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  • The Harm in Hate Speech

    by Jeremy Waldron

    series The Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures, 2009.
    For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Waldron rejects this view, and makes the case that hate speech should be regulated as part of a commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities. ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • Extreme Speech and Democracy

    by Ivan Hare and 1 more

    A commitment to free speech is a fundamental precept of all liberal democracies. However, democracies can differ significantly when addressing the constitutionality of laws regulating certain kinds of speech. In the United States, for instance, the commitment to free speech under the First Amendment has been held by the Supreme Court to protect the public expression of the most noxious racist ... Read more

    $82.93 AUD

  • Judicial Independence in China

    Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion

    by Randall Peerenboom

    This volume challenges the conventional wisdom about judicial independence in China and its relationship to economic growth, rule of law, human rights protection, and democracy. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach that places China's judicial reforms and the struggle to enhance the professionalism, authority, and independence of the judiciary within a broader comparative and ... Read more

    $30.90 AUD


    by Mark Nestmann

    On every front 24 hours a day you and your wealth face threats of an intensity that would have been unimaginable only a few short years ago. A sinister marriage of law and technology has made the pervasive and continuous surveillance that George Orwell warned of a reality. Identity thieves greedy lawyers and the government have been quick to exploit this fast-evolving global surveillance network: ... Read more

    $228.86 AUD

  • Trusts and Modern Wealth Management

    by Richard C. Nolan and 2 more

    Trust law has grown and developed over recent years through the continued ingenuity of practitioners and the provision of innovative new trust laws by offshore jurisdictions. The wealth managed through the medium of trust law has also changed in recent years, as increasingly it has come from the newly rich of Asia. This brings distinctive issues to the fore: the role of settlors, family members ... Read more

    $258.05 AUD

  • Law and Legal Institutions of Asia

    Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations

    by E. Ann Black and 1 more

    The study of Asia and its plural legal systems is of increasing significance, both within and outside Asia. Lawyers, whether in Australia, America or Europe, or working within an Asian jurisdiction, require a sound knowledge of how the law operates across this fast-growing and diverse region. Law and Legal Institutions of Asia is the first book to offer a comprehensive assessment of eleven key ... Read more

    $122.53 AUD

  • The Fate of Young Democracies

    by Ethan B. Kapstein and 1 more

    The recent backlash against democracy in such countries as Bolivia, Venezuela, Russia, and Georgia poses renewed concerns about the viability of this regime type in the developing world. Drawing on a unique data set of every democratization episode since 1960, this book explores the underlying reasons for backsliding and reversal in the world's fledgling democracies and offers some proposals with ... Read more

    $33.65 AUD

  • Remedies for Breach of Contract

    A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance

    by Solène Rowan

    A thought-provoking analysis of remedies for breach of contract, this book examines the commitment of English law to the protection of contractual performance. It considers specific remedies, termination, compensatory damages, gain-based monetary awards, punitive damages, and contractually negotiated remedies. It also looks forward by considering how the protection of performance could be ... Read more

    $179.73 AUD

  • Comparative Matters

    The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

    by Ran Hirschl

    Comparative study has emerged as the new frontier of constitutional law scholarship as well as an important aspect of constitutional adjudication. Increasingly, jurists, scholars, and constitution drafters worldwide are accepting that 'we are all comparativists now'. And yet, despite this tremendous renaissance, the 'comparative' aspect of the enterprise, as a method and a project, remains under ... Read more

    $35.96 AUD

  • Assets, Crimes and the State

    Innovation in 21st Century Legal Responses

    by Katie Benson and 2 more

    series Transnational Criminal Justice
    Organised crime, corruption, and terrorism are considered to pose significant and unrelenting threats to the integrity, security, and stability of contemporary societies. Alongside traditional criminal enforcement responses, strategies focused on following the money trail of such crimes have become increasingly prevalent. These strategies include anti-money laundering measures to prevent ‘dirty ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution

    Origins and Future

    by Luke Beck

    series ICLARS Series on Law and Religion
    This book examines the origins of Australia’s constitutional religious freedom provision. It explores, on the one hand, the political activities and motives of religious leaders seeking to give the Australian Constitution a religious character and, on the other, the political activities and motives of a religious minority seeking to prevent the Australian Constitution having a religious character. ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • The Veiled Sceptre

    Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems

    by Anne Twomey

    series Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law #20
    This book is a comprehensive review and analysis of the reserve powers and their exercise by heads of state in countries that have Westminster systems. It addresses the powers of the Queen in the United Kingdom, those of her vice-regal representatives, and those of heads of state in the less studied realms and former colonies that are now republics. Drawing on a vast range of previously ... Read more

    $170.16 AUD

  • Natural Law in Court

    A History of Legal Theory in Practice

    by R. H. Helmholz

    Natural-law theory grounds human laws in universal truths of God’s creation. The task of the judicial system was to build an edifice of positive law on natural law’s foundations. R. H. Helmholz shows how lawyers and judges made and interpreted natural law arguments in the West, and concludes that historically it has advanced the cause of justice. ... Read more

    $62.69 AUD

  • Pluralism in International Criminal Law

    by Elies van Sliedregt and 1 more

    Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed ... Read more

    $193.59 AUD

  • The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement

    A Comparative Study

    by David Sloss

    This book examines the application of treaties by domestic courts in twelve countries. The central question is whether domestic courts actually provide remedies to private parties who are harmed by a violation of their treaty-based rights. The analysis shows that domestic courts in eight of the twelve countries - Australia, Canada, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, and the ... Read more

    $68.30 AUD

  • Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities

    Essays on the Influence of Larry Alexander

    by Heidi M. Hurd

    Drawing inspiration from the profoundly influential work of legal theorist Larry Alexander, this volume tackles central questions in criminal law, constitutional law, jurisprudence, and moral philosophy. What are the legitimate conditions of blame and punishment? What values are at the heart of constitutional protections against discrimination or infringements of free speech? Must judges interpret ... Read more

    $103.83 AUD

  • The Brussels Effect

    How the European Union Rules the World

    by Anu Bradford

    For many observers, the European Union is mired in a deep crisis. Between sluggish growth; political turmoil following a decade of austerity politics; Brexit; and the rise of Asian influence, the EU is seen as a declining power on the world stage. Columbia Law professor Anu Bradford argues the opposite in her important new book The Brussels Effect: the EU remains an influential superpower that ... Read more

    $24.85 AUD

  • Terrorism, Criminal Law and Politics

    The Decline of the Political Offence Exception to Extradition

    by Julia Jansson

    series Transnational Criminal Justice
    Recent atrocities have ensured that terrorism and how to deal with terrorists legally and politically has been the subject of much discussion and debate on the international stage. This book presents a study of changes in the legal treatment of those perpetrating crimes of a political character over several decades. It most centrally deals with the political offence exception and how it has ... Read more


  • Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar

    by Dr Melissa Crouch and 1 more

    This edited volume addresses the dynamics of the legal system of Myanmar/Burma in the context of the dramatic but incomplete transition to democracy that formally began in 2011. It includes contributions from leading scholars in the field on a range of key legal issues now facing Myanmar, such as judicial independence, constitutional law, human rights and institutional reform. It features chapters ... Read more

    $54.33 AUD

  • Comparative Law

    A Handbook

    by Esin Örücü and 1 more

    This innovative, refreshing, and reader-friendly book is aimed at enabling students to familiarise themselves with the challenges and controversies found in comparative law. At present there is no book which clearly explains the contemporary debates and methodological innovations found in modern comparative law. This book fills that gap in teaching at undergraduate level, and for postgraduates ... Read more

    $89.09 AUD

  • Interessengerechte Rechtswahl im Kaufrecht

    Vertragswidrigkeit, Mängelrüge und Vertragsaufhebung UN-Kaufrecht, deutsches, französisches und schweizerisches Recht im Vergleich

    by Cordula Giesecke

    series Internationalrechtliche Studien
    Vertragsparteien versäumen es oft, durch geschickte Rechtswahl im Wege der Parteiautonomie die Anwendbarkeit des für sie günstigsten Rechts zu sichern. Stattdessen wählen sie stets ihr Heimatrecht als bekanntestes Recht, ein neutral geltendes Recht wie das Schweizer Recht als vermeintlich gerechtestes Recht oder orientieren ihre Rechtswahl an verbreiteten Gepflogenheiten und wählen zum Beispiel ... Read more

    $129.13 AUD

  • Potenzial und Grenzen der Missbrauchskontrollregelung in der Europäischen Union und in der Volksrepublik China

    Eine rechtsvergleichende Analyse am Beispiel der Kampfpreisstrategien

    by Li Li

    series Schriften zum internationalen und zum öffentlichen Recht
    Der Schutz des Wettbewerbs als Institution ist vor allem wegen seiner verschiedenen wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftspolitischen Funktionen und Aufgaben von hoher Relevanz. Die Umsetzung des Wettbewerbsschutzes, insbesondere durch das Kartellrecht bzw. die Vorgehensweise gegen einseitige Beeinträchtigungen durch marktdominierende Unternehmen, weicht mitunter im Detail in der Europäischen Union ... Read more

    $91.40 AUD

  • State Law, Dispute Processing And Legal Pluralism

    Unspoken Dialogues From Rural India

    by Kalindi Kokal

    series Law and Anthropology
    This book presents an ethnography of dispute processing by non-state forums and actors in rural India. As such it sheds light on a much neglected and contested topic. Arising in the context of recent legal and political debates that question the legitimacy of non-state actors engaged in dispute processing, the book explores the nature, form, and functioning of such forums and actors in two ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • Property and Political Order in Africa

    Land Rights and the Structure of Politics

    by Catherine Boone

    series Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
    In sub-Saharan Africa, property relationships around land and access to natural resources vary across localities, districts and farming regions. These differences produce patterned variations in relationships between individuals, communities and the state. This book captures these patterns in an analysis of structure and variation in rural land tenure regimes. In most farming areas, state ... Read more

    $30.90 AUD