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Groundwater Vulnerability: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

by Vyacheslav Shestopalov, Boris Faybishenko & Thomas J. Nicholson

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster that occurred in Ukraine on April 26, 1986, was one of the most devastating in human history.  Using this as a case study, the AGU monograph Groundwater Vulnerability:...


The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left's War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom

by Brian D Aitken

In 2010 Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing firearms he legally owned. He lost everything, including custody of his son, for a crime he did not commit. After spending four months...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Eighth Edition

by Jim Walsh, Frank Kemerer & Laurie Maniotis

Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of The Educator's Guide was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this...


Quarterly Essay 55 a Rightful Place: Race, Recognition and a More Complete Commonwealth

by Noel Pearson

The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia's original peoples?

Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations

by Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the history of the Aboriginal title issue in British Columbia, particularly the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


The House of Lords 1911-2011: A Century of Non-Reform

by Chris Ballinger

This book analyses in detail the principal attempts to reform the House of Lords. Starting with the Parliament Act of 1911 the book examines the century of non-reform that followed, in the process drawing upon...


Reconsidering Bank Capital Regulation : A New Combination of Rules, Regulators, and Market Discipline

by Connel Fullenkamp & Céline Rochon

Despite revisions to bank capital standards, fundamental shortcomings remain: the rules for setting capital requirements need to be simpler, and resolution should be an essential part of the capital requirement...


Debates in German Public Law

by Hermann P¿nder & Christian Waldhoff

This book, developed by a group of scholars in honour of the 60th anniversary of Germany's constitution - the Basic Law of 23rd May 1946 - presents examples of fundamental aspects of current scholarly debate....


Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

by Peter D. Burdon

The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement

by Rolando V. del Carmen & Jeffery T. Walker

The sixth edition of Briefs of Leading Cases in Corrections provides accurate and concise coverage of topics of vital importance to criminal justice personnel - prison law, probation, parole, the death penalty,...


Constitutional Rights of Prisoners

by J.D., John W. Palmer

This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and...


Constitutional Law

by Jacqueline R. Kanovitz

Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations...


Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

by Charles Greer

Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little...


American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court

by Garrett Epps

In this provocative and insightful book, constitutional scholar and journalist Garrett Epps reviews the key decisions of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, highlighting one opinion or dissent from each Justice...


The Kyrgyz Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Human Rights and the Body: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Annabelle Mooney

This study brings research in linguistics and the way in which the body is written upon to bear on discourse on human rights and the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, the...


Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good Faith

by Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in...