Of War and Law Princeton University Press
—Harvard Law Review "Kennedy's [book] is an innovative and provocative assessment of the contemporary uses of the laws of war. [It] makes an utterly invaluable contribution to our understanding of the role of legal ideas in …
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Law's Order Princeton University Press
(8 days ago) David D. Friedman is Professor of Law at the University of Santa Clara School of Law. He holds a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago and is the author of, among other books, Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life and The Machinery of Freedom. "An interesting and lively introduction to the economic analysis of law…
Purposive Interpretation in Law Princeton …
(9 days ago) —Ronald Kahn, Law and Politics Book Review "This book is a must-read for anyone interested in political theory and legal philosophy, but the specific areas of law that Barak so carefully investigates, make it relevant for private, public and comparative law …
An Introduction to Benford's Law Princeton University …
(9 days ago) An Introduction to Benford's Law. This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of Benford’s law, the surprising logarithmic distribution of significant digits discovered in the late nineteenth century. Establishing the …
Law in Diplomacy Princeton University Press
(4 days ago) 304. Size: 6 x 9.25 in. Buy This. Download Cover. Overview. In this lively and informative volume Professor Corbett examines the role of law in the relations of nations, focusing on American, British, and Russian diplomacy. In …
Benford's Law: Theory and Applications
(3 days ago) A Quick Introduction to Benford’s Law Steven J. Miller1 The history of Benford’s Law is a fascinating and unexpected story of the in-terplay between theory and applications. From its beginnings in understanding the distribution of digits in …
Torah and Law in Paradise Lost Princeton University Press
(4 days ago) Milton’s poetry derives much of its power from deep internal struggles over the value and meaning of law, grace, charity, Christian liberty, and the relationships among natural law, the Mosaic law, and the gospel. Jason P. Rosenblatt …
Hungdah Chiu Princeton University Press
(2 days ago) Books 2. People's China and International Law, Volume 2: A Documentary Study Jerome Alan Cohen and Hungdah Chiu In the second of two volumes Jerome Alan Cohen and Hungdah Chiu have presented in a comprehensive form the views of the People's Republic of China on all the major questions of public international law.
Bodies of Law Princeton University Press
(1 days ago) Anyone who wants to understand the myriad mechanisms by which law constructs and regulates corporeality would do well to start with this book. Bodies of Law will stand as a decisive intervention in the study of law and contemporary 'body politics.'"—Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School.
Halakhah Princeton University Press
(6 days ago) Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law. How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed everything into a legal question—and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything. Though typically translated as “Jewish law,” the term halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. This is because the rabbinic legal
Economics and the Law Princeton University Press
(9 days ago) Economics and the Law : From Posner to Postmodernism and Beyond - Second Edition. This is an expanded second edition of Nicholas Mercuro and Steven Medema’s influential book Economics and the Law, whose publication in 1998 marked the most comprehensive overview of the various schools of thought in the burgeoning field of Law and Economics.
1. DEFINITION OF LEGAL INTERPRETATION
(2 days ago) Interpretation in law is a rational process by which we understand a text. Through interpretation, we come to know the normative message of a text. It is a process that “extracts” the legal meaning of the text from its semantic meaning.13Interpreters translate …
Law without Nations
(7 days ago) Law without Nations? traces the traditional American wariness of international law to the basic principles of American thought and the broader traditions of liberal political thought on which the American Founders drew: only a sovereign state can make and enforce law in a reliable way, so only a sovereign state can reliably protect the rights
Lawyers and Fidelity to Law Princeton University Press
(5 days ago) "Lawyers and Fidelity to Law is a fine book that makes an important and original contribution to legal ethics. Wendel replaces each element of the standard conception of legal ethics with a more appealing substitute, and his writing is clear, lively, and well-illustrated."—Arthur I. Applbaum, Harvard University
Great Cases in Constitutional Law Princeton University Press
(1 days ago) Great Cases in Constitutional Law. Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers’ rights, the power of the courts. These issues have been at the heart of the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. And in this concise and thought-provoking volume, some of today’s most distinguished legal scholars and commentators explain for a
The Wheel of Law Princeton University Press
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What's Divine about Divine Law
(7 days ago) What’s Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition—Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and the talmudic rabbis—struggled to make sense of this conflicting legacy. Christine Hayes shows that for
An Introduction to Benford's Law
(3 days ago) an˙introduction˙to˙benfords˙law˙ﬁnal˙corrected January 21, 2015 6x9 Chapter One Introduction Benford’s law, also known as the First-digit or Signiﬁcant-digit law, is the em-pirical gem of statistical folklore that in many naturally occurring tables of numerical data, the signiﬁcant digits are not uniformly distributed as might be
A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law
(2 days ago) law’s text for anyone (and everyone so moved) to read. This is the essence of the philosophy of law that Justice Scalia develops here in more detail. The philosophy is called textualism, or orig-inalism, since it is the original meaning of the text—applied to present circumstances—that should govern judicial interpreta-
The Battle between Anglo-American Copyright and European
(3 days ago) which French law strives to protect. American law is not even aware of its existence.”13 As the battle between copyright and authors’ rights has been fought across the channel and especially across the Atlantic from the late eighteenth century on, such vague cultural confrontations have been increasingly anchored in statute. That copyright
Bridging the Gap between Law and Society
(2 days ago) perspective. Law’s connection to this fluid r eality implies that it too is always changing. Sometimes a change in the law precedes socie tal change and is even intended to stimulate it. In most cases, how ever, a change in the law is the result of a change in social reality. Indeed, when social reality changes, the law must change too. Just
Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge Princeton University Press
(Just Now) "Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge is a very good book. It is theoretically ambitious, careful in its use of evidence, and persuasive in its claims. It succeeds admirably in contributing to both the sociology of legal knowledge and the study of deviance and its regulation.
The Code of Capital Princeton University Press
(7 days ago) "Law, Pistor shows in this breakthrough book, is the essential means by which increasingly intangible and mobile assets are protected against control, especially democratic control. Understanding the intricacy of how law works to produce and safeguard soaring wealth for the rich is essential for confronting the inequality crisis of our time.
Policing the Second Amendment Princeton University Press
(7 days ago) —Staci L. Beavers, Law and Politics Book Review "An incisive and meticulous book that upends the age-old gun control debates. By shifting focus from firearms to the people holding and policing them, Carlson reveals the troubling racial politics that animate gun laws and legitimize lethal state violence."—Forrest Stuart, author of Ballad of
The Law Is a White Dog Princeton University Press
(Just Now) The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons. Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state — all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds
How to Do Things with International Law
(3 days ago) ance with law is equated with political order, stability, and peace - ful settlement of disputes, while failures to abide by the rule of law are said to provide the raw materials for innumerable interna-tional crises. In this account, law is a counterpoint to power. Obligation to comply with law binds governments acting internationally in
Solomon's Knot Princeton University Press
(1 days ago) Robert D. Cooter is the Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Strategic Constitution (Princeton).Hans-Bernd Schäfer is professor of law and economics at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and professor emeritus at the University of Hamburg. His books include The Economic Analysis of Civil Law.
A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the
(3 days ago) This visible dialectic of “law and disorder” is similar to processes that have been observed in other states since the 1990s. Jean and John Comaroff argue that the law is increasingly ascribed with having a life force of its own, and the people’s faith in it …
What's Divine about Divine Law
(3 days ago) and positive human law on the other (a dichotomy not immediately apparent in biblical discourse where the Law of God is the written law of the commu-nity). Thus, all Greco-r oman constructions of divine law begin with a common premise: divine law and human law possess different and usually diametrically opposed traits.
Common-Law Courts in a Civil-Law System: The Role of
(3 days ago) came out right, but because the rule of law they announced was the intelligent one. Common-law courts performed two func-tions: One was to apply the law to the facts. All adjudicators— French judges, arbitrators, even baseball umpires and football referees—do that. But the second function, and the more impor-tant one, was to make the law.
Law, Violence, and the Possibility of Justice Princeton
(1 days ago) Law, Violence, and the Possibility of Justice. Edited by. Austin Sarat. Overview. Author (s) Praise 2. Law punishes violence, yet law depends on violence. In this book, a group of leading interdisciplinary legal scholars seeks to map the inexorable but unstable relationship of law to violence.
Why Comparative Constitutional Law
(2 days ago) Three examples from free speech law, two controversial, the other not, illustrate the universalist method in comparative constitutional law. The un controversial one is the law of sedition, a criminal offense consisting of criti cism of existing government policies. …
The Code of Capital Princeton University Press
(7 days ago) Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law and director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School. Her books include Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World .
American Constitutionalism Princeton University Press
(4 days ago) —Douglas S. Reed, The Law and Politics Book Review "[As] Stephen Griffin lucidly argues, the court has never managed to follow a consistent interpretative approach for long. . . . What cleverly emerges from Mr. Griffin's account is a view of the court not as the final arbiter on constitutional questions, but as only one element in a
Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making
(3 days ago) regation law of the states,” declares similarly Marcus Hanke of the University of Salzburg, “has not been of any important influence.”8 Most recently, Jens-Uwe Guettel has written, in a 2012 book, of what he calls the “astonishing insignificance of American segrega-tion laws” for Nazi policies. The Nazis, Guettel insists, regarded
Emergency Politics Princeton University Press
(6 days ago) —William Corlett, Law and Politics Book Review "Creatively engaging with many debates in democratic theory, [Honig] is at her best reinterpreting unconventional texts like biblical parables or the legal history of the Red Scare."—Choice "Emergency Politics nicely combines theory with insightful analyses of historical and contemporary events
The Mirror of Justice Princeton University Press
(9 days ago) The author uses 'law and literature' to stunning new effect. He is supremely well informed, but writes accessibly. His intricate knowledge of history, literature, and law is a marvel. The Mirror of Justice will be a major work and will be a fountainhead for further writing and scholarship."—Daniel J. Kornstein,
The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and
(3 days ago) tion means the state can still use the law, media, and information technologies for punishment, surveillance, and propaganda. How different political and social forces will work together— in c reative, possibly even unexpected ways— over th e years to come, in a changing global context, will shape the adversarial
The Constrained Court Princeton University Press
(9 days ago) The Constrained Court combines new theoretical insights and extensive data analysis to show that law and politics together shape the behavior of justices on the Supreme Court. Michael Bailey and Forrest Maltzman show how two types of constraints have influenced the decision making of the modern Court. First, Bailey and Maltzman document that
Benford's Law: Theory and Applications
(3 days ago) law, and thus deviations often indicate fraud. The chapter begins by examin-ing some data sets that follow the law (tax returns, the 2000 census, stream ﬂow data and accounts payable data), and concludes by showing how Ben-ford’s Law successfully detected fraud in accounts payable amounts, payroll data and corporate numbers (such as Enron).
How to Do Things with International Law Princeton
(7 days ago) Conventionally understood as a set of limits on state behavior, the “rule of law” in world politics is widely assumed to serve as a progressive contribution to a just, stable, and predictable world. In How to Do Things with International Law, Ian Hurd challenges this received wisdom. Bringing the study of law and legality together with
Why Tolerate Religion
(9 days ago) Brian Leiter is the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Naturalizing Jurisprudence and Nietzsche on Morality and the coeditor of the annual Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law. He authors the Leiter Reports blog
Literary Criticisms of Law Princeton University Press
(4 days ago) Guyora Binder, Professor of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of Treaty Conflict and Political Contradiction and a coauthor of Criminal Law. Robert Weisberg, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr., Professor of Law at Stanford University, is a coauthor of Criminal Law.