant agreements. In practice, the latter are more comprehensively used than the former, irrespective of diverse power relations between the US and the EU on the one hand and the three partner states on the other. The book will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in the fields of EU and US studies, foreign, trade, and social policy, regional integration, and international labor studies. It will also be of relevance to practitioners active in the international promotion of labor standards.


  • European Citizenship after Brexit Patricia Mindus
    KJE5124 ßєb .M56 2017eb
    This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

    This Open Access book investigates European citizenship after Brexit, in light of the functionalist theory of citizenship. No matter its shape, Brexit will impact significantly on what has been labelled as one of the major achievements of EU integration: Citizenship of the Union. For the first time an automatic and collective lapse of status is observed. It is a form of involuntary loss of citizenship en masse , imposed by the automatic workings of the law on EU citizens of exclusively British nationality. It does not however create statelessness and it is likely to be tolerated under international law. This loss of citizenship is connected to a reduction of rights, affecting not solely the former Union citizens but also second country nationals in the United Kingdom and their family members.

    The status of European citizenship and connected rights are first presented. Chapter Two focuses on the legal uncertainty that afflicts second country nationals in the United Kingdom as well as British citizens, turning from expats to post-European third country nationals. Chapter Three describes the functionalist theory and delineates three ways in which it applies to Brexit. These three directions of inquiry are developed in the following chapters. Chapter Four focuses on the intension of Union citizenship: Which rights can be frozen? Chapter Five determines the extension of Union citizenship: Who gets to withdraw the status? The key finding is that while Member states are in principle free to revoke the status of Union citizen, former Member states are not unbounded in stripping Union citizens of their acquired territorial rights. Conclusions are drawn and policy-suggestions summed up in the final chapter.


  • The politics of online copyright enforcement in the EU access and control / Trisha Meyer
    KD 1957 C65 M494 2017eb
    This book investigates recent policy initiatives dealing with the online enforcement of copyright in the European Union, providing unique insights into the current stalemate in the field. It is a timely contribution to the next steps of policy-making on copyright enforcement and Internet governance. The author brings to light tensions in how we encourage knowledge and cultural creation, and importantly how we regulate the Internet. In this study, online copyright enforcement is situated within the wider debate on Internet governance. Intermediary liability is a focal point. It provides an explanation of recent online copyright enforcement policy initiatives is based on an in-depth investigation of the ideas, interests, institutions and discourses involved in three EU level and two member state level initiatives. Seventy-two expert interviews complement the policy analysis conducted.

  • Publics, elites and constitutional change in the UK : a missed opportunity? / Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    KZ3684

  • Presidential activism and veto power in Central and Eastern Europe / Philipp Köker
    K3351

  • Counter-terrorism and the prospects of human rights : securitizing difference and dissent / Ipek Demirsu
    KZ7220

  • Pesticide policy and politics in the European Union
    KJE 6247 B69 2017eb

  • The EU's Common Security and Defence Policy : learning communities in international organizations / Giovanni Faleg
    KJE5105

    This book accounts for transformations in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)during fifteen years of operations (2001-2016), and argues that the EU evolved into a softer and more civilian security provider, rather than a military one. This learning process was driven by transnational communities of experts and practitioners, which acted as engines of change. Giovanni Faleg analyses two innovative concepts introduced in the EU security discourse since the late 1990s: security sector reform (SSR) and civilian crisis management (CCM). Both stem from a new understanding of security, involving the development of non-military approaches and a comprehensive approach to crisis management. However, the implementation of the two policy frameworks by the EU led to very different outcomes. The book explains this variation by exploring the pathways by which ideas turn into policies, and by comparing the transformational power of epistemic communities and communities of practice.


  • Magna Carta and New Zealand : history, politics and law in Aotearoa / Stephen Winter, Chris Jones, editors
    KUQ2095

  • Philosophy, law and the family : a new introduction to the philosophy of law / Laurence D. Houlgate
    KF 505 H682 2017eb

  • A history of the application of Islamic law in Nigeria / Yushau Sodiq
    KTA469.5

  • The midlife crisis of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty / Peter Pell
    KZ 5670 P456 2016eb

    The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) has been the principal legal barrier to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons for the past forty-five years. It promotes the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and insures, through the application of safeguards inspections conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that those technologies are not being diverted toward the production of nuclear weapons. It is also the only multinational treaty that obligates the five nuclear weapons states that are party to the treaty (China, France, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States) to pursue nuclear disarmament measures.

    Though there have been many challenges over the years, most would agree that the treaty has largely been successful. However, many are concerned about the continued viability of the NPT. The perceived slow pace of nuclear disarmament, the interest by some countries to consider a weapons program while party to the treaty, and the funding and staffing issues at the IAEA, are all putting considerable strain on the treaty. This manuscript explores those issues and offers some possible solutions to ensure that the NPT will survive effectively for many years to come.


  • Construction contract claims, changes, and dispute resolution / edited by Paul Levin ; forword by Islam H. El-Adaway, PH. D
    KF 902 C65 2016eb

    Construction Contract Claims, Changes, and Dispute Resolution is the go-to handbook for those involved in the prevention, preparation, management, and resolution of claims and change orders on construction projects. For more than 40 years, engineers, contractors, owners, and construction managers have turned to this practical guide and its straightforward, clear approach to solving challenges in construction claims and changes. Thoroughly revised and completely updated, this third edition adds the expertise of more than 30 attorneys and construction consultants who are recognized authorities in the field. Their contributions merge principles of construction law with practical advice.

    Topics include: identification and notification; differing site conditions; interpretation and requirements of contract specifications; records and documentation; project schedules and the critical path method; subcontractors and suppliers; pricing; negotiations; dispute avoidance, resolution, and alternative dispute resolution; and termination. Discussion of delays, time extensions, acceleration, and mitigation of project delays has been expanded to two chapters. New topics in this edition include impacts on labor productivity; bonds and liens; insurance issues; and alternative project delivery.

    The general guidelines and legal principles provided in this book were shaped by the outcome of federal and heavy construction cases and will prove invaluable to those in the private sector, local governments, and commercial construction.


  • Generic Law on Official Statistics for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
    KJC 6352 S8 G46 2016
    The publication provides a recommendation and good practice guidance on a Generic Law on Official Statistics developed jointly with the European Free Trade Association and Eurostat as part of a broader UNECE statistical capacity building project financed through the United Nations Development Account. The guidance aims to support further development of the legal and institutional frameworks for official statistics, based on international recommendations and findings of Global Assessments of national statistical systems conducted in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport : road map for accession and implementation
    KJC 6873.3197 E89 2017
    Accidents involving buses and trucks are about 50 per cent more likely to result in death or serious injury as a consequence of the large mass and volume of the vehicles involved. Such accidents should be prevented as much as possible. It needs thus to be ensured that professional drivers do not drive excessive hours and cause accidents due to fatigue.The AETR Agreement is the response of European Governments to fight this silent killer - "Driver fatigue." The AETR Agreement aims to prevent drivers and crews of commercial vehicles of more than 3.5 tons, or transporting more than 9 people, engaged in international road transport, from driving excessive hours. It also defines the control devices (tachographs), sets technical requirements for the construction, testing, installation and inspection of these devices and for checking driving hours by enforcement authorities.The AETR Road Map for Accession and Implementation explains the AETR Agreement, in particular it provides steps for countries on how to introduce the digital tachograph in their international and domestic transport.

  • The human right to housing in the face of land policy and social citizenship : a global discourse analysis / Michael Kolocek
    K3550 .K65 2017eb

  • REACH beyond borders : Europeanization towards global regulation / Ondřej Filipec
    K3672.5

  • Legal violence and the limits of the law / Joshua Nichols and Amy Swiffen
    K 5103 L44 2018eb

    What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance-punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no measure-is expressed by the idea of "cruel and unusual punishment." This phrase was originally contained in the English Bill of Rights (1689). But it (and versions of it) has since found its way into numerous constitutions and declarations, including Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , as well as the Amendment to the US Constitution. Clearly, in order for the use of violence to be legitimate, it must be subject to limitation. The difficulty is that the determination of this limit should be objective, but it is not, and its application in punitive practice is constituted by a host of extra-legal factors and social and political structures. It is this essential contestability of the limit which distinguishes punishment from violence that this book addresses. And, including contributions from a range of internationally renowned scholars, it offers a plurality of original and important responses to the contemporary question of the relationship between punishment and the limits of law.


  • Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context = Protocole à la Convention sur l'évaluation de l'impact sur l'environnement dans un contexte transfrontière, relatif à l'évaluation stratégique environnementale = Protokol po strategicheskoĭ ekologicheskoĭ ot︠se︡nke k Konvent︠s︡ii ob ot︠se︡nke vozdeĭstvii︠a︡ na okruzhai︠us︡hchui︠u︡ sredu v transgranichnom kontekste
    KJE 6242 A431991 A7 2017
    The publication contains the text of the 2003 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, as corrected through a correction procedure completed in 2017. The correction procedure addressed technical inconsistencies among the three authentic language versions of the Protocol aligning them, as mandated by the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (through decision II/6).

  • Convention on the transboundary effects of industrial accidents as amended on 15 December 2015 = Convention sur les effets transfrontières des accidents industriels telle que modifiée le 15 décembre 2015 = Konvenii︠a︡ o transgranichnom vozdeĭstvii promyshlennykh avariĭ s popravkami ot 15 dekabri︠a︡ 2015 goda
    KJC 3185 A41992 A2 2017
    The publication presents in English, French and Russian the text of this multilateral environmental agreement, the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, as amended on 15 December 2015.

  • Constituting Scotland : the Scottish national movement and the Westminster model / W. Elliot Bulmer
    KDC 750 B85 2016
    The rise of the Scottish national movement has been accompanied by the emergence of distinct constitutional ideas, claims and arguments - but the literature on constitutional design in Scotland is currently sparse.

    Drawing on the fields of constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law and Scottish studies, this volume examines the historical trajectory of the constitutional question in Scotland and analyses the influences and constraints on the constitutional imagination of the Scottish national movement, in terms of both the national and international contexts. It identifies an emerging Scottish nationalist constitutional tradition that is distinct from British constitutional orthodoxies but nevertheless corresponds to broad global trends in constitutional thought and design.

    Much of the book is devoted to the detailed exposition and comparative analysis of the draft constitution for an independent Scotland published by the SNP in 2002. The 2014 draft interim Constitution presented by the Scottish Government is also examined, and the two texts are contrasted to show the changing nature of the SNP's constitutional policy: from liberal-procedural constitutionalism in pursuit of a more inclusive polity, to a more populist and majoritarian constitutionalism.

  • Subjects and sovereign : bonds of belonging in the eighteenth-century British empire / Hannah Weiss Muller
    KD 4050 M85 2017
    In the aftermath of the Seven Years' War, when a variety of conquered and ceded territories became part of an expanding British Empire, crucial struggles emerged about what it meant to be a "British subject." Individuals in Grenada, Quebec, Minorca, Gibraltar, and Bengal debated the meanings and rights of subjecthood, with many capitalizing on legal ambiguities and local exigencies to secure access to political and economic benefits. Inhabitants and colonial administrators transformed subjecthood into a shared language, practice, and opportunity as individuals proclaimed their allegiance to the crown and laid claim to a corresponding set of protections. Approaching subjecthood as a protean and porous concept, rather than an immutable legal status, Subjects and Sovereign demonstrates that it was precisely subjecthood's fluidity and imprecision that rendered it so useful to a remarkably diverse group of individuals.

    In this book, Hannah Weiss Muller reexamines the traditional bond between subjects and sovereign and argues that this relationship endured as a powerful site for claims-making throughout the eighteenth century. Muller analyzes both legal understandings of subjecthood, as well as the popular tradition of declaring rights, in order to demonstrate why subjects believed they were entitled to make requests of their sovereign. She reconsiders narratives of upheaval during the Age of Revolution and insists on the relevance and utility of existing structures of state and sovereign. Emphasizing the stories of subjects who successfully leveraged their loyalty and negotiated their status, she also explores how and why subjecthood remained an organizing and contested principle of the eighteenth-century British Empire.

    By placing the relationship between subjects and sovereign at the heart of her analysis, Muller offers a new perspective on a familiar period and suggests that imperial integration was as much about flexible and expansive conceptions of belonging as it was about shared economic, political, and intellectual networks.

  • Les golems du numérique : droit d'auteur et lex electronica / Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay ; préface de Lawrence Lessig
    K 1420.5 D85 2016

  • A history of law in Europe : from the early Middle Ages to the twentieth century / Antonio Padoa-Schioppa
    KJ 147 P335 2017
    With its roots in ancient Greece, Roman law and Christianity, European legal history is the history of a common civilisation. The exchange of legislative models, doctrines and customs within Europe included English common law and has been extensive from the early middle ages to the present time. In this seminal work which spans from the fifth to the twentieth century, Antonio Padoa-Schioppa explores how law was brought to life in the six main phases of European legal history. By analysing a selection of the institutions of private and public law which are most representative of each phase and of each country, he also sheds light on the common features throughout the history of European legal culture. Translated in English for the first time, this new edition has been revised to include the recent developments of the European Union and the legal-historical works of the last decade.

  • Indigenous peoples as subjects of international law / edited by Irene Watson
    K 3247 I5245 2018

    For more than 500 years, Indigenous laws have been disregarded. Many appeals for their recognition under international law have been made, but have thus far failed #65533; mainly because international law was itself shaped by colonialism. How, this volume asks, might international law be reconstructed, so that it is liberated from its colonial origins?

    With contributions from critical legal theory, international law, politics, philosophy and Indigenous history, this volume pursues a cross-disciplinary analysis of the international legal exclusion of Indigenous Peoples, and of its relationship to global injustice. Beyond the issue of Indigenous Peoples#65533; rights, however, this analysis is set within the broader context of sustainability; arguing that Indigenous laws, philosophy and knowledge are not only legally valid, but offer an essential approach to questions of ecological justice and the co-existence of all life on earth.


  • Debating hate crime : language, legislatures, and the law in Canada / Allyson M. Lunny
    KE 8905 L86 2017
    Debating Hate Crime examines the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada's hate laws. Drawing on discourse analysis, semiotics, and critical psychoanalysis, Allyson Lunny explores how the tropes, metaphors, and other linguistic signifiers used in these debates expose the particular concerns, trepidations, and anxieties of Canadian lawmakers and the expert witnesses called before their committees. Lunny reveals the meaning and social signification of the endorsement of, and resistance to, hate law. The result is a rich historical account of some of Canada's most passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

  • Non-resident land ownership legislation and administration in Prince Edward Island : a report / prepared jointly by the P.E.I. Land Use Service Centre and the Maritime Resource Management Service, Council of Maritime Premiers
    KEP 214.5 A72 L36 1978
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