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International Trade Law: Problems, Cases, and Materials, Second E...
by , Thomas J. Schoenbaum

Language

English

Pages

716

Publication Date

November 02, 2012

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Thanks to its manageable size, problem-based presentation, and accessible writing style, <b>International Trade Law</b> is one of the most comprehensive and student-friendly trade law texts on the market. It is the only international trade casebook that systematically covers all GATT articles and WTO side agreements, and offers clear explanations of how WTO obligations are implemented in the U.S. and the EU.</p><p> The <b>Second Edition</b> has been reorganized for more systematic coverage of GATT. Trade in goods is now thoroughly covered before other types of trade, such as services and intellectual property, are presented. In addition, treatment of GATS, trade involving China, and trade and civil society has been updated to include current issues.</p><p><b>Features:</b> </p><ul><li><b>Manageable size and accessible style</b> make this one of the most student-friendly trade law texts available.</li><li><b>Complete coverage of the GATT--the only book to systematically cover all GATT articles together with all WTO side agreements</b>.</li><li> Coverage focused on <b>trade of goods.</b></li><li>Additional coverage of <b>trade in services, technology, and foreign direct investment.</b> </li><li>An emphasis on<b> civil society issues</b> such as the <b>environment, human rights, and development as they relate to international trade</b>.</li><li> <b>Clear explanations of WTO obligations and their implementation</b> in the U.S. and EU. </li><li><b>Effective problems and hypotheticals.</b></li><li> <b>Compelling, up-to-date cases.</b> </li></ul><p>Thoroughly updated, the revised <b>Second Edition</b> offers: </p><ul><li><b>Reorganized chapters to more systematically cover the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.</b> </li><li><b>Complete coverage of trade in goods</b> before other types of trade are examined in the final chapters (e.g., trade in services, trade in intellectual property).</li><li> <b>Expanded coverage of trade issues involving China.</b> </li> <li> <b>Expanded coverage of trade and civil society issues. </b> </li> <li> <b>Expanded coverage of GATS.</b> </li> <li> <b>Updated cases and problems.</b> </li> </ul> <p> </p>
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's...
by Nelson Denis

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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<div>In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.<br /><BR>Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.<br /><BR>Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, <I>War Against All Puerto Ricans</I> tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.</div>
Regulation of Cloud Services under US and EU Antitrust, Competiti...
by Sára Gabriella Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

December 05, 2016

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<p>This book examines how cloud-based services challenge the current application of antitrust and privacy laws in the EU and the US. The author looks at the elements of data centers, the way information is organized, and how antitrust, competition and privacy laws in the US and the EU regulate cloud-based services and their market practices. She discusses how platform interoperability can be a driver of incremental innovation and the consequences of not promoting radical innovation. She evaluates applications of predictive analysis based on big data as well as deriving privacy-invasive conduct. She looks at the way antitrust and privacy laws approach consumer protection and how lawmakers can reach more balanced outcomes by understanding the technical background of cloud-based services.</p>
The Role of the Public Bureaucracy in Policy Implementation in Fi...
by Jon S. T. Quah

Language

English

Pages

489

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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This pioneering book addresses an important gap in the literature by comparing the role of the public bureaucracies in policy implementation in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. It highlights the importance of the policy context, especially the commitment of the government in allocating the necessary resources and the support of the implementers, as well as the public bureaucracy's effectiveness, as the critical factors responsible for effective policy implementation. The comparative analysis shows that the public bureaucracies in Singapore and Malaysia are more effective in policy implementation than their counterparts in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam because of their favourable policy contexts and higher level of organizational effectiveness. The focus on policy context and the public bureaucracy's role in the policy-making process and its implementation of two ASEAN policies will be of interest to policymakers, civil servants, scholars and students concerned with enhancing policy implementation in the ASEAN countries.
Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties
by Sandra Fredman FBA

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

March 06, 2008

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Human rights have traditionally been understood as protecting individual freedom against intrusion by the State. In this book, Sandra Fredman argues that this understanding requires radical revision. Human rights are based on a far richer view of freedom, which goes beyond being let alone, and instead pays attention to individuals' ability to exercise their rights.<br /><br />This view fundamentally shifts the focus of human rights. As well as restraining the State, human rights require the State to act positively to remove barriers and facilitate the exercise of freedom. This in turn breaks down traditional distinctions between civil and political rights and socio-economic rights. Instead, all rights give rise to a range of duties, both negative and positive. However, because positive duties have for so long been regarded as a question of policy or aspiration,<br />little sustained attention has been given to their role in actualising human rights. Drawing on comparative experience from India, South Africa, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Union, Canada and the UK, this book aims to create a theoretical and applied framework for<br />understanding positive human rights duties.<br /><br />Part I elaborates the values of freedom, equality, and solidarity underpinning a positive approach to human rights duties, and argues that the dichotomy between democracy and human rights is misplaced. Instead, positive human rights duties should strengthen rather than substitute for democracy, particularly in the face of globalization and privatization. Part II considers justiciability, fashioning a democratic role for the courts based on their potential to stimulate deliberative democracy in<br />the wider environment. Part III applies this framework to key positive duties, particularly substantive equality and positive duties to provide, traditionally associated with the Welfare State or socio-economic rights.
The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International...
by Panos Koutrakos

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. As the financial cost of Somali piracy for the maritime industry and the world economy as a whole was estimated to have reached $18 billion by 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has steadily grown in significance and has recently attracted the attention of international policy makers. Moreover, piracy is intrinsically linked to state failure and other pathologies bred by it, such as organised crime and terrorism.<br /><br />This book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasises and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (EU, US, NATO, UK).<br />The book raises fundamental questions about the law and practice of international law: are the rules of the international law of the sea on piracy still relevant? To what extent has the shared interest of international actors in tackling piracy given rise to common practices? Do the interactions among the actors examined in the book suggest fragmentation or unity of the international legal order? Is it premature to view these interactions as signalling the gradual emergence of global law in the area? This common analytical frame of reference is underlined by the concluding part, which draws these threads together.<br /><br />The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists and international relations theorists, as well as decision-makers and students of law, politics and international relations.
Global Business Law: Principles and Practice of International Com...
by John W. Head

Language

English

Pages

936

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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<p> This text, completely updated from the Third Edition, provides students and practitioners of international business law with a clear “story line” that addresses key transactions-oriented questions facing international lawyers as they advise clients on a broad range of cross-border business issues. The structure to the text of <em>Global </em><i>Business</i><em> </em><i>Law</i> reflects the typical progression of business organizations in “going international”: from transnational sales to licensing of production abroad (and international franchising), and then foreign direct investment. This structure, organized in a clear narrative that is replete with illustrations, citations to authority, detailed analysis, and references to geopolitical context, yields a text that can be used not only for students wishing to gain a close familiarity with the subject for the first time, but also for practitioners who want clear answers and guidance, not just questions and readings.</p>
International Law
by Malcolm N. Shaw

Language

English

Pages

1118

Publication Date

September 30, 2017

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International Law is the definitive and authoritative text on the subject, offering Shaw's unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour and ensuring both understanding and critical analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. Encompassing the leading principles, practice and cases, and retaining and developing the detailed references which encourage and assist the reader in further study, this new edition motivates and challenges students and professionals while remaining accessible and engaging. Fully updated to reflect recent case law and treaty developments, this edition contains an expanded treatment of the relationship between international and domestic law, the principles of international humanitarian law, and international criminal law alongside additional material on international economic law.
International Law Frameworks (Concepts and Insights)
by , Chimene Keitner

Language

English

Pages

343

Publication Date

February 26, 2016

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This fully revised, classic treatise explores the historical evolution and contemporary intricacies of international law. Still incisive and irreverent, it remains a readable and yet nuanced text for a variety of audiences, including university and law school students, practitioners, researchers, and others who want to know what international law is and what it does in the twenty-first century. The fourth edition features new authorship and weaves in-depth considerations of key cases, core disputes, and essential international agreements into a broad overview of all important aspects of the subject. Readers will find an authoritative discussion of traditional topics such as the sources of international law and the methods of international dispute resolution alongside cutting-edge issues such as cyberwarfare, global migration, climate change, and the evolving law of jurisdiction and immunities in domestic courts.
Making the Law of the Sea: A Study in the Development of Internat...
by James Harrison

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 14, 2011

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The law of the sea is an important area of international law which must be able to adapt to the changing needs of the international community. Making the Law of the Sea examines how various international organizations have contributed to the development of this law and what kinds of instruments and law-making techniques have been used. Each chapter considers a different international institution - including the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations - and analyses its functions and powers. Important questions are posed about the law-making process, including what actors are involved and what procedures are followed. Potential problems for the development of the law of the sea are considered and solutions are proposed. In particular, James Harrison explores and evaluates the current methods employed by international institutions to coordinate their law-making activities in order to overcome fragmentation of the law-making process.

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