Justice for All and How to Achieve It

Citizens, Lawyers and the Law in the Age of Human Rights

Author: Geoffrey Nice

Publisher: Scala

ISBN: 9781785511233

Category: LAW

Page: 400

View: 371

"What is a crime against humanity and when should it be investigated? What does 'human rights' mean? Is law the new religion and are its high priests, the lawyers, really all bad? What is the role of the law in the regulation of sexual behaviour? Are there limits to what we can reasonably expect from international war crimes tribunals? These and many other crucial questions are explored with wit, panache and consummate even-handedness by Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, in the series of lectures he delivered as Gresham Professor of Law from 2012 to 2016. Drawing on events from every continent and every period in history, from ancient Babylon to Britain on the brink of Brexit; and referencing icons from Cicero to Socrates, Bertrand Russell to Jean-Paul Sartre, and Joan Baez to Muhammad Ali, Sir Geoffrey applies his own wealth of experience to moral problems which are as pressing in today's anxious world as they ever have been." --publisher description.

Revise Citizenship Studies for OCR

Author: Steve Johnson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435808327

Category:

Page: 88

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A perfect match to the OCR Citizenship Studies short course. Students will get targeted and focused preparation for their exams to help them get the grades they want. Accessible content broken down into small chunks makes revision easier and more manageable. Checklists at the end of each chapter highlight areas that need more revision, as well as helping students plan their work. Packed with practice exam questions and sample answers with examiners' feedback, so students know exactly what the examiners are looking for. Written by experienced authors, so students get the best preparation available.

Modern Chinese Legal Reform

New Perspectives

Author: Xiaobing Li,Qiang Fang

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141214

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 2354

China's rapid socioeconomic transformation of the past twenty years has led to dramatic changes in its judicial system and legal practices. As China becomes more powerful on the world stage, the global community has dedicated more resources and attention to understanding the country's evolving democratization, and policymakers have identified the development of civil liberties and long-term legal reforms as crucial for the nation's acceptance as a global partner. Modern Chinese Legal Reform is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Editors Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive and balanced look at a difficult subject. Featuring newly available official sources and interviews with Chinese administrators, judges, law-enforcement officers, and legal experts, this essential resource enables readers to view key events through the eyes of individuals who are intimately acquainted with the challenges and successes of the past twenty years.

The Vintage Book Of Historical Feminism

Author: Miriam Schneir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139651

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 7758

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of the works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, covering 150 years of writing on women's struggle for freedom - from Mary Wollstonecraft and George Sand to Emma Goldman and Clara Zetkiln.

Cyber China

Reshaping National Identities in the Age of Information

Author: F. Mengin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403979553

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 3918

The essays in this volume explore the new power struggles created in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through information technology. The contributors analyze the interaction between the development of information technologies and social logic on the one hand and processes of unification and fragmentation on the other. They seek to highlight the strategies of public and private actors aimed at monopolizing the benefits created by the information society - whether for monetary gain or bureaucratic consolidation - as well as the new loci of power now emerging. The book is organized around two main themes: One exploring societal change and power relations, the second examining the restructuring of Greater China's space. In so doing, the book seeks to shed light on both the state formation process as well as international relations theory.

Courtroom Skills for Social Workers

Author: Clare Seymour,Richard Seymour

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857252119

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 1036

This book throws light on legal and courtroom processes and procedures, encouraging readers to see involvement with the courts as a positive element of their practice, rather than something to be afraid of. By encouraging social workers to develop the skills to perform confidently in the court environment, they will be better able to support service users faced with court involvement. This guide is presented within an integrated framework of law and social work and gives a unique opportunity to demystify courtroom and legal procedures and to identify the skills required of social workers involved in court work.

Transatlantic Homeland Security

Protecting Society in the Age of Catastrophic Terrorism

Author: Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen,Daniel Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113423824X

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 7849

This major new study presents both conceptual and practical guidance at a crucial time when intellectual and practical efforts to protect against the new terrorism should move beyond a purely domestic focus. Creating an effective and integrated national homeland security effort is a significant challenge. Europe and the United States have reacted differently to the emergence of mass casualty terrorism, but must work together to cope with the diverse issue areas, sectors, professions, and relevant actors involved in such a broad-based concept. The authors suggest that Europe and the US have a lot to gain by coordinating more closely, and that the exchange of experience is crucial as we attempt to stay ahead of a learning enemy.

Corrections: A Text/Reader

Author: Mary K. Stohr,Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289921

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

View: 2362

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.