Mediation in a Nutshell

Author: Kimberlee K. Kovach

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314264589

Category: Law

Page: 355

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This Nutshell offers a comprehensive, yet concise, examination of most of the issues, concerns, and policy matters faced by those currently studying or practicing mediation. Subject matters include controversial issues such as what it means to participate in mediation, the extent and limits of confidentiality in mediation and the regulation of the ?profession? of mediation. Each chapter contains a bibliography and list of leading cases on the subject. Mediation in a Nutshell is an up-to-date compilation of developments in mediation practice, and also includes coverage of the New Uniform Mediation Act. The scope of coverage combines with succinctness to make this an excellent quick reference tool for mediators, parties to mediation, lawyers who represent clients in mediation, judges, and court and program administrators.

AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems

International Workshops AICOL-I/IVR-XXIV, Beijing, China, September 19, 2009 and AICOL-II/JURIX 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, December 16, 2009 Revised Selected Papers

Author: Pompeu Casanovas,Ugo Pagallo,Giovanni Sartor,Gianmaria Ajani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642165230

Category: Law

Page: 243

View: 4582

The inspiring idea of this workshop series, Artificial Intelligence Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL), is to develop models of legal knowledge, concerning organization, structure and content, in order to promote mutual understanding and communication between different systems and cultures. Complexity and complex systems describe recent developments in AI and law, legal theory, argumentation, the Semantic Web, and multi-agent systems. The aim of the AICOL workshops is thus to offer effective support for the exchange of knowledge and methodological approaches between scholars from different scientific fields, by highlighting their similarities and differences. The comparison of multiple formal approaches to the law (such as logical models, cognitive theories, argumentation frameworks, graph theory, game theory), as well as opposite perspectives like internal and the external viewpoints, this volume stresses possible convergences, as, for instance, are possible in the realms of conceptual structures, argumentation schemes, emergent behaviors, learning evolution, adaptation, and simulation. This volume assembles 15 thoroughly refereed and revised papers, selected from two workshops organized at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR, Beijing, China, September 15-20, 2009) and at JURIX-09 (December 16-19, 2009, Rotterdam). The papers are organized in topical sections on language and complex systems in law, ontologies and the representation of legal knowledge, argumentation and logics, as well as dialogue and legal multimedia.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: Harry D. Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314065780

Category: Domestic relations

Page: 511

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Perspectives; Creation of the Marriage Relationship; Spousal Rights and Obligations in the Ongoing Marriage; Creation of the Parent and Child Relationship; Parent and Child Relationship; Termination of Marital Status; Economic Consequences of Divorce.

Swiss History in a Nutshell

Author: Grégoire Nappey

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3038690090

Category: History

Page: 95

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Swiss History in a Nutshell gives you an easy-to-read insight into all the major facts of Switzerland's rich history. Illustrated with great humour and with its appealing concept, this book is the perfect companion to be well informed in a brief and accessible way. Among the topics are: the most fascinating moments in Switzerland's rich and colourful history; from its cavemen to its conquests, foundation, growth, independence and prosperity; Switzerland's surprising past as a leading military power in Europe; how Swiss democracy matured through several revolutions; the origins of Swiss cultural differences and how they were overcome to create a stable federal republic; how Switzerland's direct democracy, consensus politics and legendary good industrial relations were achieved. Cartoons (naughty and nice) illustrate this kaleidoscope of key events that have created Switzerland as it is today.

Das Harvard-Konzept

Die unschlagbare Methode für beste Verhandlungsergebnisse

Author: Roger Fisher,William Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359342990X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 585

»Das Harvard-Konzept« gilt als das Standardwerk zum Thema Verhandeln – heute genauso wie vor 30 Jahren. Ob Gehaltsverhandlungen mit dem Chef, Tarifverhandlungen der Gewerkschaften, politische Konflikte auf höchster Ebene: Für Praktiker sämtlicher Berufsgruppen hat sich das sachbezogene Verhandeln als die wirksamste Methode bewährt, um Differenzen auszuräumen und zu einer gemeinsamen, bestmöglichen Lösung zu finden. Anlässlich des Jubiläums der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe erscheint es hier in einer attraktiven Sonderausgabe.

The Iliad in a Nutshell

Visualizing Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae

Author: Michael Squire

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199602441

Category: Art

Page: 467

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"The 'Tabulae Iliacae' (Iliac tablets) are a collection of twenty-two miniature marble reliefs from the early Roman Empire; all of them are inscribed in Greek, and most depict the panoramic vistas of Greek epic. This book brings the tablets to life as never before, revealing the unassuming fragments as among the most sophisticated objects to survive from the ancient Mediterannean world. 'The Iliad in a Nutshell' is not only the first monograph on this material in English (accompanied by a host of new photographs, diagrams, and reconstructions), it also examines the larger cultural and intellectual stakes--both in classical antiquity and beyond. Where modern scholars have usually dismissed the 'Tabulae Iliacae' as secondary 'illustrations' and 'tawdry gewgaws', Michael Squire advances a diametrically opposite thesis: that these epigrammatic tablets synthesize ancient ideas about visual-verbal interaction on the one hand, and about the art and poetics of scale on the other. By reassessing the artistic and poetic aesthetics of the miniature, Squire's radical new appraisal shows how the tiny tablets encapsulate antiquity's grandest theories of originality, fiction, and replication. The book will be essential reading not just for classical philologists, art historians, and archaeologists, but for anyone interested in the intellectual history of western representation"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket.

Acting with Technology

Activity Theory and Interaction Design

Author: Victor Kaptelinin,Bonnie A. Nardi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262263424

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Activity theory holds that the human mind is the product of our interaction with people and artifacts in the context of everyday activity. Acting with Technology makes the case for activity theory as a basis for understanding our relationship with technology. Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie Nardi describe activity theory's principles, history, relationship to other theoretical approaches, and application to the analysis and design of technologies. The book provides the first systematic entry-level introduction to the major principles of activity theory. It describes the accumulating body of work in interaction design informed by activity theory, drawing on work from an international community of scholars and designers. Kaptelinin and Nardi examine the notion of the object of activity, describe its use in an empirical study, and discuss key debates in the development of activity theory. Finally, they outline current and future issues in activity theory, providing a comparative analysis of the theory and its leading theoretical competitors within interaction design: distributed cognition, actor-network theory, and phenomenologically inspired approaches.

The Legal System of the People's Republic of China in a Nutshell

Author: Daniel C. K. Chow

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314262974

Category: Law

Page: 483

View: 7652

This book begins with a brief overview of the important events of the twentieth century that has shaped modern China, and then turns to a systematic analysis of the structure of government, basic human rights and liberties, and the role of the Communist Party in the governance of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It examines all major PRC legal institutions, including the law-making organs, courts, procuratorates, police, and the legal profession. Also provides an overview of the major areas of procedural and substantive black letter law in the PRC, with a focus on foreign investment and intellectual property laws.

The Fugitive Identity of Mediation

Negotiations, Shift Changes and Allusionary Action

Author: Debbie De Girolamo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134075189

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 9458

Despite much having been written about what mediation is, direct observations of commercial mediations are limited. This book grants an opportunity to observe mediation in action and also provides external commentary about the actions observed. The book approaches Mediation ethnographically as a social process that is informed by structures, rules and norms that colour the environment within which it operates. Through the ethnographic method, a process leading to negotiated order is examined, baring its elements, identifying its influences and studying the movement to order. The result is the reconceptualization of mediation. The mediator is invited into the negotiation as third party intervener. He creates the process of mediation, defining the process by his actions, which ultimately merges mediator with process. This book provides a window to the lived experience of participants to mediation: it explores their understandings of and interactions within a process they have experienced together and demonstrates how mediation is a process inextricably linked to negotiation. The Fugitive Identity of Mediation will be of interest to scholars, mediators, parties who participate in the process, and to those active in public policy discourse.

Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

Author: Paula DiMeo Grant, RN, BSN, MA, JD,Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110460

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 5188

Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics: Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution

Nomadic Theory

The Portable Rosi Braidotti

Author: Rosi Braidotti

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525427

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 4356

Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an original and powerful alternative for scholars working in cultural and social criticism and has, over the past decade, crept into continental philosophy, queer theory, and feminist, postcolonial, techno-science, media, and race studies, as well as into architecture, history, and anthropology. This collection provides a core introduction to Braidotti's nomadic theory and its innovative formulations, which playfully engage with Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, and a host of political and cultural issues. Arranged thematically, essays begin with such concepts as sexual difference and embodied subjectivity and follow with explorations in technoscience, feminism, postsecular citizenship, and the politics of affirmation. Braidotti develops a distinctly positive critical theory that rejuvenates the experience of political scholarship. Inspired yet not confined by Deleuzian vitalism, with its commitment to the ontology of flows, networks, and dynamic transformations, she emphasizes affects, imagination, and creativity and the politics of radical immanence. Incorporating ideas from Nietzsche and Spinoza as well, Braidotti establishes a critical-theoretical framework equal parts critique and creation. Ever mindful of the perils of defining difference in terms of denigration and the related tendency to subordinate sexualized, racialized, and naturalized others, she explores the eco-philosophical implications of nomadic theory, feminism, and the irreducibility of sexual difference and sexuality. Her dialogue with technoscience is crucial to nomadic theory, which deterritorializes the established understanding of what counts as human, along with our relationship to animals, the environment, and changing notions of materialism. Keeping her distance from the near-obsessive focus on vulnerability, trauma, and melancholia in contemporary political thought, Braidotti promotes a politics of affirmation that has the potential to become its own generative life force.

Land Use in a Nutshell

Author: John R. Nolon,Patricia E. Salkin

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314163714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 2827

It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Contractual Dimensions in Construction

A Commentary in a Nutshell

Author: Chandana Jayalath

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450274501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 652

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Construction contractors must regularly wade through complicated contractual and technical issues. Claims and disputes can ruin a project or prevent it from even getting started. While many studies concentrate on case law imported from different jurisdictions, CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION takes a practical approach that relies on quantity surveying. This approach enables all parties involved to establish and maintain fair agreements for a dispute free project delivery. With this guidebook, you will learn how to anticipate and avoid problems while concentrating on solutions. Topics covered include: Contract formation, existence, and invalidation Contract and pricing modalities Contract interpretation Attributes of contractual provisions Defaults and remedies Variations, claims and disputes Youll also learn about the duties, rights, and obligations of the parties to a contract, as well as the issues related to commencement, completion, extension, and damages. Examples and real-life scenarios make learning about the contractual process easy. CONTRACTUAL DIMENSIONS IN CONSTRUCTION is for all contract specialists, commercial managers, forensic delay analysts, quantity surveyors, cost engineers, and undergraduates studying construction and surveying related subjects. Those who are interested in para-legal functions related to construction may also find this book of value, as will students of engineering disciplines.

Pre-Suasion

Wie Sie bereits vor der Verhandlung gewinnen

Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593435926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

View: 6749

So bekommen Sie, was Sie wollen! Immer wieder kommen Sie in Situationen, in denen Sie andere in ihrem Verhalten beeinflussen wollen. Ihr Kunde soll den Kaufvertrag unterschreiben oder Ihr Kind soll Vokabeln lernen. Egal wie: Die anderen sollen sich von uns überzeugen lassen und endlich Ja sagen. Doch wie bringen wir sie dazu? Der Sozialpsychologe und Meister der Beeinflussung Robert Cialdini hat es herausgefunden: Die überzeugendsten Verhandler gewinnen den Deal, schon bevor es zum eigentlichen Gespräch kommt. Wie sie das machen und wie auch Ihnen das gelingt, zeigt dieses augenöffnende Buch.

Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy

Author: Trevor C.W. Farrow

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144269503X

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 7892

Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice. Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.

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Meditation für Skeptiker

Author: Dan Harris

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 906

Ein ehrliches Versprechen Als Dan Harris während der Moderation von »Good Morning America« vor laufender Kamera eine Panikattacke erleidet, ist ihm klar, dass er etwas ändern muss. Zeit seines Lebens ein Skeptiker, lässt er sich auf eine Interviewserie mit bedeutenden spirituellen Lehrern ein: Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mark Epstein, Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, dem Dalai Lama und Sharon Salzberg. Dabei erfährt er einiges über Achtsamkeit. Harris erkennt, dass er die Stimme in seinem Kopf besiegen muss, die ihn immer mehr unter Stress setzt. Und heute weiß er: Durchatmen und Innehalten kann wirklich helfen.