Author: Steve Foster
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Civil rights
An accessible account of the law of civil liberties and human rights for the undergraduate law student. The text will enable students to appreciate the balancing of human rights with other rights and interests, and to consider the impact and influence of both the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Author: Jason Harris
Category: Corporation law
Each chapter clearly identifies and explains the pertinent and often difficult topics within corporations law. The most important and recent cases are summarised to consolidate practical understanding of the theoretical concepts. Key cases are summarised with the facts, issue and decision to assist readers' understanding of the cases. The book provides an up to date summary of leading corporate law cases, including the Centro decision, the James Hardie litigation and the Bell litigation. It also contains updated commentary to account for the introduction of the PPSA. LexisNexis Study Guide - Corporations Law covers: *Comparative Business Structures * Corporate Regulation * The nature of corporations * Pre-incorporation dealings * Corporate constitution * Relationship with outsiders * Corporate governance * Share capital * Membership and meetings * Members' remedies * Corporate equity finance * Corporate debt finance * Accounts and audit * Regulation of financial services * Mergers and acquisitions * Receivership * Voluntary administration\ Features: * Key cases are summarised with the facts, issue and decision * Up to date summary of leading corporate law cases, including the Centro decision, the James Hardie litigation and the Bell litigation. * Updated commentary to account for the introduction of the PPSA.
Author: Olesya Tkacheva
Publisher: Rand Corporation
The Internet is a new battleground between governments that censor online content and those who advocate Internet freedom. This report examines the implications of Internet freedom for state-society relations in nondemocratic regimes.
Author: Anne Ardagh
Category: Commercial law
LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Business Law by Anne Ardagh contains questions and problems on a number of topics commonly taught in business or commercial law. Areas covered include introduction to law, law-making, the common law and the doctrine of judicial precedent, the court system, settlement of disputes, and contract law (from formation through to discharge and remedies for breach). Additional topics are agent and principal, business organisations and business fiduciary relationships, insolvency, the law of torts and negotiable instruments. The text is designed to help students grasp the techniques for analysing and writing assignment questions and problems that are frequently used in tutorials, course assessment and examinations. Each chapter provides an overview of key issues, followed by a variety of questions and problems that assist students to apply their knowledge, revise important areas and identify weaknesses in understanding. Suggested answer plans and comments from an examiner are given. Overall, the book gives students the ability to master business law concepts and overcome common difficulties in answering problems and preparing for exams. LexisNexis Questions and Answers - Business Law also provides teachers of business law with many practice questions for their students.
Religious Liberty and American Power
Author: Anna Su
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Religious freedom is recognized as a basic human right, guaranteed by nearly all national constitutions. Anna Su charts the rise of religious freedom as an ideal firmly enshrined in international law and shows how America’s promotion of the cause of individuals worldwide to freely practice their faith advanced its ascent as a global power.
Author: Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
Publisher: Yale University Press
DIVNearly all communities are exclusive in some way. When race or wealth is the basis of exclusion, the homogeneity of a neighborhood, workplace, or congregation is controversial. In other instances, as with an artist's colony or a French language book club, exclusivity is tolerable or even laudable. In this engaging book, Lior Strahilevitz introduces a new theory for understanding how exclusivity is created and maintained in residential, workplace, and social settings, one that emphasizes information's role in facilitating exclusion. The book provides many colorful examples to show how lawmakers frequently misunderstand the subtle mechanics of exclusion, leaving enormous loopholes in the law. Strahilevitz focuses particular attention on today's changing dynamics of exclusion and discusses how technology presents new opportunities for governments to stamp out the most offensive exclusionary behaviors./div
Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing
Author: Herman T. Tavani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.
Donor Approaches, Experiences and Challenges
Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Economic development
The past two decades have witnessed a convergence between human rights and development, particularly at the level of international political statements and policy commitments. This phenomenon is captured in milestones such as the 2007 OECD DAC Action Oriented Policy Paper on Human Rights and Development (AOPP), the 2010 UN World Summit Outcome Document, the commitments of the 2005 and 2011 High-Level For an Aid Effectiveness in Accra and Busan. The connections between rights violations, poverty, exclusion, environmental degradation, vulnerability and conflict continue to be explored and better understood. More positively, there is growing recognition of the intrinsic importance of human rights in a range of contexts, as well as their potential instrumental relevance for improving development processes and outcomes. This second edition of Integrating Human Rights into Development: Donor Approaches, Experiences and Challenges consolidates the research and findings complied in 2006 with relevant developments that have occurred in the intervening six years. It brings together the key political and policy statements of recent years with a discussion of the approaches and experiences of bilateral and multilateral agencies engaged in integrating human rights in their development cooperation activities in a variety of ways. Despite rapid changes in the donor landscape and acute budget pressures resulting from the financial crisis, the experience of the past six years also attests to the sustained commitment of OECD member countries and multilateral donors to engage with human rights strategically, as a means for improving the ways they deliver and manage aid and the quality of development co-operation.
Author: Stephanie J. Coopman,James Lull
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, combines time-tested techniques with innovative variations on the well-respected traditions of public speaking instruction to equip you with the skills you need to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker. It illustrates the evolution of public speaking as an art form -- from Greek and Roman traditions to the most contemporary forms of public address, including the use of presentation media. Packed with examples from popular culture, it analyzes the public speaking success of such contemporary figures as Bernie Sanders and Malala Yousafzai. It also includes numerous prompts to help you put your new skills into practice -- in the classroom, community, and professional context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Drue H. Barrett,Leonard W. Ortmann,Angus Dawson,Carla Saenz,Andreas Reis,Gail Bolan
This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.
Illusions of Freedom and Democracy in Qatar
Author: Nasser M. Beydoun,Jennifer Baum
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Category: Political Science
When Americans read in today's news that Qatar is funding rebel groups across the Middle East, few of us have any idea what Qatar is or how it is run. A nation of perhaps 250,000 locals served by 1.35 million foreign workers, the emirate is burning its gas and oil revenue at a break-neck pace in an effort to build a position on the global stage. Is Qatar actually a suitable ally or a legitimate partner for the United States? Under Qatari labor law, foreign workers are actually owned, for all practical purposes, by their Qatari sponsors in a system akin to slavery. This book chronicles the experience of an American executive working in Qatar and delves into Qatar's feudal work-sponsorship system, showing that an economic great leap forward is not necessarily accompanied by modernization, despite superficial emblems; that prosperity and democracy need not go hand in hand; and that being a US ally may be totally unrelated to any notion of human rights or personal liberties. There are other Western expats still trapped in Qatar. Yet American workers, students and others blithely interact with Qatar as if it were a 'normal' (i.e., Westernized) nation where one may navigate with confidence. It is nothing of the sort. In the meantime Qatar, under the leadership of an emir who overthrew his own father, is fostering international unrest across the entire Arab world, while racing to build a modern-looking city from scratch. Some of the economic, environmental and demographic assumptions underlying these plans are worthy of another 1000 tales from Arabia. American businessman Nasser Beydoun found out for himself how quickly the Qataris are moving when he embarked on an exciting new career path, leaving his hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, to move to Qatar to manage the opening of several chain restaurants as part of the sudden economic boom there. It didn't take long for the deal to turn sour, but Beydoun didn't realize the extent of his problem until he tried to leave the country — and was stopped at the border. In this book he paints a general picture of life in this fantastical realm while relaying his personal struggle to escape a legal runaround worthy of Kafka's novels.
Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World
Author: Dalia Dassa Kaye,Frederic Wehrey,Audra K. Grant,Dale Stahl
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
A key tenet of U.S. foreign policy has been that promoting democracy reduces terrorism; however, scant empirical evidence links democracy to terrorism, positively or negatively. This study explores the relationship between the two by examining the effects of liberalization processes on political violence in six Arab cases.
Liberty and Security in a Changing World
Author: The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies,Richard A. Clarke,Michael J. Morell,Geoffrey R. Stone,Cass R. Sunstein,Peter Swire
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
"We cannot discount the risk, in light of the lessons of our own history, that at some point in the future, high-level government officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily sensitive private information is there for the plucking. Americans must never make the mistake of wholly 'trusting' our public officials."--The NSA Report This is the official report that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a preeminent group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and practical reforms. The result is a blueprint showing how the government can reaffirm its commitment to privacy and civil liberties--without compromising national security.
Making it Stick
Author: Malcolm Langford,César Rodríguez-Garavito,Julieta Rossi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
The past few decades have witnessed an explosion of judgments on social rights around the world. However, we know little about whether these rulings have been implemented. Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance is the first book to engage in a comparative study of compliance of social rights judgments as well as their broader effects. Covering fourteen different domestic and international jurisdictions, and drawing on multiple disciplines, it finds significant variance in outcomes and reveals both spectacular successes and failures in making social rights a reality on the ground. This variance is strikingly similar to that found in previous studies on civil rights, and the key explanatory factors lie in the political calculus of defendants and the remedial framework. The book also discusses which strategies have enhanced implementation, and focuses on judicial reflexivity, alliance building and social mobilisation.
Author: Oliver Castendyk,E. J. Dommering,Alexander Scheuer
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Supplies an in-depth commentary on EU media law, with detailed analysis of all important legislation and court decisions. It leads European lawyers with vast knowledge and practical experience of media law provide detailed expert commentary.
Author: Bronwyn Glynis Naylor,Julie Debeljak,Anita Mackay
Category: Alien detention centers
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Author: Evan Selinger,Jules Polonetsky,Omer Tene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Businesses are rushing to collect personal data to fuel surging demand. Data enthusiasts claim personal information that's obtained from the commercial internet, including mobile platforms, social networks, cloud computing, and connected devices, will unlock path-breaking innovation, including advanced data security. By contrast, regulators and activists contend that corporate data practices too often disempower consumers by creating privacy harms and related problems. As the Internet of Things matures and facial recognition, predictive analytics, big data, and wearable tracking grow in power, scale, and scope, a controversial ecosystem will exacerbate the acrimony over commercial data capture and analysis. The only productive way forward is to get a grip on the key problems right now and change the conversation. That's exactly what Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene, and Evan Selinger do. They bring together diverse views from leading academics, business leaders, and policymakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the new data economy.
Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development
Category: Technology & Engineering
This report reviews engineering's importance to human, economic, social and cultural development and in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Engineering tends to be viewed as a national issue, but engineering knowledge, companies, conferences and journals, all demonstrate that it is as international as science. The report reviews the role of engineering in development, and covers issues including poverty reduction, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. It presents the various fields of engineering around the world and is intended to identify issues and challenges facing engineering, promote better understanding of engineering and its role, and highlight ways of making engineering more attractive to young people, especially women.--Publisher's description.