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Catéchisme Populaire Républicain (French Edition)
by Leconte de Lisle

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French

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Qu'est-ce que l'homme ?<br />L'homme est un être moral, intelligent et perfectible.<br />Qu'est-ce qu'un être moral ?<br />C'est celui qui aime et qui pratique la justice.<br />Comment l'homme distingue-t-il ce qui est juste de ce qui ne l'est pas ?<br />Par le témoignage infaillible de la conscience, c'est-à-dire en s'affirmant soi-même, car la nature propre de <br />l'homme est de tendre au bien et de fuir le mal.<br />Qu'est-ce que le bien ?<br />Le bien est ce qui est conforme à la nature de l'homme, et le mal ce qui lui est contraire. Aucune autre définition <br />ne peut être donnée ni du bien, ni du mal...
Ungovernable: Applying Lessons from Abroad to Decentralize & Save...
by James Bixby

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English

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March 24, 2017

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In the United States today, regardless of the person holding Presidency, at any given time roughly half of Americans resent being governed from Washington, DC. The aftermath of the 2016 election has only worsened this divide, with Californians starting secession movements and Americans across the political spectrum fearing radical change to the United States, for better or worse.<br />Ungovernable shows that it was never realistic to believe a nation of 324 million diverse people could be effectively governed from a central authority in Washington DC. So how do we prevent diverging parts of the United States from going their separate ways while providing a government structure that pleases most Americans?<br />This book explores the factors that make the United States ungovernable and identifies ongoing federal government failure. Ungovernable provides a framework for improved government in the United States by considering:<br />- A realistic assessment of the current demographics and policy failures <br />- The bizarre conflicts between levels of government in the US<br />- What Canada can teach Americans about division of federal and local power <br />- How successful government models of peer nations can be applied in the US<br />- The critical need to make changes soon, or face revolt
The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History
by Carlos A. Ball

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English

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368

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March 27, 2017

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Carlos A. Ball argues that as progressives fight the First Amendment claims of religious conservatives and other LGBT opponents, they should take care not to forget the crucial role the First Amendment played in the early decades of the movement, and not to erode the safeguards of liberty that allowed LGBT rights to exist in the first place.
The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy
by Steven P. Remy

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English

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352

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March 14, 2017

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During the Battle of the Bulge, Waffen SS soldiers shot 84 American prisoners near Malmedy, Belgium—the deadliest mass execution of U.S. soldiers during World War II. Drawing on newly declassified documents, Steven Remy revisits the massacre and the most infamously controversial war crimes trial in American history, to set the record straight.
The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Cam...
by J.C. Sharman

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English

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274

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March 01, 2017

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<p><br />An unprecedented new international moral and legal rule forbids one state from hosting money stolen by the leaders of another state. The aim is to counter grand corruption or kleptocracy ("rule by thieves"), when leaders of poorer countries—such as Marcos in the Philippines, Mobutu in the Congo, and more recently those overthrown in revolutions in the Arab world and Ukraine—loot billions of dollars at the expense of their own citizens. This money tends to end up hosted in rich countries. These host states now have a duty to block, trace, freeze, and seize these illicit funds and hand them back to the countries from which they were stolen. In <em>The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management</em>, J. C. Sharman asks how this anti-kleptocracy regime came about, how well it is working, and how it could work better. Although there have been some real achievements, the international campaign against grand corruption has run into major obstacles. The vested interests of banks, lawyers, and even law enforcement often favor turning a blind eye to foreign corruption proceeds. Recovering and returning looted assets is a long, complicated, and expensive process.</p><br /><p>Sharman used a private investigator, participated in and observed anti-corruption policy, and conducted more than a hundred interviews with key players. He also draws on various journalistic exposés, whistle-blower accounts, and government investigations to inform his comparison of the anti-kleptocracy records of the United States, Britain, Switzerland, and Australia. Sharman calls for better policing, preventative measures, and use of gatekeepers like bankers, lawyers, and real estate agents. He also recommends giving nongovernmental organizations and for-profit firms more scope to independently investigate corruption and seize stolen assets.</p>
Spying on Canadians: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security S...
by Gregory S. Kealey

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English

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256

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February 24, 2017

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<P>Award winning author Gregory S. Kealey’s study of Canada’s security and intelligence community before the end of World War II depicts a nation caught up in the Red Scare in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution and tangled up with the imperial interests of first the United Kingdom and then the United States. </P><I> <P>Spying on Canadians</I> brings together over twenty five years of research and writing about political policing in Canada. Through itse use of the Dominion Police and later the RCMP, Canada repressed the labour movement and the political left in defense of capital. The collection focuses on three themes; the nineteenth-century roots of political policing in Canada, the development of a national security system in the twentieth-century, and the ongoing challenges associated with research in this area owing to state secrecy and the inadequacies of access to information legislation. This timely collection alerts all Canadians to the need for the vigilant defence of civil liberties and human rights in the face of the ever increasing intrusion of the state into our private lives in the name of countersubversion and counterterrorism.</P>
Law's Mistakes (The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Soc...
by Austin Sarat

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English

Pages

192

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January 13, 2016

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From false convictions to botched executions, from erroneous admission of evidence in a criminal trial to misunderstandings that arise in the process of creating contracts, law is awash in mistakes. These mistakes can be unintentional deviations from expected practices or the result of intentional actions that produce unintended negative consequences. They may become part of a process of response and correction or be accepted as an inevitable cost of action. Some mistakes are external to law itself, such as errors in an agreement made by two private parties. Others are made by legal actors in the course of their work; for example, a police officer’s failing to obtain a search warrant when one was required.<br /><br />The essays in Law’s Mistakes explore the things that law recognizes as errors and the way it responds to them. They identify the jurisprudential and political perspectives that underlie different understandings of what is or is not a legal mistake, and examine the fraught, contested, and evolving relationship between law and error. And they offer templates for thinking about what mistakes can tell us about the aspirations and limits of law, and for understanding how our imagining of law is enabled and shaped by its juxtaposition to a condition labeled mistake.<br /><br />In addition to the volume editors, contributors include Paul Schiff Berman, Sonali Chakravarti, Jody L. Medeira, Stewart Motha, Kunal Parker, and Jordan Steiker.
Maintenance in Medieval England (Cambridge Studies in English Leg...
by Jonathan Rose

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English

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200

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April 30, 2017

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This is the first book covering those who abused and misused the legal system in medieval England and the initial attempts of the Anglo-American legal system to deal with these forms of legal corruption. Maintenance, in the sense of intermeddling in another person's litigation, was a source of repeated complaint in medieval England. This book reveals for the first time what actually transpired in the resultant litigation. Extensive study of the primary sources shows that the statutes prohibiting maintenance did not achieve their objectives because legal proceedings were rarely brought against those targeted by the statutes: the great and the powerful. Illegal maintenance was less extensive than frequently asserted because medieval judges recognized a number of valid justifications for intermeddling in litigation. Further, the book casts doubt on the effectiveness of the statutory regulation of livery. This is a treasure trove for legal historians, literature scholars, lawyers, and academic libraries.
The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence (Cambridge C...
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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This collection provides an intellectually rigorous and accessible overview of key topics in contemporary natural law jurisprudence, an influential yet frequently misunderstood branch of legal philosophy. It fills a gap in the existing literature by bringing together leading international experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the nature and moral foundations of law. Themes covered include the history of the natural law tradition, the natural law account of practical reason, normativity and ethics, natural law approaches to legal obligation and authority and constitutional law. Creating a dialogue between leading figures in natural law thought, the Companion is an ideal introduction to the main commitments of natural law jurisprudence, whilst also offering a concise summary of developments in current scholarship for more advanced readers.
Comparative Constitutional Reasoning
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

704

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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To what extent is the language of judicial opinions responsive to the political and social context in which constitutional courts operate? Courts are reason-giving institutions, with argumentation playing a central role in constitutional adjudication. However, a cursory look at just a handful of constitutional systems suggests important differences in the practices of constitutional judges, whether in matters of form, style, or language. Focusing on independently-verified leading cases globally, a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of constitutional reasoning to date. This analysis is supported by the examination of eighteen legal systems around the world including the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Universally common aspects of constitutional reasoning are identified in this book, and contributors also examine whether common law countries differ to civil law countries in this respect.

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